Lok Satta

Friday, 18 November 2011 13:54

Dr. JP to deliver talk on State Funding of elections

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Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan will be delivering a talk on 'State vs Private Funding of Elections in Urban India' at Mysore on November 19 at India Urban Conference 2011.

The conference is being conducted by Janaagraha Center for Citizenship and Democracy and the Indian Institute of Human Settlements in partnership with Yale University.

'Urban electoral reforms' is one of the themes being discussed at the conference, considering that Indian cities are growing at an unprecedented rate. India is projected to have 26 cities with a population of over one million by 2030. The increase in urban population and the resultant increase in the urban voter base will pose many electoral challenges including funding of elections.