Call it a mockery of democratism but voters in the western Indian state of Gujarat, which went to polls earlier this month, have suffered no qualms of conscience in turning law-breakers into law-makers instead of opting for honest-to-boot candidates at the hustings.
BJP supporter Jitendra Prajapati is against tainted politicians contesting polls. (Supplied)
Consumer rights activist Mukesh Parikh feels that Indians sorely lack political awareness. (Supplied)
Citizen rights activist Roshan Shah says that educated voters will never support a shady candidate. (Supplied)
The Narendra Modi government is setting up special fast-track courts to try 1,581 pending criminal cases against lawmakers. (Supplied)