Citizenship and Representative Claims: Implications for 2019

While regular elections have helped strengthened Indian democracy, the collective well-being of citizens  still remains unfulfilled.

Abstract: India is among the few nations that have an unbroken history of conducting fair and regular elections. While the credit of a sustained electoral politics goes to the citizens of the country, the definition of a citizen has itself remained debatable and is likely to determine the course of 2019 General Elections.

The author is a Professor, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh.