Though hitherto we had cases of former bureaucrats joining politics, the scenario today is however different, rather brighter because of the choices available to them. I wonder why they had to take so long to decide to join the bandwagon. Despite the multiple choices former officials after realizing there was no future in joining a sinking ship, have taken a belated decision to back the winning horse. Perhaps their shrewdness in keenly observing the day to day developments as to which side the political wind is blowing has finally helped them in taking the right/wise decision. Another possible reason could be the rest of the world coming to a foregone conclusion as who would come out triumphant and lead our country.
Strangely, there seems to be some credibility about news about our country which originates in the U.S. But I think things are still fluid and we cannot be too sure whether the present wave will last! Coming to former officials who might be of the opinion that they will have a chance to serve people in a different capacit , Opinion is divided among their clan.
Now we seem to have practically exhausted every field and profession and there are just a few left from which the numerable political parties can draw members. The only field I could think of is Medicine — psychologists and psychiatrists to be precise in order to keep a check on the mental state of their ‘colleagues .’ The other field perhaps is Astrology and we have no dearth of astrologers who come in all shapes and sizes. By now their demand would have already gone up!
n.meera raghavendra rao