Indian Politics-Our fault or nature's?When I was a kid, I used to hear the bad state of the political scenario in our country. Wherever I went, whether school, home or tuitions, everyone used to comment on the corruption and criticize leaders. A particular statement that everyone used to say was "The poor state of India is due to the corrupt political leaders." Everyone used to say during elections that whosoever we vote, nothing is going to change much. Our teachers and elders used to say that we are the future of the nation and only we can improve politics. As I turned 18 and it came the time to vote for the Lok Sabha Elections, few of my friends were quick to advise me to vote for a particular candidate as they had some far off relations with them and if he won, he could help me if any personal problem came.
So, the question came in my mind was that isn't it our fault that the country is facing such a bad political phase? Don't we try to vote for the candidate who is somehow linked to us so that he can help us in our personal needs rather than thinking of the greater good? If our elders had voted the candidate who would have worked for the city rather than who could have worked for their personal benefits, the present state would have been better?
I live in one of the major industrial cities of India and the same political party has been winning in every election for the past 30 years. There has been no major development. On one hand, our parents want that we children should vote for the betterment of the country whereas on the other hand, during elections, they tell us to vote for a particular party due to good family relations with the party. Think, its our fault or nature's?