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Paper Title: Electoral Reforms in India: Issues and Challenges in Present Scenario
Authors Name: Mr. Gurvinder Singh
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Published Paper Id: IJNRD2210038
Published In: Volume 7 Issue 10, October-2022
Abstract: There can be no democracy without an election. It is through elections that the authority of government is clothed with legitimacy, peaceful and orderly transfer of power to new rulers. In a vast country like India, the election machinery has also to be much vested with infrastructure India needs a good electrode system to conduct the elections. In democracy the public is most powerful entity. If the public do not vote in favour of criminals, dishonest and corrupt politicians who wish to purchase their votes by money or muscle powers, everything shall function nicely and the democracy will shine in the dark spectrum of hitherto corrupt and criminalised political system. So, though the EC is working hard in this direction, but it cannot succeed unless all political parties and voters realize their responsibility. Finally there should proper mechanism, fully functional and fully equipped to fight with any triviality. Free and fair elections is the integral part of every democratic system but due to some reason the very essence of the democracy is said to be not properly functioning. In India, the role of election has always been considered as a vital element of politics but due to the involvement of corrupt practices, massive corruption, violence in the electoral system, there is requirement to make changes in the old method of electoral system. The Reforms in the Electoral system of India have always been considered as a topic of debate in India, since independence. The recent growth in the increase of electoral malpractices and moreover the issue that none of the proposals suggested by the various committees established have been considered by the Government spark the ongoing debate. It is well said that the Indian democracy is just like the ship which is floating in the choppy waters without being steered by anyone having grave risk which are lurking all around it. If the ship of democracy is not steered with appropriate directions, it might get hit with a rock and might get sink. Through this Article, the researcher had attempted to highlight the various proposals and various directions made by the committees which are set up by the government of India for ensuring free and fair election. Also, the measures taken by the Election Commission of India to curb the evil practice of Election. This Article also talked about the electoral reforms which law commission had insisted related to electoral process most prominently in its report in the year 1999, 2014, 2015.
Keywords: Money Power, Muscle Power, Criminalisation of Politics, Poll Violence, Booth Capturing, Communalism, Castism etc.
Cite Article: "Electoral Reforms in India: Issues and Challenges in Present Scenario", International Journal of Novel Research and Development (www.ijnrd.org), ISSN:2456-4184, Vol.7, Issue 10, page no.311-318, October-2022, Available :http://www.ijnrd.org/papers/IJNRD2210038.pdf
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Country: sirsa, Haryana, India
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