A State of Kow­tow­ing

The Economic Times - - Breaking Ideas -

Tamil Nadu pol­i­tics con­tin­ues to be dom­i­nated by loy­alty, kow­tow­ing and mega­lo­ma­nia. It is a sad com­men­tary that such a pro­gres­sive state has de­gen­er­ated into one of ex­press­ing histri­on­ics rather than gen­uine demo­cratic func­tion­ing. Pam­per­ing of vot­ers with lots of freebies made them lethar­gic, and the mid­dle-class tax­payer bore the brunt of these mind­less sops. The real re­sult: the rul­ing party al­ways gains and the of­fi­cials in the sup­ply chain make a killing. Time for the en­light­ened state to be wary of such ten­den­cies and re­ject pol­i­tics of de­cep­tion, in­trigue and per­son­al­ity cult. Let a cleaner gov­ern­ment be in place.

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