Should Tainted Ministers Allowed to Contest Elections?


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Uttara said: (Aug 26, 2017)  
I think it is a matter of debate cause most of the time many politicians become a victim of bad politics but we cannot take a chance with that. If some one has been declared tainted then he must not be allowed to contest election cause these people represent our country our culture and we can't prove to the world that we give chance to criminals to further deteriorate our country's reputation. Thank you.

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Vishnu Malladi said: (Feb 21, 2017)  
It entirely depends, really. It depends upon public if they want to give him a chance to prove that he has undergone changes, but just if they don't know if that guy can't be trusted, then they shouldn't.

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Diksha said: (May 26, 2016)  
It is a fatal risk if we allow a tainted minister to contest elections!

A tainted minister if given another chance, will obviously try to follow the same shortcut path without thinking of the shame he felt in the past. And moreover this time he will take every care to carry out his dirty plans effectively. So how can we lend our state to a person who is already covered in the cloth of shame!

Even a class chooses the brightest student as a monitor, i.e. A person who has a clear record in his class. Monitoring a nation is a still tougher task than monitoring a class. Then it is stupid to think that a tainted minister be allowed to contest elections!

Taking the case in which the minister is really ashamed on his deeds, he can serve his country in an another way, if he wants to. It is not necessary to re-allow him to contest elections, YES or NO!

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Pallab Sarkar said: (Apr 14, 2016)  
Obviously not. If a tainted politician wins the election he will get more chance to do more illegal and hostile activities and it will badly affect our society and country. For a developing country like India, the selection of a tainted leader may lead our country towards economical, social and cultural breakdown. So the election commission must cancel the candidature of tainted politician and select the right candidate to save our country.

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Manoj.Pal01 said: (Feb 21, 2016)  
Also defame our country's reputation in front of the world and thus could affect our relations with foreign countries, as no country would like to conduct any kind of business with the country run by criminals.

But at the same time we should also perceive that whether the politician is really corrupt or he is merely a victim of dirty politics.

Thus a politician's past profile itself do not reflects his actual character because it may have been tampered by other dirty politicians, due to which an honest person is portrayed as a devil.

Hence based on our prevailing weak law and order we cannot restrict tainted candidates to contest in elections.

At last I think that the ultimate power lies in the hand of common man, and he should cast his vote based on his conscience and belief in the person he is voting for.

Thank you.

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Ashok said: (Dec 20, 2015)  
Who ever wants to be a minister he/she should struggle for the country no matter contains that trained ministers only should enter. Without knowing any thing lot of ministers and etc where achieving a lot we can say ambani what he knows? Now see they have the petrol bunk and they are achieving a lot and their yearly turnover in billions so who ever comes just think positive. Jai hind.

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Himansu Bhusan Behera said: (Oct 6, 2015)  
Of course not. We don't need a tainted politician's participation in general election. It leads the country more to darkness. India is a country leading the world in business, technology, science, research. So we also have youngsters having creative mind and no corruption record.

In my view, its the duty of election commission not to accept the candidature of a person having criminal and corruption records and it should give chance to those persons whom the country needs alot.

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Rohit Rajput said: (Sep 21, 2015)  
The entailed ministers should not be elected by us because a minister who is tainted and is involved in sum short of corruption should be allowed to contest vote. And we have started against this.

NOTA - None Of The Above this is what ANNA Hazare has asked the Election commissioner to feed in the EVM. So that if a voter finds any one tainted. He/she will not cast and will choose NOTA. How one who is tainted should be left free to decide the future of their electorate?

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Vijay Tamilan said: (Aug 16, 2015)  
Hi friends,

In my opinion Tainted Ministers should not be allowed with another chance to participate in elections. Even if they participate it is the bound duty of we people by not choosing him/her again. Also our legislation's should be made some correction such that not only ministers any kind of officer should be fear of the consequences if they get corrupt.

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Sanket said: (Aug 5, 2015)  
Hello everyone,

We all know which Minister is corrupted and who is not. And this ministers are the one who will surely not think about the welfare of the people. Even if such ministers are in the elections, in the end its in our hand for whom to vote.

Thank you.

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Rejo Samuel said: (Jul 9, 2015)  
Hi friends,

Its a challenging topic to discuss on, but its as simple because today in our country all our leaders are well experienced in their dedicated field. We all might be aware of the famous saying "experience in the best teacher" all our leaders are experienced candidates, its just that they have to perform their duties in the positive way for the betterment of our nation.

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Kumar Gaurav said: (Jul 5, 2015)  
Hello friends!

