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Letter: Polls not a deterrent

However, power across the board in the absence of public feedback has a corrupting influence

Vinay Kant Kapur  |  New Delhi 

With reference to the editorial, “Flawed logic” (November 29), the idea of holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies emanates from an obvious desire to extend the power base of the ruling party.  The perception that state Assembly elections from time to time distract the Centre from good governance is anathema to the concept of democracy and federalism and is disrespectful to the electorate. A political party may come to power at the Centre as well in the states riding a wave of public sympathy or emotions triggered by a well-meaning ...

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