December 05, 2017

The One-Election Idea is a Farce

Visiting Senior Fellow, Praveen Chakravarty, in this article in The Hindu, argues that the case Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making for "one nation one election" is a weak one. He analyses this on 4 grounds: expenditure, code of conduct, voter behaviour, and political autonomy.

 

"There is still much that is wrong with our nation in its governance and elections. But disparate elections to States and Parliament are not one of them. There is much to improve in terms of efficiency of our governance. But “oneness” is not the desired path to efficiency in a diverse polity such as India."

 

Read the full article here

Topic : State Capacity / In : OP-EDS
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