The Politician’s Agenda

31 Jan

Looks like the ministries and the various boards are pawns in the overall political game. Politicians openly want “profitable” ministries and boards. In other words they are openly accepting the fact that they are corrupt.

Last week our CM expanded his cabinet (reading behind the lines, fullfilled the aspirations of his blackmailers so he could stay in power). Every expansion seems to be followed by an equal and opposite dissension (sorry Mr. Newton). People are unhappy with their portfolio. Is the main reason for that being they can’t make enough money off these posts? How else would you explain this?

Ask them directly they say that public service is the utmost on their minds (sic). In that case why should they bother what post they get?

The system is rotten to the core.


20 Responses to “The Politician’s Agenda”

  1. M O H A N January 31, 2007 at 4:01 am #

    Corruption has got to such highes like you just described, people have started ignoring corruption which is a very bad sign.

    Want a LL, its one day and 1000 Rs, Want DL its 3 days and 2500 Rs, Want BPL card, its 3000 and 1 week…..

    The rates of everything is fixed and hence the ministers fight openly.

    Poor people dont have options. Every netha is a goonda / cheat of different percentages. The power is so absolutely corrupting that even good thinking , right minded netas are quickly corrupted by people around or have to quit on protest!!!

    Despite this indian private economy is bulldozing away to glory. The actual growth after adding corruption factor (despite) would be a whooping 15% GDP!!

  2. Mysorean January 31, 2007 at 4:51 am #


    You have taken the easy way out by just cribbing about the system. Everyone knows it is corrupt and rotten to the core. Don’t state the obvious. Let’s put our brains together and work a plan to fight this and then put our hands together to make the plan work! We need to work a way either around the system or into the system and change it. It’s never too late to get the wheel rolling! If we want a better India, it’s us who need to go and get it. Cribbing is fine and is the first step towards realising the problems. The next step is to begin doing something about it.

    Don’t take this as an angry shout or something. Just a piece of thought that runs through my mind whenever I see capable, intelligent and positive people getting cynical about the system. I might be very idealistic in my thoughts, but then we need to get this in our minds that as long as we keep cribbing it is only going to get worse and we need to turn things around by taking on responsibility in some form or the other.

  3. Vijay January 31, 2007 at 4:56 am #

    Adi: I know.. I know… time for some brain storming?

  4. praneshachar January 31, 2007 at 6:24 am #

    the system is rotten to the core is a fact and reality
    yes it is the time for some brain storming I done think in this forum people are only cribbing but they all express their helpnessness because of the real situation. hope times will change we will have better days better transparency and good days ahead.

  5. Vijay January 31, 2007 at 6:49 am #

    Pranesh avare: As Adi (Mysorean) says above.. what do we do about it.. maybe some “Gandhigiri”?

  6. Veena Shivanna January 31, 2007 at 7:30 am #

    How about forming another political party ? Who can contenst elections?
    We had some discussion earlier in sanjay’s blog sometime back.

    Like that movie Nayak (one day CM wala).. Atleast the thought is not that bad.
    Gandhigiri, is a good idea, but somebody already said, it may take looooooong time & Its already time to say ‘India is poised’..

    I am really missing DS’s arguments now, we also spoke about ‘Mullininda mullu tegibeku’…! 🙂
    What does Dharma preach for such things? all learned ones, pls enlighten us

  7. M O H A N January 31, 2007 at 8:11 am #

    For the rot to settle, we as common people have to start insisting a few things – only than the top will be FORCED to become normal.

    a) Demand bills which have VAT no’s for every item purchased. Believe me traders make black money otherwise.
    b) Inform lokayuktha about the bribe demand etc and forget about the actual outcome. On an average 2:10 guys will be caught. I have personally seen a milk vendor who was fined 4 times for mixing water with milk and is now shifted to vegetable business because of constant “harassment” from vigilance department.
    c) When ever you notice any violations, silently complain. Cribbers are the best people addressed. It could be a traffic violation by a bike,auto,bus …do update this to police in website. Just google for it.
    d) DEMAND, DEMAND, DEMAND for everything. Infact OVER DEMAND and thats when you get normal service in india 🙂


  8. Veena Shivanna January 31, 2007 at 9:27 am #

    Anti corruption ph number – 08057734444
    Lokayuktha number – 22257638

    I noted down the first number from a hoarding & the second form a TV program..!
    Good Luck to all.
    Please do quote if you have done anything of that sort!

  9. praneshachar February 1, 2007 at 2:37 am #

    Mohan your points are worth noting by all. at present common man (aam aadmi/samanya praje) normally thinks nothing will happen instead I may get into problem etc. like lots of people seeing an accident but when it comes to going to police station or giving witness in court all will disappear. reason is harrassement the system of judiciary today you may have to run up and down several times etc. etc.,
    people will restrain from getting in. laws should be simplifed it should be a pleasure to visit police station where you are given due recognition and respect for the cause for which you have come courts should close recording of evidence in such cases at the minimum possible time without much problem.
    the 2:10 should increase and the 10 also should increase initially and in the long run when more and more people are educated and actions are initiated the tribe will slowly come down who are doing harm and tribe of good citizens will increase.
    you start cleaning your house dont worry about otheres slowly others will also follow suit.



  10. Vijay February 1, 2007 at 2:44 am #

    The system is so rotten that it is very difficult for the common man to even enter into the political arena..

  11. Veena Shivanna February 1, 2007 at 8:24 am #

    ello Odida nenpu…
    ‘ALuva maguvige haalu sigodu, aadre hOraaTaane jeevana aadre adu hege’ ?

    When you have a demanding wife you crib & now you ask people to be demanding —
    Anyway, ideas work on how majority accepts(even the movies), I stand in a different line.

    Vijay, there is a mere line between difficulty & being impossible.. Well, no conclusion yet… Jai blogging community for ideas!!

  12. M O H A N February 1, 2007 at 9:05 am #

    No no veena,

    This is not in personal relationships but between a consumer and seller.

    All am asking is just enforce legal rules which ever you come across.

    Spouse demanding et all i dont know 🙂

  13. praneshachar February 2, 2007 at 3:16 am #

    mohan has said what i wanted to say. you are mixing up the issues. demand to be read with its original reference deamd bill deamnd service etc., etc.,
    even in personal life demads which are reasonable affordable and necessities are different than the one which are totally not realistic and based on someone else’s possession for comparing your’s with othere vice versa is not correct. believe me there are lots and lots of people who belong to this category without understanding the realities.

  14. Veena Shivanna February 2, 2007 at 7:18 am #

    Praneshachar avare,
    MEN are from Mars & woman are from Venus. 😉
    Well, Thanks for the note…

  15. M O H A N February 2, 2007 at 10:54 am #

    But why is india sending a MAN to MOON ….

  16. Vijay February 2, 2007 at 10:57 am #

    Mohan: While India has made up its mind to send someone to the moon.. it is yet to be discussed in parliament as to WHO exactly will be going. Seems like our PM is insisting that quotas be followed very strictly here 🙂

  17. praneshachar February 2, 2007 at 11:29 am #

    veena so man in both places both in mars and venus because woman inculed man

  18. veenashiv February 2, 2007 at 12:42 pm #

    Kumaraswamy will really get a blast from someone like Pramila Nesargi.. He has expanded cabinet almost 3 times(or 2?).. Not even a single maHiLa there. 😉

  19. Mysorean February 3, 2007 at 3:43 am #

    Ellinda no elligo hoytu discussion! 😛

  20. Vijay February 3, 2007 at 3:50 am #

    Adi: I am thinking of doing an analysis on “The Anatomy of a Blog Comment”…. 🙂

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