Politics is run by the Barrel of Gun

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Utkarsh said: (Apr 22, 2021)  
There is no denial of the fact that politicians need power to run their politics smoothly and the power of fear often comes in handy. Political parties are a hoard of people with different mindsets joined together by the motto, agenda or principles of their party. They also need that their voters too believe in their propaganda and in order to do so, to lead such large group of people each having his own opinions and way of thinking, they often need someone who can rule with an iron fist, hence the role of power steps in.

In the law of jungle, he who is powerful alone, rules but in our society power must be coupled with responsibility. We humans, are essentially animals and animals are kept in control by power and in many instances we are also controlled by power, we worship power, we fear power. But as we propel into more advanced societies we understand that our biggest power is cooperation. It our teamwork and helping nature.

That has brought our species so far. If the people are contended the party will surely flourish and the true power of armaments lies in the hands that wield it. So it is more important to have the power of the masses with you. The people's trust in their leaders has more potential than having the fear of them.

As we are a developing country we may see some examples where politics is controlled by the barrel of gun but we are on the verge of seeing our politics running on the rails of our nation's development with the fuel of people's trust towards setting up an example for other countries to follow.

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Samyuktha said: (Jun 19, 2019)  
Hi, this is Samyuktha.

In my point of view, that the politics are run with the barrel of the gun. At the time of elections the political parties give the money for their votes.

People elect the political parties in the name of their caste so they don't care whether it is a right party (or) not.

These parties attract people by giving money. These parties can run also media news by telling that the activities of great news in the TV channels.

So, I conclude that the politicians are not good for our state better to maintain a democratic country.

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Nikhil Shoran said: (Dec 22, 2017)  
Yes, I agree that politics is run by barrel of gun. Its almost common for a criminal to run for elections. Politicians at times use force to get votes. The police is hand in glove with them. It is understood that the police looks the other way when such coercion occurs.

Corruption is choking India. Corrupt politicians, to stay in power, hire thugs to threaten the poor and helpless to vote for them.

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Aman Pandit said: (Aug 23, 2017)  

In my point of view, politics is run by the barrel of a gun. Just because of if a man commits a crime it becomes the subject of news. And media advertise that man.

It also runs by money and wine. Some people are addicted to wine and they can do anything for wine. Even they are ready to vote that person who can give them some wine. It is a bitter truth.

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Sanjeeth Reddy said: (Aug 4, 2017)  

I think we have the best democratic system ever.


We never cast our vote, we vote for our caste, we fight with poor but never fight with poverty, we want a strict government when we hear about corruption, but we are more comfortable with closing our own deals with a bribe. We never expect anything from our government, as we know that we lost our right when had our own reasons for voting rather than voting for a right candidate.

We as a society we have lost our right to question a politician because we made them. Every vote has a rate, it could be monetary, religious favouritism, Caste favouritism or fear for our well being. If this is how we are, why do someone need to run politics by the barrel of a gun.


In our country elections are won by media, if the advertising campaign is hit the party wins,

Let's take the example of Prashant Kishore, he was the main person behind the success of NDA and now the opposition wants him to help them win. He helped BJP against Congress, JDU against BJP and now YSRCP wants him against TDP. Till we can't judge between the truth in the news we are just a herd of sheep's.

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Yogi said: (Apr 4, 2017)  
Politics is run by the barrel of gun it's true mostly in the rural area.

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Vishal said: (Sep 27, 2016)  
Hi, Guys!

It's great to hear your valuable opinions upon such a controversial topic.

In my opinion, it is the bitter truth that politics is run by the barrel of a gun these days. We live in a democratic country where governance is created through the process of voting. Looking behind the curtain we say a darker side of politics ie the application of guns and muscle power in order to seek the votes.

We all are well aware of the fact that most of the MP's & MLA's have criminal records entering into politics to clean their image along getting indulged into various scams.

No one has the power to stop them, nobody questions them because their business runs through the fear created by them in the minds of the public. I do feel that "Power of Ballot is more than the power of Bullet " ie if we people join hands and decide not to vote such criminals then surely our political system will be improved and we will have a better governance for the nation.


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Shreyal Zope said: (Jun 7, 2016)  
Politics are run by gun. Because they have kept guns for their protection but some members do wrong with them.

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Jivan said: (Apr 22, 2016)  
As my opinion, politics is gun barrel because it does work its own satisfaction that means no meaning of live normal people in the world normal people depend on them. Before the vote, he makes some promise and after winging he forget something.

