According to them, the serious challenges remain in front of us today, in implementation of the judgment. While the present government and the members of parliament are willing to concede to legislations and some measures in response to public opinion on entitlements like right to food, right to education etc, they are hell-bent and unwilling to concede anything which will fundamentally change balance of power between the citizens and the government/parliament. The very recent short sighted Ordinance brought by the Government of India, surpassing the democratic parliamentary process, to overturn Supreme Court’s Judgment on disqualification of MP’s convicted for serious crimes, is an example for this.
However, they said the Nation needs even more radical reforms than those ordered by the Supreme Court. Cancellation of elections and holding re-elections, if more that 50% of voters among the polled votes reject all the Candidates, Institute a system of referendums to put in place a minimal kind of direct democracy, funding of elections, expenses of political parties and their sources of funding, instituting fundamental police reforms, making police and civil services accountable, etc need to be addressed more expediently.
NAPM demanded that now the Election Commission must formulate rules for proper implementation of the Judgment and contribute to the larger goal of all the struggling peoples groups, who are fighting for power at grassroots levels for good governance and accountability of their political representatives.
They said that they are confident that the government will recognise the force of peoples demand and mood of the nation, and do not take undemocratic steps to overturn the Judgments of Supreme Court by bringing an Ordinance but take steps for effective implementation of them, which will empower Indian citizens to participate in, and monitor, democratic governance.