The last few months have been a disappointing chapter in India’s history. Just when we should have been powering ahead on the development front, we have stumbled. Corruption scandals have shown how, besides the politicians being venal, many of our institutions too have been compromised. The biggest disappointment has been that the person with the greatest power to act (our Prime Minister) has been transfixed as if in a game of “Statue, Statue.”
We cannot expect those who are part of the system to bring about any change. They are the biggest beneficiaries. India is, after all, still under “British Raj 2.0” – the very same systems set up to extract and exploit India pre-1947 continue to be in place, and serve the masters very well.
What we need in India is a revolution via the ballot-box that achieves multiple objectives: elect a government that makes implementation of pro-development policies as its objective, create a centre-right movement in India, and get 50 good people in Parliament.
How can we, the people, make this happen?