Notion that one has to be cunning to be a politician is wrong: Devendra Fadnavis

The popular notion that to join politics, one has to be street smart and cunning, should change, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 31, 2017 7:01 pm
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said people need to change their perception of politicians in the country on Wednesday. With academic qualifications being a lesser acknowledged aspect when it comes to politicians, he said the popular notion is that one needs to be street smart and cunning to join the field. Fadnavis, who was addressing an event in Mumbai via video-conferencing, said it is necessary to have a ‘broader perspective’ and ‘understand the challenges’.

“It is necessary to have a broader perspective of the society and understand the challenges. Sometimes, even IAS qualified students do not understand the complexities of society,” he told a gathering at the launch of Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership by Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini in south Mumbai.

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  1. A
    May 31, 2017 at 11:02 pm
    Hehe, that might be true for BJP politicians not for Congress for whom being corrupt is the first eligibility criteria, of course they have dug their own grave. Still they do not understand why they had been shunned by electorate. Also BJP should understand that neither Modiji's popularity nor Hindutwa card can sustain their electoral performances if they compromise on governance. Having said that I can say so far BJP has done a good job with few exceptions, blanket ban on cattle being one.
  2. H
    Honest Indian
    May 31, 2017 at 9:27 pm
    The important thing is to term limit all of the embly, parliament seats for a maximum of 10 years. Unfortunately, politics has become a life long profession in India where experienced politicians find out ways to make ill gotten wealth thru corrupt means. The best way to stop this is to limit the terms of MLAs and MPs so that new people will enter the public service.
  3. T
    May 31, 2017 at 6:55 pm
    truth is those who are unfit to get emplo by merit choose politics and this confirmed by political dyansty all over India except for like of Modi, Yogi, Uma, Mamata, Jaya, Naveen to name a few who remain single
  4. T
    May 31, 2017 at 6:53 pm
    Politicians are not only cunning but also criminals and crooks of the first order !👹