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Failed institutions: How the 2019 elections broke the Election Commission

Without a strong and impartial Election Commission, democracy itself is in danger

Failed institutions: How the 2019 elections broke the Election Commission

Without a strong and impartial Election Commission, democracy itself is in danger

Failed institutions: How the 2019 elections broke the Election Commission

Without a strong and impartial Election Commission, democracy itself is in danger

Failed institutions: How the 2019 elections broke the Election Commission

Without a strong and impartial Election Commission, democracy itself is in danger

Free and fair elections are the central pillar of democracy. But do we still trust the Election Commission to be neutral?

The Election Commission (EC) is one of the most significant of our national institutions. Without an EC is politically neutral and scrupulously transparent, Indian democracy would cease to exist.

This may already have happened. The BJP has spent the past few years tightening its grip on national institutions that were once clearly beyond the influence of politicians – the media, our universities, the CBI – and the Election Commission is no exception. Yet without a functional EC, there is no way to be sure that elections have been fair and democratic; democracy itself is in danger.

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