Why does the Election Commission have so much power? Is this power good for democracy?
The Election Commission in India have so much power to perform its functions in a proper manner and efficiently conduct free and fair elections.
Yes, Election Commission having so much power is good for a democracy because only a powerful and independent Election Commission can ensure free and fair elections by preventing malpractices and unfair means in the elections. Election Commission takes decision on every aspect of conduct and control of elections from the announcement of elections to the declaration of results.