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PM makes strong for 'participatory democracy'

Governance is linked to accountability, says Modi

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Aug 6 2016 7:15PM | Updated Date: Aug 6 2016 10:43PM

PM makes strong for 'participatory democracy'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a strong pitch on Saturday for "participatory democracy", saying this can succeed only with the proper use of technology.
 
"Only casting your vote is not enough" in a democracy for good governance, the PM said. He was addressing a Town Hall-style event organised to mark the second anniversary of MyGov platform.
 
In the programme on "The Spirit of Participatory Democracy with MyGov", an initiative launched by his government, the PM stressed on the need for effective "last mile delivery".
 
"Governance is linked to accountability. A person who is responsible should be also made accountable," he said, adding that he was being subjected to scrutiny and was under attack for any lapses even at the municipal level.
 
"It is believed in our country that good governance is bad politics," Modi said, and lamented that political parties after coming to power, often confine their strategies and government policies only to win elections.