Authors: Sankar Rajeev
Addresses: Business Studies, KL University, DCSMAT, WBCM, Vijayawada, AP, KRRA 334, Thamalam PO, Poojapura, Trivandrum, Kerala 690512, India
Abstract: This research work has been undertaken with the aim of analysing the Indian Representation of People's Act, 1951 with specific reference to election to upper and lower houses of the parliament and upper house and lower house of the states, registration of political parties, methodology of filling up casual vacancies, timing of elections and introducing judicial powers for the Election Commission of India. The People's Representative Act, 1951 with its amendments have withstood the test of time and has been able to carve out the reputation of being one of the better ways of ensuring democratic rights of the citizens of a country. The findings will give an insight on to the relevance of practicable methods for conducting elections in India. It may serve as inputs for further research work improving efficiency and ensuring transparency in elections.
Keywords: parliament; state assembly; registration for political parties; casual vacancies; fixing timing for polls; multiple elections; election petitions; democratic rights; gerrymandering; synchronised elections; tenure of members; timing of polls.
International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2020 Vol.7 No.3, pp.209 - 232
Received: 31 Jan 2020
Accepted: 15 Feb 2020
Published online: 18 Aug 2020 *