Q.2 Growing criminalisation has been a constant theme of Indian politics despite the efforts to curb it. What are the factors driving it? Suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)

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  • https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/criminalisation-of-politics-must-be-curbed-7451116/
  • In the intro, mention the recent Supreme Court order about complete disclosure of criminal records of candidates of a party.
  • In the body, mention the figures about the legislatures facing criminal charges. Next mention the factors driving the criminalisation such as winnability criteria by political parties, reluctance of political parties to tackle the issue through legislation. In the steps taken mention the previous SC judgements. In the way forward, suggest law on the issue, dealing with the maxim of innocent until proven guilty through way suggested by ECI which is only cases carrying imprisonment for more than 5 years should be considered and filing of case should be at least six months prior to election. Alternatively, cases against the candidates should be tried in fast track courts.
  • Conclude by mentioning the importance of informing the public opinion on the issue.
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