Rajat Gupta , Pawan Sharma , Harshit Garg ,
Prateek ,Gaurav Sharma
• 30% of our parliamentarians have criminal
charges against them.
• Congress has slightly strike rate as of its 72cr.
• With corporates have given money to the party.
• SP, a candidate with a clean record has an 18%
chance of winning, his chances go up to 31% if he
has a criminal record. In the BJP, the chances of
being elected with a clean record is 28%, while
with a criminal record, chances go up to 40%.
• A politician spend rupees 1cr. to 3cr. On an
average taking the total to between 12000cr. To
36000cr. In one cycle of assembly election.
• Bsp has declared around earnings of 200cr.
Rupees ,not a single rupee has come in by
• Same phenomenon its repeated as the BJP of its
• Rupees contribution,50% of it RS.35 cr. Came
from cheques looking at their list of donors
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General electrics , Videocon, Ambuja ,many
MUSCLE POWER AND MONEY –PART AND
PARCEL OF INDIAN POLITICS
FACTS ABOUT MONEY AND MUSCLE
POWER IN POLITICS
• Criminal Cases registered against the MPs and MLAs of various
--- 75% of Shiv Sena candidates
---46% of RJD candidates
---44% of Janata Dal (United)
---31% and 22% of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress.
--- The 62,847 parliamentary and assembly candidates since 2004,
11,063 or 18% have criminal cases registered against them.
--- 8% or 5,253 have 'serious' criminal cases registered against
FACTS EMBARASSING BUT TRUE
--The 4,181 candidates who contested more than one election, 3,173 showed an increase in wealth.
--The average assets of re-contesting candidates went up to Rs 2.34 crore,
--The average assets of the 4,181 candidates with criminal record grew from Rs 1.74 crore to Rs 4.08 crore.
VOLUNTEERS BOARD OF
IN EVERY STATE THERE WILL BE A INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATION HEADED
BY THE “VICE PRESIDENT OF INDIA” .
Main objectives of this organisation will be:-
-To conduct a “Leadership test” which will test the leadership abilities of all the interested
-Conduct thorough background check of all the selected candidate to judge their character.
-Declaration of financial assets of the elected candidates and his/her family members annually.
-Fine tuning of the RTI Act so that the public has access all the Information about their
-Using the newest technologies to make the voting system more reliable and efficient.
-Educating common people about the importance of their vote and how to select their
-Set ting up of separate fast track courts to deal with all the issues related with politicians.
-Introduce the concept of negative voting wherein the public can vote against all the candidates
contesting election and demand new candidates.
-Keep a record of all the party workers and conduct regular check on them.
-Regulate the amount of money spend during the election.
IEB (INDIAN ELECTION BOARD)-
NEED OF THE HOUR
To analyse the data collected by field worker and make
Conduct a leadership test.
Manage the RTI entries about the politician.
Handle the accounts of the INDIAN ELECTION BOARD.
Take action according to the criminal trials on the
No. of Workers
required for each
They should have knowledge about accounting ,management.
Should be post graduate , constitutional knowledge and knowledge
about their own constituency.
STRUCTURE OF THE IEB TEAM FOR EVERY STATE.
Special fast track court:
Criminal and other prime cases can get rapid action. If any one having a prime case have to inform
before one year of election.
The election observers are posted from other states and often do not understand local language,
customs and practices. An independent group of election observers from local areas must be posted for
each constituency if the election commission would desire.
Election awareness campaign :-
IEB will organize the election campaigns to aware the people to educate them about value of their vote.
Right to Reject:-
IEB will give the liberty to us to reject all the candidate if they wouldn’t like. so we implement
acceptances of negative voting and it should be 35% of total voters . In that situation IEB would cancel
the election and conduct an another election with all new participant.
IEB will take vigilance ,if any one found distributing any thing to manipulate the voters liable to reject
from election and affirmative is also considered so.
Curb black money circulation :-
Circulation of black money in the country which plays a big role in the elections can be largely
curtailed by de monetising one thousand rupee currency notes and five hundred rupee currency notes
immediately during election time.
