Electoral Reforms in India: An Analysis

  • Sunil Yadav
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  • Sunil Yadav

    LLM student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, India.

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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.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 3024 - 3033

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.111691

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