Why Modi's Idea to Hold Simultaneous Elections is a Bad One

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently mooted the idea of evolving a method for holding Assembly and Lok Sabha elections simultaneously. Primarily, two reasons stand out in favour of this electoral reform. With parties in perpetual election mode,

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The Curious Case of Rajasthan Panchayats

On December 20, 2014, by virtue of Ordinances No. 1 and 2 of 2014, the Governor of Rajasthan amended the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Act, 1994. These amendments prescribe certain qualifications in order to contest for the position of a ‘Panch&rsqu

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