This is the election season , in which there are every party is talking about their usual agendas . I havent been following it much hectic academic routine , and saw few news papers and news channel . I don't have much to say , but few distinct points which i feel should be thought about . What is the intellectual capability of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi to be a Prime Minister candidate , or even about the Congress Party say they are "apt" for the post.
I haven't found Rahul Gandhi any way near appealing than his decent looks. I haven't seen them empathizing with the pain of general masses . Most of the Congressmen hog on the reputation of greats like Mahatma Gandhi,Jawaharlal Nehru , Indira Gandhi , who had reach to the rural India. They knew what India was at grass-roots and worked for it , rather just talk about it .
The there comes issue of Obama ? do we need one ? who is the closest in resemblance . Hey Indians! why do we always need an entity from the West on which we want to put an Indian stamp. Let us be us , not US . I they dint have any woman president as we had Mrs. Gandhi (PM) . The hot issue i wanna press about is Mayawati . Every one is so offended by her name , makes a mockery of her , that i find a serious lack of intellectual people who can talk about her unbiased that she is from an oppressed section of the society . Every detail of her money transaction is followed , but none buddy cares where the other politicians take money from . The names are never brought into the limelight , but if its Mayawati , she sure should be there .
I guess , i personally like her dominance as a woman she is. She treats IAS as civil servants , not as they generally are , very elite class. She tells them to toe the line . She single handedly put Raja Bhaiya behind bars under POTA when every politician feared him . For once , just think , how much a woman , from under privileged section is fighting . Every one says , she keeps building Dr. Ambedkar's and her statues every where . So let me ask , what is development. Its very subjective to the society we live in .
The Americans have their agenda , Iraqis have theirs , and we in India , have ours . So , talk about the Indians , we have middle class men which have TV sets at home , decenet salary to get children in school and we mobilize our opinion in media the most ( let it be cinema reviews etc.) . But what about the rural India ? people living in villages, the downtroddens who are not even allowed to goto schools cuz they are not supposed to by birth. Discriminated against everywhere. I read an article in 11th May newspaper , which showed how poor SP administration were castes girls were deprived of education for the fear of sexual harassment , which stopped after Mayawati came to power. I guess she gives a ray of hope to many .
The agenda of those poor people ( who are poor not only financially , but culturally , ...) is not a beautiful four lane road.The agenda is " SELF RESPECT" , "DIGNITY" . In our IITs , first year we are given general courses to get to a common platform , forgetting our background we came from in JEE.
This is similar , you need to give these people some room to develop , to think more than just about their daily wage . I guess may be Maya wati does it. And her statue on a road gives that hope to the worker working in pits . I dont get when people talk , about Obama they talk about his past , about how he was made , but no one talks about how Mayawati came ?. I dont claim Mayawati as Indian Obama by any means , but this post of mine is just an independent view on that side of coin where many people don't even feel like looking . I guess that section of society is not looking for any other section of society to represent them , like the Congress did . So , some other community person makes laws for the outcasts and deprived and the deprived cant make laws for upper section . I am finding logic now in one society having equal rights , and if every person on television can say , i have my aspirations corrected this time to vote and prove his point , then i guess its time for the lowest section of the society too , to get there aspirations/needs everything right . No more false votes , booth capturing and later farmers of India die when the IT sector booms for a fortnight and crashes one arbitrary night leaving the nation all perplexed .
I am not on any political party side , but all i want from my fellow Indian brothers is to be unbiased when they vote. Though they vote to any party , but should learn to appreciate people for things that they have done , the hard times they go through . This is not a flame post , its just portrays something which even the Indian media fails to portray clearly .
I am studying technology , but I know the roots of India lie in villages , not in metros with pseudo Indians . We need to get the whole structure right . One day ,we will .