Politicians walk and talk but failed to prove genuine public interest in policy making.
The President Loksatta Party Mr Jayaprakash Narayan writes in today’s ET:
- “There is recognition that politics shapes our future. But there is also a sense of resignation that nothing much can be expected from current politics.
- We need several Gorbachevs in each major party to rejuvenate our political system from within.
- ..politics shapes the world we live in, and the future of our children. We need to be engaged.
- Naoroji, Tilak, Gokhale, Gandhi, Ambedkar, Azad, Chittaranjan Das, Bose, Rajaji, Prakasam, Sarojini Naidu — all these represented the best and brightest in our society. They all entered politics, enriched our lives, and shaped our destiny. Today such people are deterred from public life. Pedigree, ill-gotten wealth, caste and criminality are the passports for political recruitment”.