A State of Kowtowing
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.