Why call our prime ministers, ministers, members of parliament 'honourbale' when most are dishonourable?
WHAT HONOURABLE work has ever been undertaken or honourable behavior ever exhibited by our politicians - read Prime Minister, ministers, and members of parliament - for them to be given the honour of being addressed by the title - "Hon'ble" is a real mystery to me.
In fact, if anything, they should all be addressed as "Dishon'ble". A campaign should be started to this affect - might just shame our shameless politicians. The new President has exhibited some sense, and changed his address as "Manyavar" - it's high time others follow suit.
The word honourable has a disconnect with present-day political discourse and how the society views politicians in view of numerous scams and irresponsible behavior as unveiled by the country's press. There is a dearth of honest and hard-working leaders, and putting political leaders on a pedestal is a dis-service to the voters who put faith in them in the first place.
One would gladly call them honourable if our political class, and not just a few, exhibit high integrity - it's just that we know how much honour many of them have brought to their constituencies let alone the country.
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