Making election manifestos legally binding: A wild goose chase
Even if the election manifestos are made into a legally binding document, its implementation would remain incumbent upon the Election Commission’s will and competency to enforce it, argue Gokul Krishnan, Jehosh Paul, Revati Pillai and Saurabh Raj, in Economic and Political Weekly.
Gokul Krishnan (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jehosh Paul (email@example.com) and Revati Pillai (firstname.lastname@example.org) hold an LLM in Law and Development from Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.
Saurabh Raj (email@example.com) is an MA Public Policy and Governance student at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.
The authors would like to convey their gratitude to Narayana A and Anshuman Singh, faculty members at Azim Premji University, and the anonymous reviewer for their insightful comments and suggestions on the earlier version of this article.