The delay in convening the winter session is a cause of concern but more worrying is the ongoing attempt by the executive to subvert the independent function of the legislature and its secretariat.
While many concerns remain unanswered, it is clear that if simultaneous elections are implemented, the government’s accountability to the people will reduce.
Parliamentary committees perform poorly due to a lack of supervision and executive neglect – issues that can only be fixed if we acknowledge that there is a problem to begin with.
The BJP at the Centre has mocked the integrity of well-established institutions and created a disaster for Indian democracy.
By retaining the law of sedition, free India’s governments repudiated the concept of human rights evolved during the long years of the struggle for freedom