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Adopting a new political criterion

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Business Consultant with an MNC currently working in the UK.

Lot of us crib about the performance of the our elected political representatives, but do we actually ponder the core issues? How many of us are aware about the processes which make a party worker our political representative? How many of us ask this question- why I am not eligible for a political process to get nominated as a party candidate and contest an election? How many of us even dare to build a political party?

Answer to all the above questions is- Very few, even less than .00001 % of our total population. Isn’t this a disappointing fact? Now let’s discuss about few of these .00001 % people who built, executed and monitored these political processes.

Lets discuss on political parties apart from BJP and Congress. Most of the founders of these political parties have very modest background. Starting with SP’s Mulayam Singh Yadav who was a teacher, BSP’s Mayawati again a teacher and IAS aspirant, TMC’s Mamata Banerjee was from lower middle class, Shiv Sena’s Bal Thackeray was a cartoonist, AIADMK’s Jayalalitha was an actress, JDU’s Nitish Kumar was an employee of Bihar Electricity Board and AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal was an IRS officer.

Now the question arises that with such leadership arising within us, why don’t we have results which resonates the aspirations of the common people? I will outline three main reasons for this gap:

  • One Man/ Woman Party
  • Selection of a Party Candidate
  • Disinterest among the qualified young generation

Most of the political parties which emerged out of a great cause and hard work either forgot their respective causes, or got converted into political parties which just wanted to win elections at any cost. There was nothing wrong in winning any election, but targeting to win the elections within short span of time was a problem. This haste for winning elections by the new parties led to acceptance of party workers who didn’t even share the same vision with the party. Election winning capability became the only criteria and already tried templates of political scenarios were copied. As a result, these political parties remain confined to a single person/family image, who were founders, without building any true political leaders.

In short these political parties didn’t bring anything innovative to the existing political platter!

To make the scenario even worse, educated young generation considered too risky to challenge the status quo and even became more disinterested due to uncertainty attached to the political system.

To come out of this vicious circle, responsibility lies with the political parties, specially national political parties to develop new election processes where there is some significant weightage to educational qualification. New election processes needs to be setup urgently where education is part of criteria for candidate selection to contest state assembly elections or general elections.

Once we have this new criterion for candidate selection which is driven by political parties, we will have better representatives who will represent our voices in the sacred house of the democracy. This single criterion will definitely attract more educated youths to be part of policy making by getting elected.

Other criteria like sycophancy will hold less ground then!

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