“In politics, we will have equality but in social and economic structure we will continue to deny the principle of one man one value”: This statement was made by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on 26th January 1950 and from that day to 26th January of 2013, when India recently celebrated its 64th Republic Day, this statement seems like a truth for every organ our government. The uniqueness about Indian politics is that it creates opinion of the majority even when there is no consensus.
The issues which I will raise further can be controversial but no less important because in a country like India, federal government works under strong democratic foundation based on a great ‘Political Will’. It has been in India’s culture to compare a 67 year old India with a 237 year old United States of America to underestimate India’s progress but I have found our nation is marching quite ahead of US even as India is more diverse than its major competitors.
If we go through our history- from the basic policy structure made by Pandit Nehru of keeping India itself away from any alien bait and framing a preliminary foreign, agricultural and food distribution policies along with energy distribution and subsidy schemes ,all of these represent that India was matured enough from its childhood only. Let us come to current socio-economic and political phenomena and its impact on our ‘Road to Prosperity’ where our abstract and research paper is going to focus on.
Today, India is experiencing such an utter destruction in its present setup, where from the politicians to the bureaucracy, executive and judiciary- all are starving for ‘Power’. It’s our Democracy only which holds all of these together. Otherwise India also could have experienced something like Pakistan, Chinese communist’s struggle or Middle Eastern chaos. In above paragraph, where we admire India’s diversity and its luck that it got matured leaders to lead itself from such a critical start, still no one is ‘sarvaggun sampanna ’i. . blessed with all qualities because where China gave itself a new start with Xi Jinping, US gave a second term to President Obama, Pakistan is again hoping some drastic changes with its new extremist and optimist public leader Quadri and who does not know the winds of revolution in Middle East? But, with all these positive changes Indian seems to be sliding downwards.
Take an example of major political chaos in previous 6 months wherein we had a FDI in retail, Reservation in promotion to SCs and STs or Delhi Gang rape, beheading of Indian soldiers at LOC; every issue in spite of its seriousness was just thrown around in media, public and parliament in a very destructive manner. Undoubtedly, it has created a bad impression in all over the globe which led to confusion in minds of Investors, NRIs, Nations and Public in general.
But, at the end of the day it’s all about our Political Personnel and Parties to maintain their ideologies and treasuries safe with keeping our country on second preference. Today our nation has to work on problems like malnutrition, metropolitan slums and food quality to maintain health of India and it has to come up with solutions like subsidies, tax levy policies, and it needs to create a balance between LPG (Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation) and also look after a threat to nation from both inside and outside.
Lastly, for all of these we have to be politically matured and sensible. Now a major question arises: Is that we are going towards the Road to Prosperity in 2014? We just don’t have to find an answer by expecting a mere change in government’s controlling agents but we all also have to take an initiative to change the system. Once, Margaret Thatcher, the longest-serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of the 20th century, and the only woman ever to have held the post said that unless you enter in a tunnel; it’s useless to comment on its length.
Likewise, the youth -‘The Largest Asset India Ever Had’ should enter in this dirty tunnel of politics to clean it. I have observed that Indian youth is largely participating in local politics only but what about Rahul & Varun Gandhi level? So, to attain this level ‘Education’ is the most important thing, I guess. Therefore, in order to lead the nation to a level of utmost prosperity, we have to set a formula as ‘Youth + Education = The Road to Prosperity- India 2014’.