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[IAC#RG] TRIBUTE TO KAMARAJ (FORMER CHIEF MINISTER OF TAMIL NADU,
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"Venkatraman Ns" (via indiaresists Mailing List)
2018-07-19 14:02:45 UTC
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India Against Corruption


REMEMBERING KAMARAJ, FORMER
CHIEF MINISTER OF TAMIL NADU


Cross section of people in Tamil Nadu celebrated the birth anniversary of
Kamaraj on 15th July,2018 with dignity and feelings of gratitude for the
services rendered by the great man to Tamil Nadu and the country and for
his setting up a bench mark for quality governance in Tamil Nadu

Both Kamaraj and Kakkan were born in very poor families and gained respect
and prominence in public life by exhibiting qualities of simplicity and
sincere devotion to the cause of the country.

When Kamaraj was the Chief Minister and Kakkan was the minister in his
cabinet, both of them discharged their duties and responsibilities with
high level of personal honesty. The probity in public life which they
exhibited throu oghout their life and as ministers was of highest class.

With the honesty of purpose and sustained interest in the welfare of the
deprived section of the society, many schemes were implemented successfully
and in time ,which was possible due to the absence of any vested interests
and absence of corruption at the political level.

Today, those in the age group of sixty and above who have seen Kamaraj and
Kakkan and who have experienced the benefits of their quality leadership
and administration, feel extremely sad to see the conditions today in Tamil
Nadu, where corruption has become the order of the day and more than one
third of men population in Tamil Nadu have become liquor addicts.

Of course, even in the days of Kamaraj as Chief Minister, he was heavily
criticized and abused by the leaders of the Dravidian parties for no valid
reason. While C.N.Annadurai was dignified in criticizing him , it was not
so in the case of other leaders of the Dravidian party . But, people in
Tamil Nadu looked at the abuses with the contempt that they deserve.

Decline in the quality of governance and probity in public life started in
Tamil Nadu after the passing away of C.N.Annadurai, who was the Chief
Minister only for a very short period.

Ever since then, the decline in the standards of politicians and government
machinery have been steady and though it has already reached disturbingly
low level, many wonder whether it would further go down to catastrophic
level.

Today, many politicians in Tamil Nadu at various levels, who have never
taken up any job or involved themselves in any worthwhile profession to
earn their livings, are now leading luxurious life style with huge wealth
and property , though they have no known sources of income. Quite a number
of them are chancellors and pro chancellors of universities with their sons
and daughters waiting to succeed them. Learned professors are saluting them.


Today, in Tamil Nadu, politics has become such a lucrative profession that
every member of the leader of the political party want to enter politics
with tacit encouragement from the families. Now,new political parties are
emerging at disturbingly frequent level, with politicians as founders ,who
have nothing to claim as their own except the ill gotten money.

Under the circumstances, it is not surprising that people who have seen the
days of Kamaraj and Kakkan feel extremely disturbed at the present state of
affairs and they wonder whether Tamil Nadu can get back the glorious days
of Kamaraj and Kakkan at all.

When Kamaraj and Kakkan passed away , they had no significant property or
wealth and Kamaraj had only a few shirts and dhoties with currency of
around Rs. 100 or so. One can readily see the difference these days if we
look at today’s politicians, who can go nowhere near Kamaraj and Kakkan for
their standards of thoughts and actions.

Have we already lost Tamil Nadu as a place of glory and dignity that it was
once known for.


N.S.Venkataraman
Nandini Voice for The Deprived
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"Rajinder Dalvi" (via indiaresists Mailing List)
2018-07-21 02:48:26 UTC
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Dear Dr Venkatraman

From your post I feel you are saying that Congress rule was the best rule
for Tamil Nadu but under these Dravidian parties the state sunk to new lows
of corruption and alcoholism.

Incidentally my many dear friends from Tamil Nadu tell me, confidentially
since they cannot say so publicly, that it was Kamraj/Periyar anti-Brahmin
policy which made all the moral and educated persons to forcibly leave the
State, leading to intellectual vacuum and steep decline in education values
(filled by these mushrooming colleges/universities run by benamis of
politicians) and huge rise in alcoholism there.

The plight of Tamil Nadu Brahmins is same (or worse) than Kashmiri Pandits,
and we must ask if it is because of so-called democracy that numerically
larger lumpen classes are taking over, ruining the nation and spreading
their corruption.

