A simple fact is that there are criminals in both the national parties,including those in smaller parties.Which means,irrespective of party,there are criminals in Parliament.
This subject has been a matter of of concern,debate and discussions but without any solution.Unfortunately,each party has almost the same argument in support of their criminal candidate,which almost reads like a text book answer....innocent till guilty.
The people who are tainted and suspects of criminal activities are the ones who sit in the Parliament to make the laws which are complicated enough to ensure they are not booked. By the time the case moves from as an enquiry to lower court and then up to the SC, it could take 15-20 yrs
So,what do we do ?
Live with criminals?
Accept them as our leaders?
Allow them to continue with their anti-national and criminal activities just because the laws in force are such?
There seem to be only two ways out of this mess
1.....Voters should not vote for the tainted lot.It is only a small part of the solution.Majority of them are poor and uneducated.Even a catchy ,emotional slogan is a reasonable ground for them to vote for the wrong candidate.However,the educated lot, the opinion makers and those who light candles periodically at Wagha Border,Gateway of India, India Gate should light permanent candles till this problem is solved.
2.....Both the national parties have a greater responsibility towards the voters and the nation .Both of them seem to be looking at only 140-150 seats each in the Parliament by itself is the proof that something is wrong.
In this context ,I have a question to both the national parties ;
Can’t you find 543 each clean,spotless,reasonably educated,people as your candidates ?It is not difficult to find such worthy,young men/women who are not tainted .It means finding 1086 people from amongst 100 crore people. Is it very difficult?They may argue that in such case smaller regional parties will score over them.That is where I think we all may disagree with BJP and Congress.I feel,once such a step is taken, it will help both the parties and of course it help democracy and the nation as a whole. This process should be followed for all elections from Panchayat to the Parliament.
Parties seem to be not aware of the ground realities.Electorate is disgusted and fed-up with going ones in the parties for the bargaining during Post poll alliance.
We have a lot of expectations from you ,both the parties
Do not let us down.
let usCHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW
author.....B K Chowla