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Faruk said: (Apr 6, 2016)  
I don't think politics in INDIA is run through the use of armed violence. But instead, they use their brains to control the whole system. Before a vote, they make a lot of promises but after the vote they forget everything. Government's main purpose is to make the rich richer and the POOR poorer. People are not getting what they deserve.

Actually, politics is run by us, we choose them to lead our country. When we are not satisfied by our governments work we should replace them.

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Jivesh said: (Mar 10, 2016)  
POLITICS can't be run by the barrel of a gun. Because now a day cost of the bullet have increased and gun without a bullet is waste.

Citizen are vigilant toward what government is doing. Media is playing an important role in spreading information. Now literacy rate in the country has increased people have come to know about their rights. So the politics of gun can't survive more.

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Piyali said: (Jan 29, 2016)  
According to me yes politics are run by the barrel of gun mostly in rural areas because they do not have proper education they do not have any police protection, moreover they are belonging from below poverty line. So obviously if a particular party assure them that you will be getting money if you cast your vote to our party then obviously they will be influenced by that.

This is the fact if you don't have sufficient food for eating twice in a day if you can't buy clothes for your child, if your child can't go to school only because of money then what will be more important for you getting money or casting vote who really deserve to be leader, Isn't it money? That is the main reason.

And talking about urban areas, people of urban areas do have everything luxurious lifestyle, money, protection, media coverage, proper education and a mentality to decide who deserves to be the leader so nobody can make them fool easily.

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Aman said: (Dec 31, 2015)  
Hello friends.

As per the topic, according to me its true politics is run by the barrel of gun. Why I am saying this because we have seen many booth capturing issues. In recent District Election. If we talk about remote side areas.

Due to lake of awareness of people. They do not know their fundamental rights. Votes are being purchased. Villagers were being forced and beaten by hooligan for casting their votes. It has been proved.

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Harpun said: (Oct 23, 2015)  
According to DR. B.R. AMBEDKAR "BALLOT is more powerful than BULLET". But in today's world, ballot became the puppet of bullet.

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Shivam Pandey said: (Oct 16, 2015)  
Hello guys! according to my point of view that many of the MP's and MLA's have a criminal background and they always think according to their mentality, their qualification and their nature. So it is easily clear that the politics is run on the "barrel of gun".

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Shivam Pandey said: (Oct 15, 2015)  
According to my point of view it is true that the the politics is run on the barrel of gun because many of them M.P's and M.L.A's have criminal background and they have always wrong thinking about any decision. So they always do their work according to their thinking.

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Ram Meeena said: (Sep 19, 2015)  
Hello guys, in my point of view it is true that politics run bye barrel of gun cos if we find history of our leader so we would find that many MLA and other leader's background is not clean and they use their power not only for their personal work but also in election. It's happen in rural area as well urban also, they use their power to threat voter but because ICB it is controlled but it's happening proved by many cases. Here barrel of gun means use their power for illegal voting.

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Phani Kumar said: (Sep 8, 2015)  
As far my knowledge its true that politics are run by the barrel of gun why because they are ruling the government as for themselves they are not fulfilling the basic human needs for the people they just try to attract people saying that we will provide you with facilitates & also to vote the people for their benefits.

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Kanav said: (Sep 6, 2015)  
In my opinion, yes politics is run by barrel of gun.

There is a war going on both internally and externally. To get what you want you have to use everything that you've got to show your dominance over the others for the greater good.

What happens if someone points a gun of circumstances to your head ? You flip it, or you pull out a bigger one! What I mean to say is it's all about having a bigger hand in the game, attacking your competitors, using other's weakness etc. Only then one can survive in the battle field of politics.

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Balamurugan said: (Aug 29, 2015)  
In my point of view politics is like a drainage in India. All the politicians are looking forward to steal the money from people in many ways apart from their income. It is generally called as a term corruption. So it is a good way to represent politics is a barrel of gun.

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Ayushi Tomar said: (Aug 13, 2015)  
Yes politics involves barrel of gun. Politicians for votes are indulge in bad and indecent practices take innocent lives. But barrel of gun in sense to ensure social justice, moral rights and laws implementation is required.

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Shrutika Basatwar said: (Jul 14, 2015)  
As per my point of view politics are run by barrel of gun. Because people in politics are just to get lots of money. They only think about themselves and their family.

They just use their authority to bye votes from people. But if people are aware this thing will not happen. We should not let them to do this.

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Pathik Dhar said: (May 27, 2015)  

I agree that politics is run by the barrel of gun. Its not only about the rural area or urban area, its about the ruling party and the opposition. Its about their cat and dog relation with each other. Especially, ruling party's politicians use muscle power to remain on power and opposition use their as a defense.

