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Beware of Reckless Promises and Misrepresentations

Though the democracies the world over have distanced themselves from the worn out definition: “By the people, of the people and for the people,” every party knows how to brand some people, no matter how well-off they are, as “poor and downtrodden”. They, in turn, corner a large chunk of benefits under the garb of “poor and downtrodden”. On the eve of general elections, the ruling parties are at the receiving end, mainly because the main opposition parties come out with a list of unfulfilled promises or price hikes of certain items for which no one in the country could be held responsible.

Most of the political parties act in a unique way when they are in opposition and struggle when they are in power, to overcome several stumbling blocks created by themselves.

Since all these problems are the result of reckless promises or baseless criticisms, we need a new force of patriotic intellectuals who are apolitical and watchful, to tell the common man the consequences of reckless promises and baseless criticisms made by the politicians to capture power. Politicians who mislead the innocent people whenever there is a price hike, especially petroleum products, should be exposed so that they won’t take advantage of such problems. The victory or defeat of all political parties must solely be based on their basic policies and performance.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

One Commnet on “Beware of Reckless Promises and Misrepresentations

  1. Have you heard that the word “politics” is derived from 2 words… “poly” meaning plenty and “tics” meaning blood-sucking insects. Think this is what you meant. Enjoyed reading your posts…

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