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Jul 12, 2013

Political Reforms Begin in India

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday has given a landmark verdict that politicians can’t fight elections from jail. That said the era of convicted political ends in India and the nation has been heading towards the much awaited political reforms.

The verdict by the apex court would boost the confidence among the people that some good changes in Indian politics are on cards. Considering the next general election of 2014 many politicians would be unfit to fight election.

The election commission of India will act accordingly to stop the convicted political leaders from contesting elections. The Supreme Court cleared that disqualification would not be applicable to a person subjected to preventive detention under any law.

According to media reports, in 2009, number of MPs with criminal charges has risen to 162 from 128 in 2004. However, MPs charged with rape, murder, kidnapping and extortion dipped to 274 in 2009 from 296 in 2004.

There is need to clean Indian politics from criminals contesting elections and being elected to Parliament and Assemblies. And the verdict would be a great tool in the hand of the election commission to disqualify the tainted politicians.

India needs political reforms to safeguard the biggest democracy in the world, the real meaning of the democracy – of the people, for the people and by the people.

Somewhere, the true meaning of democracy has been tampered due to the criminal politicians using money and muscle power while contesting elections.


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