Enough has been said, talked and written about the Political Corruption. Even, the last post I wrote revolved much around the political corruption. Yet, it’s not the gravest of all types of corruption prevailing in our society.
I, myself cannot run away from the harsh reality of being corrupt. Sometime back a friend of mine wrote in his Facebook wall post that “hypocrites are the people who talk of corruption being a menace using a pirated operating system”.
Like everywhere in the world in our county too we have a two way path to get the things done. Either we follow the traditional path of getting the work done through the fixed rules and regulations which will take its due course or we look for an alternative i.e. bribe the official, who in any case won’t object, and get the thing done in matter of seconds. The greatest tragedy of our country is that almost everyone wishes to follow the second shortcut path.
Even I’m not Raja Harish Chandra and have altered the corrupt system several times to suit my own needs. I had been asked several times for a petty sum of anything in between Rs. 50 to Rs. 200 in return of a confirmed seat by corrupt Railway Ticket Checker. The thing doesn’t end here, its people like me who succumbs to pleasure of having a confirmed seat which subsequently adds to corruption.
I can cite many such examples from my own life where knowingly or unknowingly I surrendered to the lure of corruption. Yet quite at times it’s the barbaric system which forces an individual to fall down for the shortcuts.
Once when I went to a local police station for personal verification which was must to get an internship at a renowned PSU, I was blatantly asked for fifty rupees. I refused to pay the bribe and asked the official to carry on with the set rules. I was shocked and felt petty after knowing that verification without bribe would take around a week time.
A friend of mine who happens to be an IIML Alumni is waiting for his passport for more than 3 months now which would have according to set mandate shouldn’t have taken more than 15 days. His only fault was to say a clear NO to an insolent official asking him for some financial favors.
What’s the solution than?
Our whole system has been twisted and eaten up by such vultures. We need a revolution and for the same we need to bring in a fundamental change in our political system. The political parties running our country irrespective of whether right, left or secular are one and all corrupt. Such widespread loot and mayhem must be stopped. And, the only answer to all this is VOTING. We should effectively use the power of voting vested in our hands by our constitution makers and should vote for a deserving candidate irrespective of his caste, creed and religion.
I'm sorry Bhaiya.. I took an abstract from your life... !
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