ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Right to Information on Candidates

The Supreme Court, by declaring as `unconstitutional' section 33B of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act of 2002, has taken the first step that enables citizens to know the antecedents of electoral candidates. But it is only the first step, not the end of the struggle. What remains is the more complex and difficult tasks of analysing and interpreting the data made available by the Election Commission and stimulating voters to use the information on candidates. All this calls for a proactive role by a network of civil society institutions in the country.

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