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Build your career, build nation

Spurt of statues and parks, majorly dedicated to puny alive politicians, and using government to satiate lust of power of a fistful of politicians left Uttar Pradesh on the brink of being called as a doomed state. Past more than a decade has put the state’s progress graph far down in the negative zone than one can imagine. In the name of development, government did go miles ahead when it accounted for raining money on statues and parks but forgot to understand the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Much stress was given on the beautification of state’s capital to the extent that few parts of the city would outclass some of the cities around the world known for their classy aesthetic architectural beauty, but the basic needs of the population went in oblivion. I was reading an article somewhere that government of India had released a fund of Rs.24, 000 Crore to Uttar Pradesh for building highways and roads, which I am sure was well utilized to strengthen the elephants carrying flag of Sarvajan Samaj. This was quite evident during my last visit to the state when I took a road journey from Varanasi to Lucknow. Such was the condition of road that I had to send my car service station immediately after reaching Lucknow, then learnt that the road hadn’t seen any maintenance work in the last 5 years. If highways are like overturned plate of spaghetti then you can guess the infrastructural situation in rest of the state.

Then came elections and Samajwadi Party posted a rumbling victory. It started being considered that this would bring some relief from Mayawati’s insane useless extravagant expenditures. Expectations grew to a new scale when young Akhilesh Yadav was declared as the youngest ever Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. People started talking high about him and his promises about criminal and corruption Free State. This fairy dream did not last long when more than 25 with criminal background found berth in a flock of close to 50 ministers in Akhilesh’s council. Commanding this shady lot is Raghuraj Pratap Singh (“Raja Bhaiya”) who has been given jail ministry. Probably this selection makes a sense to many that, who else could be a better candidate for this ministry than someone being frequent visitor to jail and booked under POTA once. A common man had started associating his dream of a progressing state when a young educated blood took command of the state but the dream took a nosedive at the very onset of the highly anticipated journey.

People started looking Akhilesh Yadav as a future beacon of developing India, but the thought of his long innings would cut short if doesn’t fix growing dissatisfaction early. It hasn’t been a month since the inception of this new government; the signs of discontent are obvious. We can only hope that things would start getting better from this point and new government would start cleaning the dirt of several decades. Government must try to understand that their thumping victory is not a matter of mere celebration and jubilation, it is a responsibility given by the people and trust shown by them. For longer innings, Akhilesh Yadav must understand that for next time he will have to win the trust. For mentally battered people in the state, it would be unwise to expect utopia out of the governance but what least can be done is to convert short term greed into long term greed. Eat little along with nurturing the state each time when you come to power than trying to finish everything in one go and then losing trust and next chance to return.

Build you career Akhilesh else like you rose, you will dissipate just as fast.

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  1. Deepak
    March 25, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Easy to give advise buddy boy while sitting in another making fat dough. What are ‘you’ doing for your state?

    I do not know about the condition of Varanasi Lucknow but Lucknow, Kanpur Delhi is awesome through and through as as far my limited knowledge tells me roads up to 100 kilometers in all direction from Lucknow are very very good.

    You did not mention when did you come, but I advise you to take a review of your own Gomtinagar area and drive to Airport, the work is of stone but its has been done on an unthinkable scale and make Lucknow look like Dubai. Although I too much hate the smallification of previously BIG roundabouts (No one knows wheres the logic in that).

    And to give you a little ground reality, several reports of Samajwadi party MLAs and affiliated people going out of control have already appeared and lost in the public memory and every other car sports a Samajwadi party flag on its bonnet and seems to have converted into a jet propelled omnidirectional spontaneous velocity vehicle through the flag’s power already. I am afraid to tell them, I am driving a regular car…

    As for Mananiya Raghuraj Pratap Singh ji, were you not too glad to take his blessings at your wedding?

    And Honrable Chief Minister Akhilesh already seems to have proven himself that he can not say no to his trusted commanders, one wonders who tells who what to do.

  2. upmaan
    March 25, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Loved that way you commented Deepak 🙂 …. if you read again, my post was not about which party is good or which is bad…I did mention about what SP is doing and how people affiliated to the party have gone berserk … suggestion goes to any party whichever comes to power to do something for the well being of a common man …. I did mention about the beautification of Lucknow… what I also mentioned was people like me who are forced to leave the state and work outside would any day love to come back (and who wouldn’t want to be in his home town ?) provided desired opportunities are made available…

    And man, many dignitaries would also mark their presence in your wedding too 😉 and you will also be taking their blessings…. let’s not get into that … point is what I and you feel about such people and if we are aware about their deeds ?

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