(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
October 06, 2013
Poll Reforms Needed
Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of
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.