Young MPs respond to the Mumbai Tragedy-Ashok Kumar Rawat, MP
Ashok Kumar Rawat, MP
Misrikh, Uttar Pradesh
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
This is serious political crisis. We should stand above our petty party considerations.
The kind of coverage the media was providing was against the security operation and safety of the people. Indeed, the media is right to highlight the irresponsible remarks of one or two politicians, but at the same time the media should also try to report the cooperation of other people and the steps taken by the government, like the resignations of ministers.
It is democracy which gives people the choice to select and vote for the right leaders. It is easy to blame the system, but there is a very low percentage of voting in our country – only 50-60 percent. Politicians are not from outside society; they come from the same backgrounds as the ordinary people. The need of the hour is to develop a broad consensus on political, civil society and media level. There must be mandatory induction of all citizens in certain military training.