India is in a delicate position when it comes to the hunt for black sheep, a phrase often used in politics to describe those who do not belong in the ranks.
The government’s hunt, dubbed the ‘red foxes’ by critics, is not a new one.
A similar hunt in 2016 was criticized by critics for the way it was conducted, and was dubbed as a witch-hunt.
But the new hunt is different from the previous ones, said a top official in the National Green Tribunal.
“It is a very different kind of hunt.
The objective is not to eliminate the ‘straw’ but to identify and remove the ‘problem’.
There are very few cases that are brought under this section,” the official told The Hindu.
The red foxes, the official said, is a term used to describe people who do more than others in the organisation, such as politicians and bureaucrats.
The term is used to refer to those who have committed offences or have shown “the slightest” lack of integrity in the party or in their work.
It is used in India to describe the ruling BJP.
In the red fox hunt, those found guilty of committing offences can be disqualified from office for life.
The disqualification comes from three grounds: they have not fulfilled their duties in office, they have failed to take up public office, and they have made a “malicious” attempt to defraud the government.
“A person who commits a malefactor is considered to have committed an offence,” said Amitabh Kant, a law professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.
“If they were in government, it would be difficult to find fault with them.
But not all parties are happy with the new tactic. “
There is a specific provision for this, which is that it cannot be a criminal offence,” he added.
But not all parties are happy with the new tactic.
“This is a bad move by the government,” said Congress spokesperson and former minister of state for home Kavita Krishnan.
“They (government) are trying to bring down the ruling party, which means the people who voted for it.
It will make it harder for the government to get the best possible outcome,” she said.
“We need to fight against this, because we need to maintain the good governance in the country,” said BJP spokesperson Pramod Mookerjee.
“People are not interested in the government and they are not even interested in its policies.
They are interested in their own politics.”
The hunt for ‘black swans’A large number of the people being removed from office are those who belong to political parties, and those who are either close to the party, or who have been involved in its activities, said the senior official in charge of the hunt.
It may not be clear to the public what the criteria is used for disqualification.
For example, there may be no specific allegation of corruption, the government official said.
Some of the individuals who are being removed are alleged to have acted in ways that have contributed to the country’s “injustice, maladministration and corruption”.
These are people who are close to political leaders, and who have engaged in activities that are seen as damaging the country.
“The reason behind this hunt is to identify the problem and bring those who commit the offences under the purview of the government, which in this case is the BJP,” said the official.