People’s right to question the leadership
The time is ripe to prune away the dead wood.
The Modi government was committed to maintain peaceful and harmonious relations with the neighbouring countries, but our relations with Pak are at lowest ebb on the issue of terrorism in J & K. The state is bleeding profusely and soldiers of the Indian army being killed without an end to the proxy war while there are peaceful methods to tackle the problem, but the leadership is sparing them for the reasons best known to them.
The information technology of the day has the potential to check any flow of money and property from person to person and also the organisations by evolving the strategy of digitalization. Making use of the technology, the CRPF may know beforehand who is funding the militants and where they are located, with the result they may be nabbed even before firing a single bullet. Needless to say, nothing could be more effective than such a peaceful method of squeezing out the terrorism, permanently, from the Indian soil. In the firstplace people have right to call for from the government when the policy of digital economy is going to be emulated by them. Sham and nefarious activities and frauds may be detected in early stages.
Rooting out the corruption from all walks of life has been on the party’s manifesto since the last general elections, but ironically, it is still firm in our soils. Those who had made quick buck in the season of stopping circulation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes are finding solace over the inactiveness shown in pressing information technology into service. The honest tax payers have right to question the leadership why they are silent over the unleashing crackdown upon the corrupt? The government instead came out with Rs 2,000 currency note which may be stored up in half of the space than occupied by the notes of Rs 1,000.
Don’t such questions put question mark on the credibility of the government?
Minimum government, maximum governance has been on the agenda of the BJP government since their inception, but nothing innovative is done so far on the political front, which is infested with inactiveness. The time is ripe to prune away the dead wood. A large number of politically ambitious schemes are afloat. If the expenses of the government are not curtailed from where the money would come? How the foreign loans would be paid? There is an ample room to downsize the political leadership. Not only doing away with the system of a republican government or dispensing with a full time President and Vice President, there is a need to overhaul the whole system of electioneering.
The party system is responsible for breeding the corruption in national life. MPs and MLAs make promises with little eye to keep them. Again, the promises are made on reservations on caste and religion basis, recklessly, shelving the merits and thereby the interest of the nation. Let the party system be scrapped and all candidates contest as independent. Let each of them pass the test of being sensitive to the needs of the locals before he or she qualifies the test of candidacy. Instead of spending on their election propaganda, they may spend the money to prove their credentials to the voters of the constituencies. On proving their worth, the contestants may qualify for candidature and could be given facility to draw funds from public exchequer to carry developmental projects in their constituency. Citizens may have right to dismiss any candidate through voting who has failed to meet their aspirations.
The municipalities would have the members who really work. The candidates alone may contest elections for the posts of the Union and the States and half of the runners up to the Ministers are qualified to be the leaders of opposition in those houses and continue to hold the office during the pleasure of peoples of India or their incapacity. After all, the people of India are the one who are supreme in the governance of the country. The Rajya Sabha may discharge the legislative function of the nation. It may comprise of the retired judges of the Supreme Court and the members of the Finance Commission for framing the legislations except those of Appropriation Bills annually by the Lok Sabha.
Not good for democracy
The present pursuit of the Union government to win elections in the states is not conducive for the health of democracy, where a great deal of money is being spent from public exchequer to arrange for the tours and the rallies for the party candidates. The nation has a right to know
The municipalities would have the members who really work. The candidates alone may contest elections for the posts of the Union and the States and half of the runners up to the Ministers are qualified to be the leaders of opposition in those houses and continue to hold the office during the pleasure of peoples of India or their incapacity.
how much money has been spent on such electioneering which in fact mars the spirit of federalism. Why can’t the amount spent on maintaining law and order in organizing electioneering be done away with by arranging their speeches through electronic media and voting right exercised from anywhere without coming to the booths?
In the aftermath of recent uproar in the Parliament over bank scandals, Kaveri Water Issues etc. proceedings in both the Houses are stalled, the government may request the President to dissolve the Lok Sabha for fresh elections. The PM is looking forward to hold the Union and the States elections together. He may aspire for winning both. But the totalitarian State is neither good for the democracy nor for the economy. The reason is that it sans accountability. Those who conduct the business of the government may still run the system taking advantage of people’s ignorance.
Lots of welfare programmes have been already launched; but proper implementation of them still awaits.
Isn't stashing Rs 2000 notes more easy!