Democracy in today’s world has turned out to be the magic word. Its growth is essentially laudable. But democracy from within tells us a different story which does not seem ideal. The corruption that is seeping among public is spoiling democracy. We cannot say that autocratic Govts are free of corruption. But today we notice that the democracy which provides us liberal order now breeds a sense of apathy for the common cause.
We claim that Indian democracy is the largest one in the world but it is sad to say that rights and duties go here unmatched. People with the help of this liberal order use their rights to enhance their own positions. Yet another aspect of a multi-party democracy is the frequent change in the system by the party that comes to power. Small elected parties unite and overthrow the party that has a majority. Vote bank politics has become an essential feature of Indian Democracy with political parties that stand for contest. Kindling communal passions and caste based divisions to capture votes of a particular section has become a norm for political parties.
This clearly reflects the character of politicians who divide people for personal interest. The representatives elected by the people of the country do not truly live upto what they are expected to be. They forget what they preach. The anti defection laws have failed to contain the horse trading which our politicians are quite adept at . To nip this evil in the bud the change must come from the roots. Otherwise there could be chaos.
S N Raina