Why ‘Election Years’ are ‘Development Years’?

Why ‘Election Years’ are ‘Development Years’?

Voters have now become smart enough and started testing the half-truth of politicians with  logic's criterion.





Politics in India take place within the framework of its constitution, as India is a federal parliamentary democratic republic in which the President of India is the head of state and the Prime Minister of India is the head of government. India follows the dual polity system, i.e. a double government which consists of the central authority at the centre and states at the periphery.
Political philosophies may be divided into two broad categories – limited task of determining and expansive task of determining. In the existing set up, the politics and self-interest go side by side or in other words, we can say, they have started strolling just like real sisters.  Vilification, back-biting, blaming and self-praising have become their main signs in spite of the fact that it was started with an aim of providing neat and clean and dexterous society. 
The democracy is still developing with discipline and moral values in the western developed countries that have given birth to democracy.  The law and discipline gives life to democracy.  This is the reason that people try to look for the opportunities to settle in certain such countries countable on fingers.
No doubt, with the growth of media and with new social media technologies, the ruling and opposition party leaders are seen debating on the electronic channels but the cultured language and indiscipline could be seen openly as telling lie has become the birth right of political leaders.  It is a very bad trend.  The voter of today is also too intelligent.
Politics and political self-interests are always busy in lobbying lead to a host of lousy regulations with only one agenda of maximizing votes, staying in office and increasing wealth.  
Voters have now become smart enough and started testing the half-truth of politicians with a criterion of logics despite the poverty and illiteracy in a predominating position, in our country.  They always look for the basis for comparison or a reference point against which other things can be evaluated.  Now a day, the election campaigns are not a easy task like previously with false promises or misleading.  Even if the voters have awaken after seven decades of independence and cropping up of new political party – aam aadmi party – AAP with an aim to build a robust and extensive organization in Punjab,  is the glaring example with specific reference of Punjab, giving  four seats of Members of Parliament during the last elections. 
After a massive mandate in Delhi, Kejriwal looks for AAP's victory in Punjab where the party had secured four Lok Sabha seats in 2014 General Elections. Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal has began his poll campaign in Punjab attacking both Akalis and Congress and asked people to vote for AAP to end “corruption, drug abuse, farmer suicides” and put the state back on “right track”.
At the same time, it has now become a talk of the town that as to how these leaders have acquired huge wealth and properties within a short span of life. Not only this, the recent increase in wages of the politicians particularly the MPs, MLAs and Ministers have raised another debatable question and shaken the common man, who is fed up from high inflation's.

         It is not understood as to why there is increase in their perks, when these politicians provided all infrastructure including spacious houses, staff, red-beckon vehicles, handsome wages.  It is a big question on the existing system.  At very nominal charges, the food is available in the Parliament campus but one cannot have a place of ‘dal’ on the dhaba on the roadside even.  This is the reason that these leaders are not aware of the inflation going on in the market. 
Till such time, the leaders are not aware of the problems at the ground levels, they cannot work for the welfare of the common man.  While the poor men are always striving for days’ food whereas the leaders are worried in making schemes for keeping safe the chairs. Since our country is full of religious and social fairs and these political parties don’t even spare to give them political colours.  The political parties by arranging the entertain stage at the religious functions, don’t bother  to en-cash the circumstances. 
        The corruption charges on the politicians have become a common feature but the demand of the situation is that there should be a proper inquiry into the charges and till such time enquiry is going on, he or she should be kept away from participation in the politics. But, who bothers for such an advice?
The stereotype replies by these leaders are that only the charges have been framed but it has not yet been established. Under this shadow statement, he continues to enjoy the full term under the legal and judicial procedural wrangles.
        The leaders of political parties have made the politics a game of chess as ingeniousness and cleverness.  For the first four years after winning the election, they forget the common men and during the last year, the word ‘development’ suddenly comes in their dictionary of their lips.  There is flood of installing foundation stones and inaugurations and efforts made to create an atmosphere as if government and common men are made for each other.
        It is not for the particular party but it is happening with all the ruling parties as people have short and weak memories. They remember the current development works but forget the previous promises as forgetting is the natural instinct of a man.  The political leaders don’t adopt the development path during the previous years so that they may not forget at the time of next elections and perhaps this is the reason the ‘election year’ is given the name of ‘development year’.
Frankly speaking, voters too are becoming elegant and tidy.  With the passage of time, this trend of politicians is becoming out-dated now as the attitude of the leaders - changing faces, loyalty and shrewdness – teaches so many things to the people.

Really, if the leaders of the country understanding the human and moral values and voice of truth and inner soul come forward then there is no reason that the symptoms of social evils like poverty, unemployment, corruption and breach of peace, could stand in the way of real development of common man, society and nation as well. 
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