Is ‘Neta Culture’ in Indian Politics on the verge of decline?


Is ‘Neta Culture’ in Indian Politics on the verge of decline?

Few weeks back I had gone to a concert of the Oscar Award winner Indian musician A.R.Rahman. I was very thrilled and excited because, like for thousands of others, A.R.Rahman also happens to be my favourite music director.

 
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Is ‘Neta Culture’ in Indian Politics on the verge of decline? Article By: Saikat Banerjee

Few weeks back I had gone to a concert of the Oscar Award winner Indian musician A.R.Rahman. I was very thrilled and excited because, like for thousands of others, A.R.Rahman also happens to be my favourite music director.

On arriving at the concert I was looking for my seat when suddenly I realized that I was unable to move in direction of my seat as a heavy hand got hold of my right shoulder and was pulling me back.

On enquiring, I came to know that according to security personnel, since ‘heavy weight politicians’ and their families who are so-called, by some, as ‘A Class’ citizens of the State were sitting near the row of my seat watching the concert. Hence ‘B Class’ Democratic citizens like me will not be allowed to go towards them because that will disturb them from watching the programme.

I was forcefully made to sit on the barren, dusty ground with some other common people like me despite having a chair ticket.

That was for the first time I came to realize the psychological and ethical degradation that has crept among Indian political fraternity especially among the ‘Netas’ who have now taken it for granted their role as politician and their right to get elected again and again by either hook or by crook thereby also affirming the fact that for them common people like me are nothing more than petty ‘insects’.

But in the last 20 days there seems to be a revolution that has taken place in Indian politics especially with the emergence of AAP i.e. ‘Aam Aadmi Party’ as a major political party after the Delhi elections this month.

Well I think it would be too early to be judgemental about ‘Aam Aadmi Party’ but the steps which it has taken under the leadership of Arvind Kejriwal like the non-usage of the red light in their government vehicles, refusal to take government bungalows, refusing the high ‘Z’ class security, to name a few, before forming the government definitely glimmers the hope among the common man like me that the true definition of a ‘Democratic Indian’ in practical sense is not too far from being realized.

Well let’s hope that ‘Aam Aadmi Party’ will be able to reduce this ‘Neta Culture’ from Indian Politics and, as its name suggests, will look after the ‘aam aadmi’ with Arvind Kejriwal as its torch bearer after becoming the 7th  and youngest Chief minister of Delhi on December 28, 2013 at Ramlila maidan and forming the Delhi government.

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