Slogans: Replicating the poor politics
Slogan: a statement which is created to put impact on your minds, to inject a short, striking and memorable thought in society. Slogans are the one which can change the mindset of whole society like a blow of wind; slogans themselves have a remarkable history of marking a change.
Slogans which marked the history
Perhaps the first post independence slogan “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisaan” coined in 1965 against the backdrop of war with Pakistan and a food crisis and filled the country with great enthusiasm which had put impact on millions of people and helped the government to solve the national crisis. Not only this slogans too have the history of making and breaking the central governments of a big democracy like India. Slogan “Indira Hatao, Desh Bachao” have led the Indira’s governance down in 1977 and slogan “Bari Bari Sabki Bari, Abki Bari Atal Bihari” have projected Atal Bihari Vajpayee as PrimeMinister of the country in 1996.
Impactful history itself claims that slogans have all the power to change the national conditions and the electoral battles as well so it leaves a big responsibility on the shoulders of one who is coining the slogans.
Slogans can pave the way towards a better India
But it seems that people are just working for the sake of satisfying their appetite of success by hook or crook and the sense of responsibility is left far behind. Political parties, our leaders, they all seem to work for their name sake; our slogans are turning from “Sabka Sath SabkaVikas” , “Ache Din Aaenge” to “Chowkidaar Chor Hai”, “Abki Baar 300 Paar”, “Delhi mein Sheila haari hai, ab Modi ki baari hai”. This degradation of slogans clearly portrays that the so called leaders are turning politics into person centric. Parties and leaders have lost the sense of leadership; instead of working on the real issues and raising them in their slogans they are just branding the faces and names with no logical plea along with it. Promoting the leaders who represent the country and its mindset with shoddy slogans like “Akhilesh ka jalwa kayam hai, uska baap mulayam hai”, “Jeet Ki Chabi, Dimple Bhabhi” or “Modiji aayenge, jhadu sahit bhagayenge” are examples of leaders abasing themselves.
Political slogans should always be created the way which could make the change or which could decide the political fate of India. It should be more of digging and raising up the issues instead of averting people from the core problems.
After giving a glance over the slogans of all the parties we could hardly pick hand-full off slogans which were really making any sense in the politics of the nation. Slogans of Congress Party like “Karz Maaf, Bijli Bill Half aur MSP ka karo Hisaab”, “Sabke Saath Nyay – Nyuntam Aay” and Samajwadi party’s “Vikas ka pahiya, Akhilesh bhaiya” were the only slogans talking about development or the needs rest are just the flogging slogans for the opposition.