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Why old leaders are ruling the young Indian states?

Old leaders ruling the young Indian states!

Don’t you think this is quite a contradicting situation in India at a time when the majority of our population in different states comprises people under the 40  year bracket.

Don’t you think the young nation needs young energy, young thinking and young inspiration to script a new young India story?

However, in India, it is just the vice-versa been happening with young leaders being shadowed under the greedy ambit of old guards in different states.

Rajasthan and MP can be quoted in this reference as there have been regular reports of frequent chaos emanating between old Vs young guards in these two states.

Such situation certainly raises a quick need for a strict rule where a retirement age of a politician should be fixed in the same way as the employees are retired after rendering their duties for a certain time period who pass off the baton to the next line with due respect.

Surprisingly, in all these years, there has been no such system made to fix the system and now, when the educated youth has started pitching for his own rights and freedom, there is a revolution-kind situation emerging in politics.

Former MP CM Kamalnath Vs Jyotiraditya Scindia’s story in Madhya Pradesh is just one example which has been repeated in Rajasthan where Sachin Pilot wants to lead from the front as he has been overshadowed by the old guard, the chief minister Ashok Gehlot, in the same way Scindia was overshadowed under Kamalnath regime.

Surprisingly, the story doesn’t end on Kamalnath and Ashok Gehlot.

It stretches its marks to former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje too who doesn’t want her presence to faint away from the desert state and is eager to make a comeback in one way or the other.

Similarly, MP CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan has started feeling low with Scindia given a little more flexibility.

Look at Bengaluru, an IT City, also called as India’s Silicon Valley.

The most dynamic and bubbling city falling in Karnataka is being ruled by BS Yediyurappa who is 75+ in age.

The story is not limited in Central India and South but is also repeated in Himachal Pradesh where former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal wants to have his own say in one way or the other.

In fact, the fight between old Vs new guard is also been reported at the central leadership of India’s oldest party-Congress.

So don’t you think so that a clear system should be formed to ensure the senior politicians have a way out and their services be availed in newer yet refined ways.

Surprisingly, politicians in India start their careers at an age when other professionals’ retire.  Despite being  turning around 50, they are considered juveniles in the political arena.

In fact, the developed countries have followed a different trend and have been scripting the growth story under young leadership which have contributed their nation in touching newer horizons.

Barack Obama was just 47 when he was elected as US president and he departed from White House at 55. Even the Russian President Vladimir Putin was in his 40s when he became the Russian PM. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are in their 50s serving their nations.

Sebastian Kurz, the new Chancellor of Austria, is just 31 while Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, is 37.

Finland PM Sanna Marin is just 34!

Now all these leaders stand at the forefront to take their nations ahead with fresh thoughts and perspectives.

Don’t you think we also need an immediate overhaul as India has a fifth of the world’s young population. However, led by depressingly feudal and dynastic valued system, these youths are looking for a change to script their own young India story wanting their leaders to be energetic, enthusiastic, innovative, honest, morally sound, diligent and inspiring who can guide them, push them to excel and contribute in nation building.

But can their dreams turn into reality?

Again, it’s the old guards who are to decide on it!

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