The Indian Constitution adopts a number of strategies to ensure that elections in the world’s largest democracy are not only periodic but also free and fair. This chapter examines critically the role played by the Election Commission and the Supreme Court in achieving these objectives. It is argued that, despite imperfections, the presence of an ‘independent’ Election Commission and a ‘vigilant’ Supreme Court has sustained a vibrant democracy in India.
|Title of host publication||Judicial review of elections in Asia|
|Editors||Po Jen Yap|
|Place of Publication||London ; New York|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Name||Routledge Studies in Asian Law|