- It is quite disconcerting to note how the Indian political narrative has played out over the last few years even as the country surged ahead on several parameters. The Indian government discharges responsibilities on the back of a constitutionally mandated democratic model where the legislature and the executive come out with laws benefitting the people. Yes, the judiciary acts as a custodian of the Constitution mandated to interpret the laws passed by the parliament by the rights. Thankfully, our forefathers were not only far-sighted in drafting the Constitution keeping in mind the anticipated changes but also sensitive enough to acknowledge the evolving future leaving enough place for the Constitution to undergo amendment in line with the alterations.
- Undeniably, the country must keep pace with the mind-blowing inventions, innovations, developments, and growth aspects as the technology-driven modern-day requirements demand. The country could lay claim to surging ahead in the right direction only if the elected representatives mandated to govern us are driven by a single-minded determination to contribute significantly to this aspect. Everything comes to naught if the elected representatives from ideologically different political parties are driven by parochial considerations. As you are aware, the Indian political scenario is largely centered around a caste conundrum that keeps taking different shapes where the narrative is always pointed towards socio-economic considerations.
- Nothing wrong in propagating social welfare measures that are aimed at benefitting the deprived and downtrodden people languishing at the lower strata of society. The moot point to ponder over here is why there cannot be one singular voice emanating from different ideological political proponents on matters concerning national interest. This question must be bugging the majority of concerned citizens who are brought up on a steady dose of caste, quota, and reservations. Having milked the nation with the same narrative for several decades now, it pains to see the politicians continuing to indulge in further polarizing society on narrow-minded considerations. The communal versus secular exposition has been done to death in India but the flogging on the matter continues unabated. This is extremely disgusting and distasteful.
- The political narrative has become so acerbic, diabolical, demeaning, and derogatory that not a day passes without one or the other leader issuing statements against the opposition leader. Some are so crude and below-the-belt innuendos that those statements simply deserve no attention. Why can’t our political representatives exhibit welcome maturity, wisdom, understanding, and statesmanship befitting a worthy leader in accepting diverse viewpoints if it benefits the country’s growth? Unfortunately, the political narrative has gone from bad to worse and gets even worse when elections are around the corner. As honest law-abiding citizens, can we hope our political masters pull their weight in living up to our expectations? Unlikely.