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    Have political parties failed to provide a way for the real issues of the people to be raised?

    Have the Karnataka assembly polls shown that parties are now more willing to raise superficial issues while ignoring the actual problems of the people (i.e. unemployment, regional disparities in economic development, urban governance etc.) ?
  • #636368
    Yes for a change the Karnataka elections have thrown many more matters for discussion. Instead of farmers death, drinking water problem, Cauvery water woes with Tamil Nadu, Unemployment problem in the state, and above all women security, all these things were gone to wind instead of providing reservation to a particular caste for which they did not ask or fought. So political parties henceforth would promise a lot and even mention in the manifesto and later on they can coolly forget the issues promised and raise another bogie of non importance and win the elections. Voters are to be blamed.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #636375
    This is to be noted that as per the basic instinct of any of the political decisions or occasions is still moving around the religions, caste & the community. The political parties like the Congress & the BJP, although campaigned for growth & development as well as the basic needs of the commons but somehow the pictures just caught up with the factors like the religions, caste & the communities. No matter how important the issues are that they are fighting for but in no circumstance that they can ignore these. We saw in Karnataka election that instead of the basic facilities the Congress party raised the concern of Lingayat Community for giving a separate identity in order to get the attention & while at the same time maximizing the profit share during the aftermath of election.

    During earlier election in Gujrat, we listened a lot about the Thakurs, Patidars & Dalits as well as of Rajputs too. If we take a close look then in between we forgot about the different government policies or of growth & development agenda. The Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor & Jignesh Mewani were the famous names who made a fresh entry in to Indian Politics with this.

  • #636404
    It is the nature of politicians to play these caste cards during elections. If they really come out with the actual problems of the public and if they address them in the meetings, the people will remember those issues. So cleverly the political leaders bring in the religion and caste factors into the front. This is what exactly happened in Karnataka. Why the Congress government recommended special caste to Lingayats and sent to the central government for approval. Why KCR recommended reservation increase and sent to the Central government.
    These days political leaders started going to Swamjis and mutts to attract Hindu voters. In India, people are not very conscious about the caste and religion. They all live together. But politicians only will bring in these factors for their betterment.

    always confident

  • #636608
    As far as Karnataka is concerned they have failed. The issue of water sharing between two states is put on the back burner. The issue with inequality of development of North vs South Karnataka, the water scarcity and lack of the basic support price for farmers who are unable to sell some of their crops. The issue of storm water drain clearance is still ongoing in many areas. We have had some sporadic heavy showers and we've started to have water logging in outlying areas.

    So, in a nut shell, there are many problems that still are unresolved and everyone irrespective of their political parties were trying to woo the electorate and have the numbers. Even now each party is trying to fight for survival,whatever happens, the problems of people in Karnataka, we take a back seat until we the public keeping voicing them repeatedly.

  • #643142
    The basic premise on which democracy operates is transparency, therefore the first step towards securing our Indian democracy is to demand transparency in the funding of political parties.

    Recently, the Supreme Court turned down the plea to make it mandatory for political parties to declare their source of funds. However, political parties cannot use this as an excuse to abdicate its responsibility of bringing transparency in their finances. In a democracy like India, where even the supreme law of the country – the constitution – derives its authority from the people, political parties are supposed to be accountable to the masses whom they claim to represent. Therefore, bringing transparency into political funding must be a voluntary action even if it is not imposed by the law.

    In present times, when over one-third of the current Lok Sabha MPs have faced criminal charges and more than three-fourth are multi-millionaires, the demand for transparency must be conceived as a democratic value, a tool designed to avoid any harmful influences of money in politics.

  • #643167
    Rajveer, please do not pull up old threads.
    'It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it'. - Aristotle.

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