State of the Nation – Part 5

An informed, united voting class is the only force that can change the course of India. It has the power to force the political parties to put up better candidates, and then send good people to Parliament. The hope is that these good people will stay good when they go to Delhi and make policies that are right. It doesn’t matter which party they belong to.

This is not an impossible situation to imagine. In fact, I cannot see any other. Given India’s political system, it will take decades for a new party to be created and attain any sort of power. And even then there is no guarantee that it will not surrender itself to special interests. Our best hope is to work within the current system and with the political parties we have. We need to change the basis of competition – with our votes.

This is the movement that India needs – one that uses the power of information and votes to transform India. This is what some of us need to start working towards. Tens who can mobilise hundreds can in a thousand days change the future of a billion.