Trends do vary with time. Really? We have read about the kings passing over their reign to the descendants. India expected much from the constitution that allows any Indian citizen to be a part of the parliament/ legislative assembly; however for decades, the country is being taken care of by the same families although with distinct participants.
We have witnessed instances of a former
Chief Minister of Bihar
handing over the administration of the state
to his spouse; sons and daughters being passed over the
representation in the Parliament; political groups led by particular
families; and above all, the elevated curses of price rises and
Are we ever allowed to elect real talent? What
does democracy in real sense mean? The expression ‘of the people,
for the people, and by the people’ has ‘of the people’ a bit
tensed and misplaced in India. The word ‘people’ in this context
means the general public, which has not inherited power/ politics and
is rather the most capable to run the administration.
Indian MPs and MLAs are though elected through the ballot system; we
could rarely find candidates with nil political background coming up
with any equations. This means that corporates shall never employ raw
candidates, and the task of policy making shall lie only with the
descendants of the CEO, CFO, or the Chairman. A change has been
sensed. The general polls of 2014 did make a few transformations with
prominent descendants including Farooq Abdullah, Milind Deora, Sachin
, and Jitin Prasada losing their seats, which however can be
related with the wave of Mr. Narendra
wherein the Indians did not vote for any party/ leader,
however, voted for change.
five seats won by the family members prove that even how strictly we
decide to change; India
would not stop welcoming the kings and their descendants. Are we so
deficit with respect to aptitude and talent? And if no, then why the
policy makers aren’t chosen by merit in India? I read somewhere
that two-third of our recently elected MPs, aged below forty-five
have their near ones in the arena of politics.
And when we talk about the Indian
National Congress, a political group that played a key role in
India’s liberation, almost every young MP has inherited the
position from either of the parents. The trends are almost similar
with the YSR Congress, Samajwadi Party, TDP, and most of the other
political groups. Though real talent be awarded, excess is alarming.
And it is evident that unjustifiable trend of dynasty politics has
not delivered any paybacks. Post decades of democratic set up, Indians
scuffle for basic necessities.
We can expect some workable solutions
from the PMO, which has clearly indicated strict end to family favors
in government departments/ ministries. With a Prime Minister who
attained success by placing a step over every single level of the
ladder, India can expect trends to vary now. Much also depends upon
the voters, and even the political leaders who have no aspirations
above the prosperity of the family.
I suggest that the constitution of all
political groups must be altered to add a clause with inclusion of
new members on the basis of merit and aptitude. For how long would
the Indian talent stay out of the most vital administrative role?
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