OPINION: Yes, now politics is business!
Author(s): Harish K. MongaThe Author. The politics from Panchyat to Lok Sabha has virtually taken the shape of business. There was a time when the people have feelings of service to the humanity and those who have these vibrations normally...
The politics from Panchyat to Lok Sabha has virtually taken the shape of business. There was a time when the people have feelings of service to the humanity and those who have these vibrations normally enter the politics. They were seen wearing khadi clothes and long bag on the shoulders containing food for the lunch time. Now a days, the meaning of politics have totally changed. Lakhs of rupees are disbursed as salary to the MPs as wages and now ministers, MLAs, Councillors and Sarpanches have come under this category and under these circumstances, the service to humanity stands ignored and has taken the second place. A person who is not even eligible for the post of Clerk in the government office, now give directions to the deputy commissioner by entering the politics. More-over, nobody becomes councillors with intention to service and his motive is only to get monthly wages and collect his share from the municipal council contractors. It is not in the case of councillors but for all those who enters the politics.
There is no yardstick of corruption and there is no need to have any proof to establish a corrupt. The need is only to keep an eye on the politicians who was hands to mouth becomes manage to make arrangements during the four-five years land lord and made arrangements for bread and butter even in certain cases he is not aware as to how much property, he is having. This practice is only in one city or state but in whole of the country.
The government lands are got transferred in connivance with the administrative officers and huge markets are constructed making it a source of income. Is Tehsildar or Patwari can transfer the land of Panchayat, at his own in anybody’s name? Perhaps not, these officials only become a chessman, they do not run the administration but such administrative officers are run by the politicians. In fact, in politics, the rule is of silver shoes and rod of power works. There are number of such type of leaders in the country who before entering into the politics were doing a very meagre business and later on becomes the owner of big factories, farm houses and are not aware of details of their property in their own name or in the fake names. Is there any need of proof to establish their corruptness?
Again perhaps not, as their conduct speaks itself about their character. Normally, it is said that one can earn honestly to make both ends meet but it is not possible to have a house in 20-30 years. It looks that after entering into politics, “Aladin Ka Chirga” (Magic Lamp) is in the hands of politicians. In real sense, the politics have become business in which there is no check on the property of the government and politicians at the cost of government exchequer, keeps filling his pockets. There is need to keep a check on the conduct of politicians so there may not be a need to ask anybody as to how the property of the politicians have been multiplied within a short span of politics.
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