042 - Salient Features of the Representation of Peoples Act

Reforms in the Representation of People’s Act is necessary to prevent criminalization of politics in India. Analyze.

The constitution of India contains detailed provisions for the enacting laws related to elections by the legislature. Hence, Parliament has enacted RPA, 1950 and RPA, 1951. Challenges associated with current RPAs: The language in the laws is vague and mechanisms are very limited. Inefficiency of the judiciary and legal loopholes have further compounded the problems. ..

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The electoral Bond scheme is a step that will take away transparency and accountability from electoral funding. Critically analyze.

The electoral Bond scheme is a tool to fund political parties and their elections. It brings a mechanism to fund political parties through digital payments while ensuring secrecy. Electrical bonds – towards Transparency and Accountability: The bonds can only be given through verified bank accounts, leading to the reduced role of black money in funding ..

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Government should build consensus before pushing ahead partisan agenda. Discuss this in light of one nation one election proposal.

Many opposition parties of India have expressed doubts over the success of the PM�s One Nation, One Election proposal which seriously aims to check the many election irregularities in the system. It has been termed as anti-national and an attempt to undermine the electoral system of the government. Elections are a huge exercise and require ..

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Do you think the concerns raised by the Opposition about the PM�s One nation, One Election are valid? Is One Nation, Two Elections a valid alternative to it? Comment.

The Prime Ministerial all-party meeting between the government and all the major political parties of India was not attended by many parties of Opposition as they were totally opposed to this idea. The main fear they have raised is that this will bring in a quasi-federal system. They also see that the popularity of PM ..

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Do you think the anti-defection law is faced with a serious challenge in the last 34 years as it is being grossly ignored? Comment.

The Constitution 10th Schedule usually referred to as the anti-defection law is faced with a grave challenge not seen in last 34 years. The challenge is merely political and not judicial as many legislators are completely ignoring it to change parties. The defection was seen by the makers of the Constitution as a vital menace ..

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The debate on simultaneous elections is useful and could throw up other reforms to cleanse the electoral process. Comment.

The debate about the �one nation, one election� has again resurfaced. BJP has raised the issue for last 5 years to develop a method of holding the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections together. This will bring down the election expenditure also introduce certain amount of stability for State Governments. There are a huge number of ..

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