Stop playing pied piper to the youth of India

On January 24, 2018 By newswala Topic: Indiaelections2009, Youthpower

I do not have the data but I say for sure that average age of our elected M.P.s must be 45+. That is more than twice the required age for voting. However, it is more than that.

The reality is it takes that much time to come up the ranks in the poitical setup. You can only get in earlier, and rise faster if your father/mother is a powerful political figure or an obscenely rich person, in whcih case you can start your own party and later merge it with whoever stands a better chance of coming to power.

Rahul Gandhi, Sachin Pilot, Milind Deora, Akhilesh SIngh, Kuldeep Bishnoi, Naveen Jindal...all of these are sons of the rich and the powerful.


Sometimes, even your lineage cannot save you. One of these media-savvy lucky young guns, Sachin Pilot is floundering after the recent delimitation of constituencies, which means he can longer count on Gujjar votes to carry him through.

Take the case of Kaushalendra Kumar (a Kurmi) who has been given the JD-U ticket from the Kurmi-dominated Nalanda Lok Sabha seat in Bihar. Some have written how a low-level party worker got a ticket. However, Kaushalendra Kumar is 51 years old. He worked as political worker for heighweights including George Fernandes. Must be quite a long journey for him, for sure.

Some time back, some IITians tried to run for political office but reality caught up with these textbook-warriors.

But, we must find a way. For starters, stop reading fluff pieces by lazy, copycat journalists who tend to pick trends out of thin, hot air.

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