Ideology vs Self-preservationWe all have seen leaders and parties come up in the nation with core principles and ideologies. It is their life-line and what they stand for. Be it service for the poor, care of senior citizens, supporting rural economy, empowering the backward class.
All this is nice to hear in meetings and in the party manifesto. When it comes to the crunch time of the nominations for elections, contesting the elections and after winning it, some leaders change their stance when least expected.
With the Karnataka elections, we have seen many people jumping parties like musical chairs because they were denied a party ticket. At some places we see a weak candidate being fielded by some parties. After the elections, to stay in power we see strange bedfellows coming together. Suddenly what the leaders and party should for in terms of Ideology becomes a case of self-preservation.
Do you agree that when the time comes politicians can switch between Ideology and Self-preservation ? or do you feel that they have a moral obligation to stick the Ideology of the party and sacrifice themselves ?