By Prerna Prasad
How easy is it for a common man to sit in a group, have a cup of tea/coffee and slam the corrupt politicians? How easily can one condemn Sonia Gandhi for deploying Manmohan Singh as the puppet Prime Minister? But has the same common man ever thought of bringing about a change and making a difference?
A government official working in a municipal corporation may get allured to accept a bribe for taking out a fake birth certificate. But the same man wouldn’t hesitate in accusing A. Raja for his indulgence in the multi-crore spectrum scam. After all, this is India (world’s largest democracy) where everything is tolerated.
I don’t say criticism is wrong. But according to me, a person doesn’t inherit the right to criticize until he/she performs better than the ones being criticized.
One of my school teachers used to say that India needs a dictator to set the system right. But according to me, this dream of hers should never come true. Within this democracy, which make us feel proud, we need a leader who can bring a change. A leader, whose morals are high. A leader, who genuinely believes in working for the nation. A leader, who is a witness of the dark shades of India. A leader, who can unite the diverse. A leader, who can feel the impulse of common man... A leader, who is determined to make a difference!
Unlike most students, who would not choose politics as their career, my choice has always been vice-versa.
Since I developed my conscience, I have always desired to be a politician. Not by being a part of the club that is adaptable to wrong means in the greed of power. But I want to be a part of the group that can make a difference walking on the ethical path.
Some suggested me to join a political party, some asked me to indulge in social work and some even showed me the path to dirty politics. But destiny made me a journalist. God guided me to raise the oppressed voices and bring a social change by using the power of media. But my inner desire still persuades me to be a part of real-life politics. If the voices of India are listening, I request them to show me the path, to guide me, to give suggestions and lend a helping hand in making a better India.
Waiting for the responses of the voices of India.