Is a minimum qualification for politicians desirable?Politics in India has now touched a new low. Not a single day passes, without the ruling party and the opposition party, in most States of India, indulging in the worst form of character assasination and what is worse, there seems to be less respite from the worst form of corruption that tends to eat away the gains made in every field.
It is in this context, that a minimum standard of education, say, a graduate degree, is now being discussed in some forums, as the most desirable solution for some sort of improvement in the standards of political discourse.
However, is this the only solution? The great Kamaraj was not even a matriculate, and yet he adminstered the vast State of Tamil Nadu, like no one did. He did many wonders through personal example. There have been other notable examples too.
However, will the educated masses of people, particularly lawyers, MBAs and Chartered Accountants make a huge difference? This is a big question that needs to be discussed.