Development, not slogans are what is needed nowA bitter Bihar election is now over. The poor Nitish Kumar has now been made a puppet of the ruling party, thanks to the cunningness of one individual whose mechanizations seem to be unending.
However, the need is to forget the slogans and concentrate on development. And this development is not having big roads and flyovers alone, as has been reported in the State of Bihar. During my stay at Ranchi, I had to pay rupees Rs.15 to get my copy of Business Today, which would arrive by post. Otherwise, the post-man would not deliver it!! I quickly changed the address to Chennai, where there is no such problem. Corruption is a way of life and so horrible in the BIMARU States. One needs development across all human indices. Particularly in UP, where one gets to read horror stories of hospitals that lack basic facilities and where cows enter general wards without any restriction.
The situation is so bad. Migration of the uneducated and untrained has to someone stop. They are being exploited wherever they work. The only alternative is a good education. We need good schools, hospitals, and good transport. Unless these basic things are assured, there will be no development. Yes. Good roads and bridges are required but people should be healthy to drive on the roads. And those in the ruling party should stop their Pakistan rhetoric and get back to real development.