Be with the people, speak for the people and then results will automatically comeWe have different types of political parties in our country. We also have philosophies built around personalities. Jothi Basu of the CPI(M) was one such towering personality. Unfortunately, his I'll health took him away from this world. What happened during his rule? He made the State of West Bengal surplus in power. He brought about real land reforms that benefitted the poor. He was so successful because he had a political philosophy grounded in communism and was successful in getting results based on the core communist philosophy. Kerala is another State where this model has often worked.
Cut to the present in Tamil Nadu. A highly reluctant superstar called Rajnikant was sought to be used as a force to enter the State in a big way by a national party. When he announced that he would mention the name of his political party on the 31st of Dec, many State leaders of the party started talking as if they had already captured power in Tamil Nadu.
The superstar has backed out. Today, the chamchas of the national party have egg on their face. They have done nothing for the masses. Every single word uttered has gone against them. Not on a single issue have they talked for the people. For example, the Supreme Court has said that the eight lane project between Salem and Chennai should be implemented. But at what cost? By destroying the livelihood of millions of people and farmers who have no other work to do.
Unless parties and leaders work with people and their issues, they can never ever achieve anything.