In today's world the rate of crime is increasing day by day. No matter in
which form crime takes place but it affects whole of the society. The crime is
done by one person but suffer all the peoples. Now I tell you about
criminalization of politics in India.
At first, we often come to the words of criminalization of politics. The term of
the words is well known to educated people and newspaper readers. When political
or political powers is used by self interest seeking person for their personal
gains or many more advantages such as higher position in higher state
administration which is normally not possible. So, basically criminalization of
politics means to use politics and political power for wrongful gain which is
The word crime used in politics in special sense. For example, an officer wants
to go in higher post but this is not his due he uses politics or political power
to succeed. And he will succeed. But this will not stop there. The person who
helped him to go for higher post, then that political member uses that person
for his own advantage. And they will help each other. This is the policy give
and take and this can be happen behind the curtains.
To get undue favour through
the use of political power is crime. The term crime means an action which
constitute a serious offence of an individual or the state and punishable by
law. And gaining something by the use of political power is a crime and is
punishable by law. The politics and political crime is not new. Even in the
ancient times the political crime will take place because the person wants to go
for higher gains or for higher post.
Causes of Criminalization of Politics:
The most important cause of criminalization of politics is the unholy nexus
between the politicians and bureaucracy. This undesirable and dangerous
relationship between bureaucracy and political leaders opened the doors of
criminalization of politics. Caste and religion both are responsible for the
criminalization of politics. In bureaucracy there are certain procedure and
rules for the promotion. But caste and religion both interfere in this process.
In many states less qualified civil servants gets promotion. The quota system is
also fully responsible for this. And it is also found that a minister of
particular caste or religion will distribute favour to the members of his own
caste and religion. It is found in many states of India.
The system of party government is also responsible for the criminalization of
politics. On the eve of general election the leaders of the part gives promises
to the electorate. But when the political party comes to power then they will do
nothing for the members who makes the political party wins, the funds which is
given by the government for the public welfare and complete their need and wants
but political party use that funds or money for their own purpose and this is
also comes in criminalization of politics.
Reasons of the Criminalization:
1. Vote Bank
The political parties and individual have astronomical expenditure for
vote buying and other illegitimate purposes through which these people's are so
called goondas. A politician's link with then constituency provides the
congenial climate to political crime.
Corruption is also plays very important role in criminalization of
politics. Every political member corrupted. He can do anything with their
3. Lack of governance
In India the distinctive thing is left politics is deep chasm between saying
and doing. This happens at two levels. By the lack of governance their should be
no proper agenda and not follow proper functions because of the lack of
Corruption and criminalization of politics is hitting at the roots of democracy.
Therefore, Parliament take steps urgently to curb this menace. Candidates and
political parties must give wide publicity to criminal cases pending against him
or her, in the local media, both print and electronic, after he or she files
nomination to contest elections.
How To Stop Criminalization of Politics In India:
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