People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 40

October 06, 2013





Poll Reforms Needed


The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on September 27, 2013.


THE CPI(M) has been advocating comprehensive electoral reforms but these important issues have not been placed by the government before the parliament so far.

The Supreme Court judgement to include a “No Vote” on the ballot is only a minor aspect of the issue of reforms. These matters are being dealt with in a piecemeal way by the judiciary, while what is required is comprehensive electoral reforms including the issue of proportional representation, and urgent steps to curb money and muscle power, which must be discussed and adopted by the parliament.