यह एक ऐसा स्थान हैं, जहाँ पर हम राजनीति और नेताओं पर एक खास नज़रिये से बातचीत करते हैं, जो हमारी भिन्न स्तरों के नेताओं के साथ आमने सामने हुई चर्चाओं और उनके साथ किए गए शैक्षणिक और ज्ञानवर्धक कार्यक्रमों के अनुभवों पर आधरित होगा । हम आशा करते हैं, कि यह ब्लॉग हमारे प्रजातंत्र के अनछुए और प्रेरणादायक पहलुओ पर प्रकाश डालेगा और संभवत हम सभी को हमारी डेमोक्रेसी को जीवंत रखने के लिए व्यक्तिगत स्तर पर प्रयास करने के लिए रास्ता दिखायेगा ।

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Young MPs respond to the Mumbai Tragedy- Madhu Goud Yaskhi, MP

Madhu Goud Yaskhi, MP
Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh
Indian National Congress (INC)

Not every politician is a chor (thief). Being in politics comes with a big baggage and not all of us enjoy the perks that come with it.

However, people are right in expressing their anger. The way people are reacting now makes me feel that the anger and frustration is not just a result of the Mumbai tragedy but it is something that seems to have been building up over a period of time. I felt furious watching the response to the attack by the terrorist. The response was tardy. We have failed to respond effectively on terror attacks to the satisfaction of people. Many politicians have made irresponsible statements. We have to do much more than just expressing condolences.

People must demand more vociferously form their leaders to perform. But it does not help democracy if every politician is painted with the same brush. Those who do well must be appreciated. Milind Deora (MP-South Mumbai) was out on the site of the attack within in an hour of the tragedy. Also bureaucracy does hold more power than politicians and their failures must also be held to account.

There are lessons to be learnt from the way America responded to 9/11. Their mayor was on the ground zero. They have set up a system where people are made aware of the level of threat that they are facing at any time.

Common man is as important as a VIP. We must secure our public places better.

By taking partisan position in this time we are doing a great injustice to democracy. This is not an attack on Mumbai it is an attack on India. We must restore the confidence of people and respond to this collectively. We politicians should rise above petty politics. We are a new breed of politicians and just as younger MPs come together on other occasions and issues, now is the time for us to stand together for India.

I thank democracy connect for making the voices of new breed of politicians heard in this debate in the aftermath of Mumbai tragedy.


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