The Big Picture: Electoral Politics - Need for Reform
India is a vibrant democracy with people electing their representatives at several levels begining from local bodies and panchayats to the the Parliament. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has termed Indian experience with democracy as a remarkable success story.
However he also pointed out two distortions which need to be addressed urgently and those are use of enormous money power in politics and elections and the increasing attempts to entice the voters with short term benefits at the cost of long term goals of basic amenities , infrastructure , quality education , healthcare , growth and job opportunities etc.
So what all has been done to tackle these two issues and what more needs to be done in future .