What is wrong? What should be done?

Criminals in politics

Lead India Campaign of Times of India talks about not voting for criminals. Kapil Sibal says that according to law, till a person is found guilty he cannot be barred from contesting elections. People want political parties to voluntarily avoid giving tickets which is like asking the moon. Mayavati acquits Don Mukhtar Ansari in her court and give him a BSP ticket.

Most of the politicians will not be convicted because of a number of reason. There is a nexus between politicians, cops and criminals. On top of this the courts take years to decide on a case which allows the criminals to keep on contesting elections and winning based on goodagiri.

So do you think Lead India Campaign against criminals in politics will have any effect? I don’t think so.

First, getting criminals out of politics is not in the agenda or manifesto of any major political party. Forget, forget about removing criminals from politics, they are not even talking about doing anything about corruption.

Second, we need to change the law but again we cannot do this without the politicians.

Third, we need to expedite the legal process which also we cannot do.

So what is our choice. Lead India should first encourage honest people to contest elections. Once, we are inside, we can take appropriate action to deal with this subject. I would suggest the following actions:

(a) Set-up special courts for politicians. Cases to be decided within fixed time periods.
(b) These special courts to decide within 6 months if a prima facie case exists. If prima facie case exists, the person should be barred from contesting elections till the case is finnaly decided within a fixed period. To do this, the law will have to be changed and we should do it.
(c) Lead India campaign should ask all the politicians to change the law. Just voting is not going to help us. We need to start demanding specific actions.

Avinash Narula

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Dr.Amrit GaurSeptember 19th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

OUR LEADERS, THE SO CALLED TRUSTEES OF OUR NATION DO NOT WANT IT HAPPEN BECAUSE WITHOUT CRIMINALS THEY CAN NOT THINK TO CONTEST ELECTIONS, THAT IS WHY THEY DO NOT WANT TO CHANGE THIS SYSTEM, OTHERWISE WHEN A GOVERNMENT SERVANT GETS INVOLVED IN SOME CRIME, HE IS KEPT SUSPENDED AND IS NOT ALLOWED TO TOUCH ANY OF HIS OFFICIAL FILE ETC. UNLESS & UNTIL HE IS GIVEN A CLEAN CHIT BY THE COURT & OR INQUIRING AUTHORITY BUT IN THE CASE OF PERSONS, WHO ARE LIKELY TO BECOME THE PART & PARCEL OF THE GOVERNMENT ITSELF THIS VERY YARD- STICK IS NOT APPLICABLE. AFTER ALL WHAT IS THIS HUMBUG & WHAT IS THIS LAW??–dr. amrit gaur
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