On the independence night I was watching Movie “Gandhi”.Few lines which was quoted by character of Gandhi in a Indian National Congress meeting caught my attention and touched the heart.I wondered How much has changes after the 62 years of Independence. “I have been travelling to India for last few months and I know that I can spend still years to know the India. yet I already know that what we say means nothing to masses of country. Here we make speeches for each other and those English liberal magazine may grant us few lines.The people of India are untouched. Their politics is confined to bread and salt.Illiterate they may be but they are not blind.They see no reason to give their loyalty to Rich and Powerful man,who simply want to take over the role of British in the name of freedom.This congress tells the world-it represent the India.My brothers India is 7 hundred thousands villages NOT a few hundred lawyers in Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta.Until we stand in few in the millions who spoil each day under the hot sun we will not represent the India.We will not represent the India .No one will ever be challenge the British as one nation.”
The same situation is prevailing today with some context changed.Today,the few politician are ruling the country who don’t have any mass support.How many present politician have came from the grass-root and aware about the real problem of Bharat.They are fighting over the issues which are irrelevant to the common public be it the internal fighting between the BJP ,constructing of stone statues by Mayawati or Pseudo-secular politics of Congress.They are playing the same game which British had successfully implemented-Divide and Rule.Nobody is concerned about the real issues that country is facing like the issue of increasing food prices of basic commodities over the past few years,lack of effective implementation mechanism in government policies,problem of drought and flood in various parts of country,unemployment of educated youth,health and sanitation and inclusive rural development.
Election are fought over the bad-wording between politician not on the real development issue.How many promises made by the UPA-I are fulfilled? Media which is considered as the fouth part of successful democracy is a mere puppet of political parties.Why media has given so much importance to the person abuses between the politician instead of analysing the work done by government as it has done after the NDA government?How can you consider the media to be free and unbiased when on the anniversary of a leading newpaper the Party in power gave advertisement showing paper’s gratitude for the help.
Today the corrupt crorepati politicians don’t even hesitate to say that they will be better equipped to serve the poor as they have money without declaring the source of Income? Is this India of Gandhi’s Imagination? or in Today’s world money is everything?
Let’s hope that our tommorow will be brighter than the today and at the same time be prepared for the worst!
Jai Hind Jai Bharat!