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The latest trend going on in our country is – a fast (sit on a hunger strike), give it the name of andolan, speak against any hot topic, the most popular being ‘CORRUPTION’ ! Be it about black money or the Lokpal Bill,the biggest drawback is that India has only two main line ruling parties i.e. NDA and UPA. You start an andolan against any topic, the opposition party will definitely support you, no matter whether they are related to it or not !
That is what I call ‘Cheap Politics’. Well lets get back to the topic, ‘Where was he ?’
You all must be wondering why I’ve named the article so. Is it against any socialist ? Or does this article need a socialist ? There’s a huge confusion even to me but the benefit of doubt will go to the former one i.e. it is against a socialist.
I still remember when students in Kota had blocked the Vigyan Nagar Square against increase in reservation seats in all competitive exams from 23% to 49% and they were beaten brutally by the police – next case when Rahul Gandhi had fasted against the Mayawati party in Bhatta Parsol, soon he was sent to jail. These two cases may not be linked together from any point, but it has a strong connection with cheap politics. The opposition party will only support you if you are a vote-bank, neither students were considered as vote-banks nor they could support Rahul Gandhi as he belongs to the Congress. Ah then why the hell do they support Anna Hazare ? Who is he ? Just an 8th grader, who doesn’t even know how to read and write properly.Why are people supporting him ? When they know that the people who are actually involved in decision-making are IAS officers, they are the guys who’ve toiled hard to clear 11 exams to become an IAS officer, they know what is wrong and what is right. I will come to this point later in this article, that’s what I think is the reason behind government not passing the Lokpal Bill (these are just my views, no offence to anyone !).
Don’t you think reservations are a curse to this Indian society ? Even Dr. BR Ambedkar and his drafting committee had proposed this for a period of 5 years and had further added to amend it according to the rising needs and I think by the late 90′s everything in India i.e. the so-called Caste-based differentiation had almost gone to nil, but still the ruling government increased the quota just to increase their vote-bank. They completely ignored the ill-effects of this action and only concentrated on their selfish interests – their vote banks. Be it the NDA or the UPA, just think about this fact – Anna Hazare is a reserved class person and when he was getting benefits being a part of the quota-benefit category, he was having a great time. Where was he, when we were being beaten brutally in the Vigyan Nagar Square ? At that time why didn’t he announce his fast ? Had he had done so, the scenario would have been entirely different in India.
When he was getting mitti ka tel (kerosene oil) and other rational needs at lesser prices and at times even for free, why the hell did he not oppose then ? and make the poor ones come first in the line, be it general or reserved, where was he then ? That is what happens with corruption too. What do you think, why does corruption occur ? I’m not talking about bureaucrats, I’m just talking about the common man. Suppose there’s this common man, say Mr. XYZ, belonging to the general class, having a monthly income of around 10K and is an accountant in a public office by profession, now why do you think he takes bribe ? It is just because he is having his family to feed, whom he wants to give everything in life, he wants his son to be a doctor, he dreams to get his daughter married in a good family, but do you think he will be able to do all this with such a meager income? I probably don’t think so. Since he belongs to the general class, his son will not be able to crack the PMTs due to the increase in reservation, plus the recent increase in coaching institute trend has made exams far tougher for the general lower-middle class section. Do you think he will be able to marry his daughter in a good family ? I dont think so, as it also demands a hefty dowry.
Then how will he be able to fulfill his dream ? Without corruption it’s impossible for him to make his son a doctor by sending him to a private medical college, his son will be fighting for Shiksha Karmi-type exams and oh sorry, even that is not possible for him because reservation will be waiting for him there also! This will make the poor more poorer and the rich even richer. By imposing the Lokpal Bill the rich won’t benifit, in fact it’ll be the poor who’ll be affected much more deeply.
I know corruption is a curse for the growing economy but it is a boon for the lower middle class at least with the present constitutional arrangements. By imposing the Lokpal bill, corruption will not end. To end corruption, changes need to be made in the constitution such as removal of certain drawbacks like reservations, starting of merit-based studies and making education free for the poor. Corruption is not itself the root cause but it’s a secondary curse that has simply emerged out of reservations, poverty, dowry and all such other social evils. Corruption will itself end if you end these evils. Why is America and all other developed nations progressing ? It is because they don’t have such monstrous social evils. They have a minimum pay policy which allows them to educate their children well. Why aren’t the Socialists fighting for that ? It will make India a better place to live, leading to a halt in brain drain. I feel the second drawback of the Lokpal Bill is the proposal to make the Lokpal committee supreme. Suppose if I’m a member of the Lokpal committee and I have a conflict with an IAS officer of that district, no matter how honest he might be, I will be able to fire him by making fake documents and no one will be able to question my actions ! If you are wondering how, let me give you an example : if in India if it is possible to change the documents dating 50 years ago, then anything is possible in India. In my view, that is the reason for the government not passing the Lokpal Bill.
Support your constitution, it is written very well, whatever is written there is for the benefit of the people. We don’t need further amendments, India still rocks. But I’ll still ask, “where was he ?”
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