With elections round the corner, electoral reforms are being talked about again. I am not a great political analyst but whatever I have seen and learnt of politics, I find that the following few reforms are needed to improve the system.
1. Change in definition of national party (NP) and state party (SP): Currently the definitions are too loose.
National Party: A registered party is recognized as a National Party only if it fulfills any of the following three conditions:
- The party wins 2% of seats in the Lok Sabha (11 seats) from at least 3 different States.
- At a General Election to Lok Sabha or Legislative Assembly, the party polls 6% of votes in four States and in addition it wins 4 Lok Sabha seats.
- A party gets recognition as State Party in four or more States.
1st condition is good. 2nd & 3rd very loose, only 4 states…
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