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The two-seat solution
The Indian Express (2014)
  • Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan, National Institute of Advanced Studies

The article highlights the fallacy in the system of provisioning more than one constituency/seat to a single candidate in Lok Sabha or Assembly elections. It gives instances of how the veteran leaders have historically exploited this system. This is a violation of principle of equity, justice, and fairness as enshrined in the Constitution. This reminds the Orwellian saying: "All are equal, but some are more equal than others." The article proposes that the only way out is make a leader's candidature void if he or she files nomination from more than one constituency.

  • One candidate one consituency
Publication Date
March 31, 2014
Citation Information
Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan. "The two-seat solution" The Indian Express (2014)
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