Right to Recall Legislatures: The Chhattisgarh Experiment

Economic & Political Weekly, pp. 15-16, October 2008

2 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2011

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Vinod Bhanu

Centre for Legislative Research and Advocacy (CLRA)

Date Written: October 4, 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bhanu, Vinod, Right to Recall Legislatures: The Chhattisgarh Experiment (October 4, 2008). Economic & Political Weekly, pp. 15-16, October 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1855999

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