IEB IN PRE ELECTION PERIOD
• The cost of election campaign
should be brought down by
encouraging campaign through
print and visual media, for
which concessional charge
should be fixed by the
government and part of the
expenses should be subsidized
by the government.
COST OF ELECTI-
• The accounts of the
politicians are freezed in
the time of elections for
the prevention of
excessive use of money
power during election
• Introduce a finger print
based electronic voting
machine in which the
finger print of the person
match with the data base
of UID this would
eliminate bogus voting
• Some of the black listed areas
where very less percentage of
voting occur due to ghastly
activities like- booth capturing,
harassing people to vote
forcefully, in these area people
afraid to go out so they can vote
online. For online voting their
would be a unique id related to
their UID .
• It is highly imperative to
Fit CCTV camera at every
election booth at
sensitive place to check
the fairness, hence no
one can use the muscle
•The MP and MLA
constituency fund should be
scrapped forthwith, as there
is lot of evidence of this being
used for corrupt practices and
generation of black money
which is used during
ELECTION PERIOD –TESTING TIME FOR IEB
The board’s Questionnaire
It is a test of reasoning ability and maturity. this is design to test ability of candidates to meet or
resolve common even unfamiliar situations that a politician may face during carrier.
To evaluate mentality how we react when we have to take very quick decision .this will depend on
the situation needing very quick response .
This targets to plan tactical skills, administrative and organisational capabilities of candidates .
They have given a team of some common men and have to perform a task such as managing , city
projects, public welfare etc.
Group discussions will test the expression ,argumentative capabilities ,depth of knowledge
,initiative and authenticity of a candidates.
For public addressing participants have to deliver their ideas in a logical manner in front of a
judging panel effectively so that they could show their knowledge, expressions and leadership .
IT WILL OCCURE 4 TIMES IN A YEAR
General aptitude will test the mental capability , basic intelligence and presence of mind.
Regular annual examine:-
• Make verification of their monthly income and income sources.
• Collect all details about his property and bank accounts.
• IEB will conduct surveys for getting feedbacks .
IEB will conduct surveys for getting feedbacks from
the people. These surveys will be for: -
• Knowing response of people about their MLA/MP ‘S work.
• Take feedback about elections and about new ideas.
• Getting there response that they are satisfy with system or not.
The interviewer exposed the candidates to certain question in order to gauge his ideas or
views ,positive attitude , self confidence ,potential etc.
Interviewing panel will form a hypothetical situation and judge the candidates according
POST ELECTION PERIOD- BALANCE AND CHECKS
• Only those people would contest the elections who are fit to lead the people.
• The concept of negative voting would enable the public to discard all the candidates if they don't see
them as their leaders.
• Over spending during elections would be curbed as the candidate would have virtually no financial a
during the election.
• All party workers will be held accountable for their activities.
• A common podium will be provided to all the candidates by the IEB, so that the role of money is redu
• The voting system would be more efficient and reliable.
• Strict vigilance and CCTV surveillance during elections will check unfair practices to bogus votes.
• The presence of people with criminal records in politics would be curbed.
• Fast track courts to settle the issues of politicians will provide quick and effective justice . Those prov
IEB –A BETTER WAY TO ELECT
The most important challenge is to amend the
articles of constitution which would be opposed
by many political parties for their personal gains.
All the candidates will be judged on a common
platform but all of them don't have the same
upbringing i.e, candidates are not as privileged
Formation of new political parties
would be more complex and
It would require more man power and
Some participants who are very strong by votes ,can
be denied by the rule of restrictions of guilty and
appearance in wrong practices.
HURDLES IN THE PATH OF IEB
CONGRESS PARTY‘S IDEA TO SELECT THEIR
REPRESENTATIVE THROUGH A COMMON TEST.
SUPREME COURT RULING THAT BANS POLITICIANS
WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS TO CONTEST ELECTIONS .
ONLINE VOTING WAS FIRST INTRODUSED IN GUJRAT