Right to Recall Legislatures: The Chhattisgarh Experiment
Economic & Political Weekly, pp. 15-16, October 2008
2 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2011
Date Written: October 4, 2008
The recall election in June in three municipal bodies in Chhattisgarh marked a national first in the call to accountability of non-performing representatives of the people. However, it is possible to use this provision to settle political scores as has been alleged in the Chhattisgarh case. Loopholes for such abuse need to be removed to make the right to recall a democratic tool that will ensure accountability.
Keywords: Recall Legislatures, Accountability of Parliamentarians, Indian Legislatures
JEL Classification: J18, K20, K10, P26, P35
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