Cash for Votes....

In an utterly disgusting turn of events that unfolded about an hour back in the Lok Sabha, Indian politics have touched a new low.
Three MPs bought wads of thousand rupees notes in the parliament alleging a bribe by the opposition party in order to abstain from the trust vote.
The house following the revelation has been adjourned till 6pm.

Today, I am ashamed to be an Indian. Not because of the poverty, not because of illiteracy...not because of the so called cultural differences... I am ashamed of the very people who represent us on the international podium. Today as the whole world watched... what the politicians did not abstain to do was, make a fool out themselves and out of the very country whose power they want to seize. They completely put us the common person at shame for being a part of a country where the very people who rule us are as corrupt as the dirt in the Yamuna. The Yamuna can still be cleansed but these politicians cant be cleansed.

Today, as the muck is out in the open... its not a disgrace to either the ruling party or the opposition party its a disgrace on the face of the LARGEST DEMOCRACY of the world... its a slap on us along with the politicians... that we never make the right choices.
The time has come to throw away the Godly status that we have given to the politicians of our country.

Realise now- That we need to make the right choices to put the right person in the Lok make sure that the leaders that we have are trustworthy to be put in house of people. To make sure that they talk about national issues than about issues of personal egos.

Its time that we start cleaning the system...before it completely puts us to shame in front of the whole International Community.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008 6:45:00 PM

i agree wid u ... but only bogging abt it will not work.. u want to clean the system..start something.. for starters lets make a team ... brainstorm wat all options we have... and take some concrete action.. wat say?


Tuesday, July 22, 2008 10:38:00 PM

Wow Ruchi... and here you told me that you were not into politics. But some extent i agree that to change the system you have to be a part of it. Blogging may not be so helpful...but in a way its my way of contributing in educating ourselves into making the right choices and putting the right people there.
As far as concrete action is concerned..i am not too fond of rallies and the political circus... maybe there is something better..than the political hooliganism that can work. We just need to think out of the box.