Criminals to be barred from politics

Criminals commit crime. Convicted criminals I mean. For some unknown reason, India still allowed rapists, murderers and drug peddlers to run for elections, get elected and become chief ministers of states and do what they do best - rape, murder, peddle drugs. Only difference, they did it with police protection.

Now the Supreme Court has played spoilsport. They have come out with a damning judgement that sends almost a third of India's elected representatives out of office. A pretty common sensical judgement one would assume. But the Government and especially the ruling party has seriously objected to the ruling and plans to take it up legally. The point they have is simple. If Dirlewanger could help the Nazis supress the Warsaw Uprising, why should criminals be left out of the election arena. In fact if possible committing a crime should be made a pre-requisite for being an elected representative.

No doubt, people say, "India is a funny country!".
'RSS' probably had a hand in all this - said a senior leader of the ruling party.
Now you would expect all political parties to say that this is a good move and all. But the ruling party is not convinced. They wish to go through the report and then decide. They will decide then that murderers and rapists should be allowed to stand election or not!

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