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The brouhaha over Rajya Sabha seats and offices of profit
I've noticed a lot of heated discussions on news channels and newspapers about how businessmen are now entering the Rajya Sabha and how that is a bad thing. I can't quite see what is wrong with it. If ministers (Shivraj Patil, Arjun Singh etc.) and former ministers (Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj etc.) can enter Parliament through the Rajya Sabha after losing in the Lok Sabha elections, why not businessmen? If doctors, lawyers, artists can find a place in the Rajya Sabha, why not businessmen?
Any attempt to bring in more posts under the category of those exempted under the 'office of profit' clause is just another way of legislators ensuring that they continue to stay beyond the reach of the law, by changing the law.
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