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August 31, 2013

Cleanse the freebie culture

electoral reforms mg devasahayam
Cleanse the freebie culture
It is imperative that the EC promotes electoral integrity through proactive campaigns in cohesion with civil society groups

INTEGRITY is described as 'uncompromising adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty'. If there is one area where this is near-totally absent in India, it is the electoral process through which political leaders are elected. Election is the essence of democracy and integrity, its salt. But India’s elections have been fast losing their salt, with the electoral process being trodden under the heavy boots of criminal and money power. Read more..

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