Tuesday, September 14, 2010

రాజ్యాంగం - రాజకీయాలు - ప్రజలు

However good a constitution might be, it will prove evil if not implemented by right people. However bad a constitution might be, it will become effective if people implement it have right motives. Constitution is irrelevant without its people and its polity.  So, constitution needs to be understood in the context a nation's political atmosphere and quality of its people. 
 - Dr.B.R. Ambedkar







6 comments:

తెలుగుయాంకి said...

Good one

nagarjuna said...

Would have been better if you'd elaborated it a bit....that'd help current debate going on in blogs... :)

కత్తి. మహేష్ కుమార్ said...

@నాగార్జున:I see no merit in the other blog post and neither is this my response to that. It is just information to put perspective.

Weekend Politician said...

nice summary from Dr.Ambedkar

Let me just bring forth a paragraph spoken by Dr. Rajendra Prasad which is almost on the similar lines.. may be that will give a little more elaboration..


Some people have doubted the wisdom of adult franchise. Personally, although I look upon it as an experiment the result of which no one will be able to forecast today, I am not dismayed by it. I am a man of the village and although I have had to live in cities for a pretty long time, on account of my work, my roots are still there. I, therefore, know the village people who will constitute the bulk of this vast electorate. In my opinion, our people possess intelligence and commonsense. They also have a culture which the sophisticated people of today may not appreciate, but which is solid. They are not literate and do not possess the mechanical skill of reading and writing. But, I have no doubt in my mind that they are able to take measure of their own interest and also of the interests of the country at large if things are explained to them. In fact, in some respects, I consider them to be even more intelligent than many a worker in a factory, who loses his individuality and becomes more or less a part of the machine which he has to work. I have, therefore, no doubt in my mind that if things are explained to them, they will not only be able to pick up the technique of election, but will be able to cast their votes in an intelligent manner and I have, therefore, no misgivings about the future, on their account. I cannot say the same thing about the other people who may try to influence them by slogans and by placing before them beautiful pictures of impracticable programmes. Nevertheless, I think their sturdy commonsense will enable them to see things in the right perspective. We can, therefore, reasonably hope that we shall have legislatures composed of members who shall have their feet on the ground and who will take a realistic view of things.

Weekend Politician said...

We have prepared a democratic Constitution. But successful working of democratic institutions requires in those who have to work them willingness to respect the view points of others, capacity for compromise and accommodation. Many things which cannot be written in a Constitution are done by conventions. Let me hope that we shall show those capacities and develop those conventions. The way in which we have been able to draw this Constitution without taking recourse to voting and to divisions in Lobbies strengthens that hope.

--Dr. Rajendra Prasad

కత్తి. మహేష్ కుమార్ said...

@వీకెండ్ పొలిటీషియన్: గుర్తు చేసినందుకు ధన్యవాదాలు. రాజ్యాంగం లోని ప్రతి పదం, దాని అర్థం, ప్రతి వాక్యం దాని ప్రతిపదార్థం constituent assembly లో చర్చించాకే, వాదప్రతివాదనలు జరిగాకే ఆమోదించారనే సృహలేకపోతే కొన్ని చర్చలు అలాగే సాగుతాయి.

సమస్య రాజ్యాంగంలో లేదు. దాన్ని అమలుపరిచే విధానాల్లో ఉంది. రాజకీయాల్లో ఉంది. ప్రజల్లో ఉంది.

రాజ్యాంగం ఒక frame work దానికీ చట్టాలకీ తేడా తెలీకపోతే ఎవరుమాత్రం ఎవరితో చర్చించగలరు !