“All Politicians are corrupt” . They exploit the power for their self interest. The list of similar adjective goes on.
Its very easy to be on the other side and criticize but what if I become a politician , what will I do ?
I know this thought came to my mind straight from the movie – NAYAK (love that movie)
What will I do if I am elected as a politician ?
I am sure every one will say – I will do welfare of the society , will protect the poor and needy like a knight. I will not allow any injustice and the most important I will eradicate corruption.
Think – the basic under lining principle is this question ?
Self interest v/s Society welfare.
To be clear – “should I worry about my self growth (profit) or should I worry about welfare of people (Duty).”
You will think – I am being elected as a representative of the society to efficiently do my duty of serving in benefit of the people.
The above line sounds like a movie dialogue. Isn’t it ?
Let’s me take pragmatic approach.
Nobody wants to invest to have Loss.
I must have spend at least 1 million for campaigning for my election. Sad, but truth, you need deep pocket more than a noble intention to win a election.
Anyways if I have spend a million , I need to cover up that investment. F.Y.I – the salary of politician is low , I know that have lot of other benefit but still that’s not enough to cover up my investment.
I am being modest here , I need to earn at least 3 times of what I have invested – for break even of expenditure , for next campaigning (with high inflation cost of election will also increase) and for my profit or back up in case I don’t win next time.
As per the above statistic , its ok to be corrupt but I would be against if a politician does corruption more than 3 times as that would be Greed not profit.
I agree with the UP minister famous statement “steal don’t loot”.
With high inflation, I am hardly able to meet my expenditure. How can I accept a low level government official to able to meet the responsibility of his family , his kid’s school etc.
There is proverb in my area : “a good officer is one that takes bribe and do your work , a bad officer is one that takes bribe and don’t do your work”.
To all the politician – be less corrupt but don’t deter away from your duty of serving people. In simple words – don’t be a looter .
I know – my stand on corruption is flawed but think about It – even if your intention are good , you still need money to win election and help people.
Enough with corruption .
If I become a politician, I would focus on Education.
We are aware about the high illiteracy rate , the high school drop out rate, the inadequate school facility, the acute shortage of school teacher.
My aim would be to eradicate poverty because Education is the only solution to eradicate poverty.
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