I have a lot of respect for Anna Hazareji’s campaign on Anti-Corruption. Their Jan Lokpal Bill is a Top-Down approach. While I do think that it will be effective, I would like to suggest a simpler method to stop corruption among Politicians. I am calling it Lok Janpal Bill.
This bill is very short and doesn’t run into pages. In fact, it just needs a single amendment to the existing laws.
It will be so effective that no politician will think of getting involved in any form of corruption henceforth.
Lok Janpal Bill:
If any MP or MLA has been proven (with evidence) in a Court of Law that they were involved in corrupt practices, in addition to the regular punishment given to them (by the Court), the following punishment needs to be implemented additionally for all the people who elected that particular MP or MLA.
1. For a period of five years (starting from the date of Judgment), all the working people in the constituency from which that MP or MLA was elected should pay double income taxes, businesses should pay double sales taxes and for people who don’t pay any taxes, they should be entitled to only half of what people in other regions are entitled to (Quantity of purchase), with their Ration Card. There will be absolutely no Freebies given to any Ration Card holders in this constituency, during this five year ‘punishment’ period.
Simple, but very effective if implemented strictly.