ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Party Elections Long Road to Inner-Party Democracy

Inner-Party Democracy Ashok Chousalkar RECENTLY, due to pressure from the Election Commission (EC) and the Supreme Court, political parties were forced to hold party elections. In the process some of them splintered, and some others managed to hold on together. In India, with the exception of the BJP and the two Communist parties, it was always difficult for the centrist parties to hold periodic party elections and maintain inner party democracy. In parties, where regular elections were held, the results were on predictable lines because everything was properly managed, including the consensus over the leadership of the party.

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