The author has raised a very valid question but he has not addressed vital questions.
One vital question is: why should the party in the Centre or the State still continue in power when its term is coming to an end?
Why not amend the rules in this regard? What will happen, in say for just thirty days,if the Government were to be dissolved and Governor s rule imposed for thirty days before the new Government takes over?
In Tamil Nadu, the late Chief Minister treated the entire machinery as her own private party. She would often go to one of her corrupt properties, near Ooty and her entire Government machinery would fly down to Coimbatore, the nearest city at Government expense.
All this before the election. So, what is the money given to officials when compared to those amounts?
Furthermore, the Government officials do a massive job, risking their lives as pointed out by one of the members.
Whenever there is a State election, the ruling party or the main opposition party at the Center, should bear all expenses of the Prime Minister and his gang or the Opposition parties concerned.
For example, why the hell should we pay for Mr Modi 's expenses, incurred in connection with the recent Karnataka elections?
Is it not ridiculous that we pay for his private work, purely party work? What about the shameless idiot from Tamil Nadu, in the Union Cabinet, who comes down to Tamil Nadu at Government expense, for his private work?
We need to address all such questions. Let us not blame the Government staff. The elections only help ill gotten money to come back to the economy, even it is all black money. So, it benefits the poor, who get back some of the money looted. Such money would never get spent at any other point in time.
So, the discussion should go on to take all fundamental questions into account and discuss such vital questions threadbare.