But, in this general people suffer the consequences. This should be stop. We vote and bring a party for the good sake of the society not to destroy it.

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Vasundara Banana said: (Feb 20, 2015)  
Hello Everybody.

I partially agree with the statement politics is run by the barrel of gun. This is not the scene in popular and well know areas but in remote areas this kind of situation still exist. Th only weapon which can fight against this problem is education and proper facilities. People in remote ares do not have facilities like good education, empowerment, hospitals and media coverage. They do not know what is happening n the world around them.

So the are not aware of the fact that they are suppressed by few people. Due to this lack of awareness they accept this suppression as their fate and are not raising their voice against it. Once they are provided with the facilities (education, medical, police, media coverage). They will definitely raise their voice against the wrong things and this will help in eliminating gun rule politics.

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Surabhi Singh said: (Feb 18, 2015)  
Politics is not only run by the barrel of guns but also by corruption, bribes and many other things. Days are gone when these politicians compelled one's to vote on gun power. Now they are in the vigilance of common people, who want's development for him, society and country as well.

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Tejasri Patlola said: (Feb 15, 2015)  
I won't say completely yes or no dependence on environment as our friends said rural and urban areas and local leaders, I think now a days politics not that much effected by gun power & vote for note in some parties that we can support by recent AAP Delhi victory, but if we see other parties note for vote is working mostly than gun power.

But now a days most of all are aware of politics due to technology, every one are accessible to media. Because of some of corrupted politicians and citizens we are still remained as developing country. Hope for better because now PM is doing lot of developmental activities.

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Mohit said: (Feb 13, 2015)  
The Topic is considered as an irony nowadays. This is because our generation has dared to stand against such type of politicism. Days are gone when politicians used to gather vote for the improvement of their party. But now the citizens of the country dare to stand against them and vote for the proper party to ensure proper running of administration.

But in some parts of the world the situation is still prevalent and one must take the responsibility for the upliftment of his/her society and surpass these barriers in order to achieve a prosperous and flourishing politics in the nation to every part of the country.

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Harmit said: (Feb 6, 2015)  
Yes I agree with this because there is no parameter to join in politics any person can join any political party. After joining the party they can do anything for winning. They give money leakier etc and they buy people and force them to vote for their party.

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Sushmitha said: (Feb 3, 2015)  

As per my knowledge, depends upon on the country regions politics are run you the barrel of gun. If we compare urban area people are educated and even though not educated they are aware from the politician. They protected too. So here there is no so much possibility for nationalism.

But in our country more than 50% people are leaving in rural and remote areas. There so security and they are uneducated and unawares. So are insisted by the politicians for votes. So, if government concentrate more about development of rural areas it might be eradicated.

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Anupam Shrivastava said: (Jan 31, 2015)  
In the rural areas of India, it is true that politics is being run by the barrel of gun. There are a lot of examples in India which vouched that politicians are winning elections and ruling their regions by terror.

As we can see that most of politicians have criminal background and the reason is that political parties gives their tickets to those people who're well known in their respective areas and hooliganism is the shortest way to be well known. I think that's the main reason for running politics by the barrel of guns.

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Rahul Pal said: (Jan 17, 2015)  
Ok, I agree with politics is run by barrel of gun. Its almost common for a criminal to run for election.

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Debayan said: (Jan 8, 2015)  
I think politics is run by the barrel of the gun because rich industrialists and politicians often end up exploiting the law. Rigging is now common not only in rural but also urban areas. Voters particularly the extremely poor ones are being bribed and laws are broken by the politicians themselves in various possible ways which is making the common man irascible.

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Hari said: (Dec 9, 2014)  
Yes now days politics become a barrel of guns only people are so selfish and only thinking about their own family but they are response to society but they don't care for it.

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Arvind Kr Yadav said: (Nov 26, 2014)  
First of all It is very glad to say about this topic.

- Illegal and improper way to get vote.
- Lack of proper education.
- Less awareness.
- Corruption.
- Regionalism.
- Religionism and casteism etc.

Above the things which affect the Indian voting politics leaded by force via politicians. Some area which are affected by naxalism where law and order is not working properly but after that also they are under democracy for example north east of India and some part of south India.

So we can say that democracy also affected with force and power of gun as Indian politics is also run on the barrel of the gun.

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Umesh said: (Oct 26, 2014)  
Hello everyone,

According to me, Indians are not that much educated but still they all know the value of their vote.

In remote area and specially in maoist area like north-east, chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh this kind of issues happen.

