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Indian Democracy: Party-Power-Politics and a saga of "Emotional Atyachar"
India was declared as "Sovereign Democratic Republic" during its birth time. Simple meaning of democracy is rule 'by the people, of the people and for the people'; this is governed by People's Representatives in the party-based system of majority.

And thus Vote of citizens for electing representatives is the most important and crucial part in democracy. But before that also one step is there- i.e. selection of candidates by parties who will stand as candidates in election. In Indian Democracy all the manipulations start from the first stage- selection of candidates. 

The common scene in our country is: People struggle against corrupt governments, unruly systems throughout the years of reigns of different parties; they demonstrate against governments' policies, actions even people suffer the hardships of life, never-ending poverty, inflation, black-marketing, bribing scandals, violence on women, suppression of weak and un-organized workers that they see every day how political leaders, Ministers, MLA/MP s are insensitive, apathetic and busy in self interest! 

So people promise to vote for change and vote for the right candidate in next election, so that country gets a good governance and life people becomes easy, progressive and humane.

All political parties know this public demands, but instead of changing their corrupt way of functioning and bring eligible good candidates to party, and at least start an effort to deliver public demands, they start emotional blackmail on peoples mind. 

It is a fact that in our country people are emotional about their own lot-  own region, own caste, own tribe, own religion etc identities; taking opportunity of this emotional weakness of people, political parties cut the election process to pieces and turn the election as an factionalism- for example, where the Yadav communities are dominant they will nominate a 'Yadav' candidate. 

Likewise a Brahmin, a Muslim, a minority, a man of the same language etc are deployed to appeal to the emotional weakness of people and make them believe that the vote is for satisfying their small need of supporting a candidate of same caste/religion/region and not for the greater need of electing a right candidate who will be the real representative of people. 

Even parties take help of star performers in films, sports, arts and music- fans run to vote for them forgetting what will this star is going to do in running a government!

We, Indians are nevertheless true to say, emotional by nature and political parties take huge advantage of this and make people 'ullu banaying' in a great way. People forget their promise of voting for a right candidate and fall in the trap of parties and make the mistake once again?and after the government comes up with this odd choices public again goes to protest mode! 

Last six decades and more this 'emotional atyachar' is going on and people are misled. When this saga will end and when political parties will nominate worthy candidates and people choose their right representative is what the country has been waiting for.

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