Anti-Crony Capitalism Wave Sweeps Across India
India's president signed laws against corruption and crony capitalism after state elections showed how much citizens in India were punishing those elected officials who became associated with graft and corruption.
President Pranab Mukherjee's signed the anti-corruption laws after the "Common Man" party swept the country's state elections before the world's largest democracy's May elections.
Voters in the nation have reportedly "become increasingly incensed by a string of corruption scandals that have engulfed the nation," and that is why the "anti-graft hero" Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his upstart Aam Aadmi ("Common Man") party have gained so much traction. The "Common Man" party's "mission is to clean up pervasive corruption and create a 'bribe-free India,'" and it "trounced the Congress party in Delhi state polls last month."
As a result, the parliament "saw rare unity" when the "ruling Congress and main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party" approved the bill that will create "a corruption ombudsman with sweeping powers to prosecute all politicians and civil servants."