India 65 years of Independence
The political situation India even after 65 years of independence leaves much to be desired. There are ways and means how a healthy system of democracy can be brought, if the intellectuals and progressive thinking people share their experiences.
How to save India from corrupt politics
INDIA is celebrating its 65th year of independence on 15th August 2012. And the nation is supposed to be the largest democratic country in the world. On the 15th of August 1947 India became independent from the clutches of the British rule after about 200 years of domination. Even now, India is not free from poverty, unemployment, corruption at high levels and lower formations of government and all illegal activities. The gap between the haves and have nots is still widening as times go on. It is high time to think about a practical solution how India can become self sufficient with all its resources and manpower.
Among the many problems the country is facing, corruption is considered as the greatest evil for the true progress. There is corruption at all levels in the government including politicians and beaurocrats. And no real effort has been taken by the governments to thwart the menace, even after 65 years of its freedom. One of the efficient Prime Ministers who ruled the country, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi had once admitted that only 8 percent of the total amount spent for the development of the country goes to the real programmes, and 92 percent are divided between the persons who are supposed to implement the schemes. With all the rules and regulations in existence to bring to book the culprits, the country is still gazing in the dark to work out a suitable solution.
There are so many instances among the politicians of India having accumulated wealth in excess of their known sources of income. Some of the Ministers who rule the government are corrupted and the bureaucrats working under them follow the same lines. The political system in India is in shambles. Although the country is supposed to be a secular one according to its Constitution, almost every action is based on caste and communal basis. Even in general elections, the main criterion for selection of a candidate for contest is based on the caste and community of the persons, irrespective of the ideology of the political parties concerned. And there is innumerable number of political parties in India, in spite of certain restrictions to form a party.
The poor and downtrodden are on the increase without any hope of a bright future for them. Although various schemes have been formulated by the governments for their upliftment, no effective result has come out so far. The land originally belonged to the nation and the people of the country have been shared by the rich and persons in power among them. Thus most of the forest area belonged to the government have been encroached by the influential persons of political parties and their associates and registered as private land in their own names. This has resulted in the destruction of the natural balance and consequent natural calamities. The trees and plants which influence the nature and the climate have been cut down in immeasurable quantities by private parties, resulting in destruction of the land as a whole with the result that the climatic conditions have no stability as years gone by. This process led to draughts and floods and all balances of nature.
What India needs now is a corruption free political system with efficient leaders and representatives of the people to administer the country. It is also high time to rethink about the present democratic system. There are intellectuals and great scholars and service minded people still available, but unfortunately they don’t get a chance to contest in the elections and to win. And Indians are settled all over the world and working and earning money. Most of them have no desire to come back to their motherland and settle there. They have their own reasons for that.
So, people who happen to read this small note are requested to note down their suggestions and methods by which India can be transformed to a better nation without poverty, unemployment, inequality and equal opportunity for all in the fields of education, health care, and how to make it a prosperous nation.