-Introducing electoral reforms to reduce
the influence of money and muscle power
Vivek Kumar Ranjan
Tushar Kumar Chandra
This is the major challenge hindering the nation’s
growth, which is generally overlooked at most
Just as the termite hollows the wood without much
being noticed, same as with our current election
It is apple of discord which directly or allusively is
the root of all evils
Politics more or less is hierarchal in context.
Always look for self betterment even at the nation’s
One who sees money and power can never refrain
themselves from this glamour.
People think it a waste of time to go for voting.
One who has money and muscle power continues to win
elections; whereas the deserving ones always get setback.
From grass root level to higher public representatives all are
corrupt; no one to listen to or act upon genuine issues.
Introducing electoral reforms to reduce the influence of money and
muscle power in politics
Scope of the problem
Causes of the problem
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Comparison of votes
Lack of mass participation in election
People are oblivion about elections
Laid back attitude of “man of streets” towards election
Lack of quality and efficacious contestants
with influence of money and muscle power, the inept contenders achieve victory.
Power lies in the hands of barefaced fellows.
Trafficking of ministers during elections
When people find that they can vote themselves money, that will
herald the end of republic.
Men in power arrogates the undue vantage of their stature.
Voting on the basis of 4 C’s i.e caste, colour, creed and community
People are prejudiced to vote a contender of their clan.
Deserving candidates disparaged and demeaned by people of different caste,
Extravaganza of political parties during campaigning to seek more votes
alluring people to vote by offering cash and kinds.
flooding pawns with money to intimidate the commonalty for voting in their
MAJOR GRIEVANCES CONFRONTED BY OUR HITHERTO POLITICAL SYSTEM
Any unauthorized arsenals in the constituency will be
found and annihilated, this action will be given top
priority as the abatement of muscle power will depend a
lot on the success of this action.
A wing of this surveillance body will make sure that no
gathering of armed mercenaries are taking place in a
certain radius of the polling booths, it can take help of
the local police and local people to implement this and
gather information respectively.
Extravagant & Unaccounted laundering of money by political parties
”When one with honeyed words but evil mind persuades the mob, great woes befall the state” --Euripides, Orestes
• This will reduce fake voting which is an offshoot of the use of muscle
power in Electoral process..
• Politically affiliated goons would not be encouraged to daunt
commoners not to cast their votes, thus reducing muscle power.
• In the EVM(Electronic Voting Machine) another feature will be added
that matches finger prints as an identity check of the voters. This should
not be very difficult due to the advent of the fast spreading Aadhar card.
• To save production cost the project will be made a compulsory final year
project in all IITs and NITs.
Indian Politics : A market of ministers and votes!!!
-If one learns to vote his hunger, that will herald the end of the nation!
A secret surveillance body must be created which can monitor the actions of ministers pre and post
elections – this will stop the “trading” ministers and the votes of the Bourgeoisie
It will look at the legitimacy of large business
houses and political sympathizers who claim to
help parties both financially and morally.
This functionality will be analogous to that of
the revenue services but it will be functional only
at times of elections this will reduce the
unaccounted money laundering by political parties
in the name of donations.
A part of the surveillance body will look into the
matter that during campaigning the contestants don’t
get a chance to influence the people by cash and
That can be done by changing the mode of
campaigning to video campaigning and debate based
Each Contestant is given a chance to make a video of their agenda, future work plan and past achievements
i.e. their campaigning video
The EC will be responsible for spreading this video to each and every corner of the constituency as a part of
The EC will show this video through electronic media and in cases of the remotest of regions it can show the
video just like a “play” by gathering the population of these villages as a part of an educational and
The EC will bring all the contestants for a definite post on a single podium to put forward their agendas and
campaigning speech in front of the masses. This debate will also be recorded to be used in the Video Campaigning
as discussed ad nauseam above.
During the speaking time of one contestant no one would be allowed to interfere, so as to avoid a pandemonium
which is ubiquitous in the present Indian political scenario.
This will be effective, concise and also reduce contact with the mass, this in turn reduces the chances of
influencing the mass by money, on top this will eradicate the unaccounted expenditure of money to gather the mass
from areas far away from the place of rally.
Debate based campaigning
Industrialist Ministers mercenaries
Industrialist Ministers Mercenaries
In Canada, the candidates are required to have
academic, vocational, or technical studies and training
acknowledged through a credential or other official
documentation form, or accepted by a Canadian
In Kenya, section 22 of the Election Act requires that the
aspirant must have a degree from a recognized university
In India, by far no minimum educational qualification has been kept mandatory for candidates
contesting elections resulting in the emergence of an incompetent leader.
Men of ill repute rising to great heights using unfair means
“He who stands for nothing will fall for anything”
The above qualification test will discard those candidates
whose sole motive is to win the elections by hook or by crook
by any means like money or threatening people.
Degree from a
A test will be held to check the regional geographic, economic,
social and financial knowledge of the candidates in their
The candidates willing to contest elections must have at least
high school, intermediate degree in any field from a
recognized university of India.
Today common people find no benefit in the present governing system which is giving
them no reason to cast their valuable vote to nothingness and those who feel like
obeying their fundamental duties are burdened under the pressure of the pawns
muscle power hence decreasing the voter’s turnout in every election.
Taxes will be increased for those people who
didn’t cast their votes -
+1% increment of tax on the general tax
imposed on them by central government’s
They can’t avail any subsidies given by the
government including basic amenities like
Example-they will be devoid of currently
passed “food security bill”.
To fill these short comings “a bill”
should be passed to make voting
It will maintain a data of the people
who didn’t vote and as a punishment
In case of any reasonable emergency their issues
will be considered by evaluating its originality by
the concerned institution.
Unwillingness of people towards voting
“Inept officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote”
Casteism-the most onerous and grave concerns which must be obliterated to ensure
a fair elections without any chauvinism.
The conclave of people belonging to particular 4Cs at a sacred place ought to be sternly prohibited
By repudiating any parties who seek for a permission to gather meeting of people belonging to a particular sect at
any holy places.
Rather they should be granted to assemble at a place having no tinge of sacredness so that the vehement appealing of
contestants to the voters on the basis of “4C’s” has negligible impact on commonalities.
The contesting persona boasting about the "yeoman services" of their ancestors belonging to the
same ethnic group, shouldn't be entertained.
Any party indulging itself in such mal-practices should be disqualified from contesting elections.
In lieu of blathering about the past, they should rather contemplate on the imminent events which their party
undertakes ,if they have the dominion(supreme power)
Devil of casteism, vanishes the growth of minds from thinking, judging and appreciating.
MEASURES TO TABOO CASTEISM:
refraining contenders who lag the virtues of changing the perfunctory system with altruistic
attitudes ,distinguished work style and smart maneuver to mitigate the impact of casteism
Perfidious political parties winning by exhuming concerns of casteism and had been in power in past but didn’t
bring reforms or welfare in the lives of common people shouldn’t be allowed to contest elections.
Insolent and delinquent politicians who already have a criminal record and are willing to perpetrate crimes should be
strictly restricted from contesting elections.
!!!!!SCANT DEEDS MORE
Mass participation increases
Quality of contestants improves
Money and muscle power
Voting Checks on money
expenditure of political
of local police
Reduces the buying of votes
Eradicates the buying of politicians
Change in mode
voting on the basis of 4 C’s
reduces fake voting
The Final Precise Simulated Model