“The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy” – Theodore H. White
Unimaginable nexus among politicians, bureaucrats, press and business class; if not always at least in some cases the involvement of judiciary also, only to sell and buy India among themselves, cheating millions and millions of ordinary Indians. This is the condition of the shining India today.
It is ironic that when the country needs unprecedented commitment, discipline, coordination and hard work to achieve the goal of becoming a developed country is India going the other way. The opportunities and ambience created by the new economic policies and the efforts of the intelligent and enterprising young Indians are exploited to swindle the nation’s wealth by some gentlemen villains who are in prominent posts in the above said pillars of the society.
What else one can believe when the names like Burka Dutt (much respected media person), Ratan Tata (India’s business face), A.Raja (a representative politician of the marginalized) and many other seemingly gentle Indian heavy weights from different spheres involve in the conspiracy of robbing our country when our cleanest prime minister simply close his eyes.
Blaming won’t give any solution. The whole Indian society is rotten and stinking with corruption. A society averse to criticism and hypocritically fond of praising its vain glory can only breed this. The truth is very clear, every Gopu and David and Sohail of India today will indulge in a scam at the first opportunity, given a chance.
Evil and goodness is the part and parcel of human beings. In a society where evil is taken for granted and eulogized and crime walks freely without punishment and fear, only this can happen. We are living in a historic moment in India when all the values especially related to wealth are lost and evil values take over them. Evil practices which can affect a whole nation are not punished, the result is free and happy public appearance of the practitioners which in fact sends a wrong message and attracts more followers to them.
People with values and conscience are far too less. But these less number of Indians has to wage a war and win. One, this minority politicians, bureaucrats, journalists, writers, teachers, lawyers, business people have to constantly make awareness in the society against corruption and relentlessly fight against that. Two, we have to somehow find a leader of the magnitude of Mahatma Gandhi or the former chief election commissioner, T.N.Seshan who can revolutionize the judiciary and investigative agencies, so that the evil doers and criminals could be found out and punished severely then and there. Because only fear can flood evil.
Hats off to the V.S. Achudhanandan led LDF Government of Kerala, the first Government in the history of Kerala without any record of corruption so far. His relentless fight against land and lottery maufia is the need of the hour and a benchmark for the other just leaders to follow.
“I am not worth purchasing, but such as I am, the King of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it.”
– Joseph Reed (denying the King’s gift to promote an union)
Sandhya S N
J T Jayasingh