Why Honest and Ordinary people don't come into politics?

Mostly, our politicians in Indian are seen as corrupt people who come to power to make money and increase their influence. Moreover, all this doesn't stop at corruption, many of these politicians are involved in heinous crimes too.

Due to this reason, we all ask this question that Why Honest and Ordinary people don't come into politics?
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I always tried to find answers to this question and after so many years, I have got few answers.

Today, Indian politics has become very dirty due to the presence of corrupt and dishonest leaders. To make all this worse, a good number of such leaders are involved in various crimes.

We can solve this problem by sending honest and good leaders in parliament and state assemblies. However, unfortunately not many good and honest people come into politics and if some tries to come then they never succeed.

Have you ever thought, what is the reason behind it?

Here are few reasons discovered by me

1) Need of Huge Wealth- The number one reason is requirement of huge wealth for fighting an election.  Though, the election commission has issued notification for use of maximum money in an election; however, most of candidates spend many times of this limit. Therefore, the cost of fighting an election crosses many crores which most of honest and good people can't afford.

The use of black money is very common and corrupt leader uses everything to attract voters. They give voters' money, alcohol, good food and some many such things to lure voters.

The money is circulated so smartly and innovatvely that such leaders never got caught and they succeed in influencing people to great extent.

2) Use of Religion and Caste - In India, it is very common to use religion and caste for influencing voters. Political parties and leaders are doing it very smart to influence a larger base of voters in the name of religion and caste. Just below elections, parties and politicians try to divide people on the name of caste and religion so that they can gain easy votes.

People are made to believe that only a leader of their caste or religion can benefit them and due to deep rooted religious and caste hatreds such practices become successful in Indian culture.

An honest and good leader will never use such practices and he will see everyone equally.

3) Use of False or luring Promises - Before elections, every leader and political party make many false and luring promises to attract voters. Many voters get carried away by such false and luring promises and give their votes to the wrong candidates.

It is important for voters to see long term gains over short term gain and not vote for such leaders who try to gain their votes by making false or luring promises.

4) Use of Power and Threat - In many parts of India, there are still many leaders who are involved in crime or they support criminals. At the time of election, such leaders use their influence and try to threaten voters.

A good and honest leader never uses any of above mentioned tricks or methods to win an election; therefore, it becomes very difficult for a good and honest leader to enter into politics and win elections.

To a large extent, we voters are responsible for all this because we support wrong candidates over better candidates,

In the 2014 Loksabha election, I expect from people that they will vote for good candidates and if they don't find a good candidate then they should select none of the above candidates.

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