UPSC CSE – SYLLABUS – GS – 2- SYLLABUS – GS – 2-  Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 

Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

Political Parties & Expenditure

Political parties and candidates spent nearly Rs60,000 crore (around $8.65 billion) in India’s recently concluded general election, making it twice as expensive as the one in 2014, according to a recent report by the Delhi-based think tank Centre for Media Studies (CMS).

Such a huge amount of expenditure may erode the democratic polity of the nation through various forms as explained below,

Framework needed:

The above mentioned measures are crucial to create a credible democratic polity. – refer it.



Huge election expenditure by parties and populist spending by governments, at times, may erode the credibility of democratic polity. In light of this, only a proper framework placing limitations could deal with this issue. Discuss.