And now it seems I am too late. The whole world must have already written about it. But I go ahead anyway.
First of all, it’s good to see a change. Really. But there is one problem. The mass-expectation of a miracle. That won’t happen. Because that can’t happen. It isn’t that since the RJD government steps down today, the world will be a better place tomorrow. This piece from TOI summarizes the concerns best, with numbers there –
Figures will pose challenge for Nitish
Secondly, just because Laloo was what he was does not mean others are Gods. And then they have been one time allies. It is no great, rare wisdom that political break-ups are hardly ever the matter of principles in this country! Its a matter of hunger for power. Still, I would like to hope for better. Probably what had happened on Laloo Raj was unsurpassable. I would like to believe that. At least this projects Nitish Kumar as quite a saintly leader. But please Sir, you would do better to have your respect for bade bhaiyya Laloo only in words and diplomacy. Not in reality. Do not play with the fates of one of the most populous states of the country.
Finally comes the issue of what all can be changed. With a strong will crime can be brought under control. How long will it take to change the attitude of people. The very people who are victims of mis-governance have their share is the crime too. How long will it take the change the belief that in examinations (starting from the board and going up to the universities) the most important thing is not what centre you get for the examination and who the invigilator there would be. Nor is it important as to who is going to check the question papers and who is going to come as an examiner for the practical exams and hence needs to be passed on a chit and a “pairawi“. And there are so many things…
Still – I hope.