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TN Seshan's Bold Steps Reformed Poll Process, Kept Politicians In Check


Till he took over, political parties ferrying people to the polling stations were considered "normal," and it was during TN Seshan's stint that it became impossible with the model code being made sacrosanct.

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 model code of ...


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