Indians are very good at developing and adapting new things. Now a days they have developed a new capability, the capability to laugh on those things on which usually one should cry. The time has changed but the scene is still. India has emerged as one of the biggest global powers. It has developed a good physique but on the same time developed many diseases, unknown, undiagnosed, although curable, but still undetected by the doctor. The symptoms have surfaced but we are such ignorant lot, that we don’t care about them. If left untreated, the day will soon come when these diseases will enter the last stage, and then we in-addition to be ignorant will also be helpless.
The country with the largest youth pool is under the rule of the age group, which by now should sit and enjoy the benefits of Senior Citizenship. Ever now and then, the headlines of the newspaper or the highlights of the news channels talk about Corruption and swindles. The only thing common in them is their political back and link. The other thing common is the spectators, who never change, sit back and watch, have a light laugh, then get back to what they were doing.
From last two years, there is a lot of fuss about corruption and scams. They have become a part of our daily life. From the morning bed tea, to the good nigh kiss, we either get corrupted or corrupt somebody. Being unaware from all this is the height of our ignorance. A citizen has lost Rs 5000 as a result of scam. Yeah, that sounds very small, but when multiplied with the 1.21 billion population of our country its sums up to “only 3 scams.”
It is indeed high time for youth to rise and get counted. Although, Mahatma Gandhi once said, that students should not involve in politics, but it was back then, when 2G and Coal scam were not known. But, first we have to redefine ‘youth’, because a person in mid forties having two children, is considered youth, and then we have a young CM.
We have been laughing all the while enjoying movies in which political people are portrayed criminals and villains. We like such movies and comedy channels who critic the politicians. But when it come out of reel life into our real life, we sit back and clap, waiting for a superman, or better Shaktiman to come, with laser in his eyes and punish the bad. The power we have, the power of vote, we underestimate it, being slapped in the face by the person and then again electing him to slap us, is the misuse of this power.
We have discussed all such problems repeatedly, but never come to a suitable solution. Its high time that, we revise our civics books and consider a chapter on the powers, eligibility and the process of choosing a MLA, a MP, A Minister and all such politicians. The older criteria for the politician was being criminal, or trying to be one. But jokes apart, we need a change, which we ourselves have to bring around.
The great Indian question is…. “agey kuan pichey khai.. vote kisko dein bhai”