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September 03, 2018

Why Centre must give up the idea of simultaneous polls to Parliament and assemblies

This NewsNation article features former Resident Senior Fellow Praveen Chakravarty's research on electoral data. Excerpts:


"Another reason is that during elections communalism, casteism, corruption and crony capitalism are at their peak. Frequent elections mean there is no respite from these evils at all. Constitutional experts believe the proposal could be motivated by political considerations, as when simultaneous elections are held voters tend to vote for the same party. Incidentally, a recent article by researchers from IDFC Institute, a Mumbai-based think tank, had also noted this trend."


Read the full article here.

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