“The reform of Electoral system needed” Dr . A. A. Engineer
“Communal riots in India was a stigma or the secular character of the nation and
political competitiveness among the political parties to secure maximum
electoral support was one of the reasons of it. The communal elements are trying
to destroy the composite character of Indian society. They are distorting Indian
History and culture by giving false accounts”said Dr. A. A.Engineer while
dilivering a lecture to students of Center of Nehru Studies on 18th September
2009. Dr.R. B. Patil Director B.C.U.D. of the University presided over the
Dr. Engineer argued that in order to prevent use of Communal card to garner the
votes it is necessary that the electoral rules should be amended. A provision
should be made that a candidate must secure at least 50% of total votes to get
elected. If this provision is made candidates will have to secure support of all
sections of the society. They will not be in a position to communalise a section
of the community to play divisive politics.
Dr. Patil delivered Presidential address and stressed need for Communal harmony.
Dr. Chousalkar Co-ordinator of the Centre introduced and welcomed the guest and
Bhoye proposed vote of thanks.