I am upset with the Indian politician.
The recent defiance of the politician with regard to their portfolios has made me very upset. What is their definition of a coveted post? Is it the power one can wield or the money that can be amassed? Is development not given a thought?
The attitude of two disgruntled ministers is disgraceful. One can see an opportunity to do so much good in the portfolio as the Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation. And what about Science and Technology? And yet we have the ministers who were given this responsibility seen openly sulking. It is clear they do not have public service on their agenda.
I should think they are probably incompetent too to head these departments. We require qualified and committed individuals.
I remember the movie Nayak, where an ordinary citizen is given the charge of being the Chief Minister for a day. If only it were true. If I was given charge, among other things, I would ensure that the water connection to all ministers' homes be disconnected, at least for a day.
It is time, we really gave our elected leaders something real to sulk about.
Would they then wake up? Empathise with the thousands who have no access to drinking water, who have to trudge miles for a bucket of water, who live in unsanitary conditions. Would they understand the magnitude of the problem when faced with a similar situation?
Hard to tell.. but worth giving a try.