To what extent do political parties in India practice intra-party democracy in their functioning? Ruchika Singh analyses two important aspects of the internal functioning of political parties — the process of choosing candidates and distributing tickets for contesting elections, and the process of holding internal elections for various posts — and highlights the opacity that is a feature of many a political party in India.
We see this as a dangerous trend and hence, by launching a credible and independent platform for an exploration of ideas and public policies, hope to contribute to the rebuilding of public faith in India’s democratic process. We see it as our mission to restore pride and faith in the idea of Indian citizenship and nationhood. This is not a statement of sentiment but intent.
As a reader of The Hindu, I am satisfied with the way they handle issues which are of importance to our nation. The initiative by The Hindu is effective, in a time when public policy in India is losing its values. I hope The Hindu would start a centre for foreign policy as well.- Aravind.V
Given media's brazen distortions on key public policies due to the vested interest of the promoters, there are tendencies of warming up to a particular political party. We the public are really relieved that "The Hindu" for the people, by the people and of the people, has risen to the occasion in making us explore, understand and critically evaluate the subjects which effect us in our everyday life. The spirit of nationalism is felt when we read the paper, and now The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy will be a part of our lives every day.- Rajesh Katragadda
I personally feel that this platform brings ideas and issues from different parts of the country and proposals for useful solutions. Hope this platform also brings about a policy revolution to guide us as a nation of people(not a nation of politics).- Suyash Mishra