Generally speaking, every activity has its age limit, every product has an expiration date, almost every individual who has a full time job also has a retirement age. But this one game in our country has no age barrier regardless of how bad individuals do in it while playing it. It’s dirty old game of “Politics”. Back in 2004, I had read an article on India Times, which had said that majority of countries population is under 40, but seeing elected ministers, it just hard to believe. As most of them have gone past age of rebirth.
Above are just 9 of top politicians, there are many plenty more ministers and politicians who are over 60. There are few who are above 60 but still have energy to do things (P Chidambaram is one who doesn’t look 64 – but Sir be decisive), and they are OK as long as they do their job. But rest just needs to retire for sake of country. I am going to be fair, that all in younger days they did what they could and served country in people’s best interest (hopefully). But time has passed and need to pass responsibility to bit younger candidate. Just standing by podium, elder ministers take 5 minutes to complete one sentence, what would they do if elected for 5 years? I know. They will get bypass surgery done and rest through. I am sure they had been young when joined politics and as grew in age, they gained experienced, with which they archived higher posts. But guess even with time they don’t want to let go of power.
Now it makes sense that why country’s progress is so slow. Because it takes politician in 30s to reach at the age of 70s to get top post. And what he couldn’t get done in his younger days or between the age of 30s till 60s (in about 30 years), how can we expect him to get it done at all in 70s?! (in 5 years!!).