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Criminalisatio of Indian Politics

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Submitted By sarathbio
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Politics is the most common phenomenon in the world today. Politics is the concept which provides the manner and the rules to govern a state and country. Its approach is to provide good governance.

The persons who are related to this phenomenon are known as politicians. They are supposed to be the persons with all the qualities needed for the good governance. But the present scenario has completely been changed. Now the people who are in the politics appear to be the criminals.

They have a number of criminal cases under trial against themselves. Still they rule the state and the country. They are being elected as public representatives for Assembly and Parliament. Whether they win or snatch victory in elections no one can say. It seems that politics has become synonym for crime.

Criminalisation is a term which comes of the word 'crime' which appears to be very unpleasant and devouring politics in the name which is given to the art of governance. While on one hand crime is an unlawful act of handling anything, politics is the legal way which takes or deals anything socially.

Thus, these two terms are quite contrary to each other but in the present scenario they appear to be synonymous to each other particularly in India.

Criminalisation of politics means moulding politics in a criminal shape. This trend has been growing fast since a few decades in our country. .Our Constitution provides that the representatives elected by the citizens of our country will govern it.

The representatives should be idle and they should have the qualities of a social servant. They must think and work for the welfare of the people at large in the interest of the nation. Our constitution ensures a Socialist, Secular State and equality, fraternity among its citizens. Our country has a democratic set-up which is by the people, for the people and of the people.

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