Electoral system must be inclusive, says Ansari

Lamenting that the political process depicts ideological decadence and decline in observance of constitutional morality, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday pleaded for a change in the electoral system to make it truly representative.

 Delivering the Dr B R Ambedkar Memorial Lecture, the Vice President said, “As a mature democracy, and one in which correctives in the electoral procedures continues to be work in progress, there is a need to debate the representative-ness of the representative regardless of political convenience or administrative constraints.”

“It cannot therefore be argued that the First-Past-the-Post system now in vogue, whatever may have been the compulsions for adopting it, is theoretically valid or practically the most desirable,” he said.

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