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About pgbhat

A retired Naval Officer and an educationist. Has experience with software industry. A guest faculty at different institutes and a corporate trainer with software development companies.

ECI, Stop Emotionally Blackmailing Bangaloreans with False Data.

Part 1: The Numbers are grossly wrong Low voter turnout shames India’s IT city Bangalore states NDTV and others nod in agreements.  The authorities, politicians, noted citizens, all are aflame criticising the citizens for not participating in the elections. Newspaper … Continue reading

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Elections are Coming: and almost here

Irrespective of the heat and dust created by the political parties and the candidates contesting the elections, the Met department has forecasted showers on Saturday the 12th. Let us hope the dust settles and the atmosphere cools down. With only a … Continue reading

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Elections Are Coming: Sacked, Hacked, and Faked

Sacked Today’s news reports state: “BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad, was abruptly transferred on Thursday after an order passed by the Election Commission of India (ECI) … According to ECI officials, another reason was that polling officials in Bengaluru’s Yelahanka, KR Puram, Dasarahalli … Continue reading

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Elections are Coming: CEO-KA Plays PEEKABOO. Site out of sight – not out of mind

Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka, website has been playing Peekaboo with the citizens for some time. When we think that we have found it, at last, it misbehaves for a few days and hides again.  If you are a visitor without … Continue reading

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Elections are Coming: deletion by modification and fake modifications

In 2013, thousands of voter records were virtually deleted by over-writing with someone else’s record while modifying the record in response to Form-8. This was accepted by the CEO Karnataka as a problem with the system/process. Though such cases are … Continue reading

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Elections are Coming: get a duplicate voter record free

A large number of duplicate entries in electoral rolls affects the truthfulness of statistical observations. When people say that turnout % in an election is low in Bangalore, that calculation is based on electoral rolls bloated with duplicate entries and … Continue reading

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Elections are Coming: a Drive Without a Driver

Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka (CEO-KA), Press Note No. DPAR 05 MC 2018 dated 02 Apr 2018, had announced a special registration drive on 8th April and that all the Booth Level Officers (BLOs) had been directed to be at their … Continue reading

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