The debate over the right to recall yet to fructify but it never fade away from the debates. The concept of the Right to recall traced back to the Ancient theories of the states and Governance. The Buddhist theory of the state is based on the “Artificial state” while the Vedic theory of the state is based on the “Organic state”. Though both are totally contrary to nature both advocate the removal of the rural where ruler failed to deliver the efficient governance.
What happened to the Panchkula on 25th of the August was the disaster but what happened after the street violence was the height of the Shamelessness. Officer of the Haryana government and also CM himself tried to justify their actions of remaining in inaction. It was the insult to the mandate of the people of the Haryana. It was the betrayal of the people.
Now the key question is that what recourse available in the hand of the people to assert their opinion? The Only available way is to wait for the next two year for the State assembly election and Exercise their franchise right to teach the lesson to a government. But, when we cannot wait for the 31 minutes for the delivery of the pizza, how can we suppose to wait for the next 2 years to assert our opinion?
The answer lies in the Right to Recall. Right to recall provides an opportunity to the citizen to call back their representative from the legislature when citizen feel that Elected representative failed to fulfil his/her job. If there was such right to the citizen of Haryana on 25th of august and citizen press for the right to recall, It might bring back the more than 10-15 MLAs where the violence spread. This will put the Government in the minority which led to the fall of the Khaattar Government.
The Critic to the Right to recall believed that such right will lead to the instability of the government. But these critics undermined the Deterrence power of the Right to recall. A politician loves power more than anything else. If there was fear of such Recall, It forced the Khattar government to take strict preventative steps against the goons and violence might be avoided.
The second key argument against the Right to recall is that we have not such machinery to implement such right. This undermines the administrative capabilities of ours. In the 1950s, when we hold the world’s largest free and fair election with just some 20 person staff of the election commission, what stop us today to implement the right to recall? The Only lacks is the political will to endow such right to the citizen.
The third Argument against the Right to recall is that Financial Crunch. Critic argued that People of India cannot afford such costly practice of referendum. But I think Most of People of India favored the right to recall over the public benches that get constructed through the MPLAD fund. The government of the Day can fund the Right to Recall Form the Money of the MPLAD fund.
Now, it’s considered as the utopian Idea without giving the outline to implement such right. Right to Recall is basically the Right of the citizen but in Large Democracy like India, it will be much hard to implement in that spirit. It required minor Modification.
So, there shall be a three member of the committee- Chief Minister, Chief Justice, and Leader of the largest party. Either of the members of the committee can give a call for the meeting anytime. If the committee feels that there shall be a Right to recall by the majority (2 votes in favour) then they can direct the election commission to hold the Right to Recall. This is, In fact, the extended version of the No confidence motion. That’s all!