I know it's a tough job for the EC but since its an independent body they have to take the initiative to cleanse politics. The apex court has raised the issue of criminalization of politics and asked parliamentarians to frame laws to cleanse the political dispensation. It is astonishing that quite a large number of the contestants in this election, from both the BJP and the Congress, have cases pending against them though they are still not convicted. There are contestants from other political parties too who have cases pending against them. The EC has the data and must take effective measures to control it. The parliamentarians will not act on their own to cleanse the system unless they are forced to. The EC must put constant pressure on the government to make effective laws to debar the accused from contesting elections.
The rule has to be equal for all the contestants and this time the EC was accused of partisan attitude. This has to change and instead of show cause notices and warnings to the contestants if they cross the limit they must be debarred from contesting elections. Whoever may be the candidate, if the speech contains violent or inappropriate behaviour, incites disharmony among people, the candidature should be cancelled. In this way also the system can be cleansed.
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