India Stands By 2014 Poll Observer Report
The world’s biggest democracy, India, is standing by the Multinational Observer Group (MOG) report on the 2014 General Election which found that it was conducted in a proper and transparent manner.
The comment was made in Suva yesterday by the Indian High Commissioner Vishvas Sapkal and follows comments by some local opposition politicians.
Mr Sapkal was at the signing of the MOG Terms of Reference (TOR) yesterday finalising the agreement for India to participate as a co-leader in this year’s general election alongside Indonesia and Australia.
“India being the largest practising democracy always try to assist countries who are in the process of strengthening democratic rules,” Mr Sapkal said.
He said India was happy to continue as co-leader of the MOG adding that the TOR was discussed by all parties and mutually agreed to. He said India would always stand ready to support the FEO (Fijian Elections Office).
“India, of course, is the largest democracy in the world.