On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 7:32 PM, Venkatraman Ns <
Post by "Venkatraman Ns" (via indiaresists Mailing List)
India Against Corruption
REMEMBERING KAMARAJ,
FORMER CHIEF MINISTER OF TAMIL NADU
Cross section of people in Tamil Nadu celebrated the birth anniversary of
Kamaraj on 15th July,2018 with dignity and feelings of gratitude for the
services rendered by the great man to Tamil Nadu and the country and for
his setting up a bench mark for quality governance in Tamil Nadu
Both Kamaraj and Kakkan were born in very poor families and gained respect
and prominence in public life by exhibiting qualities of simplicity and
sincere devotion to the cause of the country.
When Kamaraj was the Chief Minister and Kakkan was the minister in his
cabinet, both of them discharged their duties and responsibilities with
high level of personal honesty. The probity in public life which they
exhibited throu oghout their life and as ministers was of highest class.
With the honesty of purpose and sustained interest in the welfare of the
deprived section of the society, many schemes were implemented successfully
and in time ,which was possible due to the absence of any vested interests
and absence of corruption at the political level.
Today, those in the age group of sixty and above who have seen Kamaraj and
Kakkan and who have experienced the benefits of their quality leadership
and administration, feel extremely sad to see the conditions today in Tamil
Nadu, where corruption has become the order of the day and more than one
third of men population in Tamil Nadu have become liquor addicts.
Of course, even in the days of Kamaraj as Chief Minister, he was heavily
criticized and abused by the leaders of the Dravidian parties for no valid
reason. While C.N.Annadurai was dignified in criticizing him , it was not
so in the case of other leaders of the Dravidian party . But, people in
Tamil Nadu looked at the abuses with the contempt that they deserve.
Decline in the quality of governance and probity in public life started in
Tamil Nadu after the passing away of C.N.Annadurai, who was the Chief
Minister only for a very short period.
Ever since then, the decline in the standards of politicians and
government machinery have been steady and though it has already reached
disturbingly low level, many wonder whether it would further go down to
catastrophic level.
Today, many politicians in Tamil Nadu at various levels, who have never
taken up any job or involved themselves in any worthwhile profession to
earn their livings, are now leading luxurious life style with huge wealth
and property , though they have no known sources of income. Quite a number
of them are chancellors and pro chancellors of universities with their sons
and daughters waiting to succeed them. Learned professors are saluting them.
Today, in Tamil Nadu, politics has become such a lucrative profession that
every member of the leader of the political party want to enter politics
with tacit encouragement from the families. Now,new political parties are
emerging at disturbingly frequent level, with politicians as founders ,who
have nothing to claim as their own except the ill gotten money.
Under the circumstances, it is not surprising that people who have seen
the days of Kamaraj and Kakkan feel extremely disturbed at the present
state of affairs and they wonder whether Tamil Nadu can get back the
glorious days of Kamaraj and Kakkan at all.
When Kamaraj and Kakkan passed away , they had no significant property or
wealth and Kamaraj had only a few shirts and dhoties with currency of
around Rs. 100 or so. One can readily see the difference these days if we
look at today’s politicians, who can go nowhere near Kamaraj and Kakkan for
their standards of thoughts and actions.
Have we already lost Tamil Nadu as a place of glory and dignity that it
was once known for.
N.S.Venkataraman
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"Satish Bonthu" (via indiaresists Mailing List)
2018-07-21 13:20:46 UTC
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Dear Members,

with regards to Article on Kamaraj and Kakkan by Mr. Venkatarman. its a
foundation state to State's industrialisation and education policy. I am
not convinced with Mr. Rajinder saying Brahmins were driven out and etc.
Look from holistic point, that rule by Congress's Kamaraj is still
considered benchmark for good governance in most parameters. Periyar's
movement was movement of pride for Dravidians which still hold sway amongst
Tamilnadu native people's Psyche. the times were more revolutionary given
the forward thinkers and rationalists spreading their thought. Its not
correct to say Brahmins were driven away except that rationalism drove
dravidian movement and that upstaged upper caste domination which was
favoured by erstwhile British rulers. History cannot be re written or never
spoken in many voices, its just the opinion and which side of the coin one
sees. True Kamaraj shrewd manipulation of his wealthy caste resulted in
many philanthropists pitching in to build the education network.

