Politics, a term used to describe many aspects of Indian democratic system. Politics is the systematic establishment for the election of the Government in India, it is a bitter activity which our Politicians exercise for their mean political gains, when written in hindi, as 'Rajneeti', it becomes the name of a super-hit Bollywood movie and above all, it is a bright career option today.
I said it is a career option, but, is it good for the Common Man if the people start conceiving it as a Career Option (I accept that many do take it as a career option today as well)? Will it help the society or will it bring the cut throat competition in this domain? I do think the competition in this field will certainly help the country both for short term and for long term. Today, the Common Man does not have many options to pick his leader from. The recent Polls is Uttar Pradesh is the recent example supporting my point. The People there had no other option but to give another chance to the Samajwadi Party (SP) to whom they gave one chance before choosing the BSP when they made a mess of their chance with their so called Gunda-Raj! The SP won in UP because the people were fed-up: by the Congress and their Seasoned or I should say, Seasonal Campaigner Rahul Gandhi, by the BJP's non-reliability and BSP's unsatisfactory performance in the past 5 years. So, who left? The Samajwadi Party which is now being called, 'Samaj-worthy' Party by many!
The first impression of the word Politics a Common Man has is a soothing belief of it being a social work and the care taking of the fellow beings by an Uncommon Man (I hope you got the meaning of this term, if not, read my previous post: Is Common Man So Common!). The Politicians, if they have that zeal somewhere in their hearts to work for their people, which has a very close resemblance to the Country Love, then the People will get what they want, that is the Jobs, the Electricity, the Infrastructure at their native place and the leader will find his Political graph elevating. But, if he has this Career Elevation in mind, then will the Common Men get the benefits which they got in the previous case when the leader was country lover? No, certainly!
Today unfortunately, we don't have too many Country Lovers in our political community and Career Makers are many, in fact, more than many. Charles De Gaulle (1890 - 1970) was right when, out of disgust at the behaviour of French politicians said: 'I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians'. And certainly, the Elections in UP proved it again. The aggressive orations of the politicians, the open violations of the Election Commission norms do not interest the Common Man any longer. The Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Beni Prasad Verma, Sri Prakash Jaiswal and Salman Khurshid gave some controversial remarks in their UP campaigns and got some sticking of the media. One of them said that either the Congress will form the Government in UP or else there is no other option except for president's rule! So confident, must say!