Advani says Right to Recall may destabilise structure

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LK Advani
Mumbai, Nov 5: Differing with Team Anna, BJP leader L.K. Advani on Saturday disfavoured the introduction of the Right to Recall saying it may destabilise the whole structure in a country as big as India.

“I am inclined to agree with the Chief Election Commissioner that in a country as vast as ours, it (Right to Recall) may have consequences which may destabilise the whole structure," he told reporters in Mumbai on Saturday.

Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi had recently said that the Right to Recall could destabilise the country.

Advani also said nowhere in the world had such a measure been enforced.

“Therefore, it is not surprising that nowhere in the world except in one small country somewhere, has the Right to Recall been accepted," he said.

Team Anna has been vigorously campaigning in favour of Right to Recall which has not found favour with the Election Commission of India as well.

Advani, however, favoured electoral reforms in the country especially measures that could help stop use of black money in elections and criminalisation of politics.

He said the BJP had been in the forefront in seeking electoral reforms and said his party colleague Atal Bihari Vajpayee had raised the issue of electoral reforms way back in 1970 and forced Parliament to set up a Joint Committee on the issue.


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