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Making Election Manifestos Legally Binding

An increasing number of lawyers and parliamentarians have been mooting to make election manifestos a legally binding document by holding the political parties accountable for their manifesto promises in order
to strengthen democracy. This article argues that even if the election manifestos are made into a legally binding document, its implementation would remain incumbent upon the Election Commission’s will and competency to enforce it.

As India Turns 75


On 15 August 1947, Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, laid down his vision for India, while making his speech before the Constituent Assembly. In Prasad’s words,

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