Hari the Hadron

Friday, October 17, 2008

INDIA – A POLITICOCRATIC FORM OF GOVERNMENT

A Government is a form of organization of State having a system of governance based on it nature of formation and in India’s case the attitude of its constituents. A Democratic form of Government is a Government by the people and is just a larger version of a society which ignores hereditary class distinctions and tolerates minority views.

If a person where to call the Indian Government a Democratic Government, he or she must be blind, deaf and dumb. In a true Democratic Government, the Politics should begin and end with elections and Democracy should stand thereafter. But in India, the Democracy begins and ends with the elections, as the elections are the only democratic process in India and thereafter only Politics stands. So I think it is better we call our Government a Politicocratic form of Government.

Everything here is ruled by Politicians, their Political aspirations and political correctness. The politics, politicians and political consideration decides whether an Industry should be set up at a particular place or whether a region should be developed or not.

The political consideration motivates our Government to try and pursue the Government of another country to safeguard the life and interest of residents of Indian origin in that country. Irrespective of the consideration I respect that intention. But the absence of the political consideration failed to produce the same intention when it came to the question of coming to the rescue of Indian citizens held captive by Somalian Pirates.

But I am not at all blaming the politicians of our country for this state of affairs. It is we the self-centred, narrow-minded, short sighted citizens of this country who are responsible for all this. Why did it take a Raj Thackerey or our honorable Minister of Civil Aviation, who is more a spokesman for a particular Airline than the governing authority of Aviation sector, to come to the rescue of the terminated employees of Jet Airways rather than the vast population of citizens of India who should have gheroad the Office of the Airline and questioned the unethical terms of employment that they follow. Why did the users of Air-transport not call for a immediate boycott of Jet Airways which does not have a human face in conduct of its affairs.

It is we the the Indians, especially the Middle Class Indians who are solely responsible for the destruction of Democratic norms in India. We are the tools of Democracy, but unfortunately we are rusted.

6 Comments:

  • Well, I read it.But no comments Hari.(I don't even want to get started)
    Preeti

    By Blogger Ps, at 1:48 AM  

  • Preeti,

    I dont know which way you feel like arguing, but all i wud say that it is time we atleast let our voice out, whichever way we do is our views.

    We need to get started.

    By Blogger hari, at 4:18 AM  

  • I liked your post. It is 100% correct to say that in India, once the elections are over, there is ONLY Politics and Politics only. I have linked this post to my blog; and I have a question for you:

    Does India Need a "Second Freedom"?

    "Freedom from Vote Bank Politics of Caste, Cash and Crime; Freedom from De-Valuation of Indian Values, Thought and Culture."

    See this interesting blog and pl. comment and CAST your VOTE (We need 1 lakh votes for action): - http://india-thesecondfreedom.blogspot.com

    In India, with so many problems in so many areas, the central root cause seems to be linked with the Quality of its Leaders, the policy makers. How can any Sustainable Change Management System ever be introduced with both eyes and ears ONLY for VOTES and MONEY and no accountability enforcement mechanism to speak of? The point is, 'Clean the election system OR boycott elections'!! THAT seems to be the ONLY leverage the Indian public is left with... how sad!

    Best wishes for a Happy Diwali,
    - 'INDIA'

    By Blogger INDIA, at 10:21 PM  

  • Hari,
    I think the problem is that we lend our voice but when it comes to action we dont do anything. I know my uncles and dad write numerous letters to the editor condoning the wrongful behavior of authorities, but there is not one organisation that protects the people. Any person who is tooo loud is immeadiately brought down either by corrupt officials or the terror strata.. we need change and we need a miracle

    By Blogger Anu, at 9:32 AM  

  • Thank you India. Have voted on your site.

    By Blogger hari, at 9:17 PM  

  • You are very much right Anu. We need a renaissance sort of a thing working on the Indian mentality.

    By Blogger hari, at 9:17 PM  

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