Comments on: Professionals in politics? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/25/professionals-in-politics/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Nishant Singla http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/25/professionals-in-politics/comment-page-1/#comment-5713 Thu, 09 Apr 2009 16:58:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=814#comment-5713 All the democracies in the world are waking up fast to the realities of the 21st century; many have opted for change- not a proven path but definately worth trying. In India , we have seen some political stalwarts understanding that and giving preference to youth as change agents and giving them seats. Rahul Gandhi has done it for Congress, other parties stand the same chance. It is worth trying. I am sure India will not repent as USA is not going to repent for selecting Obama.

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By: Arun gp http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/25/professionals-in-politics/comment-page-1/#comment-5518 Mon, 06 Apr 2009 08:25:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=814#comment-5518 It is not essential that the brightest or the best should come to politics if what that means is a person with a high professional qulaification or if he had made a good money of himself by working in an investment bank or if or if he has an MBA from Harvard(We know how the alumnis of LSE are disassociating themselves from Mr Varun Gandhi)..
Service to the people and administration of country`s common people is the question and people with that service mentality should come up.The best statesman politicians in the country are not recognised by how much they made for themselves or how much they were successfull in their other career but how effectively they could lead people with their words and ideas.
The reason why Mayawati,Atalji,Shivraj singh Chauhan,Ashok Gehlot or V.S.Achutrhanandan could touch the psyche of the people is because they lead and represent the people in some parts of the country.
Between elite investment bankers and corrupt politicians I dont feel any difference ;both have only individual agendas and psyche but atleast the politicians know the nitty gritty`s and ability to administer and understand the art of politics.
Why should I vote for Sanyal??What is her ideology??if she cannot form a party or cannot be part of a party or cannot negotiate between conflicting opinions ??what is the proof of her commitment to other`s cause??Is it beacuse she made herself some good money or beacuse she helped in creating more profit for her bank???.

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By: Srinivas http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/25/professionals-in-politics/comment-page-1/#comment-5516 Mon, 06 Apr 2009 01:18:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=814#comment-5516 Among the gloomy picture of corporate deceit and political corruption, Andhra Pradesh is witnessing a awakening of sorts. This is not from highly educated financial czar nor from technocrat. This is the leader born from the aspiration of masses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RebOvGLX_ jM

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By: Manohar http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/25/professionals-in-politics/comment-page-1/#comment-5366 Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:54:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=814#comment-5366 One another prominent name is left out of the list. That is the name of “Janardhana Swamy” an US returned techie contesting elections from Chitradurga LS seat as a BJP candidate.
He was a project manager in Sun Microsystems, California. He came from an agricultural family from a remote village in Chitradurga district and want to give back to society for whatever he has received from it in many folds……
www.jswamy.com is his website.

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By: Rohit http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/25/professionals-in-politics/comment-page-1/#comment-5359 Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:09:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=814#comment-5359 ANOOP… Anyone who is into politics and has experience of politics is a professional. For the matter of fact any one who has practiced any field for time enough to learn its nitty gritty is a professional of the field. I term a person as professional if he knows the nitty gritty of his trade and there is nothing wrong in terming politics as profession as it has rewards and recognition built into it like any other profession. No one… Not Even a Charity Organization does Thankless Job.

Elites like Tharoor, Sanyal, Sarabhai are babes as against likes of Pawar, Mulayam, Lalu, Modi, Mayawati, Basu etc. They have come into the field of politics in old age and I doubt their capacity to connect with majority of people with their mumbo jumbo.

I am not saying that Lalus and Basus and Modis etc have taken the nation ahead or not (as our country doesn’t publish their personal annual appraisal report) but that they are MORE EFFECTIVE. These people have made lasting impact on politics of our nation and so they are effective.

Whether the effect is positive or negative depends upon outlook of individual.

India or any other nation makes progress only due to sincerity, dedication of a person. Sincerity and dedication has got nothing to do with education from Harward IIM. Indian Railways has turned around due to sincerity and dedication of team of persons who wanted to do so and it may sadden you that Lalu was a part of the team and at the helm and to add more to your woes, he didn’t study from IIT or IIM or Harward.

Elites from likes of Harward, IIT, IIM were running organizations like AIG, Lehmann Brothers, Ford, GM with annual budget bigger than nations and look at them now… They have created crisis bigger than what political idiots could and now are first in the queue of beggars to suck public money with a bowl begged from beggars.

