Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
2) Do you think Misquoting judicial orders for electoral gain deserves to be made a corrupt practice? Discuss the need to frame guidelines against religious, casteist and “fake” statements uttered for electoral capital.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is intended to evaluate the corrupt practices in the electoral processes that drive themselves a force through judicial orders.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss in detail the problems associated with the electoral practices; in what way the judicial orders are misused to benefit the electoral gains.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly narrate the issues concerning corrupt practices in elections.
Body of the answer should discuss the following aspects:
- We need to explain what corrupt electoral practices are prevalent in India and the impact of it.
- Explain that – that not only in the Parliament and State Assembly Elections, even in by-elections; religious, casteist and fake statements are made to support particular party and candidate, which is against the basic dictum of democracy and free and fair election in spirit of Article 324 of the Constitution. It offends right to know guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution
- Discuss the need for framing guidelines to overcome the issue.
- Suggest solutions.
Conclude with way forward.