Dr N Jaya Prakash Narayan has advocated in favour of getting Chief Ministers elected directly by the people so that the MLAs can be prevented from playing the dirty defection games.
New Delhi: Dr N Jayaprakash Narayan, founder of Lok Satta and General Secretary of Foundation For Democratic Reforms (FDR) has strongly advocated direct election of the Chief Ministers. He was speaking at a seminar on ‘Immediate Election Reforms’ organised by the workers of India Against Corruption under the leadership of Anna Hazare.
Dr JP has called for a national debate on election reforms above the political parties. He said the people of India are yet to realise the real value of the vote, once they realised it they will not sell their votes for money. There is need for preventing the MLAs from indulging in defection games and adopting corrupt practices. Politics should not be allowed to become a family affair or a private affair of some individuals, but it should be treated as a means to serve the people and to improve their leaving standards. Dr JP has played an important role at national and State levels in bringing about electoral and administrative reforms. He was instrumental in the enactment of Right to Information Act.