Suggest any five political reforms to strengthen democracy.

Devising ways and means for political reforms in India.
A. (i) One way is legal reform, making new laws to ban undesirable things. (ii) But legal-constitutional changes cannot overcome challenges to democracy. (iii) The reforms have to be carried out mainly by political activists, parties, movements and politically conscious citizens.
B. Legal changes sometimes have a counter-productive result. But laws which empower people to carry out democratic reforms are best, e.g. the Right to Information Act
. C. Democratic reforms are spread or brought about through political practice. Main focus of political reforms is strengthening democracy.
D. While proposing a political reform, one should be very clear about who will implement it and how. Political parties and MPs will never vote for a legislation that is against their interests.


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