A leader who enjoys the faith of the general publish should be honest to his words and actions and should be morally upright. A tainted politician who has charges of corruption, murder, violence or other offence has a question mark on his character which should be clarified in the courts first. A tainted person has self centered ambitions and if elected he will do no good to the general public.

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Vaishnavi said: (Jun 21, 2015)  
Friends I think, the one who has lost his own path and future, Cant set a path and future for the others. So I will say, that these tainted ministers or corrupt ministers should be restricted from being a part of a election.

Because, this will be a strict warning for those who are even thinking of playing with the emotions of the masses. They should be banned to participate in election, this will surely a boon so as to develop a corruption free nation.

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Ashay said: (Jun 9, 2015)  
No tainted minister should not be allowed to contest election then it would be good deterrent for them committing the crime. Peoples who commit the crime cannot be representative of the masses. They cannot be the person who decide what is best fit for the public at large.

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Ng23 said: (Apr 3, 2015)  
No, tainted ministers should not be allowed to contest election because it would be probably the best method to have dirt free government also this would be strict warning for the people who are coming to the power that they better exercise their power for the welfare of the society not for their personal motive leading to corruption.

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Alisha said: (Feb 18, 2015)  
I agree with @Saurabh.

Right to contest elections is very essential for democracy. But unless not proved ministers should be allowed to contest elections. Because now-a-days it has not become difficult to file a complaint against each other due to political rivalry. Even Supreme court also refuses the petition for the same. Once the charges are proved there is no second thought in refusing them the right to contest elections.

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Priyanka said: (Jan 20, 2015)  
No tainted ministers not allowed to contest in election because our society need peace and development. But if we place tainted minister then every thing is disturb. There is liberty grant by public to speak for themselves. Every minister should received the opinion of public then on the basis one should best decide.

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Debayan said: (Jan 8, 2015)  
I think tainted ministers should not be allowed to contest elections because he/she can only harm the society by bribing the voters, rigging etc. History shows that tainted politicians maybe adroit but they use their wit and writ to make money only for themselves by getting involved in all sorts of illegal activities. They also end up manipulating laws for the fear of being implicated.

So I think it is up to us, the voters to make sure that these ministers DO NOT take part in elections.

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Ashish Kumar said: (Jan 5, 2015)  
Tainted minister should not be allowed to contest elections because this type of minister are corrupted minded and he is always use our own power. And tainted minister are always think that how to get votes.

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Anmol D said: (Dec 23, 2014)  
In a country like Indian which is full of corruption the weak section of the society even when they are not guilty are punished as the rich escape from their crimes by bribing in such a case in my opinion tainted people should be allowed to participate in the elections.

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Somsish Mohanty said: (Dec 17, 2014)  
In my opinion no tainted minister should be allowed to contest election, cause they will defame the reputation of our country in front of the world. On other country will wants to conduct any kind of business with our country, for those corrupt ministers we face many problems & there are many examples of it.

We really need a perfect minister who can make our country proud in front of the world & all foreign companies will like to conduct many types of business in our country.

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Gopikrishna Jemmi said: (Dec 6, 2014)  
Hi friends.

In my point of view people who call themselves as leaders no tainted politicians should not be allowed to contest in the election as it will not only lead to corruption but will also defame our country's reputation in front of the world and thus would effect our relations with foreign countries, as no country would like to conduct any kind of business with the country run by criminals.

Thanks.

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Saurabh said: (Aug 27, 2014)  
Hello everyone.

Well I think that the answer lies upon the definition of tainted people. If tainted means that he has been proved of his crime and has faced his punishment then, I don't think that he should be prevented from contesting elections. Because he has faced his punishment then as per law how is a good man. How ever if the tainted means that there are accusations on him and has not been proven then also we can't stop him to participate in elections because the accusations may be false.

So I don't think that we can stop him to contest in the elections. However if he is of criminal nature the the local people usually know about that. And they should prevent him to win the sheet in lok sabha.

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Suraj Maidur K said: (Jul 5, 2014)  
This is the most crucial thing to be thought of at this moment when India is surrounded by corrupt, unreliable, unworthy people who call themselves as leaders. Tainted ministers are like virus who slowly destroy the system with their venomous acts. They certainly should not be allowed to contest the elections. And it is responsibility of us to choose such person as our leader who work for country and welfare of people.

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Ani said: (Jul 5, 2014)  
No tainted politicians should not be allowed to contest in the election as it will not only lead to corruption but will also defame our country's reputation in front of the world and thus would effect our relations with foreign countries, as no country would like to conduct any kind of business with the country run by criminals.

But at the same time we should also perceive that whether the politician is really corrupt or he is merely a victim of dirty politics.

Thus a politician's past profile itself do not reflects his actual character because it may have been tampered by other dirty politicians, due to which an honest person is portrayed as a devil.

