Besides PMO, Election Commission burning midnight oil
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's inclination towards changes and his anti-status quo image may have something to do with it. While one of the proposals is to de-list political parties which have not contested elections since registration, the other is to bring down the limit of voluntary donation from Rs 20,000 to Rs 2000.
It was way back in 2010 when the Commission had urged the government to ban contest from two constituencies by one candidate. Neither has the government supported it nor rejected it so far. However, till early nineties there was no restriction on the number of seats which a candidate could seek election from. It was only in 1996 that the number was fixed as two.