SSB GD topic - Criminalization in politics
a) Public Awareness
b) Strict Rules or Regulations
c) Party should ban tickets to candidates having a criminal background
India is the largest democracy of the world and our public is politically aware of its rights. Election time always generates hectic activity in the society initiated by the political leaders to businessmen to film stars all trying to win votes. As G.B Shaw had said " Democracy is a social order aiming at the greatest available welfare for the population and not for a class". But it is also said that Politics is the last refuge of Scoundrels.
India is the largest, working democracy in the world, which in its constitution has incorporated from every best constitution, of the world. The thing, which goes against India, is Population, Illiteracy and Poverty, which is being easily, exploited by the mafia as they find safe refuge. So Election Commission has to play an important role. The general public should be very well aware of the Candidate's past record, his and the party's agenda. People should have good knowledge about how to use the ballot paper and should be aware of the symbols of all political parties. The election commission should make adequate steps to make authenticated Voter's I-Card and put the names of eligible people in the Voter's list. They should ensure that all members of the family must give their valuable votes.
Seniors must ensure the names of all members who have attained 18 years of age in the electron polls. In rural areas where the electronic machine is not accessible to the villagers, it must be ensured that whosoever gives their vote. The blue erasable mark should be properly be put on their finger. They should also explain the people how to fold the ballet paper and to put it properly in the Ballet Box, so that the ballet paper is not crushed. The Ballot Paper, Electron Roll should be properly scrutinized. Voter Card should be issued to stop bogus voting. Clear demonstration of voting machines should be held in every nook and comer to the country. Voting Rights to the candidates has to be explained to them. The Agenda of the party has to be aired on TV and Radio so that the people are aware of the developmental action to be undertaken.
Strict Rules & Regulation
Strict Vigilance of the election should be there. Commission should be set up. Presidential Rule should be involved when they are going disarray. Political parties should be stopped from dictating terms and interference. Election Commission should have trained staff, and from time to time should train the new staff also for smooth conduct of elections. Along with effective training Security of these officials has to be undertaken so that they don't get insecurity feeling. Bills should be passed for funds and donations of political parties. So they, the mafia can't pressurize the parties for their cheap politics. Results declaration has to be made electronically speedy. Supporters should be kept out of voting area, so that they cannot influence the results. The head of the political party should lay certain strict guidelines especially for the elections so that they may keep an eye on how the funds are sanctioned and in what ways the money is used.
Ban on the tickets
Election Commission has to make it a point that people having a criminal background or people against whom there are court cases should be debarred from filling nomination papers for tickets. Tickets have to be given to only those candidates who possess a good character with clean and good educational background. Young People should also be given a chance to show their potential that can act as "Fresh Blood" in the veins of Indian Politics. (For eg Omar Abdullah and Jyotiraditiya Scindia). The aim of the political party should be to provide good clean government to the Country/State and not to 'come to power only to serve their own personal interests.
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