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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