'When women have access to reproductive healthcare to stay healthy, they can participate more fully and our democracy grows stronger, the U.S. Vice President says.
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India was included in the 'flawed democracy' category.
The last time the strength of Lok Sabha was revised was in 1977 which, he noted, was based on the 1971 census that put the total population at 55 crore. The population since then has more than doubled.
'This is the power of democracy. This is a democratic tsunami,' said Tommy Cheung, a former student protest leader who won a seat in the Yuen Long district close to China's border.
Drawing on his two decades on the road chasing election campaigns, Ruchir Sharma offers an unrivaled portrait of how India and its democracy work in his latest book, Democracy on the Road.
Social audits are now widely accepted as an important mechanism to address corruption and strengthen accountability in government service delivery.