Criminalisatio of Indian Politics

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Politics is the most common phenomenon in the world today. Politics is the concept which provides the manner and the rules to govern a state and country. Its approach is to provide good governance.

The persons who are related to this phenomenon are known as politicians. They are supposed to be the persons with all the qualities needed for the good governance. But the present scenario has completely been changed. Now the people who are in the politics appear to be the criminals.

They have a number of criminal cases under trial against themselves. Still they rule the state and the country. They are being elected as public representatives for Assembly and Parliament. Whether they win or snatch victory in elections no one can say. It
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Persons belonging to criminal background are becoming our representatives.

A new trend of giving tickets to the confirmed criminals and history sheeters or even to the persons behind the bars has grown very rapidly more than that the situation appears to be more alarming when we find such persons being elected for the State Assembly or Parliament. Elections are won not by right but by might. It seems that we are living in a 'jungle raj' where there is no law.

Though democracy implies 'rule of law' and the holding of free election to ascertain the will of the people but it has been much vitiated. The criminalisation of Indian politics and consequent cult of gun has created great threat to the life of the common people. The great leaders of all political parties and intellectuals deliver eloquent speeches expressing their abhorrence at the infiltration of criminals into the electoral area.

Stress is laid on eliminating the use of muscle power in the electoral process. Yet, the majority of the parties remain satisfied with expressing such pious sentiments. No one is seriously concerned to check this process of criminalisation. The House of State Assemblies and Parliament always witness with the abuses and quarrels among its members.

This criminalisation has moved all the ideals of democracy. No one can say what will be the end of this alarming situation. It

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