Kautilya School of Public Policy hosted a webinar to discuss how to clean up elections. The webinar’s panel was moderated by Nidhi Razdan, visiting faculty, Kautilya School of Public Policy & Former Executive Editor, NDTV 24×7; the panelists included Dr. SY Quraishi, Former Chief Election Commissioner; Priyanka Chaturvedi, Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha; Lalitha Kumaramangalam, BJP member and Former Chairperson, National Commission for Women and Jagdeep Chokkar, Founder, Association of Democratic Reform ‘ADR’.
The panelists discussed campaign financing and if names of those who donated to contesting political parties ought to be known. The experts also touched upon the much talked about issue, transparency in elections and the need for practical solutions. Other than the voter having the right to know who finances the contesting party during electoral campaigns, the idea of whether a one nation one election policy will further the country’s democratic process was raised.
According to Kautilya School of Public Policy the webinar series is an academic initiative where a diverse set of experts ignite the minds of youth to study all parts of the policy spectrum and challenge injustices through their rightful questions.Campus, News