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Politics in India, still a Puddle of Mud
As Lok Sabha elections are coming closer day by day, each party is getting more concerned about PM seat rather thinking about the basic need of common men. Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi all are throwing around filthy allegations on each other in order to redeem their own image.

Recently Rahul Gandhi compared Narendra Modi with Hilter who ruled in Germany and led people to live under his slavery. He blamed that Modi will do the same as Hitler did and will play with emotions of common men in order to fetch more votes thereby harming our democratic society. On the other hand some BJP persons called Indira Gandhi to be the Hitler of India claiming that the late Prime Minister and Rahul Gandhi's grandmother's rule was no less than a tyranny. Arvind Kejriwal from AAP also took the stage to throw mud at both Rahul and Modi claiming that they are influencing the media through their power and money.

In this wave of “Pol-Khol” poll, politicians are trying to reveal the real side of his opponent and position himself as a person 'of the people, for the people'. Parallel to mud slinging at each other, political parties are busy dirtying the core of the system too by unabashedly picking up anti-social elements as their party members. Recently Supreme Court has ordered Election Commission to not allow the candidature of a person who has criminal record or his court hearing is still going on. But if we look back and analyse in last 10 yrs about 85% of people who are morally corrupt and claimed to do societal work are still part of Indian Politics. Still criminals are getting tickets to contest in election. National and regional parties are still recruiting people with criminal records for key positions in their party. Even Aam Aadmi Party that had positioned themselves as a 'clean' party in Delhi elections is now picking up people with tainted background or aligning themselves with bodies like Khap for political benefit.

The other phenomenon that we are noticing is candidates resigning, pulling out voluntarily or joining rival parties. While Lalu Prasad Yadav had been the lead sufferer in this wave of 'betrayal', Congress and AAP is not far behind. Many of the Congress leaders have pulled out in the last moment and AAP is seeing a 'in house revolt' nearly every day. The starvation of the 'right candidate' is getting more and more acute day by day. Political parties are scouting for the new member from rival parties or otherwise. In Bengal, Trinamool leader Mamta Banerjee lined up a series of candidates who look like straight out of the silver screen. Doting the stage are filmstars, artists and sports personalities. 

While the entire nation understands that they are about to witness a hard fought battle in the coming Lok Sabha election, its a sad story that apart from the 'battle', we will not witness much change in the 'strategy' or much cleanliness in the 'system' - though there was enough promise of the same hidden somewhere. There seem to be very little hope of a corruption free, people friendly Govt. coming to the Centre. There seems to be very little hope of 'politics' being as popular as "IPL' as a career path for the youth of this country.

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