Challenges Which India Must Overcome
By:- Himadrish Suwan
v Quality of Politics
As said Rightly “Politics is the power of Democracy”
In a parliamentary democracy politics impacts the life of the nation. Politics formulates the policy. Policy determines the direction of India. The power of politics is immense. The stature of men who man the politics must therefore be in consonance with the extent of expectation of good governance. A large number of parties have become a crowd around families(so called Vanshvad). In the case of some parties it is caste alone which determines the support base of the party. In unstructured parties there is hardly any inner party democracy. Succession is through dynasties. We are increasingly witnessing the evolution of world’s largest democracy from meritocracy to a dynastic democracy. This has led to a sudden decline in the quality of politics.The best example is the Samajwadi Party(in case of regional political parties)Son Akhilesh Yadav,Chief Minister,Uttar Pradesh ,Father Mulayam Singh Yadav,SP Supremo cum M.P ,Akhilesh Yadav wife Dimple Yadav M.P (Lok Sabha),Cousin Ramgopal Yadav Minister in UP Government. This has all led to a Negative Politics rather positive politics.
The ongoing debate of janlokpal bill for which earlier Social Activist Shri.Anna Hazare raised voice and now activist turned politician Arvind Kejriwal demands janlokpal Bill.200 years old corruption can’t be just eradicated from just a one bill as the janlokpal bill is very complex and where there is complexion there is rampant corruption. In recent Centuries India has earned a place among the THREE most corrupt countries in the world. Corruption in India is a consequence of the nexus between Bureaucracy, politics and criminals. India is now no longer considered a soft state. It has now become a consideration state where everything can be had for a consideration. Today, the number of ministers with an honest image can be counted on fingers. At one time, bribe was paid for getting wrong things done but now bribe is paid for getting right things done at right time. It is well established that politicians are extremely corrupt the world over. In fact, people are surprised to find an honest politician.The best way to solve the problem of corruption is strengthen the anti-corruption law,spreading awareness among the youth,if every person stop giving bribe Don’t you think corruption will reduce to a great extent in itself?
v Strenthening the Public Grievances Redressal Module
The power of democracy is best seen when an common man voice is being heard.If this is being done India can be called the super power.The constitution says By the people,For the People hence by the virtue of citizen is a King we should strengthen the grievances redressal system.Public greivances is power of democracy.Many times its reported no reply from the authority.But why India so called the largest democracy is this the black face of indian democracy where consumer voice is being undercovered.I recall the line of gurudev tagore “Every great people hold its history so valuable because it contains not mere memories ,but hope,and therefore the image of the future”. The past of india has been glorius so must be its future & for this public voice should be heard at every level.
v Poverty Eradication
Poverty is one of the major problems in India. It is the root cause of many socio-economic problems including population explosion, unemployment, and child labour and rising graph of crimes. Poverty alleviation should be the main target of the nation so as to make it a prosperous and developed country. Thus, poverty elimination is a matter of fundamental importance. The pathos of Indian story is that 220-230 million of Indian population, which constitutes 22 per cent of the total population, is poor, as per the findings of the National Sample Survey Organisation. This makes India home to the world’s largest proportion of the poor, even if the percentage of the people living below poverty line reduced from 36 per cent in 1993-194 to 22 per cent in 2004-05. In this regard community participation and awareness campaign can make a difference. The media and the NGOs, besides other institutions have crucial role to play. The machinery involved in poverty alleviation need to be accountable, sensitised and sincere. New laws have to be evolved to ensure more accountability. The lack of transparency and accountability has hampered our economic development at all levels. A system of incentives and disincentives can also be of great importance. Thus, the situation is bound to change and society will be free from deprivation.