How to become a Politician?
If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.
- Isaac Newton
There is a strong reason to believe that majority of problems in the political system stem from an individual's ethics rather than the political system we have. Gone are the days when politics used to be the luxury of the rich. The world has witnessed a list of successful leaders who came from humble backgrounds and marked their strong presence in bringing change to society.
The most prominent names in the world are Former US President, Barrack Obama; Former US President, Martin Luther King (Jr); Former Indian PM, Lal Bahadur Shastri; Indian PM, Narendra Modi; Bangladesh PM, Sheikh Hasina; the ex-President of Uruguay, José Mujica; Former Nepal Prime Minister, Sushil Koirala; Pope Francis, Finland’s Prime Minister, Sanna Marin; Nelson Mandela, Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, etc.
Even India is not lagging behind. Former Tripura CM, Manik Sarkar; West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee; Former Uttar Pradesh CM, Mulayam Singh Yadav; Kerela CM, Pinarayi Vijayan; Animal Husbandry and Dairying & Fisheries Minister, Pratap Chandra Sarangi; are some of the examples of the prominent politicians who came from a very humble background. One thing which was common behind the triumph of all these politicians is they had a strong desire to bring change in politics and wanted to be a powerful politician in India.