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This is my attempt at trying to put light on something which everyone is aware of, or to be precise, something everyone is a part of. “The contradictory face of the Indian government”. The government empowers the youth by suppressing it, enlightens the people by keeping them in the dark, and kick-starts people’s lives by pulling them back. I would like to make my point by comparing the voting age and the permissible drinking age in India. The legal age for voting is 18 years, while the legal age for drinking is 25 years in India. The government says that the youth majorly contribute in choosing our leaders and that the time has come for them to take up the future of this country in their hands. However, when questioned about the drinking age, the government says that a person can be completely mature and in control of making decisions only after reaching the age of 25 years. Based on these contradicting statement, can we say that the leaders of our country are chosen by a bunch of “immature people” who have no control over themselves? You can go grab an Oxford dictionary but you still won’t find a better meaning for the word “contradictory”.
India is a country where leaders are famous for staying silent when they are required to speak out over social issues. To make a situation that requires immediate attention into a frivolous issue, the leaders take no time into turning themselves into gargoyles when the situation is to be taken lightly.
The “Lok Sabha” or better known as WWE Monday night Raw competes with The “Rajya Sabha” or Friday night Smackdown on the number of days they can waste by destroying tables, lives and laws instead of progressing towards making India a better country to live in. But it’s not their fault, to be honest, because public welfare is just a small concern which can be taken care of in jiffy. The main concern is Rahul Gandhi v Narendra Modi because this is not India, this is not Sparta. THIS IS THE PARLIAMENT!