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Center should go for massive and consolidated poll-reforms

It refers to the welcome and bold initiative by a BJP spokesperson by raising important poll-reforms through Public-Interest-Litigation (PIL) at Supreme Court when the Apex Court has now desired from central government to set up special courts for speedy trial of tainted politicians further asking for details of court-cases of 1581 MPs and MLAs having declared criminal cases against them in nominations filed for 2014 Lok Sabha elections and further more updated details till the year 2017.

Since Election Commission has also supported plea raised through PIL to impose a life-time ban on convicted politicians which is not objected by the central government, it will be more appropriate that central government may adopt provisions of PIL even before being decided by Supreme Court. Central government should go for massive and consolidated poll-reforms now pending for decades despite so many commissions and committees having been formed, without further postponing in name of never-to-be-achieved political consensus. If all other decisions can be taken without political consensus, it is ridiculous that such an important subject of public and national interest may be left at mercy of political parties.

Subhash Chandra Agrawal

(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)

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