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Govt to come out with comprehensive electoral reforms bill

Govt intends to come out with a comprehensive electoral reforms bill by Aug-Sept that would address issue of curbing criminalisation of politics.



Bangalore: Government intends to come out
with a comprehensive electoral reforms bill by
August-September that would address the issue of curbing
criminalisation of politics, Union Law Minister M Veerappa
Moily said today.

He said a two-day national workshop on electoral reforms
would be convened here in June to discuss the proposed
measures.

"I have made a lot of preparations and we would like to
involve all the political parties, academics and
everyone....(in the workshop)", Moily told reporters here.

Reports of the Indrajit Gupta and Dinesh Goswami
committees and others on electoral reforms would be looked
into."....we would like to ensure that lessons learnt from
many of the Parliamentary democracies are incorporated in our
reforms process", the Minister said.

He also said a meet would be convened to discuss the
second generation of reforms in legal education in early May.

PTI

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