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Former chief election commissioner, TN Seshan, during a press conference, August 03, 1993. The reason Seshan was so widely respected, in life and in death, is simple. He understood and implemented the spirit of the constitutional scheme as far the EC was concerned(Sanjay Sharma/HT)

The independence of TN Seshan | HT editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 08:07 PM IST
His life had two lessons: The EC must push reforms; institutions must be autonomous
Nuh: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi gestures as he speaks during a campaign rally ahead of Haryana Assembly polls, in Nuh district of Haryana, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI10_14_2019_000216A)(PTI)
Nuh: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi gestures as he speaks during a campaign rally ahead of Haryana Assembly polls, in Nuh district of Haryana, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI10_14_2019_000216A)(PTI)

‘When Election Commissioners were impartial’: Rahul Gandhi on TN Seshan

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 11:52 AM IST
Seshan, who ruthlessly enforced the model code of conduct and led the game-changing electoral reforms in the 1990s, died here on Sunday following a cardiac arrest. He was 86.
TN Seshan, the former chief election commissioner, died on Sunday at his residence in Chennai.(Satyajeet Tambe/Twitter)
TN Seshan, the former chief election commissioner, died on Sunday at his residence in Chennai.(Satyajeet Tambe/Twitter)

Former CEC TN Seshan, known for poll reforms, dies at 86

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 01:45 AM IST
TN Seshan, the 1955 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre, had recently fallen sick due to age-related ailments.
Former Chief Election Commissioner of India T N Seshan who passed away on Sunday in Chennai.(FILE PHOTO.)
Former Chief Election Commissioner of India T N Seshan who passed away on Sunday in Chennai.(FILE PHOTO.)

PM Modi condoles death of poll reformer TN Seshan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 12:25 AM IST
The 86-year-old was the 10th Chief Election Commissioner of India and had served form December 12, 1990, till December 11, 1996. He was a retired 1955 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.
Former chief election commissioner (CEC) TN Seshan died on Sunday evening at his Chennai residence. He was 86 years old.(HT Photo)
Former chief election commissioner (CEC) TN Seshan died on Sunday evening at his Chennai residence. He was 86 years old.(HT Photo)

‘His efforts made our democracy stronger, more participative’: PM Modi on TN Seshan’s demise

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 12:10 AM IST
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor also took to Twitter to condole TN Seshan’s death, “a courageous &crusty boss who asserted the ElectionCommission’s autonomy& authority as no CEC before him had done. A pillar of our democracy,” he tweeted.
Former chief election commissioner TN Seshan died on Sunday, former bureaucrat SY Qureshi tweeted. He was 86 years old.(Satyajeet Tambe/Twitter)
Former chief election commissioner TN Seshan died on Sunday, former bureaucrat SY Qureshi tweeted. He was 86 years old.(Satyajeet Tambe/Twitter)

Former chief election commissioner TN Seshan dies at 86

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 11:59 PM IST
Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan was a 1955 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre and was known for his reforms in the Indian elections. He had served as the 18th cabinet secretary and won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for government service in 1996.
TN Seshan, the Chief Election Commissioner, who ensured the ECI became a powerful poll regulator rather than a mere organiser, in a picture clicked on 07 August, 1996.(HT Photo)
TN Seshan, the Chief Election Commissioner, who ensured the ECI became a powerful poll regulator rather than a mere organiser, in a picture clicked on 07 August, 1996.(HT Photo)

Review: The Great March of Democracy edited by SY Quraishi

Hindustan Times | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 05:37 PM IST
As cynical sections scorn a pliable electoral system, The Great March of Democracy, Seven Decades of India’s Elections edited by former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi seeks to strike a celebratory note
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