Saturday, 16 May 2009

Free styled democracy

Democracy as we read and studied is by the people, of the people and for the people. Sounds nice but when it comes to an implementational level things are just different. A political party, if I name it it was Bahujan Samaj Party, and its followers gave a slogan 'Jo zamin sarkari hai, woh sampatti hamari hai' (any land or property belonging to the government is mine). Can it honestly be termed as a democratic approach on the face of the fact that it amounts to just as a barbaric approach forcibly grabbing whatever they can lay their hands upon. You go to a local market with a small halt to buy something on the road side stopping your vehicle just for a while. Immediately a toughy appears and asks you for parking fee. On enquiry it is revealed that there is nothing like any licensed place duly authorised for the purpose but the man asking for the fee continues insisting upon his demand to the point of man handling. What an awkward situation. The vehicle owner succumbs to pressure and pays. This is how democracy is interpreted in most of the cases in our country.

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