At least 18 people facing serious criminal charges, including the alleged mastermind behind the leak of papers for entrance tests to management institutes, are contesting the parliamentary elections from Bihar.â€?
Or from booth capturers?
Or from rigging?
Or from antisocial elements?
Or from those who manipulate electronic voting machines?
Or from those who take bribes to switch sides?
Or from those Ministers who are issued non-bailable warrants? And our â€œRubber Stampâ€? Prime Minister doesnâ€™t know a thing about his whereabouts?
Or from those who are struggling to come clean on â€œFodder Scamâ€?, â€œTansi Dealsâ€? â€œSugar Scamâ€?, â€œUrea Scamâ€?or â€œBoforsâ€??
Or from the person who has the guts to live in Prime Minister House of India for 13-14 years without denouncing her Italian citizenship? That too under the powerful and dominating stature of Indira Gandhi ? And now she suddenly discovered her Indian side and claiming to be a staunch Indian?
Surprisingly, according to our revered Lok Sabha Speaker, Mr. Somnath Chatterjee, our Legislature is not under threat from any of the above!
The greatest threat to Indian Legislature, according to him, is from Supreme Court!
I was quite touched to know that at last there is someone, who cares for our democracy. Our badly bruised and battered democracy. At least our Lok Sabha speaker Mr. Somnath Chatterjee is up in arms to save democracy. I was thinking, soon new bills will be introduced in Parliament to debar criminals and antisocial elements for contesting elections. But I was pleasantly surprised to know that Supreme Court is the greatest threat to Indian Democracy!
Thatâ€™s the new path our so called leaders are teaching us or trying to make us believe. I often heard elders as saying â€œSupreme Courtâ€? is the only Institution in India, which has some credibility.
But India always has the likes of Somnath Chatterjee to open our eyes and set the things right. If we have few more leaders like him, that great day is not far ahead, when Supreme Court will become irrelevant and the members from Legislature will be capable enough to perform the function of Judiciary. Just like the good old days of medieval period, when the powers of legislature, executive and judiciary are confined into a single person. And Congressmen can boastfully claim, that they already have got such a person in their party!