Almost All political parties on the same boatToday in a local Hindi newspaper Amar Ujala, an article is published of Jagdip s Chhokar, ADR Co-founder about stained -leaders who have been facing criminal charges in a court should be banned from contesting elections. According to Mr Jagdip, ADR has been asking the Supreme Court to ban all those leaders who have been declared as accused in any criminal case. Lately, BJP government has submitted their affidavit in Supreme Court in which the government has opposed to any order concerning ban such leaders. According to this article they have been appealing to Supreme Court regarding this matter for almost two decades. When the Congress party was in the centre then supreme court ordered the government to implement this law on stained leaders and asserted that these candidates should not be allowed to contest elections but all parties unanimously agreed on their agenda and passed an ordinance unanimously and sent it to President but President sent it back to the government for review their ordinance, then all parties again passed this resolution unanimously and sent it to President and he signed it.
All the political parties speak against stained-candidates but they give the tickets to such leaders. When they are asked why these criminal background leaders are in parliament and assemblies of States they say that people elect them but the question is why they are given a ticket by these political parties if they are not given a ticket, how they can be elected. In most of the cases, people vote for the party instead of a candidate.
In recent election in Bihar JDU, BJP and RJD gave party tickets to such candidates.