At the time of Independence, India was a country where most of the countryman were dedicated to their country and honest .Honesty was considered to be the most valuable asset in life of Indians. Very few people were living with dishonesty.
But the person, who was dishonest or was taking bribe, did not have courage to tell about his taking bribe, openly to others. he was not boasting about it to other society members , rather he was hiding the fact that he was taking bribe.
Dishonesty was considered to a very bad thing and people would not give respect to the person who was taking bribe/or the money earned by unfair means.
People would not feel proud in keeping relation with such dishonest people. So this was the situation in the past times.
The Indian society and the Indian political leaders were having strong character.
People of India would vote to real honest candidates in general elections.
Gradually the situation changed and the candidates started taking help of gundas in elections for winning the seat.
The political party had to search the candidates who can win in the elections. So all the political parties started selecting such candidates who can win a seat for them.
The situation worsened further when such gundas themselves started fighting elections and were winning with unfair means.
Now coming to the point, whether it is Kalmadi or anybody else, 99% elected people are corrupt. So they are all dishonest and are surrounded by such dishonest people. They do not fear and are not ashamed of their unfair means for earning money.
So we should not be surprised if Kalmadi ends up in hospital.
Now we should think what we want? Do we want to eliminate/minimize the corruption?
Certainly the answer is yes. So we should not let the corrupt system run away Kalmadi.
We all the citizen of democratic India should keep an eye what is going on and should force through democratic means like protesting and raising voice against corrupt /illegal means adopted by the system or the politicians.
We may attract and force the government to take strict action against Kalmadi so that he may not be set free.
In fact Kalmadi is not the only one who should be punished but there are many others who should be trialed and should be punished according to law of courts.
What one can do to regularly keep an eye on such corrupted persons in the society?
We can join hands with ‘India Against Corruption Movement’ and should give our opinion through such type of forum.
By expressing our opinion we can support and keep an eye on the corruption.
These days internet is a very strong means for reaching to a large number of people very fast.
Remember, ”CORRUPTION NOT ONLY STIFLES GROWTH,IT ALSO PERPETUATES INEQUALITY AS A FEW MASS POWER AND WEALTH AT THE EXPENSE OF MANY.SO LET US ABOLISH IT FROM ROOT.”
written by s.k.sharma