The rate of heart beat of every Indian youth would be high right now. All the hopes are not lost. There is a pond still visible, though far away. Might be the general elections of 2014 will make our dreams come true. Might be this election would end the reign of corruption. Dreams come free of cost!
Yes, like every human being, we, the young men and women of India do dream. We dream of India, we dream of the poor and the disabled; we dream of a better life in a far better society. We dream of an India, where women are given due respect. We dream of an India, where love and care stands above money. We dream of an India, where parties stop criticizing each other and start serving the society. Of course, dreams come free of cost!
It is not a Manmohan Singh or a Narendra Modi, who wins or loses an election. It is the poor, the so-called ‘below average Indian’, who loses or gains in the general elections. But, for many a year, there has not been anything to cheer about. A government of coalition nature is like a wrestler, who has not seen food in weeks. It has no strength, nor has it any courage. It has to first sought out issues within itself and then with the opposition and finally with the media. This means five year cost. Might be the forthcoming elections would end this usual sequence of events. Dreams come free of cost!
Whether BJP or Congress or even other minions doesn’t matter, there haven’t been many happenings. As usual, thousands and thousands of projects are thought of by each ministry and a few hundreds of them come out of paper, from among which, only a very small proportion gets completed. By then the next party would come in power and cancel away all these and start the cycle from the scratch. At least, this year, there would be a change to this scenario. Yes, dreams come free of cost!
Whether it is waste disposal, energy production, ration distribution, subsidy giving, water and fuel distribution, or price hike, luckily, our government is silent. They are so patient that they do not go for immediate steps at all! The death of a few hundred from the 121 crores does not matter, after all! This should be the reason why infants of Muzzafirnagar are still shivering without blankets! Or, are we keeping mum so that the market forces can gain something from all these issues and then react? Might be, all these activities of our ‘intelligent’ politicians would yield better results than we believe. After all, dreams come free of cost!
Our country, now, has a special method of dealing with international issues. When Pakistani soldiers trespass the Radcliff line and chop off the heads of our soldiers, our politicians tell them, like kings used to, in the ancient times, “We will no longer play cricket with you”! When the Chinese penetrated into our land and added parts of our nation to the official map of China, we dealt with the issue in professional manner-we hold high level diplomatic talks. The turnaround of these meetings, as usual, is not communicated to the ‘Aam aadmi’. Possibly, not playing cricket would end Pakistan’s hatred towards India! Why not, dreams come free of cost!
Analyzing the situation in the country, the word ‘corruption’ should be taken out of the dictionary. “I do this for you, you give me a reward and the government gives me my legal tender for having passed the public exam”, is the trend of the day. And, now, it is no more a rare activity of crime. As it seems, even the top most positions of the administrative tree seems to be submissive to this idea. It has started to appear as if collecting money as reward, not as a bribe, from the people for their service, has become the right of every government servant. Might be just like hiking the salary of MPs from Rs 16,000 to Rs 50,000 in the past years to generate interest in our elected members to do their own duties, corruption should be made legal so that the government servants would discharge their duties in a better way! This would all be for good, let’s hope, as the Gita says. Dreams come free of cost!
When the supreme court initiated the cleansing of Indian politics by declaring that politicians with criminal spots in their timeline should be barred from contesting in elections, we saw all the politicians of the nation, irrespective of their origin and culture, irrespective of their ideologies and the colour of their flags, protesting and creating havoc against the declaration of the apex court. At least for this purpose, we could see all the politicians of the nation together. Hopefully, this carries to other sectors of political management as well. Hm! Dreams come free of cost!
It seems that when all the other nations of the world, at least the developing ones, are striving and thriving, day and night to make their names appear at the top of the list of the developed nations, our politicians and officials appear to be toiling, restlessly, with heart and mouth involved and working hard to make very serious and complicated political scams. It would not be a bad idea, if the government decides to hold a “political big bash” instead of the national film festival, because the former is more in number and the provisions for selection are many. Each politician can come forward speak about the political scam, the efforts it demanded, his hard work behind it and the “advantage” of this scam to the common man. Might be these are the short cuts to become the most developed nation in the shortest possible interval! Dreams come free of cost!
My country men, why are we playing to the tune of these idiotic butcherers, at least some of them, who does not realise the value of the common man? Why are we allowing ourselves to be fooled? Are we playing the silent man in the poem “I see, look out and am silent” by Walt Whitman? Are we so dumb not to react?
It is high time that we stop voting for these worthless magicians and realise that it is not the colour of their flag but that of their heart that matters. We are not fools to fall in when they speak a few good words. Stand up, rise, to touch your heart and say “I‘ll vote only for the best”. Pledge yourself that you will always up hold “Bharath Matha Ki Jai.”
Like every human being, we dream! Not those dreams that just pass by free of cost, but those dreams that shall be realized. We need to take the intiative and implement them. Government should just be made the exchequer. Men and women with pure blood in their heart should take over. India should be taken to the heights she deserves, for it is she, who has made us what we are today.
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