The nation has witnessed the descendants of influential political leaders been given immense and undue favour. The youth brigade representing the vibrant outlook are backed by social capital that these leaders possesses. Social Capital can be looked upon as assets and resources gained with the help of links and proximity with dominant leaders.
politics seems to be providing superfluous advantage to those who
come from a family of cabinet ministers, MPs, or Chief Ministers. The
question is ?Are these young leaders capable of delivering the
much-awaited reforms?? The voters of the country will have to
realize that candidature and political vision should to be paid heed
to. Rebuilding the political community does not mean bestowing upon
the responsibility of governance on those shoulders that are the
representatives of dominant past leaders.
Congress party is in a phase of rejuvenating and strengthening the
roots. We can look at the recent visits and dialogues of Mr. Rahul
Gandhi as an attempt in reinforcing new blood. It has been repeatedly
spoken that the Youth Brigade of the Congress party has faces that
hold extensive social capital backed by their ancestors. The BJP
leaders, who constantly speak about the curse of family-driven
politics, have recently agreed to tie up with a regional party run by
leaders from the same family.
nation urgently calls for leaders who are visionary and can stand
tough. The political environment of India, the largest democracy in
the world, is significantly influenced by the diversity of cultures,
religions, and castes. It is customary to witness occasions when the
descendant of a Minister is showered upon with unreasonable favor.
Accountability that comes into picture post responsibility seems
nowhere. The consequences are predictable- Lack of national interest.
parties, playing a vital role in driving the politics of the Center
since past many years, are posing indefinite concerns. The Government
lacks the decision-making power and thus has to depend upon those who
favor prosperity of a particular community/ region. The nation has
been a spectator to incidents when the Central Government gave
special and bulky packages to particular states for their betterment.
agencies are used as a threat to fetch support from regional parties
so as to ensure the stability of the Government. The voters of the
nation need to learn from past incidents and have to take resourceful
decisions in the upcoming polls. National parties shall be given the
opportunity to form a stable Government and thus implement policies
that are in the interest of the nation as a whole.
leaders of these national parties must strengthen their base and
shall communicate their factual roadmap. Most significantly,
commendable and visionary candidates shall be provided with a
platform to become a part of the governance.
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A Chartered Accountant by profession and Director on the board of Punjab National Bank (PNB), General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) and Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC). Dr. Sunil Gupta is working flawlessly for the economic and social prosperity of India.