Electoral Reform

  • Vivek Raj and Yashasvi
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  • Vivek Raj

    Student at Lloyd Law College, India

  • Yashasvi

    Student at Lloyd Law College, India

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“Winning or losing of the election is less important than strengthening the country” - Indira Gandhi.
Multiplicity of elections in our country makes the entire nation in a permanent election mode. Our country, in a span of five years apart from Lok-Sabha Elections, our country witnesses at least eight rounds of elections, sometimes even two rounds are held in one year and many rounds of local elections including municipalities elections and gram panchayat elections. Nation has been paying a heavy price for this seemingly inevitable Multiplicity of Elections. It starts with a long, arduous Code of Conduct, which is ethically correct but practically problematic and hard. In the name of Election Code, the entire Government machinery gets an official license to stop working or at least stop completing the undergoing work. Election Code has become a stumbling block than a true code of administrative impartiality ending every kind of favoritism. The idea of good governance habitually takes a beating every time when elections are round the corner. Governance involves larger good of the people and not just earning popularity. But when elections are around, rulers of the nation are scared to take even simple and basic regulatory mechanism related decisions as the lurking fear of people going against them which cause political loss to the ruling party. As a consequence, postponing unpopular decisions has set in as a practice and we all are paying its price. When elections are near, populist demands are pushed by various groups as they knows that, the Government may not dare to say no at this time. All this has promoted both, competitive populism and a tendency to indulge in competitive compromises with good governance. The financial cost of conducting elections independently is so huge that a nation like India doesn’t able to afford the same in any way. From electoral rolls to distribution of booths and polling stations, either there is needless differentiation or duplication or that causes both, needless expenditure and wanton creation of confusion. One Nation One Election has the potential of taking care of many such issues, undoubtedly. Large number of government employees including a large number of teachers are involved in electoral process causing maximum harm to the education sector. Security forces too have to be diverted for the electoral work leaving the borders precarious. It is the Election Commission to take this exercise forward in consultation with political parties. The paper aims to highlight the One Nation One Election system, role of Election Commission in the view to cleanse the political funding and decriminalize politics, also its working towards a comprehensive review of the election laws. Another thing which is important in different mode election is that, all have different issue. The lok sabha election has another issue i.e nation level issue and legislative election has different issue which is also known as local issue.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 4962 - 4977

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.111103

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