Corruption not only has become a pervasive aspect of Indian politics but also has become an increasingly important factor in Indian elections.
The extensive role of the Indian state in providing services and promoting economic development has always created the opportunity for using public resources for private benefit.
Corruption in simple terms may be described as ‘an act of bribery’. Corruption is defined as the use of public office for private gains in a way that constitutes a breach of law or a deviation from the norms of society. Scales of corruption can be Grand, Middling or Petty and payment of bribes can be due to collusion between the bribe taker and the bribe giver, due to coercion or even anticipatory.
Politicians are fully aware of the corruption and nepotism as the main reasons behind the fall of Roman Empire, the French Revolution, October Revolution in Russia, fall of Chiang Kai-Shek Government on the mainland of China-and even the defeat of the mighty Congress party in India