Nowadays, I get up in morning and tune in to news channel. I come home in evening and tune in to news channel. Yeah its election season and I have been following elections very closely.
I am amazed. Yeah I am amazed at amount of assets each politician declares. And yeah, as you rightly guessed, what they declare is just the tip of the iceberg.
299 crore rupee [2990 million rupee]. Yeah that’s the highest asset declared by Congress candidate from Vijayawada [Andhra Pradesh]. Looking at this election, someone who has asset of 1 crore rupee [10 million rupee] is now appears as “poor” politician!
Oh and I still remember how “rich” I used to feel when I had 5 rupee note in my pocket - in 1989.
In 2009, rupee has lost – meaning, shine, and value. So as human life.
I am wondering. Currently I am working for one of the best [or the best] company. [Officially] I am in the most lucrative profession in India. I earn very decent amount compare to most other Indians of my age earn.
- I don’t own a house. Yeah I can buy house on loan but it’s a scary thought to take loan of 4 million rupee and pay 40K of EMI – every month – for next 20 years.
- I don’t own a car.
- I don’t have exorbitant bank balance.
- I don’t know how tomorrow will be. I don’t know how much money I will need to live a decent life – after a year – after 5 year – after 10 year and after I retire. Looking at present, I just don’t know how my future will be.
And a politician – having no qualification – no knowledge – no degree - [officially] we don’t know how he earns – [officially] we don’t know when he earns – yet, earns millions and billions of rupees!
I can’t dream of owning a house and they have multiple apartments / bungalows / farm houses / cars / gold / cash / stocks! Without any known source of income!
I am thinking:
Am I in wrong profession? OR is it time for cleansing the most corrupt profession in India?
What you say?
What you think?
Will you vote this time?
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