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RE: Inevitability of political corruption



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Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
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Param: I in particular will be v. happy to have a write-up on you on this
subject on the IPI web site. From that a larger debate can begin. Could you
pl. write up the full modalities of your proposal? SS

At 07:06 PM 6/20/00 -0700, Komaragiri, Param wrote:
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>Dr Sabhlok wrote :
>>Based on feedback from friends, the electoral funding - corruption
>>nexus is better (I think) established now. Check out (Word file, >possibly 
>>with virus) at http://www.indiapolicy.org/debate/notes.html
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>That was an excellant document about the compelling need to modify our
>electoral system. But my earlier question of how the expences of all 
>contesting politicians are to be met is still unanswered. When an MP draws 
>salary fat enough to dissuade him from corruption,his
>election expences are met by his big salary but how was he guaranteed to be 
>elected !and how about others who also spent eqally ! Thats why I tried to 
>give a more comprehensive solution for this malady per
>Indian conditions.
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>    May I refer to my earlier posting on Campaign Lottery in this
>connection, just in case heavy salaries forministers does not materialise. 
>(Which appears less practiceable than campaign lottery).
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>Can I know why no body atleast ridicules the views I expressed
>if not accept them, as remedy to campaign financing ! It is hard to
>understand. There were tough debates on this subject two months ago and  
>keeping in view Indian conditions where Campaign Finance is not a news item 
>at all like in usa, I tried to suggest campaign lottery.
>May be it needs some legislation to enable parties to take out lotteries. 
>Again I repeat, a percentage of amount can be channeled for this or that 
>good cause to sanctify it more.
>  Limits can be imposed.Audited. Subject to scrutiny.People know that it is 
>lottery.
>  I buy five parties lottery tickets knowing fully well that I am
>contributing for a national purpose. But I give 25,000 or 50,000 to a local 
>leader only to grab an out of way licence .In campaign lottery system, I can 
>not ask him an out of way licence neither he is motivated to award one.
>
>Parameswar
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