With the outpour of anger against the political establishment in India after the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, 4 measures seem appropriate for fixing the Indian political system for good.
- Starting some near future year, ex. 2015, no politician with a criminal record should be allowed to candidate for the state assemblies or the parliament
- Candidating age should be maximum of 65. This will motivate young people to choose politics as a serious career choice. The experienced 65+ veterans should seek out advisory roles.
- A political scorecard should be maintained by media elements (national as well as regional media players) for the promises made by a certain party before election. This should best be broadcast continuously on how the politician is performing relative to his mandate commitments. It should also be broadcast prior to next election.