Comments on: Are frequent elections a waste of time and money? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/06/are-frequent-elections-a-waste-of-time-and-money/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Deepak http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/06/are-frequent-elections-a-waste-of-time-and-money/comment-page-1/#comment-5434 Mon, 30 Mar 2009 14:48:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=766#comment-5434 Wow it’s nice to see there is no one with the general pessimistic thought. Oh elections, netas, corruption!!!
We are a democracy, slow to work or no, expensive to stay so or no, we must remain a democracy.

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By: Trey http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/06/are-frequent-elections-a-waste-of-time-and-money/comment-page-1/#comment-5130 Mon, 09 Mar 2009 03:49:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=766#comment-5130 Very True AzadDP…but we deserve what we get and we deserve only clowns like Rahul Gandy and converts like YSR… Mera bharat KAHAN Hai..

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By: AzadDP http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/06/are-frequent-elections-a-waste-of-time-and-money/comment-page-1/#comment-5118 Sun, 08 Mar 2009 15:48:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=766#comment-5118 Being the worlds biggest democracy, India provides a roll model to all nations; its perfectly justified to stick to 5 yr cycles, thus enabling people have saisfaction of removing the faultering/ defunct administrations.

Presently, New Delhi has no clue as to how to handle its terror stricken neighborhood: with their future PM,Rahul Gandhi, taking Brit Milliband around a slum as if he was proving a point(dont forget, the entire world has watched ‘slum dog’ movie);living here in US i didnt quite understand what the clown was doing with his slum rounds. All that he had to do is to ask YS Rajashekhar Reddy, present Chief Minister of Andhra, to donate a fraction of his black money to slums to make them look like europe .

Well, true, expences are a prohibitive factor and hence midterm poles should be avoided at any cost.

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By: Ruchika http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/06/are-frequent-elections-a-waste-of-time-and-money/comment-page-1/#comment-5112 Sun, 08 Mar 2009 07:34:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=766#comment-5112 Being born and living in India teaches you the most important lesson that of freedom of expression. And elections do ensure that, yes frequency of elections does prove to be a drain but at least that amount of tax payers’ money is visible to us as being spent on elections. Not having frequent elections still brings back the memories of the nightmarish Emergency. And we have the circle of countries surrounding as lessons on the importance of having election rather than the other way. Though i see your concern, but it would be rather elitest not to have elections frequently and let the continuing government become high handed as it is too safe, as the worst hit by that would be the down trodden only.

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By: arun http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/06/are-frequent-elections-a-waste-of-time-and-money/comment-page-1/#comment-5111 Sun, 08 Mar 2009 04:11:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=766#comment-5111 hi
As election nears, the ruling party will offer good packages to please the public. So it is good to have elections….

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By: thetrajectory http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/06/are-frequent-elections-a-waste-of-time-and-money/comment-page-1/#comment-5095 Fri, 06 Mar 2009 19:15:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=766#comment-5095 Elections or frequent elections are a costly affair, but look around to comprehend what happens to countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh where elections are deferred. Since India is a big democracy in terms of the number of electorate, the costs of conducting elections will always be high. Fixing the parliamentary term of the majority party could adversely impact accountability. The current situation where regional parties can bargain for more concessions is beteer than the one party dominance during the era of ‘parliamentary stability’ in India.

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