The promise of a crime-free society figures prominently in the election promises of the parties contesting elections in the country.
Apart from this, the reality of the honorable people raising eyebrows when any criminal incident takes place in a state and immediately calling that state a jungle state is telling something else.
It is not hidden from anyone that the nexus of power and crime has been going on for a long time. Whether it is ruling or opposition, criminal nexus of leaders from both sides is often seen.
It would not be wrong to say here that crime is the first step on the path to becoming a leader. This is confirmed by the recent report of electoral rights body ADR (Association for Democratic Reforms).
According to the report, about 40 percent of the sitting MPs have criminal cases registered against them.
At the same time, 25 percent of these cases are related to such serious crimes which include cases like murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women.
It is noteworthy that there are 763 sitting MPs in the country, out of which 306 have criminal cases registered against them.
Out of these, 194 MPs have serious criminal cases registered against them. It includes MPs from the opposition and all parties. From this, it can be understood that while sitting in the Parliament, MPs from both sides are seen putting each other in the dock through phrases like anarchy and establishment of jungle raj, but in the true sense they are all the same.
The plate appears to be empty. This also makes it clear that the rules and regulations of the country are only for the common people, whereas for those ‘honorable’ people all those laws are toys.
How many problems does a common man have to face to get admission in a school or college just because of minor legal violations.
At the same time, the command of the country is in the hands of such ‘honorable people’ who have serious cases registered against them including many criminal cases.
In such a situation, how can we expect a bright future for the country from these ‘honorable people’?
However, the public itself is to blame for the presence of such MPs in Parliament. There should be no hesitation in saying that most of the people are more inclined towards their own caste, community and religion.
This attitude can be seen at its peak in elections, which leaders take advantage of to serve their own interests. Therefore, the public should rise above caste and religion and elect their representatives in the interest of the country, only then its own progress and that of the country will be ensured.
Also, there should be such a law in the country in which no person with any criminal case should be allowed to contest elections.
Only then will we be able to imagine clean politics and progress of the country.