Sansad Ratna Awards 2016 – 7th edition – Panel discussion on Challenges and expectations from State Assemblies (Tamil)

June 19, 2016
National Seminar on Politics, Democracy and Governance (5th edition) and Sansad Ratna Awards 2016 (7th Edition) was  held at IIT Madras on 11th June 2016.  This programme was organised by Prime Point Foundation, eMagazine PreSense jointly with IIT Madras. Please visit previous postings.

Two panel discussions were held during the post lunch sessions.

Panel discussion on ‘Electoral Reforms’:

L to R: Arjun Ram Meghwal, T S Krishna Murthy, T K Rangarajan and Moderator S A Hariharan
L to R: Arjun Ram Meghwal, T S Krishna Murthy, T K Rangarajan and Moderator S A Hariharan
A Panel discussion was held on ‘Electoral Reforms’.  T S Krishna Murthy (Former Chief Election Commissioner of India), Arjun Ram Meghwal (Chief Whip of BJP) and T K Rangarajan (CPIM Rajya Sabha MP) were the panelists.  Popular TV anchor S A Hariharan moderated the programme.  Please watch the video.   T S Krishna Murthy, when he was the Chief Election Commissioner of India, submitted an official recommendation to the then Prime Minister in 2004 suggesting Electoral Reforms.  This recommendation is the only official document pending with Government of India for action.  Click here to download the original recommendation.
L to R: K S Alagiri, Bhanu Gomes, Dr C K Tamilarasan and S A Hariharan
L to R: K S Alagiri, Bhanu Gomes, Dr C K Tamilarasan and S A Hariharan
The second panel discussion was on ‘State Assembly – Challenges and expectations’.  The proceedings were in Tamil.  The programme was moderated by S A Hariharan.  K S Alagiri (Congress – Ex MP and MLA), Dr C K Tamilarasan (RPI – Ex MLA) and Bhanu Gomes (Social worker) were the panelists.  Please watch the video.

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