Honourable Annaji in one of his interviews to press media expressed that contesting election is very costly. If he contests any election he shall forefeit his deposit. This statement gives rise to many thing. Does he mean to say election expenditure is very high? Does he mean to saypeoples' faith in him is zero? Does he mean to say people vote only for rich candidates? Does he mean that voters are corrupt?
If answers to all these questions are in affirmative then why he insists on eradicating corruption by way of prosecution and punishment? Why does he claim public support for his endeavour? Why is he fasting for corrupt people? He should either take an oath to make India corruption free or just watch and ignore whatever happens in India. He should not stake his life for people who are corrupt.
Every one in India is clear that his (Annaji's) aim is to make India corruption free. People expect him to guide them and insist on changes so that elections could be fought based on individual or party qualifications and not on money possessed by contestants or parties. Circumstances should be changed so that capable persons who can take India ahead of time should be able to contest elections without spending any money for propaganda. In other words election campaigning expenditure should be brought to near zero. People of India must help him in improving quality of peoples' representatives. This is the first and foremost need of people after getting political freedom from British dictators. Political freedom would be successful only when elected representatives of people are intelligent, capable, understand peoples' aspirations and are selfless. This is possible if firstly election expenditure is brought to zero and secondly arrangements are made for people so that they can select a candidate of their choice. Some of the people insist on "Right to Recall". This provision looks attractive. However it's good only theoretically. While implementing this there shall be many difficulties which cannot be faced properly. First question is who to decide that an elected representative should be recalled. There is no such organisation or office that could asses working of an elected representative. Secondly there is always a possibility that this provision would be misused. A better provision would be to add a name i. e. "None from below" at the top of the list of candidates contesting a particular election. If this candidate gets majority of votes all in the list should be debarred from contesting any election for say 6 years. This provision would work better and without any difficulties. Modifications to election rules should be considered as step in making India corruption free.
Some more provisions are needed. For example people wish to avoid corruption practice. However the tax policy is such that they spend a large sum on taxes and their returns diminish. This is a sever problem for people who do not have a life long continuous source of income. The may earn for say 15-20 years and the source stops. Such people wish to save for their remaining period of life. There are other obstacles such as high denomination currency notes. These currency notes not only make it possible to hide large sums in small place but also are the source of fake currency notes. These notes are smuggled by terrorists for their activities.
Similarly there are some more problems which need to be considered one by one or in groups to make India corruption free. After political freedom is achieved next target would be social and economical freedom. People are looking towards Honourable Shri Anna Hazare to provide solace from all these problems. See this article also.