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

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Constitution Eighty-Seventh Amendment Bill, 1999

The Constitution (Eighty-Seventh Amendment) Bill 1999 proposes in effect the abolition of elected panchayats at the intermediate level and in some cases of elected zilla parishads. In the same vein, the governor of Andhra Pradesh has promulgated an ordinance seeking to postpone elections to mandal parishads and zilla parishads and to appoint special officers-in-charge to replace the elected representatives of these institutions. What do these moves portend for the democratic structure of our polity?

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