I never heard any news about EC asking for an explanation from any candidate about the expenses and sources of income. If EC really starts taking serious action on this front we will definitely see a different election pattern and trend.
A lot of black money is floating in these elections. I heard in some places for Village Surpunch elections the voters were paid Rs.7000/- per vote. We can imagine how much money he has spent. Of course, this will not be shown in the expenditure submitted to EC.
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
I don't think situation will improve in our country and perhaps we don't want to see it changed. If we go in deep, some other aspects of corruption which might exist but are still hidden from us, will be exposed.
T.N.Seshan was a strict election commissioner who brought several changes in elections commission. He was very bold in taking decisions.
Be indian and buy Indian.
Some sensible alternatives like one simultaneous election for the parliament, states and local bodies is one suggestion for reducing the multiplicity of election expenses . Personally, I support the same. Another one is not allowing an elected member resign from that post to avoid by election. The states may be uniformly made unicameral. The pension eligibility terms of elected members like MLAs, MPs, ward members etc. be reviewed and made at par or near to that of govt employees. Wherever possible there should be pruning of political appointments.
The question is who will bell the cat?!