I am not too sure if everyone has been following the charade going on in India after the recently held state elections. Same old drama, same old script and same old actors and no one even pretends anymore that they are doing it for the sake of country. It is pure power grab just for the sake of grabbing power.
Shibu Soren, Chautala, Lalu, Rabri – same characters play the role of kingmaker, king and martyrs and take turns doing that. In Jharkhand, there is BJP parading its MLAs against Shibu Soren but the very same Shibu Soren used to be part of BJP’s coalition. So what difference will it make to the people of Jharkhand if someone replaces Soren? Will the tribals see their lives improve? Will there be less exploitation of the poor in the state? No one knows because these issues are not even on the table. Advani is shouting that democracy is being subverted in the state while Rahul Gandhi is on a “dharna” outside the Parliament claiming that democracy is in danger.
While India has ambitions to be a global player, it is sad to see that we do not have a single leader of stature who has the vision to lead India to where it needs to be. We’ve been sold short by the leaders of our society.