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Friday, June 09, 2006

Indian Politics

If a man is charged with murder, fraud, corruption, embezzlement, rioting, in other words, all crimes that harm someone else, his political career is not considered over at all. In fact, all these are often treated as pre-requisites to enter politics. Such a man is in fact actively courted by political parties. Look at Narayan Rane.

However, if a man injects himself with some illegal drugs, goofs up and has an overdose, harming only himself, his political career is considered to be finished. The political party associated with him distances itself from him.