- Politics refers to measures which could and should, in the views of their devisor, be implemented in the hope of creating a better society, than that which is already present.
- It has a set of certain particular meanings that are descriptive and nonjudgmental but carries a connotation of dishonest malpractice.
- Ruling and opposition parties in India use vague promises and gains the support of the common people.
What is Politics?
On hearing the word politics, what usually springs to our minds are images of government, politicians and their policies or more negatively the idea of corruption and dirty tricks. The actual definition seems to have been obscured and almost lost by such representations which define this thing, called politics. In order to make an attempt to define politics, a systematic approach is required. To understand the origin of politics, a brief historical overview has to be considered. The word politics comes from the Greek word “polis”, which means the state or community as a whole. The concept of the “polis” was a perfect state which came from the writings of great political thinkers such as Plato and Aristotle. In his novel “The Republic”, Plato describes the perfect state and the means to achieve it. Hence, the word politics actually has connotations in the ways to create an ideal society. However, in practice an ideal society is a rather difficult aim and almost an impossible aim to achieve.
Politics and Gaining Control Over Human Community
Politics refers to measures which could and should, in the views of their devisor, be implemented in the hope of creating a better society, than that which is already present. However, at times politics is only about achieving and exercising positions of governance and organized control over a human community, particularly a state.
Modern State Represents their Ideas through Politics
In modern nation, people have formed political parties to represent their ideas. They agree to take the same position on many topics and agree to support the same changes to law and the same leaders. Politics is actually a multifaceted word. It has a set of certain particular meanings that are descriptive and nonjudgmental but carries a connotation of dishonest malpractice. Some of the Most popular political parties in India include Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC), Samajwadi Party (SP), Communist Party of India (CPI), Aam Admi Party(AAP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), etc to name a few.
At present the term politics is indeed carrying a connotation of dishonest malpractice. Today politics is all about false promises and accusation of the other parties of making vague and hollow statements. Most of the political parties in India promise to make progress in all the fields required for a country’s development before elections.
Common People are becoming the Victim of Vague Promises
The common people fall prey to these vague promises made by them. The party leaders and the other party representatives organise several meetings until the elections to convey their wishes to the citizens and ensure them that they will live in a new India once they come to power. But once the entire procedures of the elections are over and the election results are announced, the parties return to their original attire. They start thinking that they have enough time to gather the confidence of the people and everything starts to move with the pace of a snail. Whether they are the ruling parties in India or the opposition parties in India, all follow the same route.