Coming to corruption one can say comfortably that after Annadurai's demise,
new found power brokers including Karunanidhi and his coterie had a free
run at money being generated, especially helping his kith and kin encroach
on the entire length and breadth of state power politics. Yes development
did not stop albeit at slow pace and new found formula of you scratch my
back i shall return the favour. Education was the foundation stone for
Tamilnadu people's development which until then was restricted to Upper
castes during pre independence. next the early people who benefitted by
Kamaraj's Largesse in education budget are present day engineers, doctors,
legal luminaries, and various other professional experts. these folks all
are happily retired or at fag end of career and hence their quality was
never compromised. But allowing private players into education by both DMK
and ADMK and quid pro support for partymen has sprouted so many
engineering and technical colleges across Tamilnadu at expense of quality.
that is the thing to lament.







On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 8:24 AM Rajinder Dalvi <
Post by "Rajinder Dalvi" (via indiaresists Mailing List)
Dear Dr Venkatraman
From your post I feel you are saying that Congress rule was the best rule
for Tamil Nadu but under these Dravidian parties the state sunk to new lows
of corruption and alcoholism.
Incidentally my many dear friends from Tamil Nadu tell me, confidentially
since they cannot say so publicly, that it was Kamraj/Periyar anti-Brahmin
policy which made all the moral and educated persons to forcibly leave the
State, leading to intellectual vacuum and steep decline in education values
(filled by these mushrooming colleges/universities run by benamis of
politicians) and huge rise in alcoholism there.
The plight of Tamil Nadu Brahmins is same (or worse) than Kashmiri
Pandits, and we must ask if it is because of so-called democracy that
numerically larger lumpen classes are taking over, ruining the nation and
spreading their corruption.
On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 7:32 PM, Venkatraman Ns <
Post by "Venkatraman Ns" (via indiaresists Mailing List)
India Against Corruption
REMEMBERING KAMARAJ,
FORMER CHIEF MINISTER OF TAMIL NADU
Cross section of people in Tamil Nadu celebrated the birth anniversary of
Kamaraj on 15th July,2018 with dignity and feelings of gratitude for the
services rendered by the great man to Tamil Nadu and the country and for
his setting up a bench mark for quality governance in Tamil Nadu
Both Kamaraj and Kakkan were born in very poor families and gained
respect and prominence in public life by exhibiting qualities of simplicity
and sincere devotion to the cause of the country.
When Kamaraj was the Chief Minister and Kakkan was the minister in his
cabinet, both of them discharged their duties and responsibilities with
high level of personal honesty. The probity in public life which they
exhibited throu oghout their life and as ministers was of highest class.
With the honesty of purpose and sustained interest in the welfare of the
deprived section of the society, many schemes were implemented successfully
and in time ,which was possible due to the absence of any vested interests
and absence of corruption at the political level.
Today, those in the age group of sixty and above who have seen Kamaraj
and Kakkan and who have experienced the benefits of their quality
leadership and administration, feel extremely sad to see the conditions
today in Tamil Nadu, where corruption has become the order of the day and
more than one third of men population in Tamil Nadu have become liquor
addicts.
Of course, even in the days of Kamaraj as Chief Minister, he was heavily
criticized and abused by the leaders of the Dravidian parties for no valid
reason. While C.N.Annadurai was dignified in criticizing him , it was not
so in the case of other leaders of the Dravidian party . But, people in
Tamil Nadu looked at the abuses with the contempt that they deserve.
Decline in the quality of governance and probity in public life started
in Tamil Nadu after the passing away of C.N.Annadurai, who was the Chief
Minister only for a very short period.
Ever since then, the decline in the standards of politicians and
government machinery have been steady and though it has already reached
disturbingly low level, many wonder whether it would further go down to
catastrophic level.
Today, many politicians in Tamil Nadu at various levels, who have never
taken up any job or involved themselves in any worthwhile profession to
