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Swine flu of hereditary democracy

By Premendra Agrawal at August 12, 2009 13:19
Filed Under: India, Current Affairs

Hereditary democracy/political monopoly/ one family rule in India be checked or not? Is this type of democracy not more panic than Swine flu. 

Monarchy/princely - power in hands of 1 individual, Democracy- power in hands of people: 

Sardar Patel vs Nehru Gandhi dynasty 

What did Sardar Vallabh and what did members of the Nehru Gandhi dynasty and others? Sardar Patel took charge of the task to forge a united India from the 565 semi-autonomous princely states and British-era colonial provinces at the time of Independence, Using frank diplomacy backed with the option (and the use) of military action, Patel's leadership enabled the accession of almost every princely state. Hailed as the Iron Man of India, 

Monopoly of Political parties in the shape of Monarchs 

Unfortunately instead of 565 princely states now we have individual or family ruled political parties. “In 2009 Lok Sabha election total of 369 parties, including seven national parties, had fielded candidates in the elections. However, winners in this year's polls are from 37 different parties, according to the list of winning candidates brought out by the Election Commission,” www.newsanalysisindia.com/ 

Absolute power corrupts absolutely "

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” This famous dictum of Baron Acton sounds true in Inidan political scene. Indian politicians in their bid to remain in power permanently have converted ‘democracy’ into ‘hereditary democracy/political monopoly/ one family rule in India’. In other words ‘democracy’ has been perverted or degenerated into ‘hereditary democracy/political monopoly/ one family rule in India’ Sonia, Karuna, Mulayan, Maya, Mamta,Jaya, Thackeray, Ajit Singh, Chautala, Badal, Naidu, Patnaik, Shard Pawar, Sheikh abdullah, Laloo, Paswan and few others or in this democratic dictatorial line. 

Teams needed to check one family rule 

The World Health Organization says making a swine flu vaccine appears to be more difficult than experts first thought. The Bihar government has put district hospitals on alert and has also formed health check-up teams to monitor foreigners entering India from neighboring Nepal. Should these type of team should not be formed in whole India to check one family rule in India. Dr Ram Manohar Lohia took steps to unite parties against the Congress monopoly rule in India. Jay Prakash Narayan had united voters against the emergency rule of Indira Gandhi. Opposite to the above now the Indian democracy is gradually degenerating into a hereditary democracy, 
because most of the Indian leaders in party politics who hold power make conscious attempts to transfer power to their wards thereby depriving the legitimate chances of other party men to come to power; In the end the party system in democracy becomes a laughing joke in the world. 

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