ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Striking at the Roots of Democracy

The recent amendment to the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act giving state legislators powers over the gram sabhas and panchayats not only takes away the latter's right to choose beneficiaries for government-funded programmes but also affects the right of rural voters to participate in local self-government.

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