Yes, I strongly believe that voters are responsible for the criminalization of politics.
In India the majority of the people who votes for the election do not ought to know why and who are they voting and winning the stake of such voters is very easy, the politicians bribe these kind of people to increase their vote bank. Also the majority of the educated people do not vote, rather than selecting a better politician for the future of nation the people wishes to stay at the home and enjoy the holiday, as a result our nation suffers..
So its totally the voters who have encouraged the criminalization of politics.
Voters should not select the person to make him rich, they should select the person who can make the nation enrich.
Both the voters and olitics are equally responsible for the criminalization of thepolitics. It's the political parties which are giving tickets to the criminals making them participate in the elections. We have seen in the past politicians having criminal records participating in the elections. Though electoral commission has put this to halt by not allowing candidates to particiapte in the elections if found having criminal records. Still in country like India one can't have enough faith on the politicians that after gaining power they wont turn criminals. So if such a politicians gains power that is all because of voters. They elected him.
Voters needs to be vigilant while selecting their leader M.P. Or M.L.A. Onus lies on voter to select right candidate from bunch of candidate. Educated voters have power of RT I. Also they can acquire information from other sources about candidate contesting and his background. Media also need to share their part of responsibility to educate voters. Media has deep reach in to villages. It will take time but definitely but moment will come when tainted candidate will think twice before filling nomination for election. We need to show them power on voter.
I think as a responsible citizen of a country it is our duty to choose a responsible person and refrain for voting a criminal. Many people who have criminal background are contesting election for there personal gains. It is our duty to look that they don't enter in to the parliament
A tree is planted from a seed, herein d seeds r the voters and d tree comes in-the form of politicians. If d seeds r crfully chosen and planted we get a naturally blooming tree and so is d case in d votes, if we vote 4 d correct person we in-the get a true leader who in-the develop our society in2 a place wr we, our family and its people can lead a happy and carefree life.
Yaa I completely agree with this voters are the 1 who elect the person who will run our country d 1 who is whole n soul of the nation.so it should b selected peoperly not just by guessing specialy d people who r illeterate they vote for the wom who provide thn with some south of facility just like an toilet before the voting n thy gets redy to vote they don't even look at d politician for whom they r voting had done ny sought of things.and the people who r literate they enjoy this like a relaxing day for them.so voters not political parties are responsible.
Please define what you mean by the "criminalization of politics". We may not b be thinking along the same lines.