For a country of over billion people, the tragedy of identifying relevant issues for upcoming elections continues unabated. The per tenant issue of availability of affordable quality food & drinking water to every Indian, secured place to live, pollution free healthy environment to breath, no appeasement on religious and caste lines, and corruption free society are touched to attract votes only. Instead, on expected lines – the entire focus is on Narender Modi Vs Rahul Gandhi personalities and the political alliances that NDA or UPA will be coming with in 2014 to grab power at the centre. Off course, many private limited family driven regional political parties are in fray to stake respective claim for Delhi darbar without any agenda and programs. It is number game, and then trade off with either UPA or NDA will be done to bleed the country. Indian must realize that personalities are irrelevant in the longer run. The work and vision of a leader is vital for building solid foundation of any society. Yes, the perfect system is yet to be created in the world but striving for near perfection must be the goal of any society. The British gave Magna Carta in 1285 to be the bible of governance and it was largely adopted by various countries including India. But with the passage of time, we have destroyed the essence of democracy by promoting sub standard leadership on caste and religious lines. Indian social structure has forced to put various deprived communities on political ladder at the cost of merit.
It is this political concession that has virtual destroyed the nations back bone in tackling enormous issues stated above and we kept focus on the upliftment of deprived classes at the cost of nation. Surely, the mistakes of the past of alienation of large part of society on caste line must be severely dealt with to ensure equal opportunity for every countryman. Already, the population time bomb is ticking. No leader of repute has raised this issue fearing of loosing election. No leader commits death penalty for adulterated food and medicine that is killing thousands of countrymen everyday unabated. Every political party is silent on extremely stringent punishment to rapist for child abuse and gang rapes, leading to several cases reported from every part of the country. Uniform civil code for all Indian must be the key priority in building the national character of India yet we are governed by separate laws for every religion. Everybody talks of political corruption but bureaucracy is protected by constitution under article 309 /310 leading to massive corruption without fear and accountability. The lower judiciary in India can be judged if you are unfortunately drag in any court case; it will be an experience in itself. No political party has addressed this issue since independence leading to formation of large private extra judicial authorities namely Khap, shariyat courts. The insensitive establishment has given birth to Maoism in practically 1/3 of India. Surely, someone must take the blame for this mess. We have a hollow political leadership and it is high time for Narender Modi or Rahul Gandhi to focus on relevant sustainable issues in national interest. The history will judge the leader by the work and not by the perception. The countrymen must unite together for nation first. India must flourish, prosper and unite. It is the responsibility of voters to ensure good competent people are elected, then we can expect quality governance else we will witness the same chaos of the last few years.
– Prashant Tewari, Editor-in-Chief