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Democracy succeeded in India due to 'perfect conduct' of polls by EC: Pranab Mukherjee


Democracy succeeded in India due to 'perfect conduct' of polls by EC: Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Even as opposition partied continue to accuse the Election Commission of bias for the ruling party amid many controversies during the Lok Sabha elections, former president Pranab Mukherjee on Monday appreciated the way the poll body has conducted elections, and said if the democracy succeeded in country, it is largely due to the "perfect conduct" of polls by Election Commissioners since 1952 to present. "If we want to strengthen institutions we've to keep in mind institutions are serving well in this country and if democracy has succeeded, it's largely due to perfect conduct of elections by Election Commissioner starting from Sukumar Sen to present Election Commissioner," Mukherjee said in the national capital during a book launch.

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