I will like to express my personal opinion on Socialism Vs. Nationalism and How we can move towards a better India.
I believe socialist approach can be dangerous to the nation in longer terms.
I will like to begin with these words
"There should not be right to Food, there should be Right to Work.
There should be an opportunity to Succeed, Not Right to Succeed.
Socialist approach says one should get right to food but Nationalist approach is "One should get right to work". If one is determined to work he should get work. This work will in-turn bring money and hence food and shelter to them.
I will like to give two current examples.
1. Socialist approach - Newly Elected Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has declared that everyone in Uttar Pradesh who is above the age of 35 will get 1000 Rs. every month at home.
What will be the outcome of this approach? - More people will like to get enrolled in this list. Many will prefer not to work and sit home. These type of policies indeed harms the development of the state. Such policies should never be adopted. Instead people should me motivated to work. If everyone gets right to work then they will automatically make money. This will remove their hunger and will bring both growth to themselves and the state without the loss of crucial government funds.
2. Nationalist Approach - UPA Government has done one great job for sure - NREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee Act)
Under NREGA everyone has right to work. Currently it is implemented in many states of India with a 100 Day job guarantee for all. If government fails to provide them 100 day job in a year then it will pay them 100 day labour. People employed under such schemes usually work in development projects like Road construction, Water lake construction, and more. This keeps government busy in undertaking more and more projects so that it can employee the people and this makes people busy working. This makes a better India. Opens avenues for growth.
Instead of giving money straight away to the unemployed's we should empower them by giving them job/work.
Also there should be an opportunity for everyone to succeed. If one is determined to start-up and become an entrepreneur government should ensure that it is not ruined by corrupts and other factors. Start up capitals can also be funded. Entrepreneurship should be promoted to the fullest. An entrepreneur not only empowers himself but others too. More the entrepreneurs nation has more developed it is.
Also Recently Government passed Railway Budget. There was proposed price hike of 10 percent. This hike came after 9 long years. And Most people think this is justified because railways is already running in loss. How can a Loss making institute grow and provide better services? Indian railways need to get out of loss and make some profit and put the money in to the better development of Railways and services. To provide better services and safety and clean railways perhaps this is why prices were hiked. I think most Indians appreciated Price hike for first time ever but then again a socialist leader Mumta banerjee (ex-Railway Minister) raised voice and condemned the budget specially for price hike and even threats to drop the government down. Remember Indian Railways is worlds cheapest railways. If socialist approach is taken and prices will never be hiked then expect to travel in same slow trains even in 2020 or 2030. Stop dreaming of Bullet and Hi tech trains. If a little higher fairs can bring developments it should be welcomed. If the proposed things are rightly implemented then we can have much better railways. Though we will have to pay more but we will reach the destination in less time. Remember Time is Money.
Please Note this is my personal opinion not intended to support or condemn any government or individual.
Navneet Singh Chauhan.