Governmental crisis in Tamil Nadu


I am writing in response to the article entitled 'Governmental Crisis in Tamilnadu: Parliamentary democrcy stands completely exposed' in the March 1-15, 2017 issue of MEL.  This is an excellent piece of Marxist-Leninist analysis, and also provides a complete and objective basis for analyzing the political system in India, based on the most scientific principles. 

At the core of the crisis that grips the Indian political system and the various phenomena that manifest themselves from time to time is the Constitution of India which is an implement of class rule, the rule of the bourgeoisie to wit. The particular case is that of Tamil Nadu that has been in the throes of an ugly political ferment since the passing of the former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and the eventual swearing-in of the present Chief Minister V. Palaniswamy, who is no more than the custodian of the purse strings of the ruling AIADMK.  At the other end is the rising anger of the people of Tamil Nadu at their utter helplessness in the face of such ugly political events, which include out and out criminal activity such as kidnapping of MLAs and horse-trading on an unparalleled scale. On the one hand, these phenomena reveal that the Constitution of India which is based on the premise that the people are incapable of governing themselves, while on the other the elected representives show that they are capable of taking care only of themselves! 

Is it not then within the rights of the people to demand that there be a better system? What then ensures the continued life of this system?  The answer lies in the fact that all the political parties and the individuals in these parties are all there because the capitalist classes want them to be there.  The aim of this system is to set up one correct clique or another, and to elect this or that clique (at times a clique within a clique) into power, and turn the people into a voting cattle, and then carry on as before.  The present system is an ugly charade of all that a political system ought to be, in so far as solving the problems of the people, and what it actually is.  The article points out that the political system exists because it serves the needs of the biggest capitalist monopolies and other exploiters, domestic and foreign. The system erupts into open and unfettered crisis from time to time and shows its ugly face without the usual prettification, and the present scenario in Tamil Nadu is one such.  The question is not whether the system is legal or not, since the issue of legality if based on law enacted by the very same parasitic minority.  The way forward is to bring to the forefront the issue that the system needs to be replaced and the rule of an exploiting minority is replaced by the rule of the toiling majority.  Such a scenario is indeed possible and can be turned into a reality if all political forces that are fed up with this state of affairs were to come together.  Indeed, I would like to second the opinion that ``...a new State and political process in which sovereignty will be vested in the people'' be brought to the centrestage. 


A. Narayan, Bangalore


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