Leave what is happening in the villages and far-flung zones, even the metros have become zones of anomalies and abrupt occurrences of violence. Time when most of the other states of the nation are stepping towards brighter and safer living conditions, the state of Uttar Pradesh is struggling with the same old curses of riots, malpractices, corruption, and appeasement. The public that voted in favor of the vibrant blood, Akhilesh Yadav, urgently awaits good governance. Extensive decentralization of power has to be curbed, without delay.
The SP chief at several instances has warned the key administrator, his son and the ministers alleging that the state should not be mismanaged in view of personal interests and abuse of power. The family politics of SP, which revolves around the father, and his son, brothers, and nephews, along with wide intervention of leaders like Azam Khan, failed to comprehend the needs of the common man, corporate houses, farmers, and small scale industries. Multiple power centers created due to superfluous delegation of authority have created issues of favors to a particular business group, which subsequently is reversed in favor of another group that is close to a distinct power center. Curbing this is a pressing necessity.
Plus, instances like refusal of the civil society to work under the leadership of Azam Khan accusing the leader of abusing and insulting the staff. Advising Muslims to have a DNA test in case they do not vote for the party in the general elections of 2014 was another statement of an SP leader that reflected the arrogance of the representatives elected by people. Muslims, who have been the key help to the SP during polls, have too made a move viewing the party?s disaster in managing communal brotherhood and providing work prospects.
High Court?s intervention in matters like withdrawal of cases filed against Muslims, and recklessly providing red lights to party?s leaders reflect the extent of mishandling and exploitation of power. Delays in clearances from the government offices, corruption in the process of tenders and unwanted recurrence of the bidding process delaying the implementation of projects along with cost inflation, lack of adequate infrastructure including power and road transport, groundless policies of the government, and absence of visionary capabilities have restricted businesses to expand and flourish in the state.
The SP leaders will have to learn a lesson from what has happened in the general election with a view to working in the manner which is expected out of the team of top administrators and policy-makers of the state. Law and order are the topmost areas of concern, followed by betterment of infrastructure for corporate houses, and work prospects for youth. Sooner than later, the government will have to take corrective actions, else the lost reputation would be tough to regain. Parting with timeworn ways of governance, and streamlining the administrative and ministerial wings are the urgent needs of the hour.