Saturday, March 22, 2008

Dynasty politics

is an awkward inquiry that the United States Congress stalwarts, who celebrated the Sonia
decade in North American Indian politics, forgot to ask: Why is Sonia Indira Gandhi the lone leader to
enjoy an unbroken 10-year stint as political party president? The question may well be
insolent but it is nevertheless deserving asking. It is hardly the lawsuit that
there was no 1 from the galaxy of loyalists who have got presided over the
123-year-old political party capable of playing such as a long innings. Even the most
fanatical Sonia stalwart will shy away from suggesting that she have attributes
that were lacking in the leadership of the national movement. The reply is both
simple and obvious: the United States Congress have changed and Sonia's unbroken tenure
symbolises that transformation. Since the split of 1969, the
Congress have increasingly resembled a household enterprise. The seven-year
interregnum between Rajiv Gandhi's character assassination and Sitaram Kesri's
unceremonious remotion was an aberrance dictated by circumstances. Yet, it is
useful to retrieve that immediately after Rajiv's decease the United States Congress Working
Committee first offered the mantle of leading to Sonia. Her rejection of the
offer makes not take away from the fact that the United States Congress leading felt that a
Gandhi had first claim on the leadership. The United States Congress is dynastic
because it genuinely believes that North American Indian electors instinctively react to the
Gandhi name. If the political party have to revert to its original democratic moorings, it
has to be accompanied by a bigger dislocation of the household construction in the
country. Since that is improbable to go on in a hurry, a dynastic United States Congress is
going to be a portion of the Indian scenery for the foreseeable
future. Of course, the ties
that bind the leader to the follower are also governed by reciprocity. Unless
the leader can guarantee consistent political tax returns to the followers, the
enterprise will not endure. Corporate loyalty to the United States Congress is only partly
mystical; it is ultimately driven by self-interest. Drawn-Out failure invariably
leads to the dislocation of the web that prolongs the endeavor â€" and
this have happened to the United States Congress in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Yet, the dynastic rule is
not as innocuous as may appear. There is a terms that Republic Of India have to pay for
persisting with dynasty over meritocracy. This is apparent in the mode Rahul
Gandhi have made his political debut. Rahul, from all accounts, is
fairly representative of most Indians of his class. Somewhat westernised, yet
rooted in India, cosmopolitan, fun-loving and neither political nor scholastic,
he should have got articulated the norm rich kid's position of the world. Unfortunately, the dynastic rule have forced him to be what he is not. Having internalised the thought of Republic Of India as a household estate, Rahul have to be seen
helping and empathising with his less fortunate subjects. His Discover India
programme is an facet of his nobility oblige. Unlike the meritocrat who
seeks an ‘opportunity society' that lets people to realise their
full potential, Rahul is obliged to prosecute a top-down approach. Like Sonia, he
has to demo his concern by showering his topics with press releases in the word form of a
National Rural Employment Guarantee Program and a debt-waiver scheme. The
Gandhis have got always loved the state sector because it have allowed them the right
to film over the differentiation between private finances and public resources. Jawaharlal
Nehru hated enterprisers with paternalistic disdain; Indira Indira Gandhi saw the
maharajas as competition; and ‘Sonia's gift to the farmers' is the spin
given to the Rs 60,000 crore plus loan amnesty by United States Congress workers. It is dry that dynastic
democracy demands a committedness to charity masquerading as socialism. It is
prefaced on widespread poorness and vulnerability. This is why it is in conflict
with everything modern Republic Of India should stand up for.

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