Now, with the amendment in the Billl, the political parties do not need to make their income and expenditure details public. It is, but natural to oppose such decisions, which are in the interest of the people, as the existing politics is standing on corrupt politicians and capitalists, where the interest of the common man are not given heed.
However, everyone agrees right from BJP to CPI that the public, which gives hard earned money to the political parties, is not having the right to know about the facts. It is unfortunate on the part of the system that the political parties are united on vested interests, when people who have elected the MPs/MLAs unite against this decision and comes forward to make a law to stop this even. The seriousness of the parties could be seen from the fact that the Parliament has not yet been able to form any law to deal with corruption and to bring reform in selections. The issue of Lok Pal is pending for a long time.
Generally, the politicians want to remain silent on the issue of corruption based politics, but sometimes it comes out accidentally. A controversy has cropped up with the statement of Congress MP Virendera Singh that one of the Rajya Sabha member has told him to become a member, his estimate was of about Rs.100 crore, but it was managed for Rs 80 crore. He expressed his concern that a person who will become MP by spending such a heavy amount, how can he think about the poor.
It is a different thing that later on, Virendera Singh too, like other politicians backed out from his statement but with this statement, the factual status of Indian politicians have come to the surface as to how they are murdering the democracy by establishing the corrupt system. In another statement by Gopinath Munde, senior leader and Lok Sabha Member of BJP talked of spending Rs.8 crore on his election.
It is now an established fact that use of money in politics is increasing day by day and this money is not of common people but of corporate sector. When the political party comes in power, then instead of making policies in the interest of common man, the policies are framed by corporate and capitalists itself, thus benefiting the higher strata of the society only. This is the reason, people of India are becoming poor and the economy of the country is staggering. Now, with the introduction of Bill against RTI in the Lok Sabha, a new chapter of controversy has shaped up.
What I feel is that politicians are working on the theory - whatever law they are making for the public, they are not applicable on them. It seems that they are not habituated to work within the framework of the Indian law.
The MPs want to keep themselves above those laws, which are applicable to common man. In case, the political parties want to conceal black money and people with criminal background remain in politics, then one can well imagine the future of the nation. In such circumstances, the public needs to wake up and oppose it, so that the future of the country is improved.