My Take

My Take is my comments posted on different websites - Punyatma Sharan

November 10, 2017

  • Created on Friday, 10 November 2017 11:53
  • Published on Friday, 10 November 2017 11:53
  • Written by Punyatma Sharan, Founder/CEO - PolityIndia.Com, has a BA (Political Science) from India and MBA (Finance) from USA.
I have always despised the 'Mala Culture' in our political system...It would be an understatement to say that I am shocked and appalled each time I see a politician wearing a Mala...I fail to understand the need for this 'Mala' culture...It is even more ironical when I see a criminal-turned-politician going to his/her constituency or some social or political event and people standing in line to put 'Malas' around their neck as if a divine force has descended on earth and this force will take care of everything for everybody...It is even more sad and tragic that people go to the same store to buy 'Mala' to offer to God and also to buy 'Mala' to welcome the politicians, who, in most cases, do not deserve Mala but something else around their neck...Most of our politicians already have the mindset of a Damaad/GharJamai and think of the country as their Sasural and have a sense of entitlement...This Mala culture enhances and massage their false ego even more. 
I want to  make an appeal to all political parties to take a policy decision not to use 'Mala' in any of their political event...Let 'Mala' be used in a religious ceremony, wedding or to welcome a foreign head of the state etc. as a sign of our Indian hospitality...Our politicians do not deserve Malas...They are elected to serve the public and not to be treated as God...


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