earn their livings, are now leading luxurious life style with huge wealth
and property , though they have no known sources of income. Quite a number
of them are chancellors and pro chancellors of universities with their sons
and daughters waiting to succeed them. Learned professors are saluting them.
Today, in Tamil Nadu, politics has become such a lucrative profession
that every member of the leader of the political party want to enter
politics with tacit encouragement from the families. Now,new political
parties are emerging at disturbingly frequent level, with politicians as
founders ,who have nothing to claim as their own except the ill gotten
money.
Under the circumstances, it is not surprising that people who have seen
the days of Kamaraj and Kakkan feel extremely disturbed at the present
state of affairs and they wonder whether Tamil Nadu can get back the
glorious days of Kamaraj and Kakkan at all.
When Kamaraj and Kakkan passed away , they had no significant property or
wealth and Kamaraj had only a few shirts and dhoties with currency of
around Rs. 100 or so. One can readily see the difference these days if we
look at today’s politicians, who can go nowhere near Kamaraj and Kakkan for
their standards of thoughts and actions.
Have we already lost Tamil Nadu as a place of glory and dignity that it
was once known for.
N.S.Venkataraman
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I am aware of the past governments of late Shri Bhaktavatsalam and late
Shri Kamaraj and of course, late Shri Annadurai. They were gems of politics
and administration, incorruptible, honest and efficient. But then, honesty
and integrity in politics is not the monopoly of any one man. Honesty and
integrity with efficiency scores more popularity than the caste or creed of
a politician. On that score, Annadurai and Kamaraj stood on the top of the
chain of political administrators of the then Madras state and i am sure
they couldn't be replaced till date.
Post by "Satish Bonthu" (via indiaresists Mailing List)
Dear Members,
with regards to Article on Kamaraj and Kakkan by Mr. Venkatarman. its a
foundation state to State's industrialisation and education policy. I am
not convinced with Mr. Rajinder saying Brahmins were driven out and etc.
Look from holistic point, that rule by Congress's Kamaraj is still
considered benchmark for good governance in most parameters. Periyar's
movement was movement of pride for Dravidians which still hold sway amongst
Tamilnadu native people's Psyche. the times were more revolutionary given
the forward thinkers and rationalists spreading their thought. Its not
correct to say Brahmins were driven away except that rationalism drove
dravidian movement and that upstaged upper caste domination which was
favoured by erstwhile British rulers. History cannot be re written or never
spoken in many voices, its just the opinion and which side of the coin one
sees. True Kamaraj shrewd manipulation of his wealthy caste resulted in
many philanthropists pitching in to build the education network.
Coming to corruption one can say comfortably that after Annadurai's
demise, new found power brokers including Karunanidhi and his coterie had a
free run at money being generated, especially helping his kith and kin
encroach on the entire length and breadth of state power politics. Yes
development did not stop albeit at slow pace and new found formula of you
scratch my back i shall return the favour. Education was the foundation
stone for Tamilnadu people's development which until then was restricted to
Upper castes during pre independence. next the early people who benefitted
by Kamaraj's Largesse in education budget are present day engineers,
doctors, legal luminaries, and various other professional experts. these
folks all are happily retired or at fag end of career and hence their
quality was never compromised. But allowing private players into education
by both DMK and ADMK and quid pro support for partymen has sprouted so many
engineering and technical colleges across Tamilnadu at expense of quality.
that is the thing to lament.
On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 8:24 AM Rajinder Dalvi <
Post by "Rajinder Dalvi" (via indiaresists Mailing List)
Dear Dr Venkatraman
From your post I feel you are saying that Congress rule was the best rule
for Tamil Nadu but under these Dravidian parties the state sunk to new lows
of corruption and alcoholism.
Incidentally my many dear friends from Tamil Nadu tell me, confidentially
