The recent years has not seen much participation in the political arena from the youth. Ask any school kid about his future aspirations and the answer would be anything but politician. Today’s kids want to become Engineers, Doctors, Data Scientist, Animation expert but hardly anyone is willing to enter politics. The main reason is the learning from parents. They have never told their kids to enter politics. Let’s have a look at some of the reasons why youth don’t want to enter politics.
Tarnished Image of politicians.
The image of Indian politicians has not been very good in the recent years. There has been a series of scams and many of them had their main convict as politicians. This leaves a bad impact on the ambitious youth and they don’t want to be associated to such an industry.
Boring and Non Glamorous job
Unlike the modern corporate world with nice funky offices and late night Friday parties, the job of a politician is relatively a lot boring in day to day operations. It requires a lot of file work and less openness, something which today’s youth is not ready for.
Indian Politics is highly bureaucratic in its culture. There is a fixed structure that needs to be followed for a seemingly endless monotonous job. It requires you to follow too many rules which sometimes may seem illogical. The youth have not been prepared that way in this era of information
A job of a politician requires very less innovation. The constitutional amendments are not very frequent which leaves less room for doing something new and innovative for the public. Rules have clearly been laid out and the job of a politician is to make sure that they are properly followed.
Last but not the least, the highly ambitious youth of India realize their true potential and rather prefer to work for private sector MNCs that offer ten times of what a politician gets. (not considering the under table income/bribes which sometimes sees the involvement of politicians).
However we must not forget that Lal Bahadur Shastri and Sardar Patel were also politicians of their time. Politics is not bad and we must not blame the industry for some corrupt people. We must encourage more and more youth to enter into politics and steer the country in the right direction.
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