Friday, September 27, 2013
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The CPI(M) has been advocating comprehensive electoral reforms but these important issues have not been placed by the Government before Parliament so far.
The Supreme Court judgment to include a “No Vote” on the ballot is only a minor aspect of the issue of reforms. These matters are being dealt with in a piecemeal way by the judiciary when what is required is comprehensive electoral reforms including the issue of proportional representation, urgent steps to curb money and muscle power, which must be discussed and adopted by Parliament.