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We, after 67 years of Independence

India has been invaded by many emperors since its inception but if we start looking back from colonial era, it is mainly ruled by British from 1757 – 1947. British ruled only here because of our nature to fight with each other[Battle of Plassey]. We were declared as free country on 15 August 1947 and from that day onwards we stand as one big nation. Did we learn anything from our mistakes in the past we committed. Probably not! Out of these 67 years, Indian National Congress is ruling the country for 48 of the 60 years since independence in 1947. Now below are some facts about how we are doing as a nation or we should be proud of

[1]Scams
We are very good at this and those who raised their voice against corruption is either killed or punished[ Satyendra Dubey and Ashok Khemka]. You haven’t seen enough! Our Minister of Home affairs Sushil Kumar Shinde on coal scam “Earlier, the Bofors was a talking point. People forgot about it. Now it is coal. This too will be forgotten. Once hands are washed off coal, they again become clean.” The union minister later said he was just joking. Certainly, this is joke on us that we elected you.

[2] Poverty
Our 33% population earns less than US$ 1.25 per day while 81 % live on less than US$ 2.50 per day[World Bank]. Quoting from The Guardian “A pledge to eliminate poverty has figured prominently in the election campaigns of all of India’s political parties since the country gained independence in 1947. Yet the ruling Congress party – and particularly prime minister Manmohan Singh, labelled as ‘Mr Silent’ for failing to answer questions on the landmark food security bill – is accused of exploiting poverty rather than putting in place effective measures to tackle it”.

[3] Literacy
The literacy rate in India stand to 74.04% in 2011 and the level is well below the world average literacy rate of 84%, and of all nations, India currently has the largest illiterate population. There are many reasons for this but I have a strong believe that lack of strong will power among political leaders to educate their people is the major reason.

[4] Communal violence
It’s very common among India to have a fight on very petty things. We are still fighting with each other for something happened 500 years ago[ RamJamanbhoomi ] and this led to many unfortunate events including Mumbai Bomb blast, Mumbai Riots and emergence of many terrorist groups. One of our leading political party BJP always promises to construct a temple to Rama at the site. They are still not aware that we have already payed a heavy price and lost many beloved ones!

Now why I am writing this ? Today a political party named Aam Aadmi Party formally launched on 26 November 2012 by Arvind Kejriwal defeated the Indian Nation Congress in Delhi elections. This is certainly not a miracle but because of their dedication to clean the Indian politics. Delhi is ruled by Indian Nation Congress for 15 years and Delhi holds the top position in crime against women. In 2012, We had seen the worst crime in Delhi[2012 Delhi gang rape]. Delhi government and Central government tried to downplay the crime but it was the protest of common man which pushed the government to act fast. It was the anger of common man against the corrupt politicians and promise of Arvind Kejriwal to clean the politics which swept away the Indian National Congress from Delhi. I hope Arvind Kejriwal would fulfill his promise to clean the politics and I will remember this day ( 8 December 2013 ) as a day in history which changed the India and Indian Politics.

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