New delhi,24/07/19:Karnataka political drama over but permanent remedial measures necessary to prevent immoral politics and to prevent unstable governments and hung assemblies
After week-long drama by deferring trust-vote by outgoing Karnataka Chief Minister, BJP is set to form a new government in the state with 10 Congress and 3 JD(S) MLAs having resigned from membership of the state-assembly evidently to pave way for fall of Kumaraswamy government which always ruled on ventilator with Chief Minister at times publicly crying on his helplessness to run government according to his will. Evidently present system of electing Speaker helped Congress-JD(S) alliance make a Speaker who helped Kumaraswamy government deferring trust-vote for so long despite even Supreme Court seized with the issue.
Any MP or MLA resigning mid-term must not be allowed to contest any election for next six years as an effective check for unnecessary burden of mid-term elections on public-exchequers for unholy politics. Income Tax authorities should probe such usual cases of MLAs stay for long in costly luxurious hotels and resorts in case of unstable governments and hung assemblies.
Chief Minister (or Prime Minister) should be simultaneously elected with Speaker and Deputy Speaker by secret and compulsory votes through EVMs equipped with VVPAT on nominations signed by at least 34-percent members with abstaining members losing right to vote in the House though retaining its membership. Such elected incumbents may be removed through same process but with compulsion to name alternate leader in the same motion.
Such system alone can pave way for simultaneous elections for Lok Sabha and state-assemblies because it will eliminate phenomenon of unstable governments and hung assemblies.
Input;Ms Madhu Agarwal