Proportional representation

For fair representation

Print edition : May 30, 2014

At a polling station in Tripura, on April 12, tribal women wait to cast their votes. Proportional representation will enable the diversity of the country to be reflected in the composition of Parliament. Photo: ARINDAM DEY/AFP

Justice B.P. Jeevan Reddy, who chaired the 170th Law Commission Report. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

It is time India moved towards a system of at least partial proportional representation as the present first-past-the-post system often results in skewed results, with the seat share of parties being totally disproportionate to their vote shares.
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