When did our leaders and ministers start making luxury life and money making their main occupation?Our political leaders and ministers are seen enjoying themselves in the name of national service and focusing only on raising their finances. It is noteworthy that former leaders and ministers who can be counted on the fingers do not fall into this category.
I was inspired to write this by a recent post I read about former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.
His son's children, who were at home when he was prime minister, went to school on horseback. One day at the urging of the children, the driver drove the children to school in the Prime Minister's car. Knowing this, Shastriji told the children and others in the house: "This car is a government system used only for official purposes. It is a waste of government money to use it for any other purpose". He then planned to buy a car for his family. Decided to buy a Fiat car. Price Rs.12,000/- He has only Rs 7,000/-. So he took a loan of Rs 5,000/- from the Punjab National Bank and bought a car. He was soon killed or died. When it was difficult to repay the loan, high-ranking officials from the bank visited his wife and told her that they could give her a good discount on the loan, but she refused and sent the officers back, saying that she would pay in full from the pension received in his name.
What is the status of the current ministers? A coat worth Rs 5 lakh, a pen worth Rs 2-3 lakh, a special airplane to travel in, and a special mushroom worth Rs 13,000 for a single meal are the wishes of our ministers. I would like to know the opinion of everyone in this regard.
Do our leaders and ministers work primarily for our upliftment?
When did our leaders and ministers start making luxury life and money making their main occupation? Is it right?