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TN Seshan, who took on politicians, dead


T.N. Seshan

Chennai: Former Chief Election Commissioner T.N. Seshan, the man behind India’s electoral reforms, is no more.

He passed away on Sunday at 9.30 pm at a home in Chennai. He was 86.

Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan was appointed CEC on December 12, 1990. He is widely credited for ushering in electoral reforms which altered the face of Indian elections. Implementing the Model Code of Conduct, laying down a list of do’s and don’ts for leaders and political parties ahead of elections, was among his numerous reforms. He was also credited for ending ...


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