“AAP” Condemned the Passing Of Ordinance Reversing Supreme Court Order On Convicted MPS & MLAs

AAM AADMI PARTY[AAP] Has Strongly Condemned the Passing Of Ordinance Reversing Supreme Court Order On Convicted MPS & MLAs
The Cabinet passed an ordinance undoing the order of Supreme Court on convicted MPs and MLAs today.
AAP Party has condemned this ordinance that has reversed the order of apex court which had debarred tainted politicians from contesting polls. Called it a blow to Democracy.
The Aam Aadmi of this country has been fighting on the streets since the last two years for a strong Jan Lokpal under the leadership of Anna Hazare. For last 42 years, the country has been demanding a strong legislation against the corrupt. However, far from passing the law, these political parties cheated the nation by making false promises – conveniently putting the Jan Lokpal bill in cold storage.
The people of this country were somewhat relieved when the Supreme Court had earlier ordered that no tainted politicians would contest elections. According to data available with Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), there are 161 (30%) MPs in Lok Sabha today who have a tainted track record, of which 78 MPs have serious charges against them. In Delhi Assembly, there are around 32 (46%) MLAs with criminal cases, of which 8 MLAs have serious cases against them. In fact, Congress and BJP fielded 19 candidates each in the last assembly elections with criminal charges against them. The ordinance that has been passed today by the Cabinet has only betrayed the people again.
On the other hand, the opposition parties have also kept quiet, only proving that all parties are together in this decision. AAP wants to ask if most of those who pass laws and ordinances in the country are themselves corrupt and have criminal record, can we expect strong laws against rapists, criminals and the corrupt?
All this indicates just one thing – the common man of this country currently has absolutely no say in the law making process today. All this would only change if and only if representative democracy gives way to participatory democracy – where common people whose life these legislations impact have a direct say in the law making process.
Arvind Kejriwal has declared that AAP would not hesitate from withdrawing any candidate even at the last moment if criminal or corruption charges are proved against any of its candidates.