Hence based on our prevailing weak law and order we cannot restrict tainted candidates to contest in elections.

At last I think that the ultimate power lies in the hand of common man, and he should cast his vote based on his conscience and belief in the person he is voting for.

Thank you.

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Jayesh said: (Jul 1, 2014)  
I think that people does not allowed for election, because if he would not prove himself then he did not take decision for protect others people. If they are realized their mistake and and he would take ticket for election and once again he will be selected by using its criminal background and he will again corrupt our nation property. So that from my point of view they would not give second chance.

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Shashank Kumar said: (May 20, 2014)  
I think a big NO will satisfy the answer.

Actually its nothing but the ill fate of our nation that few donkeys i.e. corrupted politicians decide the future of the nation. The people who themselves are illiterate decides the future of lakhs and crores of literate people. This is a bitter truth.

According to me these convicted people should never be allowed to contest elections and their ticket should be cancelled for lifetime. I mean How one can expect that a person who himself is indulged in criminal activities is going to remove the crime from the nation or constituency?It is nothing but the fault lies also with the judgement of common people who select these candidates. I mean how they believe that a person who himself is a rapist, will build a rape free state!".

So that the best solution is to restrict them from participating in the elections, so that there is no chance of getting selected. Also there should be proper law to check whether a person is guilty or not to ensure that innocent people can't be proved guilty. The provision for special courts can do the work!

Thank you.

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Dipesh said: (Apr 14, 2014)  
Good Morning Folks.

According the current economic, social and civil condition of the country, it is of utmost importance that we have complete knowledge about the political candidates' background as well as criminal cases pending against them in the courts. India being a democracy, cannot implement and execute any rule which bares people with criminal cases and such other issues pending from contesting the elections. If this is done then, it would no longer be a democracy and wage a war in itself which may possibly cause a civil war.

In today's scenario, 30% of candidates contesting Lok Sabha Elections have such derogatory issues against them, which increase to 31% when looked at Vidhan Sabha candidates.

There have been cases of candidates wanting to contest elections who are on probation.

The only solution that lies in front of us in the world's largest democracy is not to bring them in power during elections. If we are only so much concerned about the welfare of our generation and the welfare of the country in the upcoming decades, we need to do what is right.

If this has not been done in the past, then, there is always the first time.

The solution lays within ourselves which nobody but we can make do.

It is never too late to do the right thing.

Agreed that allegations do not make anyone a criminal, but does not it get too late before a verdict on the same is received, so why take a risk with the future of the country.

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Abhinav said: (Mar 23, 2014)  
Hello friends,

Since the tainted person has winged strong fear on respective constituency. Apart from that they lure voters by offering money to us and we are so much fool that we accept their offer and allow them to extort us for next five years. Some bully contestant are also on battle ground who have many criminal charges. Even Though they come to assembly.

Firstly it should be taken care by party presidents who give ticket to such criminals in other words. Inspite of that if they get a chance to fight then we people should make them realise that how much our votes worth. Actually they contestant are not fight with one another, they are with us. If we choose a good and loyal person to send in assembly then we can ask one about our rights. Afterall he is opted by us to serve us not to rule us. So tainted people should definitely restricted to fight.

Inflation, corruption, unemployment, poverty etc all the odds appear just because of this sort of people. So protect them to reach them to assembly house and wipe out all these evils.

Thank You.

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Krishna Gopal Gupta said: (Feb 5, 2014)  
I think tainted person are not allowed for election because they can not take good decision because if they have good mind it men if they can take good decision so they go to jail. If they come in politics so politics is corrupted and politics leader will not work his duty honestly.

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Ravi Kant said: (Aug 3, 2013)  
I think tainted minister should be barred from contesting election. They are mainly responsible for tarnishing the image of this field. In country like ours where voters are not aware of the power of their votes, lured by tainted people by distributing money etc. At the time of election and go on to win the election. After that they openly trade their charges, criticize judiciary and most importantly use their power and position to alter the investigation.

I think it would be good if they must submit their resignation first on the moral ground and if they come out clean then they should be reinstated in their office.

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Prapti said: (Jul 26, 2013)  
I think that tainted politicians must not at all allowed to contest elections at all. And if they are allowed to do so them all criminals must be released from the jail to contest elections. Moreover these politicians are also corrupt as well. And I think that our present government should also think on this topic as there are only some leaders in the present who don't have any criminal cases and are also active in politics. Whenever I think on this topic I really get astonished that how are they standing in the elections.

