Lok Satta

Thursday, 23 September 2010 05:47

India risks being overtaken by many others: Katari

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Many small countries, not to talk of the already developed countries, will overtake India in good governance and economic development if we do not put an end to corrupt and dynastic politics and take to rational and ethical politics, said Lok Satta Party General Secretary Katari Srinivasa Rao here today.

 

Mr. Srinivasa Rao, who has just returned after attending a week-long international workshop on political leadership organized by the International Academy of Leadership at Cologna,Germany, from September 12 was sharing his experiences with the media.

 

Some 25 leaders including parliamentarians, mayors, and politicians in key positions from around the world attended the workshop. Ninety percent of the participants are aged below 30.

 

The youth of those countries are focusing on faster economic development and creation of more employment opportunities since their countries are well past the stage of providing clean drinking water and safe roads. People in those countries barring Brazil and Palestine are strangers to the ubiquitous Indian culture of buying and selling votes and blockading roads on trivial issues.

 

Mr. Srinivasa Rao said that India has the demographic advantage and the resources and technology to grow into a super power, However, that is not possible unless the youth take to politics and reshape it on ethical and rational lines.

 

Party Secretary V. Vijayender Reddy said that the party would utilize the insights gained by Mr. Srinivasa Rao in its plan to turn out 50,000 leaders all over the State.