Suggest some reforms to strengthen parties so that they perform their functions well

Some suggestions to reform political parties are
(i) Anti-Defection Law prevents elected MLAs and MPs from changing parties. At the same time, this law has made any dissent even more difficult.
(ii) It is mandatory for every candidate to give details of his property and criminal cases pending against him.
(iii) Political parties should maintain a register of its members and have periodic elections for its office bearers.
(iv) Political parties should have one-third seats reserved for women.
(v) The government should give parties money to support their election expenses.
(vi) People should put pressure on political parties through petitions, publicity and agitations.