5 petitions

Started 1 year ago

Petition to Chief Election Commissioner of India

Affidavit of the Status of the Promises Mentioned in the Manifesto of Previous Election

ELECTION MANIFESTO GUIDELINES FOR THE PARTY IN POWER #SaveDemocracy [Basic theme: There should be a provision of submission of affidavit of the status of the promises mentioned in the manifesto of previous election to the election commission by the party in power] 1. Political parties make many unrealistic promises during elections that can’t be fulfilled. 2. Common voters do not understand that the promises are un-implementable and manifestos remain pieces of paper due to short term memory of citizens. 3. The non-fulfillment of poll promises never becomes an electoral issue. 4. Election commission can’t act against parties making unrealistic poll promises and not fulfilling them because the manifesto promises cannot be constructed as “corrupt practices” under the Representation of the People Act though they do “influence” the people and “shake the roots of free and fair elections”. 5. Though election commission has issued guidelines for political parties to state the rationale for the promises in the manifestos and the way and means to meet the financial requirement for them, it does not track the promises. 6. During elections, citizens need to be made aware of the status of the election promises made by the party in power. 7. Accordingly, election commission should issue following guidelines for the party or parties (in the case of alliance) in power: a) While submitting manifesto to the election commission for the current election, the party or parties (in the case of alliance) in power should submit an affidavit of the status of the promises mentioned in the manifesto of previous election. b) The party should publish the affidavit along with the manifesto of current election. 8. Election commission will analyze the information given in the affidavit and classify the promises into 3 categories viz. fulfilled, stalled and not fulfilled. Election commission will then publish the analyzed information along with the affidavit submitted by the party or parties (in the case of alliance) on its website. 9. These guidelines will be helpful to make political parties accountable. I request you to sign my petition and ask the Election Commission of India to issue guidelines for submission of  affidavit of the status of the promises mentioned in the manifesto of previous election to the election commission by the party in power.  

Akshay Bajad
47 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to Sushma Swaraj

All ministers should have a minimum qualified degree from an approved university

Currently, the political setup in INDIA is that even a person who have never crossed the gates of school can become a minister in a state. This situation must change. Many of these uneducated people are babbling and acting in manner not fit for their position. Even though some of them have the best interests of general public at heart, most don't. Political parties distribute minister seats in exchange for vote banks and promise of Power. Also most political parties make offers before election and conveniently forget them later. This should be considered a breach of contract, and should invoke a relelection whose expenses should be borne by concerned party. In case a candidate selected for a minister post fails to meet the minimum educational qualification, the opposition party can nominate an advisor (of required educational and social qualification) who will benefit equivalent post of personal assistant, and his signature must also be present alongside the minister's.  The candidates for minister must not have any standing police warrants or is under investigation. If such a case is pending, until the investigation is completed by central authority, he may not assume the position. In such cases a candidate must be nominated from the opposition party, as this will favour quicker investigation.  And last of all, all ministers must behave in a manner suited to public appeal. Any one behaving otherwise should immediately be removed from position until a public apology followed with an acceptable response

20 supporters