In the last days of Parliament’s 2016 monsoon session, Shashi Tharoor submitted in Lok Sabha a bill to reform India’s city governments along the lines of the presidential system. The bill seeks to elect mayors directly, bar them from voting on legislation, and gives them the power of veto. Media has shown keen interest in Tharoor’s bill. Here are some examples…

Why We Need To Pay Attention To Tharoor’s Push for Presidential-Type City Governments

The Case for Directly Elected Leaders

थरूर का लोक सभा में पालिका सशक्तिकरण बिल

India Needs Autonomous Municipal Bodies: Tharoor

Tharoor’s Bill is Good Start

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Organizations in Support of Tharoor’s Bill…

fab ‘Free A Billion’, a Mumbai based movement to reform city governments.
janaagraha ‘Janaagraha’, a Bengaluru group aimed at improving quality of life in urban India
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‘Forum for Presidential Democracy’, a political party committed to bringing presidential form of government to India

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‘Sainik Samaj Party’, a political party committed to bringing presidential form of government to India
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