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Seshan's bold initiatives led India's game-changing electoral reforms


  • Seshan was bold enough to cancel elections in Punjab in 1991 to see that the poll process was not vitiated by violence
  • He ruthlessly enforced the model code of conduct, much to the chagrin of political parties

Chennai: Tough, and a stickler to the rule book, TN Seshan fearlessly took on both inert officials and slack political parties to ensure fair and free elections in the country during his trail-blazing six-year stint between 1990 and 1996 as the chief election commissioner.

Born Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan on December 15, 1932, in Thirunellai, Palakkad district of Kerala, he ruthlessly enforced the ...


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