In India, it seems many institutions of the government seem to be becoming weaker and weaker and a bit getting disorganized.
Democracy can deliver its promises only when the many institutions enumerated in the Constitution, we have to repeat at the risk repetition, namely, the Executive, Parliament, Judiciary and the fourth pillar, the freedom of the press, and now we have to add TV channels that all get the move us as a free country.
There are many imbalances and deficiencies. As we move on as a free country and these shortcomings and imbalances are repeatedly pointed out, more so as we come to encounter and more frequent elections to the many State Assemblies and Parliament and let us also admit and recognize that things are improving and moving in the positive direction that as a large democracy in the world Indian democracy is winning. Recognition and India are becoming a most admired democratic country and society.
Yes, there are many more desirable things to do to make Indian society much more open society and liberal democracy.India as we write in also undergoing a very contentious election process and we are witnessing very noisy and much more controversial phases. Electoral malpractices like moving large quantities of unaccounted money through many devious means are getting more and more public attention.
Also smaller parties, more youngsters and more false promises and much such distribution of freebies, why even such blatant promises like free gifts in cash like Rs.6,000 per month to each citizen, why even many other such false promises like wiping out all government loans why even such loans like gold and jewelry pledged to the cooperatives are all impossible to implement and yet at the heat of the election rhetoric, such promises are thrown out and gullible people might be carried away.
There are many other disgraceful pronouncements and use of foul language sued by opposition candidates. The current elections underway had exposed the entire election process cried out on such false foundations. The State governments are in deep debt, there is a heavy burden on the citizens but who care for such niceties. So, the whole atmosphere is vitiated.
Parliament is not functioning as it should. Its days of functioning are cut progressively. The judiciary is also handicapped by large-scale vacancies and the piling up of pending cases is causing a great many problems. There are many weighty issues. The very spirit of the people the very electoral process, the very heart-beat of the democratic society is becoming a great issue.
There is no transparency in governance from the top to the bottom. Only may be, the spread of education and the exchange of widespread impact outside world might bring about the needed information and understanding of what is right and wronged other values of civilized living can create n atmosphere for a civilized society.
Anyway, we need more and more a reformed education and a better society to make the minds of citizens more filled with good values and moral commitments.
Let us hope. Then only poverty and deprivation would away and more healthy citizens of a more improved and more equal and free society can come into being.