ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

A+| A| A-

Politics of Special Status

 

Political parties in Jharkhand are demanding and lobbying for it to be declared a “Special Status State”. However, it is not very clear how the state will benefit from such a status. The political parties feel that the higher budgetary allocation that this will lead to the state will make a difference with development work and the creation of infrastructure. However, this seems a distant dream, particularly in a state where corruption is institutionalised from top to bottom, where the state is not able to spend even the allocated budget, and where political parties and their leaderships do not seem to have commitment and vision for the state. In
such a situation, the grant of a special status will only increase corruption and loot by the politicians, middlemen, and bureaucrats. An increase in corruption would well impoverish the state and its people further.

Dear reader,

To continue reading, become a subscriber.

Explore our attracive subscription offers.

Click here

Comments

(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top