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Sai Rajeshwari Gourishetty

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Are we too harsh on our politicians or leaders?

We expect cent percent righteous behavior of our politicians, every unsuccessful action of theirs in highlighted and if any decision of theirs backfires, we do not expect or encourage them to make it right. With elections nearing, they are left with justifying their wrongdoings (since accepting their mistakes wont help them get votes).
Can we encourage a model where leaders who have failed in some decisions or policies (which they have not done intentionally, and can be repaired) get a chance, can we change our outlook and not forget their bigger and very helpful contributions?

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    Dec 9 2013: Sai, When I read about politics in India I am always amazed ... so many parties, wide diversity, so many issues, so much perceived corruption, etc ....

    There are really two issues in my opinion; 1) the media. The media should be unbiased and report the facts and let the people make judgement .... it is my opinion that this is not happening. 2) It is not only the right of the people to question their representatives but a duty. We should be knowledgeable of the issues and of the guiding documents of the country (in the USA this would be the Constitution).

    These are public figures and we should be aware that it is the duty of the opposition to destroy the other party and take that into consideration ... but not blindly.

    Yes I expect them to obey laws, be moral, and ethical .... I am often disappointed.

    It would make it much easier if the media were unbiased and trustworthy.

    I wish you well. Bob.
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      Dec 10 2013: Hi Robert, the issues you have mentioned are noteworthy.
      The media is definitely biased in India; what's worse is it is highly influential on public at large.

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