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Have suggestions for electoral reforms? Just send an email

mumbai Updated: Jan 16, 2011 00:56 IST
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Have an opinion on how the ideal electoral process should be? Send an email to the chairman of the electoral reforms committee.

If you are lucky, you could be among the 400 people to get a chance to interact with the union minister of law and justice Veerappa Moily on Sunday and give your suggestions.

The union ministry of law and justice along with the Maharashtra government is organising the third regional consultation on electoral reforms at the University of Mumbai Convocation Hall at south Mumbai on January 16.

“The consultation will be attended by the union minister along with the chief minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan. We have invited stakeholders from different fields such as politicians, citizens and students to give their suggestions,” said University of Mumbai vice chancellor Rajan Welukar who is involved in the process.

The topics to be discussed will be conducting and better management of elections, shaping public opinion, role and responsibility of the media, advertising, exit polls, opinion polls and criminalisation of politics.

“Suggestions with regards to all issues including paid articles in newspapers, electronic voting machines and issues related to party funding are welcome,” said VL Achliya, secretary, law and judiciary department.