It is shameful for BJP to have come to power at the center, apparently with a clean election majority, to revert back to the days of corruption that marred practically all of India's past 'democratic' elections. They should have started with new zeal and sincere spirit to rid India of the malaise of political corruption. For a moralist, winning election by hook and crook is not worth the effort and a blot not only on its name and goodwill but a betrayal of Mother India's finest ideals of probity and strict following of its legal framework. BJP should bravely accept the mistake, announce publicly that it disassociates itself with any such clock and dagger harebrained schemes to play with peoples votes and mandate. Let us all call it a day. If India has rid of Congress over its rampant corrupt practices, in practically every sphere of public life, the new dispensation should have realized how passionately people are looking towards a new dawn of probity and integrity. The AAP sting video showing BJP's high official in Delhi offering 4 lakh rupees each for the purchase of 'elected' MLAs has shattered people's trust with the new resolve to give India a new life, new direction, a new sliver of hope. BJP should still rise up and clean its stable. It is better to sit back and wait for people's mandate, rather than to go back to the era of horse-trading which is nothing but an open fraud on the people of India.
Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai<firstname.lastname@example.org>
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