The Election Commission of India.
Election Commission of India: The popular/political participation, liberty and equality are the cornerstones of democracy. These do not come about automatically. There have to be instrumentalists/mechanisms in place to ensure the tangible presence of the key elements of democracy mentioned above.
In so far as the first attribute-popular/political participation is concerned there is a full-fledged election machinery the Election Commission established, by the Constitution to ensure the citizen’s popular/political participation without fear or favor.
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Popular/political participation in a modern, liberal democracy entails the capability to elect one’s representatives through periodic elections to state and central legislatures .
This task involves a series of multifarious activities “such as preparing/ Updating of voters list, preparing electoral rolls, ballot papers etc.
It has also within its ambit the vital task of-enduing that the various persons contesting in elections as people’s representatives do not violate the Model Code of Conduct laid down by the Election Commission from time to time.
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The Election Commission is a statutory, fully autonomous body established by the Constitution to the land to oversee the,selections for the Indian Parliament and the State Assemblies.
Its independence of functioning has been ensured by a number of provisions. In more than six decades since independence, the Election Commission has played a significant role in ensuring free and fair polls.
Thus, ensuring liberty and equality in the electoral arena. The formal governmental institutions involved in the democratic process in a Liberal Parliamentary Democracy like India’s.