Election Commissioner OP Rawat says winning election at all costs has become top priority in today's politics

18 August 2017, 12:05 PM
Election Commissioner OP Rawat says wining election at all costs has become top priority in today’s politics
Election Commissioner OP Rawat says wining election at all costs has become top priority in today’s politics

Election Commissioner OP Rawat on Friday said winning elections at any cost has become a priority of political leaders.

Rawat said democracy thrives when elections are free, fair and transparent. But, it seems cynical to a common man when it is observed that political leaders put effort to win elections at all costs by excluding ethical practice, he said. 

The election commissioner said poaching of legislators is extolled as smart political management these days. He said political parties also use the strategic introduction of money for allurement and tough-minded use of state machinery for intimidation.  

"In this narrative, poaching of legislators is extolled as smart political management.strategic introduction of money for allurement, tough-minded use of state machinery for intimidation, all commended as resourcefulness," Rawat said. 

First Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 09:53 AM
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