One of the reasons for the current Dry ATM crisis is said to be the doubled amount of withdrawals over a 10 day period. Some link this to the money taken indirectly to finally spend during the elections to buy the votes.
Even if one wants to be honest in politics, he/she will be trampled down or forced to be party to the corruption and wrongdoings by others around them. Either go with the flow or get terminated. There are upright officials who have numerous transfers in the careers due to corrupt politicians. It is more down to the greed, obsession with money, power, making it a family venture and an attitude to take for granted the Indian public because the politicians have nothing much to lose.
Like, I mentioned in my earlier thread, the people finally end up carrying the burden of dishonest politicians and corrupt officials. I felt happy when I watched a forwarded video clip of the Mr.Duterte, President of Philippines overseeing destruction of smuggled popular cars in the fight against corruption.
We need to bring back the culture of acceptable honesty in politics and governmental organizations. This by itself improve the country in many ways.