And at lastly on personal note… The leap in the economy is due to Mr. PV Narsimha Rao and the policies introduced in his era. Mr. P.V. Narsimha Rao was not from the “Elite Professional Class People Turned Politicians in Old Age Developing Sudden Illness to Serve Nation”

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By: Rohit http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/25/professionals-in-politics/comment-page-1/#comment-5356 Fri, 27 Mar 2009 08:20:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=814#comment-5356 Arun, you should carefully read… I said whoever is experienced in politics is a “Professional in Politics” because it teaches him nitty gritties of politics. There is nothing wrong in saying that politics is a profession… It is like any other job with it’s own rewards and recognitions… Likes of Tharoors, Mallikas or Sanyals are entering into politics for rewards nad recognition associated with it… They are no Mahatmas doing “Service”. Even social benefit organizations don’t do a thankless job. One need not be educated from likes of Harward of London School of Economics with history of success in bureaucratic job or some other profession to be called as “Professional in Politics”. As far as concerns raised by you are not getting addressed by so called “Professionals in Politics”, I can say that people like you are in minority or you don’t vote or you are unable to make persons around you to look and agree to your point of view.

Most of people who have always practiced profession other than politics and jumped the bandwagon of politics have failed. Lalu did a turn around of railways where in top shots and hot pots failed. Dhirubhai Ambani made Reliance and he was not from Harward or IIM. The current economic crisis has been precipitated by “Professionals” all so bright and so educated and so right that they could never assess the basics of market- Demand and Supply.

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By: mujeeb patla http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/25/professionals-in-politics/comment-page-1/#comment-5351 Fri, 27 Mar 2009 04:31:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=814#comment-5351 blaming each other and the system around, never change the problem… we have to acknowledge the truth, if politics is getting dirty, our nation too getting affected worst,… as it is a pure democracy… so we have to take inititative to step in to the system, try to aware our fellow beings about the power of vote, be a one man campaigner to the most eligible candidate, interms of education-civilization-culture-good human above all. we, and we only responsible for what we are today… we cant complain always… future is in our hand…

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By: Anup http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/25/professionals-in-politics/comment-page-1/#comment-5344 Fri, 27 Mar 2009 01:51:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=814#comment-5344 What rubbish comments from Rohit ? Yes the politicians you have named are effective, but in ruining the country. They are no way professionals. Politics is not supposed to be a profession, its a service. In other countries getting into politics straight away means taking a pay cut, its other way round in India. Think about it, India is slowly making progress (only economic) in spite of these politicians because we have good professionals. Its time to clean the dirt from politics, to review the constitution, bring in massive ethical reforms, turn the justice delivery system and law enforcement inside out……
WAKE UP PEOPLE.

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By: Koleth http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/25/professionals-in-politics/comment-page-1/#comment-5287 Thu, 26 Mar 2009 11:37:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=814#comment-5287 Nice comment Rohit. But take into consideration the bank accounts of the ‘effective’ politicians you’ve mentioned. We are talking of billions. Also keep in mind the so-called workers’s party, the Commies, though dominating in just three states, are the richest in the country. All corrupt scums. One man (among many others, to be fair) as far I know who hasn’t looted the poor and the treasury is Anthony, the defence minister. May be there are a few others too, professional or not.

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By: Rohit http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/03/25/professionals-in-politics/comment-page-1/#comment-5279 Thu, 26 Mar 2009 05:57:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=814#comment-5279 These professionals jumping in the bandwagon won’t be able to do anything… While it is for sure that Mallika is more for publicity on expense of losing deposit, Tharoor and Sanyal are going to be a waste. Politics is a profession and those experienced in the profession of politics, should take plunge in politics. It is wrong concept that a Doctor, Scientist, Banker is professional because these folks hold a degree from some elite school and rest are not professionals. Anyone who has practiced politics is a professional. Not all professionals are effective and so not all politicians are effective. In present times, Modi, Advani, Jyoti Basu, Mamta Bannerjee, Mayawati, Pawar etc., all are professionals and more effective than what I term as “So Called Elite Professionals”. Tharoor, Sarabhai and Sanyal are far far off from people who go and vote. Hardly 5% of population would be aware of existence of these professionals.

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