Cleaning Election Process for Fighting Corruption

Now that election is in progress in some states, we can rethink of cleaning this process to fight corruption. Political leaders seek our vote once every five years and when the election is over and some of them are elected as rulers or opposition in Assembly/Parliament, they forget their poll promises and use their privileges for making personal profits or preventing enactment of laws that can hurt them. Election Commission has a major role to play in this effort.
The following glaring cracks in our election system have been pointed out by one lawyer in a social media:
1. A neta can contest elections from two seats but a citizen cannot vote from two places.
2. A neta can fight election from jail but a citizen in jail cannot vote.
3. One cannot get into govt service if s/he is in jail once but a neta with jail record can become PM or President or ministers.
4. One needs a min educational qualification or skill for entering a service but one without education can become education minister, one without any knowledge on finance can become finance minister, one with criminal record can become a home minister.
5. Political parties are at liberty not to disclose source of income or donation and not to file returns with Income Tax Dept. Ordinary citizen cannot.
We have made a mockery of democracy by making no restriction in entering the governance process for illiterates and criminals. The fate is what we all experience today. Mr. T N Seshan was the first person to show what Election Commission can do by playing within the rules. It is high time that EC plays the role in first round of screening before one can seek public mandate in an election. more  

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The present systems needs to be revamped and rules are to be changed as per present generation requirement. more  
It obvious that there is expectation for some amendments in the Constitution to check the problem. The more the amendments the more the corruption for there shall be always loopholes to escape as there has provision in the trouser. No doubt ours is the largest democracy in the world. But un fortunately, unlike the principle and as prevalent in other democracies illiteracy and hunger which are prominently present in ours make the voter unable to judge the merit of the candidate or foresee his/her conduct after wining the election. For an illiterate or hungry, food is the primary need and the elected representatives ignore their plight so that the poor voter continues to remain trapped till the next election to again demonize the Neta as " Hazoor Mai-baap " and the silsila goes on. the other important provision , the commitment of Justice system based on the principle " Let hundred culprits go scot free but an innocent should not be punished." It is a hurrendus exercise to explain and analyse the same that has chain reactions of wide ramifications in the society. The more discussed, the less understood. However, to wind up quickly, in the last seven decades corruption is in our blood. the enormity could be imagined from the fact that if the entire blood is drained out of the bogy one may survive for few some time but if corruption is removed the society can not run. so, now a days no body talks about " corruption " and if one dares then he is a stranger i,e; " Lankamein Hari Naam ". more  
The issues raised are very relevant and we must find better working solutions. this requires long term commitments and a very hard work by organising and transforming a public which is largely divided on basis of castes, creed, religions,..etc. We must work simultaneusly to educate larger masses to rise and think of only a common developmental agenda for the country free of corruption, and moving towards sarvajan hitaay....We neeed to start this at every level begining from self and family and integrating the localities..communities,states and the country to achieve our goals .. more  
Recently in Mumbai's leading new paper daily carried a message"" TN politicians will spend more than Rs.9000 cores for getting voted in the election. Tell me? in what way your initiate carry weight age? . CVC, SC and all other subprime judiciary in India are well aware of high corruption. Few suggestions a) Make casting votes mandatory b) Let government formulate a system, that, those who not cast their vote, they may loose gas subsidy? or other government benefit, which is essential for common man. c) Let Government implement a system that after franchising vote, a voter may be given receipt or an acknowledgement, which should be produced to Ration shop for drawing their ration or to Gas vendor for refiling and availing subsidy. Who will undertake this? Our politicians? or whom? more  
I do not know - our Election process is at fault, or the NETAS - how can manipulate and win election are more cleaver. Even if they get only 5% of registered voters' vote but get the highest number of votes. They claim - they have mandate for 100 % of population and now have certificate to do whatever they want. They are KING - this is the kind of people we are getting through our election process. We must try some thing new. more  
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