Thursday, October 06, 2005

Political Reforms

I am convinced that without political reforms ,society and the world can not change.I am also convinced that present political situation is highly unsatisfactory.This needs to be changed.I also know that it is not easy.But then ,there are no other ways possible.Any comments?

6 Comments:

Blogger soumya said...

before political reforms society has to be reformed...

2:25 AM  
Blogger CHANGING TIMES said...

Offcourse political reforms are must for socio-economic development of the county. However, i feel that the way and the speed by which Indian society is changing, coupled with fast economic growth, political executives will have to undertake measures for their own reforms. Media, judiciary and civil society are forcing these leaders to give serious thoughts on such reforms.I am optimistic about political reforms in India, though it may take more time than expected.

12:30 AM  
Blogger anandsharma said...

Soumya:Thanx;i will think over it.
Changing times:It would be interesting to study how media,judiciary and civil society are forcing Leaders to seriously think about political reforms.Thanx for this important observation.

4:28 AM  
Blogger kuffir said...

what kind of political reforms, could you elaborate please ?

1:02 PM  
Blogger anandsharma said...

Kuffir:One important thing for all of us to realize ,is that the present political process and system in India has become self-serving and decadent.We must convince ourselves (if not already convinced)that we need political reforms.Secondly,we may have doubts about where to begin,as Soumya suggested to begin with society and social reforms.I respect his views but feel that political reforms will be quicker and bring quicker reforms.This brings us to your question.Of course a major reform is needed in Electoral process so that role of money and crime/muscle is eliminated.This has been rhetorically argued but vested interests will not easily let it happen.We must create critical mass of public so that this gets done.I have similar other ideas.Honestly ,complete blueprint is still in the procee of evoving.Your suggestions are welcome.

8:12 PM  
Blogger kuffir said...

is it only a coincidence that a lot of ex-ias babus insist on electoral reforms in india ? dr.jayaprakash narayan, who quit the ias to start the election watch organisation 'loksatta' has often talked about proportional representation etc., i am in favour of electoral reform but it has to be accompanied by a lot of change in voter outlook, i believe. societal reform can't be brought in by the govt., and we don't seem to have any credible 'leaders',right now, who are pushing social reform on a focussed basis. social reform is nobody's agenda now.

1:19 AM  

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