Holding a well funded election for individual candidate at a given frequency indicates existence of Democracy- in Prajatantra mode, not in a Jantantra mode. What do the people expect from such TV and SMS publicised election. Is it that no social or political scientist or a politician sees this as a -ve change. For Parliamentarians and Legislatures it provides a good opportunity to remain aloof from the voters and make money through underhand deals as much as they can.
Member, Secretariat, All India Forum for Right to Education (AIF-RTE)