Because letting them to contest elections means letting criminals to rule on our country as I had mentioned before. Has our government had allowed them to contest elections?Or has our constitution had allowed them to do so? you only think that what will happen to our country if it would ruled by criminals. Will our country progress? No not at all! So I request you all that if you are affected by my comment and wanted the progress of your country so please be at least somewhat of aggressive towards this topic. Because as you all know progress of our country results in our progress only! Hence this my 'HUMBLE' request to you all readers please think about this topic.

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Sabita Oram said: (Dec 5, 2012)  
Hello friends, according to me tainted ministers should not be allowed to contest election. A common person's decision is always better than the tainted person because he personally experiences that problems the peoples have. If tainted persons are allowed then they win the election by using his power and may rule the nation as he want.

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Vasant Moharir, Dr. said: (Mar 28, 2012)  
I think the problem of tainted minister needs to be nipped in the bud at the stage of elections to the parliament/state assemblies. If no one who has corruption and other criminal cases pending against him/her is allowed to contest the election, the problem will be solved both at the legislative and executive levels. However, just the allegation of crime does not make someone corrupt or criminal. Often opponents and enemies of political leaders resort to making false allegations to prevent the person from contesting election. Here the problem lies with the courts which take years to decide on such allegations. Meanwhile candidates with corruption and criminal charges continue as legislators and some cases ministers. To solve this problem there should be a special Court only for political leaders, which should decide all such cases within a year. If it is not decided in a year, complaint should automatically lapse. In the present situation someone with serious charges continues as minister, MP and takes major public policy decisions. If later charges are proved and the person is penalised, decisions taken by him/her cannot be negated. Political parties should also carry some responsibility for this. It is a surprise why it should not be possible for political parties to find sufficient number of well qualified, experienced, honest and highly motivated candidates to fight elections on their behalf. Why parties are compelled to give tickets to persons highly tainted? It could be for financial reasons. In some countries the state provides finance to political parties to fight elections so that neither the candidate or the party needs to secure finance from others in return for favours.

With strong initiative by important political leaders these problems cand be greatly minimized, if not eradicagted alltogether.

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Darshana said: (Feb 21, 2012)  
I truly agree that tainted person can not be the minister.Youth is the biggest power of India so we will utilize it while choosing minister.I think the minister's background and character should be checked first.Like ANNA HAZARE's team,there should be group of people Who will find legal and loyal person among the nominated persons for ministry.The NOTA option should be there in EVM so youth can choose none of the above persons are eligible for ministry of INDIA.

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Naveen Malik said: (Feb 7, 2012)  
I totally agree with Mr. Ashwini Sinha. We should not allowed tainted ministers to contest elections, as giving more opportunities to them is like deteriorating the conditions of INDIA by our own hands.

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Vishakha said: (Oct 4, 2011)  
I don't think that there is any need of tainted ministers because by knowing all the evil things prevailing around them, they remain silent. Why?

Only for money. Because of them only corruption is increasing day by day. So we must not vote them.

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Divya said: (Aug 24, 2011)  
As all my friends have said, its really true. And why we should we take a risk, by selecting such so called leaders(politicians). Each and every one knows what actually is going on. even after knowing all these ,there are people who just for the sake of money vote such people. A single vote really values a lot. So, its our minimum responsibility to think twice before we vote, because of a single mistake everyone of us have to suffer. And no one has right to make others suffer, for the mistakes done by them.

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Ashwini Sinha said: (May 22, 2011)  
Strictly speaking a big NO..why a minister who is tainted and is involved in sum short of corruption should be allowed to contest vote.And we have started against this .
NOTA-none of the above " this is what ANNA Hazare has asked the Election commissioner to feed in the EVM.So that if a voter finds any one tainted.he/she will not cast nd will choose NOTA.
How one who is tainted sholu be left free to decide the future of their electorate?

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Sandeep said: (May 12, 2011)  
Obviously no. The young generation is very much aware of the politics and their ill effects on common man, and they will not tolerate any wrong decision taken by those (ministers) which cause harm to citizens. The reason why the tainted person not to allow for elections is because that since he is already tainted he will surely use his power to win the election and there is more probability of his winning. Why? Because we, the young generation, do not vote, and those vote are either unconscious or forcefully driven to vote for specific individual (obviously by feeding some money). So the result is clear. The tainted people have to come as winners because trained people are either pressed down or they don't contest elections.

So in order to save our (mother) India from those tainted (later become "corrupted politicians") we have not to allow those people fro elections.

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Sanjayinsan said: (Apr 24, 2011)  
Yes friends I thinks we really need a trained minister who can make strategy for all around development of our citizen. We have a lot of challenge to full fill like the problems of unemployment, poverty, illiteracy etc. I think this could only be achieved when we have a trained politician.

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