No ethics in politics
Information & Public Relations Department of Uttar Pradesh Government has inserted a full page advertisement in many newspapers on 74th birthday (15th March 2008) of Shri Kanshi Ram. While all the people, including me, appreciate the contribution of Shri Kanshi Ram to dalit cause, UP Govt spending public money in inserting ads in newspapers is not right. Km. Mayawati, Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh has misused her position in this regard. Nobody will have any cause to complain if she had felt herself obliged to Shri Kanshi Ram and wanted to celebrate his birthday, but she was also obliged to spend money on these ads from her party funds, which, as per her stand, are her personal funds. Shri Kanshi Ram was the leader of a political party and not the UP Govt. Ethically, his party and followers, including Km. Mayawati, should have spent their personal money on celebrations on the birthday of their respected leader. But who bothers about ethics in politics these days? The more unethical a person is the more strong a political leader he or she is.