Satya_anveshi wrote:Funny thing about Imran planning to run on anti-corruption plank showcasing his "clean" image is he needs to give tickets to those with at least a semblance of "clean" image. There are 342 seats in Paki National Assembly. Even if he gets 60 super clean women (one of them he already picked in madam jalebi) and 10 minorities, how the hell is he going to get other 271 (excluding himself) clean, dried in the wool paki men to contest? Knowing that there aren't *any* clean paki men, won't the opposition make the mince meat of them in public.
It is another matter that Imran himself was providing suggestions to his close relative to bet in a certain way in cricket on the condition that if his relative wins he should clear his party's debt . This is per his own account in his book .
Imran Khan’s nemesis: The Parliamentary system
However, unlike the Presidential form of government, in the Parliamentary System it is rarely ever enough to be a popular leader with mass appealing ideals to secure a position as the country’s Premier. The onus of electing the Prime Minister lies with the members of the National Assembly, who in turn are themselves elected by a popular vote from different constituencies in the country. Hence, one man’s ideals and leadership need to be transformed into that of a group strong enough to project the same at the grass root electoral level. Quite literally put, Imran Khan will need to put together a squad strong enough and big enough to capture a majority of the 272 directly elected seats in the NA to translate his support to votes.
The conundrum for Imran though lies in that most of the established names in Pakistani politics are tried and tested representatives who have failed their public. More worrisome is the fact that those amongst them who pass his selection criteria are even far and few. Hence we might be left with PTI’s most viable, and possibly only option; put up candidates – albeit free of corruption, as unknown commodities, and hope that come election day, the voters can turn a blind eye to the names and stamp the ‘chiragh’ (lamp) in support of who they consider their actual leader i.e. Imran Khan.