For several years, India has been a developing country without much changing on the ground. The subsequent governments haven’t done anything to uplift their citizens or improve their lifestyle. Politicians in India exploit this poverty by creating vote banks which vote themselves into power. This kind of culture has created an atmosphere where the government want the poor to remain poor, so they can spoil them with freebies and exploit them for vote banks.
The way most parties will come to power is by playing caste and religious politics, which wouldn’t be possible if the masses were educated and literate. So, political parties don’t bother to invest in education and educational institutions.
Raghuram Rajan said, “The poor and the underprivileged need the politician to help them get jobs and public services. The crooked politician needs the businessman to provide the funds that allow him to supply patronage to the poor and fight elections.”
This kind of prevalent system has created an atmosphere where the government doesn’t care about its citizens, especially the poor and the average middle-class person.
In the US, France and Germany, irrespective of what nonsense their citizens do in other countries, their Foreign secretary will go to UN Security Council, beg for mercy and pull some diplomatic strings to save them. You know the reason – because their governments care about their citizens.
Our parties simply exploit the poor unlike theirs.
For instance, you can argue that Sushma Swaraj is there on Twitter as our guardian angel, but there is little support you will get from the Indian Embassy in a foreign land.
When we live in a broken and crumbling system, there is little an individual can do to change things.