I would like to express my view on inflation and leadership in our country India through the medium of your esteemed daily newspaper. I am not a think tank but simply a person who occasionally highlights social and general issues of the masses .One of the grave problems we are facing is the disparity between rich and poor. To make things worse the rich have their lavish ways which often push the prices up. The unrealistic life-styles push people to live behind their means which we are doing as a country too. In old times there was less income gap and the disease of showing-off wealth and living beyond means was not as widespread as it is today. Our leaders live royal lives move, around in luxury cars and live in palatial houses, setting a poor example for people. We as a nation and more specifically our leaders have moved away from habit of working hard to earn the livelihood completely. We instead have adopted a superficial life style that mocks the poor. Prices are a function of demand and supply and the greed of the rich often unnecessarily drives the prices up making the life of the poor hard .Politics has become a business where leaders use their wealth, often ill-gotten, to dupe the masses. Though they claim to be working for people but they do exactly the opposite. The top leadership of all parties consists of billionaires who live like royals. They claim to work for the poor but they exactly can’t even understand the issues faced by the poor. Inflation will prevail until the demand and supply of our needs are balanced.The leaders of all parties and government do not seem to have quest for early solution to the crises, our country is facing. They have left the poor at the mercy of high inflation and a raging pandemic. The leadership of all the parties talk about humanity and fundamental rights but lack empathy and concern for human life. Why else would they be holding public rallies at the peak of a deadly pandemic? Last but not least if we want to improve, our leaders would have to become role model for simplicity and a prudent lifestyle, show concern for human life and work to resolve the problems faced by people rather than doing everything for self-serving purposes.
Bhagota (Revera) Panjsoo, Doda.