This is a bold new face of the Indian politics that is brazen, arrogant and shocking.

This is an audacious new front of the Indian politics that operates on zero tolerance for morality.

This is an immune new insensitivity of the Indian politics that says, “We will do it the way it pleases us, come what may. If the democracy is in peril, let it be.”

This is a political class that indulges in corrupt activities but flatly denies any accountability on behalf of the public office and public life it is supposed to preserve at any cost.

Keeping in line with this deafening tradition where any voice demanding probity in political life has been made a fringe voice, we have had many political developments of such proportions, especially in last five years. A simple Internet search with search-tag ‘list of corruption cases or scams in India’ would dish out volumes of information.

Pardon me, if I am sounding redundant as such political developments have become so many and have become so of a norm now that we are growing immune to their impact on our lives, on survival of the Indian democracy.

True, the Indian democracy is not so weak that a generation of self-serving politicians can erode it. We recently saw massive spontaneous public uprisings on issues like corruption and law and order. But we have not been able to leave any impact. In fact, our voices have been pushed even farther away from the splurging core of the political establishments. The growing hostility in the political class to act on matters of accountability, morality and honesty tells us this.

It is true that we are raising voices now and the process has begun but are we realizing the scale of task that is before us?

Are we prepared to battle it out over a longer period of time in face of an increasingly immoral political class that is hell-bent to defy every norm set by our forefathers to run the independent India?

The fact is erosion is happening and the political class intends to employ its full capacity to delay the process, at any cost.

So our lords, the chosen ones, the elected gems of the Indian democracy, in their new political avatars, are laughing, enjoying, while we, who elect them, are looking at the developments with eyesight of morons.

How long, we the Indians, electing the members of such a political class, can take it?

The answer is important for both the stakeholders. We, the Indians, would like to see it happen soon while the political class would do all to kill even the question.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey –