March 22, 2019
Voter Behavior When Simultaneous Elections are Held
This Scroll article quotes an IDFC Institute 2015 article to discuss the effect of holding simultaneous elections at the Legislative Assembly and the Parliamentary level on election outcomes. The article states:...
September 03, 2018
Why Centre must give up the idea of simultaneous polls to Parliament and assemblies
The proposal for simultaneous elections to Parliament and state assemblies seems unworkable for now.
July 12, 2018
Simultaneous elections are a bad idea
‘One nation, one election’ might sound appealing, but it will have a number of anti-democratic consequences.
April 23, 2018
One nation, one poll and many poles
The urge to end the annual poll parade is political in terms of synchronization and economic in terms of the cost of holding elections and opportunity costs.
December 05, 2017
The One-Election Idea is a Farce
The case for holding simultaneous elections in the diverse, federal Indian polity is weak.
February 17, 2017
Praveen Chakravarty Weighs in on Simultaneous Elections
Praveen Chakravarty, Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute, cautions against the growing calls for simultaneous Centre and State elections in India.
November 23, 2016
Why We Need to Debate the ‘One Nation, One Election’ Idea Further
This “one nation, one policy” notion is deeply flawed and ill-suited for the India of today when the differences among its states are the starkest in the world
December 04, 2015
Different Vote for State and Centre?
The inference that people deliberately vote differently in the national and assembly elections is a bit trite.