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Analyse the menace of increasing cases of criminal background on legislators. Suggest solutions to address it.

Topic : Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

2. Analyse the menace of increasing cases of criminal background on legislators. Suggest solutions to address it. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why the question:

The article paints a bleak picture yet again of increasing cases of criminal background on legislators.

Key Demand of the question:

Analyse the menace of increasing cases of criminal background on legislators and suggest solutions to address it.

Directive:

Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Recently a report submitted in the Supreme Court has said there are a total of 4,442 cases pending against legislators across the country.

Body:

One can start with the 2018 judgment of the apex court with regards to criminal cases against legislators and rules they must abide by.

Explain then the reasons for not being able to curb the menace of corruption and criminal activities of the legislators such as – Domination of politics in the bureaucracy, business, civil society and the media, lack of intention to do public service in the political system, Lack of enforcement of laws and judgments which are unclear.

Conclusion:

Conclude with suggestions to address the problem.