I just cannot understand why such a hue and cry is being raised over the alleged offer of bribe by TDP legislator Revanth Reddy to Elvis Stevenson for obtaining his vote in the Legislative Council election. What is the big deal ? Cash for votes is nothing new.
Everyone knows that Indian politics has become thoroughly corrupt, and most of our politicians are rogues and rascals who have shamelessly looted the country.
Horse trading is common in our politics, and most of our politicians are for sale, like horses ( hence the expression, ' horse trading ' ). Even prostitutes have more morality than most of our politicians. At least they do not pretend to be different from what they in fact are. But our ' politisstitutes ' ( if I may be allowed, given the example set by Gen. V.K. Singh for mediapersons, to coin a new expression for our politicians) are such hypocrites, that they will pose as humble disciples of the ' Mahatma ', another hypocrite, ( see my blog ' Chalak Paakhandi ' on justicekatju.blogspot.in ) and declare themselves to be persons of high morality serving the poor people, while in fact looting the country's wealth and committing all kinds of crimes and other horrible deeds. Lucky Luciano, Carlo Gambino, Frank Costello, Al Capone and the rest of the Italian Mafia, Dawood Ibrahim, and the Chambal dacoits would pale into insignificance before them
And when the JMM MPs took huge bribes from the minority P.V.Narasimha Rao Government for voting in its favour in the Lok Sabha in the confidence motion, our great Supreme Court declared that the bribe taker could not be prosecuted under the Prevention of Corruption Act, vide P.V.Narasimha Rao vs. State, A.I.R. 1998 S.C. 2120.