Lok Satta calls for consensus on Electoral reforms
The Lok Satta Party today welcomed the newly elected CPI General Secretary Survaram Sudhakar Reddy’s support for replacement of the first-past-the-post electoral system by a proportional representation (PR) system. In a statement here, Lok Satta Party President Dr Jayaprakash Narayan said the first-past-the-post system had led to vote buying and the rise of money power to garner the marginal vote for capturing as many seats as possible. It had resulted in unbridled corruption and generation of black money on a large scale, he said, adding in such a system, the best and the brightest could no longer play a creative role through ethical politics and principles.
“Politics without principles and ethics has created a grave political crisis across India,” he added. “It is time that all political parties introspected and arrived at a consensus for changing the electoral system,” Dr Narayan said.