Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act
4) In recent years a series of Supreme Court verdicts have at aimed preserving the purity of the electoral process. Analyse these verdicts. (250 Words)
Why this question?
As we go on facing elections this and next year, issue of electoral reforms will always be at forefront. It is good to have all SC verdicts in one place – which can help in essay as well. This issue is very important for mains – 2018.
Key demand of the question:
Analysing all electoral reform related verdicts of SC and highlighting their significance.
Analyse – divide answer into parts i.e. categories (for ex, Funding, Campaigning, Criminalisation etc)
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction write about significance of SC’s verdicts and significance of SC as an institution in preserving sanctity of democracy in India
In the body, as said above divide answer into 4-5 parts based on focus of each SC verdict. Give examples/facts for each part.
In the conclusion, write about need for other institutions, EC, Political parties and the parliament to step-up to reform electoral process in India.