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Election Reforms in India and Challenges before the Election Commission

March 23, 2012

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Election Reforms in India and Challenges before the Election Commission

Introduction India is often referred as a vibrant and vigorous democracy. But just because we have elections regularly, or rather far too often, does not necessarily mean that we have an effective democracy. Election can be defined as a system by which voters or electors, select their representatives by casting of votes. It is a […]

Right to Recall in India: Meaning and Implications

March 10, 2012

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Right to Recall in India: Meaning and Implications

(Hello folks! Here is the long awaited article on Right to recall. I hope I will be forgiven for such inexplicable delay! For those who are new, let me tell you that there is another article written by me which deals with pros and cons of Right to Reject. You would be able to appreciate […]

Right to Reject: Its Meaning and Implications

November 9, 2011

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Right to Reject: Its Meaning and Implications

Introduction After Team Anna demanded Right to Reject and Recall, newspapers and other media ran reports over these very new concepts. There is no doubt that Right to Reject and Right to Recall would mean revolution for the Democracy and Politics. People would be surely benefited but arguments against these Rights are equally strong. This […]

Disqualification of Political Parties – Need for Clarification

May 27, 2011

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INTRODUCTION Political parties are indispensable to any democratic system   and play the most crucial role in the electoral process – in setting up candidates and conducting election campaigns.  In recent years, we have been witnessing a succession  of unstable governments, and  the reason  for such a recurring phenomenon  is said to be the archaic and chaotic  functioning of political parties. Alliances and […]

Democracy- “work in progress”

May 18, 2011

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“I shall try to correct  errors when shown to be errors and I shall try to adopt the new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views” When I was in standard 5th, I heard the word democracy. I asked my daddy what kind of thing is democracy? He replied –it means […]

Criminalization of Politics

May 16, 2011

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Balance The Planet Earth’s highest definition in the limited human perception that we have of it in context of the Universe is that it is a harbour to what mankind refers to as life. Yet, another definition that can easily be attributed to it is that it is a centre of imbalance. Each country has […]

Criminalization of Politics: The Nexus

May 15, 2011

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India stands as a model for many emerging democracies around the world.  Free and fair elections are the hallmark of a well functioning democracy.  While we are justifiably proud of our democracy, there are a number of areas which need to be strengthened for us to realise the true potential of a well functioning democracy  […]

Right To Recall; Need Of Democracy

April 22, 2011

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Introduction and Meaning:- According to General Clause Act, 1897, power to make the appointment shall also have power to suspend or dismiss any person appointed.[1] Dictionary meaning of the Recall is the right or procedure by which a public official may be removed from a position by a vote of the people prior to the […]

Jan Lokpal Bill: The Beginning of a New Era.

April 22, 2011

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Jan Lokpal Bill: The Beginning of a New Era.

“Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today”….Mahatma Gandhi Virus named: Corruption Hardly any day passes without any news of corruption in India. The root of corruption lies in the inability of the political and administrative authority to understand and accept that under the Indian Constitution, the […]

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