Constitution of India declares the Union of India to be a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic(source: Wikipedia). Although our country has ‘Representative democracy‘, it has gone to an extent where the representatives started working for the parties and not for the country. When the representatives(popularly known and blamed as politicians) make me laugh when they give statements like ‘party is above all’ to their mates. It’s not their fault. Looks like the culture of kings and his ‘tandaana taanana batch’(whenever the king says something, the batch starts praising his wisdom) still haven’t moved off after hundreds of years from our culture. The PCC Andhra members praising Sonia Gandhi, Andhra assembly representatives praising the ex-CM’s son; I feel it like BullSh*t. Why should Rahul Gandhi be the next prime minister? or why should Mrs. YSR made CM after his death?
I have been reading that Rahul may be the PM candidate for next general elections. Although i am a great fan of Sonia Gandhi in terms of the capability to control hundreds of head-nodding(i think some animal does this) representatives, i don’t take it for granted her deciding who should rule me. In 2008, Outlook published a cover story “Borne Supremacy:
The Nehru-Gandhis are India’s First Family. But across the country, power is family inheritance.“.
They have held the reins of the Congress party ever since the struggle for Independence. It was Indira, though, who started the dynastic tradition first with Sanjay and after his death, with Rajiv. Today, Sonia guards the family preserve while son Rahul gets groomed for his political destiny.
Given the statements of Rahul, i don’t think this is gonna end anytime soon. Although it starts with convincing statements, it goes down to show his boiling enthusiasm to bring up his family name(may be a lecture from his BOSS) -
“It is undemocratic that the Congress is still led by a Gandhi. But it’s the reality…. My position gives me certain privileges. It is a fact of life in India that success in politics depends on who you know or are related to. I want to change the system.”
“I will continue to work for the youth unless I am forced by the prime minister and my boss (Congress president), which they can do. But personally, I prefer to work for the youth.”
“If anyone from the Nehru-Gandhi family had been active in politics then, the Babri Masjid would not have fallen.”
“I belong to the family which has never moved backwards, which has never gone back on its words. You know that when any member of my family had decided to do anything, he did it. Be it the freedom struggle, the division of Pakistan or taking India to the 21st century.”
I don’t care for what family can do or cannot. I hate the people who nod their heads for whatever the family says. I used to do a lot of YES-nods back in school and college days(to elders, teachers, professors). But slowly i started thinking why shouldn’t the head nodded the other way. In a recent movie “Prasthanam”, there is a dialogue ‘leadership comes through blood’. They may inherit leadership, but what about their motivation? Does it come through blood? Son of a leader need not ALWAYS be a leader.
To be updated..