By : M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru : According to a press report from Delhi a group of 50 alumni from the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country have quit their jobs to form a political party to fight for the rights of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.The group, which is waiting for an approval from the Election Commission, has named their outfit "Bahujan Azad Party”. "We are a bunch of 50 people, all from different IITs, who have quit our full-time jobs to work for the party. We have applied to the Election Commission for an approval and are meanwhile doing ground work,” Naven Kumar, a 2015 IIT Delhi graduate, who is leading the group, reportedly told reporters. The party members, however, do not wish to jump the gun and aim for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections."We do not wish to do a hurried job and end up being reduced to just one of those small political outfits with big ambitions. We will begin with contesting the 2020 Bihar assembly elections and then aim for the next Lok Sabha polls,” reportedly Kumar said.The group, which includes members mostly from the SC, ST and OBC communities, feels that the backward classes have not received their due in terms of education and employment.All set with a poster which has pictures of BR Ambedkar, Subhas Chandra Bose and APJ Abdul Kalam, among others, the party has already begun a social media campaign. "Once we have the registration, we will form small units of the party which will start working on the ground for our target groups. We also do not wish to pitch ourselves as a rival of any political party or ideology,” reportedly stated by Kumar .
Solving peoples problem is real politics and India is a miracle country . For all its diversity and problems, the country survives and even prospers to great extent. But these problems do not go away simply and they need proper solutions. There are great challenges, and in some ways getting greater and great leaders are required to solve such problems. Focusing on the interests of the people is the real politics and many political leaders has always put interests of the people first during their entire administrative and Political career always solved peoples problem with the help of co- politicians and social activists . Political leaders "They fight for something larger than themselves - they fight for the idea of a nation which provide equal opportunities to all and interests of the peopleand then set about making it happen and "These pioneers kept their focus on the interest of the people. The object of their political will and their policy energy was to improve the lot of the masses. Things extraneous to that focus was avoided” Many leaders understands people problems and sufferings .Compassion is the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something to alleviate that suffering. While many see compassion as a weakness, true compassion is a characteristic that converts knowledge to wisdom. Good political leaders use compassion to see the needs of those he or she leads and to determine the course of action that would be of greatest benefit to all those involved. Political leaders who possess integrity can be trusted because he or she never veers from inner values, even when it might benefit them to do so. A leader must have the trust of followers. This requires the highest standard of integrity. Some characteristics may be more naturally present in the personality of a leader. However, each of these characteristics can also be developed and strengthened. A good leader whether they naturally possess these qualities or not, will be diligent to consistently develop and strengthen them in their leadership role.
Every constituency faces unique and distinct problem Peopleare faced with a "problem” as we begin to look it. And these are typically not just any problems that we in the consulting field call "opportunities” or try to give a positive spin through the appreciative inquiry lens. No, these are WICKED problems! These are problems so paradoxical that we see no way out. Wicked Problems. A wicked problem is a social or cultural problem that is difficult or impossible to solve for as many as four reasons: incomplete or contradictory knowledge, the number of people and opinions involved, the large economic burden, and the interconnected nature of these problems with other problems. Einstein said, "If I were informed the world was in danger of coming to an end in 60 seconds, I would spend the first 59 seconds formulating the question and the 60th second solving for it.”. Essentially, Einstein is saying--make sure you're solving the right problem by focusing on the true concerns and constraints. Dig deep, often our first reaction is not really the right question to be asking. Ask "why” five times. If we are not answering the right problem, we are wasting energy for something that is not going to produce results. A good problem statement describes an unfavorable condition that prevents a goal or objective from being achieved. A good problem statement includes: the problem or defect, the magnitude of the event (how often it occurs), the location where it occurs, and how important the problem is (use metrics!). Problems don't occur in a vacuum; often they represent various issues culminating at one time. We call this, the perfect storm!In this step, your team will analyze all the concerns and issues feeding into the problem statement. Look at the problem from all angles. Gather data. Consider: resources (people, technology, dollars, time, etc.), perceptions (stakeholders, leadership, customers, employees, etc.), communication needs (internal and external), your culture, the overall environment (strengths, opportunities, and threats), and your organization's current vision, mission, goals, and core values. Brainstorm solutions as this is the fun part. Now that you have all the needed data-- solve it! You have the right problem statement written, have identified impacts, the issues are transparent, so go to it! Creativity counts here. Brainstorm as many ideas and steps needed to right your problem. Quantity of ideas count, not quality at first. Don't do this alone--you need more than just your brainpower. Next, narrow down the solution(s) to the ones that make the problem not so wicked and scary, and develop your plan of attack. Test your solution(s): Even our best ideas and solutions need the "gut check.”Once the solution is firm and your plan is in place, test it--experiment with it before you fully launch. Conduct a focus group with impacted stakeholders and ask them for feedback, undergo a peer review of the idea, talk to a neutral person or trusted colleague, or launch a small pilot to see if the problem shrinks or goes away. If you're off track, this test phase will save your reputation, your budget, and resources! One caution: thesesteps are not necessarily consecutive steps. For example, when you analyze the issues , you may find you forgot a stakeholder or that the problem statement needs to be refined. When you test your solution, you may need to go back and gather more data to analyze or brainstorm a different solution set. The bigger issue when using thesesteps is to ensure each step is conducted and no steps are missed.