Policies of Political Parties of India.

21/04/2014

It has become a fashion for self professed intellectuals in India to talk ill of and entertain hatred against the rich people.Some people even think and talk, that rich people would have become rich, only by exploiting the poor people. Many of the Political parties talk only of the poor people as though the rich people are not worthy of any consideration. The country cannot become rich without rich people producing goods and services and providing employment to the unemployed.The government cannot spend money on any scheme including schemes for poor people, without the rich people paying direct and indirect taxes. Political parties should not talk and act to differentiate people. The parties should promote harmonious relations between employers and employees, between producers and consumers,poor and the rich etc.
The rich people should be encouraged to set up more factories, service centres, educational and health services etc.

Similarly parties talk of providing education, employment etc. to people belonging to socially backward communities only. They do not talk of education to forward community people who could if encouraged, become great scientists, eminent technocrats,efficient doctors, inventors etc. The country needs such professionals to progress. It is necessary that good education is provided to all people, socially backward as well as socially forward community people. This is not to suggest that priority should not be given to backward people but talented forward community people should not be discouraged.

The policies of most of the political parties are such that they discourage people from working hard. For example free/subsidised supplies of food grains, clothes, etc.discourage people from working hard. A worker who earns Rs.350 per day as wages wants to work only for a few days in a month -may be 10 days- as 10 days’ wages are sufficient to meet monthly expenses because food grains, clothes, etc are available free of cost or at highly subsidised prices. The wages and prices policies should be such that able bodied members of a family work for 40/44 hours in a week to earn enough to meet the expenses in a week.

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India – 2014 Elections

19/04/2014

Elections to the Indian Parliament are taking place in various parts of the country.The BJP is blaming Congress and Congress is blaming BJP for the ills of the country. The fact is that both the parties while in the government have done what they thought was good for the country.Both of these parties however have failed to grasp that it is not the policies alone which improve the economy. It is the implementation that is very important. For example the Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme could have lead to production of about 400 million tonnes of cereals and made the country surplus in food grains by deepening existing lakes, by digging new lakes, linking lakes with lakes and lakes with rivers. But there are serious allegations that the scheme provides salaries to people but no significant work is done. This is because the people do not work hard and full time. If a country is to progress, its people should be sincere, honest , hard working and committed to the work they are doing. But in India people are not so. If the country is to progress, the people have to change, become honest,hardworking..

There are allegations of corruption among political leaders. The leaders are forced by people to spend a lot of money for getting elected to Parliament/Legislative assemblies. This leads to political corruption.

People expect undeserved assistance from the government. This leads to bureaucratic corruption.

It is thus clear that the ills of the country are due to the people- common people. The first thing that is to be done is to inculcate good values and discipline in the people. Changes of governments and policies alone may not make much difference to the economy of the country unless the policies have a component to compel people to be honest and hardworking.