Very high level of political corruption in India is not an issue to debate today. Gone are the times when a towering politician like Lal Bahadur Shastri had resigned as a railway minister on a single train accident. Today we find murderers, rapists and gangsters as our ministers across states and even at the Centre.
What are the options for a common Indian? He can vote. A vote is a weapon which has biggest power in a democracy when used collectively. But in a polity, where money and muscle are the rule of the day and a good politician is as rare as Neverland, voting lacks effective power. What if i have to choose from a list of a murderer, a thief, and a gangster? Either I will go on a one-day trip outside city instead of voting or I will end up electing a person who should not have been elected. Either way I am lost.
What can be the way for a citizen in such situation?