I Urban area this kind of scenario is not there because people are protected by police.

So, in the end I would like to say that it's fear for own life and inability of government.

And thats why politician take it as opportunity.


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Parag said: (Sep 23, 2014)  
I agree with this that politics is run by the barrel of gun corruption has always been on high state and this corruption has lead to won many votes illegally for them. They use all unfair means and all the illegal methods such as getting bully purchasing votes from innocent people in remote areas. And in many cases asking votes on gun points. Again this is the cause of selecting a right politician who can stood all against this.

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Kanna said: (Aug 20, 2014)  

In my point of view many people are saying like this politics are run by the barrel of gun but this is our mistake. Our nation s not made by individual. We have a rights to choose the right one. Who said people from different area has different awareness. Most of the literate people has only theory knowledge about nation. So my suggestions literate or illiterate are doesn't matter here.

People should have a good decision making power to elect the right one. Politician can't able to do anything against people.

I agree some people cast their vote to their caste and for some money. If people learned their mistake from experience. Every will be solved. Everything is in our hands.

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Sourish said: (Aug 19, 2014)  
Yes. Even I do agree to this point that politics is being run by the barrel of a gun. Ofcourse not in city areas but in backward areas such as MP and UP because people are not very educated in those areas. So for anything and everything politicians use criminals as to get votes from people at their gunpoint and also bribe the innocent people to get maximum votes to win the elections.

I would rather say that. This is nothing but corruption. And it all can be stopped if politicians and we as as respected citizens of India change ourselves and not get into all of this. This is what I feel from my side dear fellow mates.

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Mahi said: (Aug 12, 2014)  
Hai all,

In my point, education not only influence the people in choosing the right candidate in election. Some educated people also get money for casting their vote. Now a days social media like TV channel greatly influence the people in voting.

Education cannot make the politics to run under barrel of gun, it also depends upon individual perception.

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Kush said: (Aug 4, 2014)  
Hie! in my opinion, this thing is quite true in some extent like.

In India most of the peoples are still not educated so they do not know their proper rights and importance for the country.

So in election time, they are easily get influenced by the party peoples by hook or by crook. And a non deserving leader get elected.

So I think until or unless the entire India not get aware of their proper rights and importance. A better politician can not be win. Because after all he will be the one of us educated, dedicated and trustworthy.

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Abhay Chhatrodiya said: (Jul 30, 2014)  
Politicians know all the way to attach the peoples in their party.

Following are some way to manipulate peoples.

- By giving false PRECEPT.
- By showing false PROGRESS.
- By giving the NEEDS of poor peoples.
- By BUYING them.
- By BLAME one another.

And if any of these does not work, they run politics by the Barrel of GUN, which is only possible in backward areas.

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Sathya said: (Jul 17, 2014)  
I think that politics is ran by barrel of gun before independence. The britain leaders were treating people very cruelly and were gaining votes from them. If they were not voting them they were giving severe punishments. But after independence our country become democratic and there are strict rules and regulations for the politicians also in the constitution which was framed by Dr. Ambedkar. So there are no events after independence in which politicians are threatening the ignorant people. Instead they are giving gifts to vote them. It is also not correct method.

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Amber said: (Jul 4, 2014)  
Hi friends,

In my opinion, it has nothing to do with the urban or rural area, it has to do with the kind of social setup prevalent where we live. Even the goons & miscreants in urban areas dictate terms & ensure a smooth way up for the criminal turned politicians. Excessive voting by outsiders & multiple votes being issued at the same address is nothing else but a product of politics run by barrel of guns!

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Sudhakar Jain said: (Jun 13, 2014)  
Hello friends.

I m partially agree with this statement now in India people are aware about their fundamental right and they are educated, they know the value of their vote therefore they use their mind while voting and this result in a very high amount of reduction in the criminal background people in parliament. But yes as all people are not so much educated therefore they are exploited by some politician. So a very much important need of our country is that we have to people aware about their rights and in last I want to say only one thing that their are people in our country who does not know whether they are exploited or not so education is very very much necessary.

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Pawan Kumar said: (Jun 11, 2014)  
According to my knowledge politics not run by the barrels of gun because today onwards peoples are educated they know what is right or wrong happen in this countries in the period of any other government. Today education spread all over country. Fews years before politics run by the barrels of gun in some places not especially in remote area, on those places where there education is not available, but today approximate all people are educated so this thing not happen today in this countries.

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Sahil said: (May 15, 2014)  
Nowadays, I think politics with barrel of guns is only seen in the remote area or maoist area and I want to categories it on the basis of area :

In rural area the voters are given money to vote for the party and the poor people in the villages cast their vote by taking money because most of people in the rural area are illiterate.

