Who will educate Indian voters?India became independent 70 years ago. India became a democratic republic more than 67 years ago. Even after such a long period, Indian voters vote considering religion and caste of the candidates. Indian voters vote for the political parties which distribute blankets, rice, cigarettes and country liquor on the eve of elections. Voters vote in favour of those candidates who arrange to take them to poling booths in cycle vans or in auto rickshaws. Indian voters don't bother to check the educational qualifications and criminal antecedents of the candidates, election manifesto of political parties. Many parties don't even release their manifesto before the elections.
There is an urgent need to educate Indian voters. But who will start this all-important job? Is it the duty of the Election Commission or of the Government?