Looking at the pathetic records on criminalization of politics, election tickets given to people with criminal records of the serious nature of which Bihar and Delhi are classic examples, why BJP is not seriously initiating the debate in the civil society?
We know, this has become a fake positioning by all political parties to say, yes, Electoral reforms must take place but hardly any talk is hear on this serious lacuna in the electoral system which is allowing all elements to enter into politics under the claim that our Democracy and constitution allows anyone and everyone to participate?
Though that may be true but it certainly does not speak well for the second largest democracy on the world to have corrupt and criminals as law makers?
Why are we not and the Election commission not taking up this burning issue in the minds of ordinary people who are part of the Electoral Democracy who want to be "Empowered" in the real sense. Today electorate is not empowered in the true spirit of electoral Democracy.
The electorate strongly feels that only and only qualified, good characters, who have proven track records in doing social work for the welfare of the society for min of 5 to 10 years should qualify for the electoral representation.
The electorate rightly thinks, all candidates should be verified by intelligence agencies for their clean characters. for their past backgrounds and criminal records.
The electorate rightly thinks, that, my one vote elects my Representative as the law maker, but why don't I have the right to call him back, if I am not happy with his performance, if he is useless, corrupt and not performing??
And finally the electorate is intelligent to think, why our political system is allowing politicians the life time space to get all their family into politics years after years and build their personal empires?
Why dont politicians have cap on terms ? After two terms, they can not stand for any elections?
Karuna Nidhi family, Sharad Pawar family, Gandhi family, Mulayum Singh family, are classic examples who have established their kingdoms in Indian political system and they are today seen making tons of money from their political offices while in power for their generations after generations. They are today millionaires and billionaires parking their ill-gotten money earned from commissions they manage to get through government contracts.
These are known facts to every citizen of this country and every citizen thinks the corruption in governance is only because the political class across the parties do not want Electoral reforms because their political existence will be threatened.
We the people have high hopes from PM Modi who is honest in his approach and political vision. We want he starts Debates all over the country between civil societies, thinkers, intellectuals on changing this corrupt electoral system and introduce Reformed electoral system which can plug all loop holes to stop wrong candidates entering into politics and going to parliament as law makers.
Will you start this debate at the earliest ?? That will prove honest intentions of the government in power. more