In urban area the people are aware and intelligent and they know to whom they should vote and they are not distracted by these money bribe and other type of bribe.

In Remote area here votes are taken by the barrel of the guns.

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Prem said: (Apr 30, 2014)  
I don't agree with the statement. Politics are run by the barrel of gun is only in case of rural area.

I think the villager are sort of frugal and can do vote in return of money. Guys they are more intelligent than sensible people in city. They use the favor of other party and cast vote for other party. The system is all based electronic so how come politician can know which individual cast their vote to which party. He can do double dealing.

Also as if the situation is threatening ?

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Swadhin said: (Apr 16, 2014)  
Friends as per my point of view politics is run by barrel of gun because in rural area people are not aware about their rights and power. In rural area votes are purchased by money or forcefully taken by the point of gun. If people aware about their right to vote and if police will give protection then relation between gun and politics can be broken.

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Shr23 said: (Mar 17, 2014)  
Politics today is run by pots of gold more than barrel of the gun, according to me.

Politics run by gun power may be true in remote rural or Maoist affected areas where the people may be threatened with dire consequences. But this does not stand true for the developing or well developed regions of India.

People are more aware than ever now, also with the RTI coming into force many politicians have been exposed for wrongdoings.

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Vikash said: (Jan 17, 2014)  
I don't think in present modern era this happens widely but it is in areas of Maoists and other backward regions where people are not educated and they have deficiency in aspects like money, proper laws and regulations, police control.

In these people we can see that these are weak people and the weaker you will be more chances are there for undue influence on you by any superior person.

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Rashmi said: (Nov 23, 2013)  
Yes, I agree that politics is run by the barrel of gun. In our country political system is not a game of vote, it is a game of note. Politicians will pay bribes to public to vote for them or will show the gun power to win election. Because of corrupted political system and the politician still India is a developing country. So, my kind request to all, not to vote for those, on which there is a charge of so many cases registered in police station.

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Mr. Munda said: (Jul 30, 2012)  
Hi friends,

I am partially agreed that politics are run by the barrel of gun, because in urban area where people are more safe, i.e they are protected by police force. That's why they are not so afraid from criminals. They are too much aware about politics, but in rural area or Maoist affected area peoples are afraid, they are forced to vote to a particular politician. They are not so protected, because they are far away from the urban area and police force is not able to help them in time, so compelled to vote on the barrel of gun.

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Rrva said: (May 5, 2012)  
Politics is meant for the betterment of the people of the country. If a rule is to passed, all the elected members should discuss about the pros and cons and then jump to any conclusion.

But there are many cases where the results are affected by the barrel of gun, ie gun power. Not only in passing the laws, some politicians use it to save themselves from crimes.

Many politicians have a good track record. But there are some politicians who have a FIR registered against them in the police station and they still are free because they have the power of the gun.

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Prince Vikram said: (Apr 25, 2012)  
Yes, I would stone favour of it that today politics run by the barrel of the gun because the first thing is that there is no parameter to join in politics only needed thing is that you should be the inhabitant of India so politics become the roost of all the hooligan because its better way for them to join it. Whats the character of someone is difficult to determine without any parameter. You may take instance of some big wig of the countries who seems to be a leader but in the guise of it they are different one. Who is leader?according to the maxim of Dale carnige"if your actions inspire others to dream more, do more and become more then you are a leader". Whose character inspires us, nobody's. Many leaders are in countries who has been charged for the crime, assassination, defalcation etc. Eventually, I will estate a line for the leaders that "they have more hairs than wit, more faults than hairs and more money than faults" which they use to dictate us.

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Bashir Ahmad Gojree said: (Feb 13, 2012)  
It is the lack of awareness among the people that allows the barrel of the gun to run the politics. People don't know that the real power rests with them.

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Rachel said: (Jan 27, 2012)  
Yes, I agree that politics is run by barrel of gun. Its almost common for a criminal to run for elections. Politicians at times use force to get votes. The police is hand in glove with them. It is understood that the police looks the other way when such coercion occurs.

Corruption is choking India. Corrupt politicians, to stay in power, hire thugs to threaten the poor and helpless to vote for them.

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Ankita said: (Aug 17, 2010)  
Public keep their eye in every step of politicians. So if they do anything wrong public do not spare them. Similarly for every good deed they are encouraged.

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Malli said: (Aug 6, 2010)  
Of course, the politics are run by the barrel of gun. Because now a day every politician having a licenced gun for their protection. This is my opinion.

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