Indian Politics and its Democratic Promises

India, the world’s largest democracy is a nation that has diversified colors with a population of more than a billion. It has the longest written constitution and more exhaustive amid all written constitution of the world. The Indian Constitution initially constituted 395 Articles divided into 22 Parts and 9 schedules. After the 86th Amendment Act 1995, the Constitution at present consists of 444 Articles divided into 26 Parts and 12 Schedules. On the 26th of January, 1950, the Indian Constitution was formally adopted which declares India as a sovereign, secular and democratic republic country. It pledges all its citizens, justice, equality and liberty thus making a thriving endeavor to endorse sorority amid them. It lays down the gibbet for significant primary political principles, sets up the structure, procedures, powers, and duties of government institutions, and sets out fundamental rights, directive principles, and the duties of citizens. The perception behind declaring India as a democratic republic was to free India from dominion and have a fair electorate. Democracy clinches in itself the lexis equality and freedom. Democracy plays a prototypical role in pledging smooth maneuvers on the part of the government. Democracy means a having a government “by the people, of the people and for the people”.

The declaration made by the Constitution crafts our political system to emerge as an extremely macabre establishment which therefore would be dealing with the rudiments issue. However, the things seem to be not the way it has been promised. In a “BY THE PEOPLE” government, there is supposed to be elected representatives chosen by the votes of the general public. It is ought to be an impartial, voluntary and uninfluenced selection. However, with the election season just over it can be witnessed the amount of fairness that has been practiced. Every political party is strives to sway the voters by every way possible. The aphorism is to acquire the ceiling number of votes by all means whether ethical or unethical. The political rallies seem to be more of a star show than an election rally. ‘Fair elections’ is being guaranteed to the people and closing the eyes to the norms, booths are being captured and several other illicit means are being used. People in many regions are issued forged voter cards and legitimate citizens are not able to exercise their right to vote. Capturing of the polling booth or manipulating the counting procedure is an ordinarily put into practice. Voters are alienated on the base of common languages.

India is said to have a government “OF THE PEOPLE”. India is a nation of diverse group of people and thus has a varied number of political parties. Despite of a few less significant individual groups and parties, Indian politics is an altercation between a selected few parties, however, hardly any of these political parties are “OF THE PEOPLE”. The election is fought between those most significant, popular parties and to end with an alliance government is formed. Since a few years from back from now, a drooped parliament can be seen and no sole party has come into view as front runner. The political parties have now emerged as profit making organizations rather than an organization that works for public interests. Sadly enough the members of the parties are not selected on the basis of the amount of social work they have rendered rather on the basis of the influence they have over a particular province. The political parties are usually run by influential people and these positions are inherited by their progeny whether they are equally worthy of it or not. This has made political parties a family business rather than a social welfare group that works for the benefit of the common people.

The government “FOR THE PEOPLE” seems to be just in papers and the common people are far away from garnering any profit. The new government that comes into power brings a new hope in the hearts of the people but alas it is all the same at the end of the day. Sadly enough, the rights of the common man are being crushed and put at risk every now and then. The unblemished India is all a publicity stunt during election, however, the reality is something else. In reality, the deprived are being overtly deprived and the affluent are becoming more affluent. The common people are being exploited at every tread of life by the government, starting from admission in primary school which is supposed to be a fundamental right conferred by the Constitution to every citizen of India to getting promotion in government jobs. Where the government itself is corrupt how can it be expected other bodies to be corruption free.

It is now time for the government wake up from their sleep since independence and realize their duties towards the Nation rather than filling up their pockets with wealth. It is time for fulfilling the promises made by their predecessors while making the Constitution and help a hand in making India a SHINING NATION in its true sense.

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