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Political Play
CA Dr Sunil Gupta
India needs tough political leaders with vision 24 March, 2014
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.
Indian 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.

The 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.

The 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.

Regional 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.

Investigating 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.

The 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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About The Author
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. His Linkedin and twitter handles are @cadrsunilgupta. Facebook page is CADrSunil.
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