Even Members of Parliament are resorting to vote bank politics inside the Parliament to mobilize majority in parliament.for survival of their government. Self interest of person and party have forced them to forget and ignore common men and interest of Indians . Their thinking is fragmented, They seldom treat all Indians as Indians. They treats Indians in terms of Hindu or Muslim or Christian or Marathi or Gujrati or Bihari or Bengali and so on .They have divided the society in backward and forward, dalit and non -dalit etc . Terms of division are many compared to pre-independence era when terms of division was only black and non-black.
It is none other than Politicians, who have divided the Nation in various microscopic pieces.They talk of secularism and national unity and integrity but in fact most of elected representatives and most of political parties are communal minded , mean minded, selfish and corrupt.
Bitter truth is that most of political parties are behind Muslim Votes .Some section of media and society blame BJP or Congress Party of being supporter of this or that community , but leaders of all these parties invariably calculate winnability of their candidate in a constituency based on caste and community and never based on the merit and performance potential of the candidate. Media men also propagate news based on thier arithmatics, permutation and combination of various caste people affiliated with various parties.
Persons and parties who think in terms of their vote bank can preach only for common men but cannot act for entire country in one go.They cannot dream of taking any step against Muslim hooligans and goonda elements in fear of repercussion and subsequent erosion in vote bank. Similarly they do not tough voters of dalit community.
Even police department officials, administrative officers and departmental heads in all government or private offices have to face adverse effects if at all they take any action against erring members of dalit community. Such biased politics by politicians have badly affected the work culture in all offices and widened the gap between Muslim and Non-Muslim members, dalit and non-dalit members. And I can say without any doubt that India cannot prosper until leaders of our country come out of this vote bank politics.
It is painful to see that they frame their policies based on dirty politics and this is why economy of the country has also been passing through worst days. Even best performer in a office think it wise to keep aloof from dirty politics prevalent in the country in fear of punitive action and think it wise to remain silent spectator of all evils going on the system.
Political economics can never be impartial and hence leaders have to think in term of economic politics only. Preaching sermons on secularism is one thing and acting honestly in terms of secularism is entirely different.Preaching principles of democracy has become a fashion for leaders but acting in undemocratic way has become habit of most of politicians and most of parties.
‘We are too much involved in vote bank politics
Published in newspaper THE HINDU
Minister for Energy Shobha Karandlaje expressed her anguish over playing “vote-bank politics” on issues concerning national security. She said she is pained to see that politicians chose to ignore national security and appease sections of society rather than working with secular frame of mind.
Ms. Karandlaje was speaking on the last day of Darshan, a three-day personality development programme for graduate and postgraduate students on Wednesday. The programme was organised by the Ramakrishna Math on the occasion of 150 birth centenary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda.
Taking a critical view of politicians’ work, Ms. Karandlaje said the ruling party at the Centre was not in a position to take decision on the presence of infiltrators from Pakistan and Bangladesh in our cities as pointed out by the intelligence agencies. “We are forced to sit quiet fearing repercussions of the action and overlook the security threat. We are a lot concerned about finishing our term (without a hassle),” she said.
Ms. Karandlaje said lack of basic healthcare facilities, and caste oppression were among the reasons why people associated with Maoists and terrorist groups and revolted against the State. “But I am pained to say that we are too much involved in vote bank politics,” she said.
Ms. Karandlaje asked youngsters to come forward and raise their voice against injustice and deprivation. She also asked women to join hands in nation-building.
Swami Jitakamanandaji spoke on the relevance of the teachings of Swami Vivekananda in the contemporary world. Swami Anupamanandaji, Raghottama Rao from Manas Centre for Training and Academy, and professor from School of Social Work Rameela Shekar spoke.