Indian Corruption

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Corruption in Indian Elections

In the days leading to the 2008 Assembly election in Karnataka, slum-dwellers in Bangalore were startled to see small bundles flying in through their windows at night. The rolls of currency, covered with polling slips, marked a new low in political corruption in India. Distributing cash to voters began around 2005, according to some accounts, starting with municipal elections in parts of the country, but by 2009, it became brazen in several Lok Sabha constituencies, particularly in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

T.M.Selvaganapathy, is a former Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MP,who was disqualified after being convicted in a scam that dates back to 1995 when he was Rural Development Minister in the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra kazhagam government.

Indian Elections Corruption
In Tamil Nadu, an established model of bribing voters has been established in which whoever pays more will win according to him. The remedy is that the Election Commission needs to take over the enforcement of the model code by its own staff rather than leave it to the district administration.

In the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha bribery case, the former Prime Minister P.V.Narasimha Rao was accused of bribing MPs for winning a parliamentary vote. In several States, the chief ministers sent suitcases to MLA's regularly to keep them happy. Alongside the march of corruption, several counterbalancing forces are taking shape in the Indian Election Scenario. Judicial and civil society activism and assertive roles of institutions such as the Election Commission and the Comptroller and Auditor-General have flagged corruption as a matter of serious public concern. New legislation such as the Right to Information Act would help enable the fight against corruption in the Indian Election setup.

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