All-party meet on right to recall: Khurshid
"We have a very strong lobby that is questioning us on the need to introduce the right to reject," he said speaking on `Bharat and India: Challenges and Ambitions` at the Asian Forum for Global Governance here. Khurshid said there are also "strong demands" for right to recall inspired largely by some small segments in US and Europe, particularly in municipal elections.
"Right to recall in a constituency that has more than 1.5 million voters. Get signatures from 100 thousand or 50 thousand, authenticate those signatures is not an easy job. But we are working on that," he said. The minister later elaborated that the Law Ministry has prepared a note on the subject.
"We have given papers on it. I have discussed it with the Election Commissioner as well. He has talked to the media and he has expressed some of his reservations. But we will be happy to put it to the all-party consultations that will take place." The all-party meeting could take place either this month or in November depending on the availability of party leaders. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to address it.