since they cannot say so publicly, that it was Kamraj/Periyar anti-Brahmin
policy which made all the moral and educated persons to forcibly leave the
State, leading to intellectual vacuum and steep decline in education values
(filled by these mushrooming colleges/universities run by benamis of
politicians) and huge rise in alcoholism there.
The plight of Tamil Nadu Brahmins is same (or worse) than Kashmiri
Pandits, and we must ask if it is because of so-called democracy that
numerically larger lumpen classes are taking over, ruining the nation and
spreading their corruption.
On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 7:32 PM, Venkatraman Ns <
Post by "Venkatraman Ns" (via indiaresists Mailing List)
India Against Corruption
REMEMBERING KAMARAJ,
FORMER CHIEF MINISTER OF TAMIL NADU
Cross section of people in Tamil Nadu celebrated the birth anniversary
of Kamaraj on 15th July,2018 with dignity and feelings of gratitude for the
services rendered by the great man to Tamil Nadu and the country and for
his setting up a bench mark for quality governance in Tamil Nadu
Both Kamaraj and Kakkan were born in very poor families and gained
respect and prominence in public life by exhibiting qualities of simplicity
and sincere devotion to the cause of the country.
When Kamaraj was the Chief Minister and Kakkan was the minister in his
cabinet, both of them discharged their duties and responsibilities with
high level of personal honesty. The probity in public life which they
exhibited throu oghout their life and as ministers was of highest class.
With the honesty of purpose and sustained interest in the welfare of the
deprived section of the society, many schemes were implemented successfully
and in time ,which was possible due to the absence of any vested interests
and absence of corruption at the political level.
Today, those in the age group of sixty and above who have seen Kamaraj
and Kakkan and who have experienced the benefits of their quality
leadership and administration, feel extremely sad to see the conditions
today in Tamil Nadu, where corruption has become the order of the day and
more than one third of men population in Tamil Nadu have become liquor
addicts.
Of course, even in the days of Kamaraj as Chief Minister, he was heavily
criticized and abused by the leaders of the Dravidian parties for no valid
reason. While C.N.Annadurai was dignified in criticizing him , it was not
so in the case of other leaders of the Dravidian party . But, people in
Tamil Nadu looked at the abuses with the contempt that they deserve.
Decline in the quality of governance and probity in public life started
in Tamil Nadu after the passing away of C.N.Annadurai, who was the Chief
Minister only for a very short period.
Ever since then, the decline in the standards of politicians and
government machinery have been steady and though it has already reached
disturbingly low level, many wonder whether it would further go down to
catastrophic level.
Today, many politicians in Tamil Nadu at various levels, who have never
taken up any job or involved themselves in any worthwhile profession to
earn their livings, are now leading luxurious life style with huge wealth
and property , though they have no known sources of income. Quite a number
of them are chancellors and pro chancellors of universities with their sons
and daughters waiting to succeed them. Learned professors are saluting them.
Today, in Tamil Nadu, politics has become such a lucrative profession
that every member of the leader of the political party want to enter
politics with tacit encouragement from the families. Now,new political
parties are emerging at disturbingly frequent level, with politicians as
founders ,who have nothing to claim as their own except the ill gotten
money.
Under the circumstances, it is not surprising that people who have seen
the days of Kamaraj and Kakkan feel extremely disturbed at the present
state of affairs and they wonder whether Tamil Nadu can get back the
glorious days of Kamaraj and Kakkan at all.
When Kamaraj and Kakkan passed away , they had no significant property
or wealth and Kamaraj had only a few shirts and dhoties with currency of
around Rs. 100 or so. One can readily see the difference these days if we
look at today’s politicians, who can go nowhere near Kamaraj and Kakkan for
their standards of thoughts and actions.
Have we already lost Tamil Nadu as a place of glory and dignity that it
was once known for.
N.S.Venkataraman
Nandini Voice for The Deprived
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Dear Friends

