Democracy in Tamil Nadu: A System That Functions with Money.
Democracy is a well-known term to all of us. Though India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, as a nation, it is fairly young. Indian gained its independence in 1947, and it became a democracy in 1950. Though it is understood that democracy means the people have the ultimate power, it is completely misunderstood due to the political circus in the country. Equality, liberty and justice still remains only as a constitutional goal and nobody can ascertain its function in the real world. Unfortunately, today, intolerance can be prominently seen in the country. The big parties that we cast our votes to, believing they would do great good to the country and to us, are in fact not able to live-up to the expectations. It goes without saying that one can get anything done, provided he has a little extra money in his pocket. A little cash transfer under the table can get your job done smoothly. This is completely against the law and opposes the very basis and structure of what the country was built on.
This is the case in the city of Tamil Nadu too. Decades of Dravidian rule has put the state in deep trouble and the citizens are bearing the bad effects of oppression and bad governance. The term democracy is taken for granted and people’s hopes, for a toss. The state is in a very bad shape with huge marginal differences in the standard of living between certain societies and also in terms of employment opportunities between different people. Large vacancies in government positions have attributed for irregular work and weak performance of the government. For example, if a person needs a signature from a government official to get his work done, it is only possible with the show of an envelope first. The system that functions only with money, is one that won’t survive for long. Corruption is rampant and the media merely act as mules and play deaf to the false claims and atrocities done by the opposition parties. There is no check on the constitutional morality and code of professionalism in the state government. This has to change soon before it becomes too late to do anything about it. This will require the people to come out as one, in strong opposition to atrocities and injustice.
People are extremely unhappy about this and are looking for a change starting from the highest level of governance. A change in the complete functioning of the system is necessary to weed out corruption. A change that will let people see the light of the day, the brighter side of things, an assurance that good days are not far away. They need a young and dynamic government that will work for the people and not themselves and their families alone. People need not only hope and reassurance that their problems will be solved but practical solutions to implement them, so the people and the state progress together towards betterment. A stable government that will strive to bring down the gap between the rich and the poor and one that would strive for job creation in all sectors. See that the youth get decent paying jobs and are not influenced by social evils like alcohol and tobacco. They need a government that will bring down the poverty in the state and not just talk about the poor during election rallies. People vote for a party in good faith and it is the duty of the party to see that they fulfil the wishes of its people which is not the case today. The state’s PMK party is showing that kind of promise and the people are very optimistic about the party’s attitude in dealing with real world problems. The coming assembly elections will be very crucial and we implore people to join us in the movement against corruption. Change and Progress with Anbumani, Change and progress for Tamil Nadu.
From the Office of Dr.Anbumani