“India should go for direct electoral system at the state level and empower the state governments because actual governance happens in states. The states should be given the freedom to rule, chance to explore and opportunity to develop, depending on the genius of each state,” said Dr Jayaprakash Narayan in his keynote address at the CPPR 15th Quarterly Lecture on ‘Governance and Politics – Need for a New Paradigm’ held in Kochi on November 22, 2017