Objective : TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF EVERY INDIAN
Indian politics is in a complete mess. Professional politicians are half the problem - politics as a profession is the other half!
A democracy where 40% are illiterate and abjectly poor inevitably contains a gullible and vulnerable electorate. Glib promises, bribing and charity easily misguide voters.
“Getting elected” has become an end in itself! Those who get elected have no plans or objectives. Their only objective is to get elected. Obviously it must be very profitable.
Politicians can be generalized as having become visionless. Corruption is widespread. Goondaism and criminalization of society is the logical off spin. VIPism gives them the insulation they need. More insulation generates greater power. The amoral political class, bereft of any semblance of accountability, is completely and utterly untouchable today.
It is a ball sliding downhill. Many believe it is already too late to arrest the speeding ball.
Hope lies in what is said in the Foreword to this Manifesto. The professional “middle class” has to rise to the occasion and offer the only viable alternative to the current political scene - rotten, vitiated, completely degenerate and futureless.
If every professional voter shares the point of view contained in this Manifesto with two other voters in his or her circle of influence, then a systemic change in the politics of India can be brought about.
1 Create a system of accountability and performance measurement for every politician holding office.
2 Cut down expenditure on politicians holding office by 50%
3 The Election Commission should not just ask for disclosure of wealth, it should ask for disclosure of the source of that wealth.
4 All winning candidates should be treated as TRUSTS. Which means, while the maintenance of politicians holding public offices (and obviously of their dependent family) shall be on the state, they shall earn no money while in office.
5 All politicians holding public office shall live in modest homes, befitting the national economy of India.
6 The Lok Pal bill shall be made applicable to every politician holding office, except the PM.
7 Politicians holding public office shall retire at age 65.
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