Many people are celebrating Aam Admi Party’s victory in the recent MCD elections.
These fools don’t realize that if there is to be any substantial improvement in the lives of the people, that is to say, if poverty, hunger, unemployment, price rise, lack of proper healthcare, etc are to be abolished, it is not the ruling parties or people’s representatives but the system which has to be changed. Parliamentary democracy, the political system we blindly borrowed from England, runs in India largely on the basis of caste and communal vote banks. Casteism and communalism are backward feudal forces which have to be destroyed if India is to progress, but parliamentary democracy further entrenches them.
Hence if India is to progress parliamentary democracy has to be replaced by another system under which India marches rapidly towards its goal of a high degree of industrialization and modernization, which alone can ensure prosperity and a high standard of living for its people.
But no one talks of that in India, not even the so called ‘intellectuals’ nor the so called ‘free’ media. Our latest hero Ravish Kumar will not talk about it, nor will the other champions of independence of the media e.g. Siddhartha Varadarajan who will not even publish articles suggesting this idea ( he refused to publish several of mine ) but flaunt from the treetops the virtues of free speech.
Many people have asked me what is the alternative to parliamentary democracy. My reply has always been : the people will have to use their creativity and think out the alternative. The British, French, American, Russian and Chinese people used their creativity for making their Revolutions. The Indian people will also have to do the same.