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Negative Voting

The recent legislation by Gujarat government to make voting compulsory at local level elections has elicited a mixed response. There is no doubt that there are weighty reasons against making voting compulsory, and the effective mechanism to supervise makes the task still more difficult.

Judiciary vs Legislature

To interpret the recent political controversy in Jharkhand, when the state governor swore in Shibu Soren as chief minister, as yet another instance of confrontation between the judiciary and the executive, is misleading. As precedents establish, the court is well within its rights to review the actions of the other two wings of the government. It is the amorality of politicians that poses the real danger to democracy.

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