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

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Panchayat Elections in Rajasthan

Elections to the post of sarpanch in two panchayats in Ajmer district, Rajasthan represented a microcosm of Indian democracy in all its richness, irony and complexity. It revealed a high, immediate political awareness among voters, the seriousness with which they considered their vote and their complex psychology when it came to exercising choices. On the other hand, it demonstrated the all-pervading importance of money and how, in the absence of a strong implementation of the law to enforce democracy, transparency and public accountability, the lucrative business of being a sarpanch ultimately drove the contest.

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