FAIRNESS AT PLAY
TEAM - PRAVARTAK
Arpit Kumar Mishra
Muscle and Money Power in Politics
Politics is policy
making and if
politics is affected
our policies are
1. Greed of power: The
politicians get very high
facilities which make them
power adherent and hence
they always want to come in
2. Black Money: People with
criminal backgrounds have
ample amount of black
money, which can be utilized
during the election. This
provides a sense of security
to the political parties and
hence they promote them as
Political instability in a
country can affect the
country in myriad
ways. Various problems
which we see around us
if linked will finally
terminate on how bad
the politics of the
country is. So if politics
of a country can be
improved, various other
problems can be solved
• Parties will have to declare their candidates six months prior to
election. In this way the voters will get time to make sure whether
the candidates are fit to be voted. ECI can debar a candidate if he is
found tainted and can also forbid the party to declare another
candidate from that constituency in that election.
• An additional option of Right to reject must be given on electoral
ballots. In case if voter is not happy with any of the candidates listed, he
should be given power to cast a negative vote of his choice. In case
negative votes in a constituency exceeds the total positive votes casted,
election in that constituency shall be cancelled.
• All the funds amounting greater than Re. 100 shall be listed on the
websites of the political parties with proper wire transfer. All
accounts of political parties should be audited from time to time.
• Allowances like bungalows, subsidy on air travel, food, telephone
bills, red beacon must be restricted only to governance purposes.
• All political parties should come under
• Politics should be encouraged among the
youth as a nation serving option by
creating political clubs in colleges.
• Subsidies in any form should be reduced for
people who don’t cast their votes thereby
making voting mandatory. Remember it is not
only your right to vote but also your duty to
participate in this democracy.
Leveraging government infrastructure
ECI will need state police for investigation of crime against
candidates with serious charges and fast trial courts to prove
the charges. This will require extra recruiting in police forces.
Proper database of voters per polling booths should be made.
All these requires networks and computers which can be
Formation of clubs, proper funding of these clubs and human
resources are required in the colleges to promote politics
Challenges and mitigating factors
The biggest challenge in implementing the proposed
solution are the politicians who are sitting in the parliament
of which 1 in every 4 are facing criminal charges.
Since the candidates are investigated by the state police
which comes under the concerned state government, hence
the reliability of the investigations can be questioned.
The decreasing subsidy for people who don’t cast their vote
may cause social unrest among the people.