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‘Right to Recall’ Reform Experience in Madhya Pradesh

The “Right to Recall” has been often seen as a way to make elected representatives more accountable to voters. However, the experience of the reform in local bodies in Madhya Pradesh, where it has been in force since 2000, has revealed how, in its present form, it could be vulnerable to political opportunism and arbitrariness of process.

Reforming Indian Electoral Process

The attempt to reform the electoral system is a welcome move. However, the current proposals on candidates' disclosures of various kinds do not appear to be well-constructed and the bill includes ambiguities which are open to misinterpretation. It is perhaps more important immediately to strengthen the system of preparing electoral rolls and allowing public access to them.

Electoral Reform Bill: Too Little, Too Late

The bill to amend the Representation of People's Act all but dilutes the directives contained in the Supreme Court's verdict and appears to have been drafted only to push out Election Commission's more stringent guidelines.
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