Though the democracies the world over have distanced themselves from the worn out definition: â€œBy the people, of the people and for the people,â€ every party knows how to brand some people, no matter how well-off they are, as â€œpoor and downtroddenâ€. They, in turn, corner a large chunk of benefits under the garb of â€œpoor and downtroddenâ€. 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 wonâ€™t take advantage of such problems. The victory or defeat of all political parties must solely be based on their basic policies and performance.