YOU’VE got to hand it to the Lok Satta Party for the way they gamely get up after every so-called setback in their never-ending fight to usher in clean politics in a democratic system. Recently, they had a candidate for the recently concluded MLC elections in the Mumbai Graduate Constituency, and he lost. But the party’s core philosophy is to make every political crisis into an opportunity, and that is what is happening now.
For there is no denying that we are in the depths of a political and moral crisis that should plunge us into darkest gloom. Except that it does not.
The Lok Satta Party has emerged as an asset of the nation by building up leadership through democratic secret ballot organizational elections.
And in Maharashtra, although it did not win the most recently fought election, there is quiet satisfaction that “the party has made progress in terms of enhancing its network and this will surely help the party in the coming future.”
“What we need to remember that it is a fight to defeat money/ muscle power and vote bank/ dynastic politics. It is essential to make politics once again a noble endeavor to serve people and use it as a tool for balancing the conflicts of interest in the society.”
So it is back to the drawing board with issues like proportional representation in elected bodies, corruption, empowerment of people, liquor menace, education, healthcare, farmers and electricity, taking centre stage.
“The only solution to our political crisis in India is the path of ethical politics, national public policy, human development by providing opportunity to every individual, and accountability of all public servants. One fundamental task for the party is to make it a truly democratic instrument for political participation of every citizen. The party says.
It all sounds absolutely Utopian and impossible. But who knows, change may be just around the corner. Look at the shocking suddenness with which Soviet Russia was dismantled in favour of glasnost, and the Berlin Wall came down. True, Indian corruption is a whole, different ball-game. But with the Lok Satta Party, rest assured, we shall bash on regardless.