Shame of Election Commission:Dancing Democracy,West Bengal seems made world record in 2016 Assembly Election
Total complains to election commission in Assembly election 2016 is 54885 as per local news paper Bartaman
- CPIM made 21240 complain to election commission
- TMC made 4775 complains
- Congress 1894
- BJP 1733
The topper is Sri. Anubrato Mandal in number on complain against him Second topper score made by TMC Suprimo Smt. Mamata Banerjee.
is it not a burden for Judiciary system? How many Judges will hear the cases ? How many court will be there ?
May be Supreme Court will order for special court to hear all the complains or nothing will be happens on all these cases. After 19th may once it will be clear who will form the government, every things will be just consider as a pen and paper war.
People use to consider Pen as a sword but now a day the Pen does not have the power to act as a sword.
The Ink seems to be contaminated, no power on justice. Most of the cases finalized at five star Hotels. Many fixer are working on that.
Social Media acting as a main line media. Mainline media acting as Dalal of Political force.
Suppressing news, crimes, corruptions,Un- justices is a profession of Journalism.
In Future the election should be organized under presidential rule. Election commission deploying magistrate to control criminal, Election commission making FIR against criminals but does not have the power to arrest the criminals based on their criminal records.
Election commission has forget their power.
Role of Election Commission of India
In its assigned role, the most crucial challenge before the Election Commission of India is to implement norms and the Model Code of Conduct to ensure free and fair elections in the country. Its existence and independence are necessitated by history, which has shown that democratic elections are not free from sabotage. Towards this end, it has been empowered to oversee political parties and candidates and take appropriate action in case of violations.
The secretariat of the Commission has 300 officials, and is located in New Delhi. The Deputy Election Commissioners and Director Generals are the senior-most officers in the secretariat. The President of India appoints the Chief Election Commissioner, who serves for six years and must retire at the age of 65. The Commissioner is generally a member of the Civil Services, and more often, of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) or the Indian Revenue Services (IRS). He can be removed from his office through the process of impeachment, which needs to be carried out in the Parliament. The President of India can remove the other officers on the Chief Commissioner’s recommendation.
Functions and Powers
The main functions of the ECI are as follows:
- The Election Commission of India is considered the custodian of free and fair elections.
- It issues the Model Code of Conduct in every election for political parties and candidates so that the dignity of democracy is maintained.
- It regulates political parties and registers them for being eligible to contest elections.
- It publishes the allowed limits of campaign expenditure per candidate to all the political parties, and also monitors the same.
- The political parties must submit their annual reports to the ECI for getting tax benefit on contributions.
- It ensures that all the political parties regularly submit their audited financial reports.
Some of the powers wielded by the ECI are as follows:
- The Commission can suppress the results of opinion polls if it deems such an action fit for the cause of democracy.
- The Commission can advise for disqualification of members after the elections if it thinks they have violated certain guidelines.
- In case, a candidate is found guilty of corrupt practices during the elections, the Supreme Court and High Courts consult the Commission.
- The Commission can suspend candidates who fail to submit their election expense accounts timely.
The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes to Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, state legislatures, and the offices of the President and Vice President in India. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act. The Supreme Court of India has held that where the enacted laws are silent or make insufficient provision to deal with a given situation in the conduct of elections, the Election Commission has the residuary powers under the Constitution to act in an appropriate manner.
Power of Indian Election Commission: One of the most important features of the democratic polity is elections at regular intervals. Holding periodic free and fair elections are essentials of democratic system. It is a part of the basic structure of the Constitution.<ref>AIR 1995 SC 852</ref> The Election Commission is regarded as the guardian of free and fair elections. In every election, it issues a Model code of Conduct for political parties and candidates to conduct elections in a free and fair manner. The Commission issued the code for the first time in 1971 (5th Election) and revised it from time to time. It lay down guidelines for conduct of political parties and candidates during elections. However, there are instances of violation of code by the political parties and complaints are received for misuse of official machinery by the candidates. The need for such code is in the interest of free and fair elections. However, the code does not have any specific statutory basis. It has only a persuasive effect. It contains what, known as “rules of electoral morality”. But this lack of statutory backing does not prevent the Commission from enforcing it.
A law regarding to the registration process for political parties was enacted in 1989 and number of parties got registered with the Commission.<ref name=”eci.nic.in”>Welcome to Election Commission of India. Eci.nic.in. Retrieved on 2014-05-21.</ref> It helps to avoid confusion of the administrative machinery and the electorate and ensures that political parties are brought under the purview of the election commission.
To get rid of the growing influences and vulgar show of money during elections the Election Commission has made many suggestions in this regard. The Election Commission has fixed the legal limits on the amount of money which a candidate can spend during election campaigns. These limits have been revised from time to time. The Election Commission by appointing observers keeps an eye on the individual account of election expenditure. The contestants are also required to give details of expenditure within 30 days of declaration of results. The campaign period was reduced by the Election Commission from 21 to 14 days for Lok Sabha and Assembly elections to trim down election expenditure. Moreover, Election Commission takes details of the candidate’s assets on affidavit at the time of submitting nomination paper.
Police are acting as a Dalal of political leaders. What is the use to pay salary to them if they are not able to protect democracy, protect common citizen and their rights ? is it not the waste of Tax payer money to feed police? Police carrying guns but some time it seems it has no use.