Staff Reporter

Tuticorin: Cash, corruption and criminality had become the bane of Indian politics and were needed to be corrected with political reforms, said Surendra Srivastava, Spokesperson of Maharastra Chapter of Lok Satta movement.

Addressing members of Tuty Connect, a think-tank here on Friday, he said systematic reforms should involve changes in the structure of governance with focus on processes rather than on individuals. Internal transparency and democratic functioning of political parties would ensure honesty in the administrative process. Primary elections of parties must be conducted under the supervision of autonomous bodies to ensure transparency and to enthuse honest people to enter politics. Office-bearers of political parties must be elected through secret ballot.

Edwin Samuel and Velshankar, convener and member of Tuty Connect respectively, and V. Ramasubramanian, Chairman, CII- Tuticorin, were present.