Hagiography is the practice of rewriting the history of rogues toi depict
them as saints to future generations.

Everyone who is in politics is corrupt. PERIOD !!!

RP Dalvi
Post by "Ranga Rao" (via indiaresists Mailing List)
I am aware of the past governments of late Shri Bhaktavatsalam and late
Shri Kamaraj and of course, late Shri Annadurai. They were gems of politics
and administration, incorruptible, honest and efficient. But then, honesty
and integrity in politics is not the monopoly of any one man. Honesty and
integrity with efficiency scores more popularity than the caste or creed of
a politician. On that score, Annadurai and Kamaraj stood on the top of the
chain of political administrators of the then Madras state and i am sure
they couldn't be replaced till date.
Post by "Satish Bonthu" (via indiaresists Mailing List)
Dear Members,
with regards to Article on Kamaraj and Kakkan by Mr. Venkatarman. its a
foundation state to State's industrialisation and education policy. I am
not convinced with Mr. Rajinder saying Brahmins were driven out and etc.
Look from holistic point, that rule by Congress's Kamaraj is still
considered benchmark for good governance in most parameters. Periyar's
movement was movement of pride for Dravidians which still hold sway amongst
Tamilnadu native people's Psyche. the times were more revolutionary given
the forward thinkers and rationalists spreading their thought. Its not
correct to say Brahmins were driven away except that rationalism drove
dravidian movement and that upstaged upper caste domination which was
favoured by erstwhile British rulers. History cannot be re written or never
spoken in many voices, its just the opinion and which side of the coin one
sees. True Kamaraj shrewd manipulation of his wealthy caste resulted in
many philanthropists pitching in to build the education network.
Coming to corruption one can say comfortably that after Annadurai's
demise, new found power brokers including Karunanidhi and his coterie had a
free run at money being generated, especially helping his kith and kin
encroach on the entire length and breadth of state power politics. Yes
development did not stop albeit at slow pace and new found formula of you
scratch my back i shall return the favour. Education was the foundation
stone for Tamilnadu people's development which until then was restricted to
Upper castes during pre independence. next the early people who benefitted
by Kamaraj's Largesse in education budget are present day engineers,
doctors, legal luminaries, and various other professional experts. these
folks all are happily retired or at fag end of career and hence their
quality was never compromised. But allowing private players into education
by both DMK and ADMK and quid pro support for partymen has sprouted so many
engineering and technical colleges across Tamilnadu at expense of quality.
that is the thing to lament.
On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 8:24 AM Rajinder Dalvi <
Post by "Rajinder Dalvi" (via indiaresists Mailing List)
Dear Dr Venkatraman
From your post I feel you are saying that Congress rule was the best
rule for Tamil Nadu but under these Dravidian parties the state sunk to new
lows of corruption and alcoholism.
Incidentally my many dear friends from Tamil Nadu tell me,
confidentially since they cannot say so publicly, that it was
Kamraj/Periyar anti-Brahmin policy which made all the moral and educated
persons to forcibly leave the State, leading to intellectual vacuum and
steep decline in education values (filled by these mushrooming
colleges/universities run by benamis of politicians) and huge rise in
alcoholism there.
The plight of Tamil Nadu Brahmins is same (or worse) than Kashmiri
Pandits, and we must ask if it is because of so-called democracy that
numerically larger lumpen classes are taking over, ruining the nation and
spreading their corruption.
On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 7:32 PM, Venkatraman Ns <
Post by "Venkatraman Ns" (via indiaresists Mailing List)
India Against Corruption
REMEMBERING KAMARAJ,
FORMER CHIEF MINISTER OF TAMIL NADU
Cross section of people in Tamil Nadu celebrated the birth anniversary
of Kamaraj on 15th July,2018 with dignity and feelings of gratitude for the
services rendered by the great man to Tamil Nadu and the country and for
his setting up a bench mark for quality governance in Tamil Nadu
Both Kamaraj and Kakkan were born in very poor families and gained
respect and prominence in public life by exhibiting qualities of simplicity
and sincere devotion to the cause of the country.
When Kamaraj was the Chief Minister and Kakkan was the minister in his
cabinet, both of them discharged their duties and responsibilities with
high level of personal honesty. The probity in public life which they
exhibited throu oghout their life and as ministers was of highest class.
With the honesty of purpose and sustained interest in the welfare of
the deprived section of the society, many schemes were implemented
successfully and in time ,which was possible due to the absence of any
vested interests and absence of corruption at the political level.
Today, those in the age group of sixty and above who have seen Kamaraj
and Kakkan and who have experienced the benefits of their quality
leadership and administration, feel extremely sad to see the conditions
today in Tamil Nadu, where corruption has become the order of the day and
more than one third of men population in Tamil Nadu have become liquor
addicts.
Of course, even in the days of Kamaraj as Chief Minister, he was
heavily criticized and abused by the leaders of the Dravidian parties for
no valid reason. While C.N.Annadurai was dignified in criticizing him , it
was not so in the case of other leaders of the Dravidian party . But,
people in Tamil Nadu looked at the abuses with the contempt that they
deserve.
Decline in the quality of governance and probity in public life started
in Tamil Nadu after the passing away of C.N.Annadurai, who was the Chief
Minister only for a very short period.
Ever since then, the decline in the standards of politicians and
government machinery have been steady and though it has already reached
disturbingly low level, many wonder whether it would further go down to
catastrophic level.
Today, many politicians in Tamil Nadu at various levels, who have never
taken up any job or involved themselves in any worthwhile profession to
earn their livings, are now leading luxurious life style with huge wealth
and property , though they have no known sources of income. Quite a number
of them are chancellors and pro chancellors of universities with their sons
and daughters waiting to succeed them. Learned professors are saluting them.
Today, in Tamil Nadu, politics has become such a lucrative profession
that every member of the leader of the political party want to enter
politics with tacit encouragement from the families. Now,new political
parties are emerging at disturbingly frequent level, with politicians as
founders ,who have nothing to claim as their own except the ill gotten
money.
Under the circumstances, it is not surprising that people who have seen
the days of Kamaraj and Kakkan feel extremely disturbed at the present
state of affairs and they wonder whether Tamil Nadu can get back the
glorious days of Kamaraj and Kakkan at all.
When Kamaraj and Kakkan passed away , they had no significant property
or wealth and Kamaraj had only a few shirts and dhoties with currency of
around Rs. 100 or so. One can readily see the difference these days if we
look at today’s politicians, who can go nowhere near Kamaraj and Kakkan for
their standards of thoughts and actions.
Have we already lost Tamil Nadu as a place of glory and dignity that it
was once known for.
N.S.Venkataraman
Nandini Voice for The Deprived
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