Bihar results reminds me of following points from Atanu Dey's article:
Consider these changes:
1. Have a high barrier to entry on who can contest elections. Make the minimum requirement so stringent that only highly qualified people, who have demonstrated professional excellence, personal integrity, deep commitment to the overall development of India, etc., can be candidates for political posts.
2. Have a high barrier to qualify as a voter. Make it a requirement that only those who are high-school graduates, have passed a test that tests for at least a basic understanding of the political process, the challenges the country faces, the need for public honesty and integrity, etc., can vote.
3. Have high barriers both to who can be contest elections and who can vote. That is, implement points (1) and (2) above.http://www.deeshaa.org/2010/08/02/united-voters-of-india-part-1/