Maharashtra politics is giving some great lessons for India. The first lesson is that the party which is based on family politics is a threat to itself and to Indian democracy. He is a threat to himself, it has been proved by Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena. Now the Shiv Sena which is left with Uddhav Thackeray, how long it will survive or whether it will survive or not, nothing is known.
It had already been broken into two pieces like the parties of Lalu and Mulayam Singh. These parties rest on different pillars of the family. Some party is a mother-son party and some is a father-son party. There is an uncle-nephew party and there is an aunt-nephew party. There has also been a husband-wife party in Bihar. Now as the Congress is becoming a brother-sister party, there is a brother-brother party, a husband-wife party and a father-son party in Pakistan.
All these parties are now becoming private limited companies instead of being parties. Neither they have internal democracy, nor do they have any accounting of income and expenditure, nor do they have any ideology. Their only goal is to get power. If power comes from service and service is done with power, then there is no match for it, but now the whole game is reduced to power and cards. Grab the power so that the leaves of the notes start raining.
Power to leaf and power to leaf – this has become the hallmark of our democracy. Corruption has become etiquette in politics. Ideals and ideology are now counting their last breaths in our politics. For the purification of Indian politics, it is necessary that some constitutional provision should be made to ban familyism in all parties. The second lesson of Maharashtra politics is that familism makes its leader arrogant. He starts thinking of his position as the property of his father. Once sat on it, it was frozen for life.
The dictatorship who runs the leader in the party, he wants to run it in the government also. Sometimes such people are seen running the governments in a very impressive and dramatic manner, but when the pot of sin is about to burst, then emergency has to be imposed. If India has to keep us a democratic nation and save it from emergencies, then some constitutional provisions have to be made to protect the internal democracy of the parties.