An overview of reforming electoral system in democratic India: Problems & prospects
Author(s): Dr. Suresh Chandra Patel
Abstract: India is a vast democratic country inhabited by more than hundred million people. The most imperative feature of a democratic polity is elections at regular intervals. Elections constitute the signpost of every democratic country. Elections provide an opportunity to the citizen to express their faith in the government from time to time and change it when the need arises. In India the electoral system and process have been disrupted number of time, for several reasons. In fact the electoral system in India contains many defects and here is urgent need of electoral reforms to transform the democracy. Hence this paper attempts to find out various defects of electoral system in India and encompasses some suggestions to reform electoral process in India.