Politicians Make Money In India. How ?

India is supposed to be the land of Gandhi. The Mahatma for all his faults was a honest leader who himself lived a frugal life and eschewed the luxuries of life. He was  a crusader  against corruption and even in a case involving his son, who had embezzeled money he requested that action be taken against him. He was also an astute politician who side lined Subhas Bose and Bhagat Singh.

Unfortunately the spirit of Gandhi died with him and new breed of politicians of the Indian state have a different agenda. They treat poltics as a career and make money

at every opportunity. A look at the Indian political scene  shows that all politicians  of any party though of humble origins, end with  being wealthy.

Lets take a look at some of our political icons. Start with Vilas Rao Deshmukh. I have all the sympathy for hs family after his death and many are eulogising him,including the press. But people forget that 4 decades back Vilasrao was a small time politician in rural Mahrashtra. He was definitely NOT rich, but on his demise he has assets running into crores. How did he amass these crores  when he had no steady job ? One is saddened at his death, but these are inconvenient  questions that need

to be answered.

Take any politician from Bala Saheb Thackery who in 1962 was a small time cartoonist earning Rs 250 and now this man is one of the richest in Mahrashtra. I think  even his supporters cannot explain how he amssed his crores when he again had no business  and no work. He was only heading a political party and dhe needle odf suspicion points to extortion and  deals involving Kick backs. In fact a look at the central cabinet, there is hardly a Minister from Sharad Power, to Kamal Nath and Lalu Prasad Yadav to  Mulayam Singh Yada vwho cannot be classified as a crorepati( Man of billions).

This is the bane of India , it  is  sad that  corruption has eaten into the vitals of the system and the politicians are at the head of it. What of the future ? There does not seem any way out  except a 'class strugggle' in the classical Marxist  theory. India is like the Russian state at the time of the Tsar. A revolution threw him out and I am sure something similar will happen here. The bell tolls, politicians beware !

Article Written By Madan G Singh

An early retired Gp Capt from Air Force who is an Executive Director in the Corporate world. Loves to write fiction and articles. Published over 60 short stories and his novel" Romance of the Frontier" is published from Notion Books.His second novel is on way for publication. The author also has close to 10,000 articles on the b net with millions of views

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