Medha Patkar

India at 70: democratic accountability is an endangered species 1

India at 70: democratic accountability is an endangered species

Democracies are expected to empower citizens to take genuine control of instruments of the state for their development. At the core of this concept is the idea that citizens will participate in governance at the local level, making decisions for themselves, and vote in representatives to legislatures for higher-level decisions. India is an implausible democracy, …

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EVM taken home by officer on election duty in Varanasi

Lok Sabha Elections, Electronic Voting Machines and persistent whispers of EVM rigging #updated

That Electronic Voting Machines are not tamper proof has been well established, including by the High Court of Delhi judgment on the Public Interest Litigation filed by Dr. Subramanian Swamy in 2012. There have been previous suspicions of Electoral Fraud by rigging Electronic voting machines. Notable among these are the article by Dr. Subramanian Swamy in …

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Election Commission Corruption BJP Conspiracy, blackout Kejriwal campaign

Press release by Ravinder Singh of the “Sabka Bharat Party” raises some pretty strong points. I am willing to publish any rebuttals made as well. 1.  It is Corrupt Election Commission didn’t Record Expenses Narendra Modi Election Campaign for Poll Related Expenditure which cost up to Rs.50 crores to Rs.100 crore per rally mobilizing up to a …

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