There comes another glaring example of criminal-politics link. A former minister in Assam has been caught in possession of AK-47 rifles, grenades, ammunition and Rs 83000. Rajendra Mushahary has also faced rape charges in the past.
The ex-minister of Assam is suspected of having links with the banned terror outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), and the cache of arms seized from his home is an evidence in this regard. Even though, Mushahary denies the charges saying that the armory belongs to an unidentified person, who visited his home in the recent past. Had the minister not been caught red handed, he would have succeeded in his dastardly act of supporting and delivering the arms to the rebel group, that has already wreaked havoc in the state, particularly Karbi Anglong region. The group, though is observing a ceasefire with the government, is suspected for the recent abductions in Assam.
How disheartening for the largest democracy in the world, that most of the leaders of the nation are undemocratic, having criminal backgrounds, fully corrupt, eating away the resources meant for the poor. But, ministers linking with terror groups as ULFA, NDFB, and the like, is one of the reasons why such anti-national forces committing bloodshed and violence have been able to raise their heads in the country.
The debate begins again. Should ministers with criminal background be permitted to contest elections? But, being a democracy, everyone in India has a right to stand in elections. Does it mean we have to live with this notion always that our leaders are criminals? Where is the country heading? India doesn’t even have an idea of how many Mushahary’s exist on its sacred land.
Via: Times of India