Corruption Is Not A New Phenomenon

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Executive Summary: Corruption is not a new phenomenon in India. It has been prevalent in society since ancient times. It is well known that large numbers of politicians, not only in India, but almost in all countries are corrupt. India is a democratic country and in a democracy all political parties need money. Most of the corruption in politics is done during the time of election. Candidates and other politicians spend money so much beyond limit specified by election commission. In India votes are purchased, booths capturing by corrupt politicians to remain in power. Today in reality the crisis that our society is facing is the crisis of values, morals and ethics. Many Indian politicians file their nominations simply for obtaining quotas for diesel, petrol and paper, etc. which they sell at higher price.

INTRODUCTION: Corruption is spiritual or moral impurity or deviation from ideal. Corruption may include many activities including bribery and embezzlement. Political corruption occur when a politician act in an official capacity for personal gain. In India there are many cases of bribery in politics. Big industries give huge amount of money to political parties to pass their tenders or give them license to business in restricted area of country.

Corruption in Uttar Pradesh: As stated in The Economist (12 March 2011, p. 398) Indians’ anger over rising corruption has reached feverish level. In Uttar Pradesh which is one of the poorest state in India many schemes were…
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