India is the world’s largest democratic nation. But, I doubt beyond doubt whether it can be called a democratic nation. I have this doubt because of the customary blemished political gimmicks, which have been happening in India. The recent episode of note for vote that came about in the milieu of the just concluded MLC elections in Telangana state of India has raised the auxiliary doubts. I am astounded to know that a single vote can cost Rs 5cr. The MLA, who was caught red-handed, soon after his arrest by the ACB said that he was fixed deliberately. Seriously, I couldn’t understand one thing – once accepting bribe or bribing someone is a crime, where is the question of fixing someone intentionally.