In the USA, the Colorado Supreme Court has barred Donald Trump from the 2024 presidential primary for fuelling the Capitol attack. In Pakistan, former Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to contest the parliamentary elections from jail. The Indian Parliament is making laws while a majority of opposition members are suspended.
It is said that politics is the last resort of scoundrels. One may not agree with this statement. But in the 21st century, when artificial intelligence may take over many human activities, the normal mindfull89iok brain of politicians is leading to wars. The Russian President continues to wage a war against Ukraine. Israel is in conflict with Hamas.
In Bangladesh, the main opposition party BNP has called the voters to boycott the 2024 Parliament elections. People in the Democratic Republic of Congo voted Wednesday in a high-stakes election pitting the incumbent President Felix Tshiekedi against a fragmented opposition. The French President Emmanuel Macron faces cracks in his government over a controversial immigration bill.
But there is also a positive side to politics. Amid the friction in Sino-Indian ties, the Chinese consulate in Mumbai & a Chinese firm have jointly spent ₹ 50 lakh to upgrade a civic school in Solapur, hometown of Dr. Dwarakanath Kotnis, who served on the front lines in China during the Second Sino-Japanese war as part of an Indian relief team. On his 80th death anniversary last year, the consul general had announced that a Dr. Kotnis Friendship School would be set up in Solapur to pay debt to the man whom China considers a “son & friend”.
Thus, politics is a strange area where anything can happen overnight. It is said that not even then God does not know the fate of a person: Purushasya bhagyam devo na janati kuto manushyah. Therefore, we, the mere mortals, cannot predict the future of politics, especially the international one!