Monday, June 11, 2007

Gandhi/Nehrus - when will the dynasty rule end?

As a child I always liked Rajiv Gandhi, I don't know why, may be he looked like a prince though he was bald, or may be he had that charisma that children would fall for!! I still don't know..

Call it Indira or call it Nehru or now call it Sonia, or now even Rahul, the country has to go through this family, never really understood why, looks like this is a monarchy in rule voted by OUR own people. Does India lack in individuals who hold the caliber of any of these?? Nope, absolutely not, its just that Gandhi or Nehru tag at the end which makes them win the elections and rule the country!! Am I a supporter of BJP. Absolutely not!! I am a supporter of intellectuals taking the country ahead..
But isn't it high time to come out of the notion as to what Indira or Rajiv have done... In a country in which you have to go through such difficult exam as IAS to rule a district, the entire country is ruled by people who come from a DYNASTY.. does anyone really know what Rajiv Gandhi studied or now even Rahul Gandhi has? That clearly is masqueraded in the sympathetic wave created for the family.

As long as people vote looking at the PERSONS rather than POLICIES, as long as people vote for CASTE rather than REMOVAL OF PROBLEMS the country will remian the same. So the question is how do we show the progress that we have. Thanks to able intellectuals like Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram the country is making progress, but alas they still have to lie in the shadows of these GANDHI's and carry on their WHIMS.
Way to go India, my MOTHERLAND....

Can't Rahul Gandhi learn about the lives of people in the rural areas by becoming an IAS officer instead of becoming an MP. Can he become one ever? Oh, I forgot, why does he have to, when he is a Gandhi. Now, one may say, the PAs and Secretaries offering advice to them and other ministers are all officers of IAS cadre. Now, let's say an officer X does offer some good advice for the progress of the country, how many ministers would come forward to implement the same, when they are busy doing 'collections' during the short tenure that they have..

It is high time, we have graduates as MLAs and MPs and Ministers. Without minimum education level set for the 'people's representatives' how do you expect them to solve the problems of the country, when they can never come up with a solution. I am tired of hearing the argument, that a common man, aam junta, cannot become a MLA or a MP then, why not? most of the educated people are common people too, they come from these areas of poverty too, at least they will have a minimum knowledge of what can be done for the country. It is time that intellects become leaders and rule the country towards progress. It is time that parties like Lok Paritran get their fair share in elections and become representatives of the people. Watching movies like Rang De Basanti and forming yahoo groups is not just enough. It is time people start 'thinking' before they vote. The vote should not be for Gandhi or Nehru or for Congress or BJP. The vote should be for progress and development of the nation. Will we ever see the light of that day ever? One can only hope..

4 comments:

Anurag Srivastava said...

Well I agree with most of what you say, but what alternative do we have. More than being a party congress is an ideology which is a centrist ideology. Only that is workable in a heterogenous country like India. If people vote in name of Gandhi dynasty, I have no problem to that as long as the ideology survives.

Well one day, things will change but men will be men, so the magic of name is hard to vanish

PS: Thanks for the input on my blog. On re reading I felt a real lack of focus and worse so somehat edited it. Experimets fail at times :)

Karthik said...

Thanks Anurag, for your comments, congress as a party during independence was centered around a great ideology, but I seriously doubt if the current 'senior leaders' even know what it is.. But still, like you said, magic of name is probably too hard to vanish..

Btw, good to know that you took my comments positively.. I enjoy your posts for, they have a clarity of thought with the point you want to drive home, but in the train reservation post, I didn't seem to get the idea clearly, so I mentioned that.. Good luck dude..

Anonymous said...

This dynasty will end when I become the PM of India. Dont spoil head with Indian politics it will spoil any one...

The Familiar Challenger

Karthik said...

@The Familiar Challenger: Perhaps you can change the future if you become the PM.. On a serious note, if every body dismisses Indian politics as Head spoilers, then how will we ever have any of these intellectuals at least contesting to head the nation towards progress....