Constitutional values and the Current situation
The Indian Constitution is unique in its promises of equality and constitutional rights. But don’t you think that constitutional values of India are at crossroads today?
Yes, I totally agree that the constitutional values of India are at a crossroads. Dr. BR Ambedkar stated that “The constitution is the supreme law of the country. The welfare state is meant for the common man.” But today the welfare state has become a corporate welfare state. The government of India is promoting welfare schemes not for the common man but for the benefit of the corporates. For example, Aarogya Shri of erstwhile united Andhra and Telangana is a concept of transforming the health system to benefit the common man. But ultimately, it is more beneficial to the corporations. Likewise many other schemes.
Welfare state should promote sustainable development. Today, the corporates are ruling and dominating the nation and influencing the health policy, educational policy and the economic policy. The entire economy is in the hands of 56 families. 2 percent of the rich like Ambani and Adani are controlling the Indian economy. 85 percent are dispossessed and suppressed. Even in the COVID-19 times, the GDP and economy of the government has decreased but that of the corporates increased.
On one hand, the corporates are ruling and on the other hand the Brahminical forces have completely monopolized the culture of our country. Hate culture has developed and fascist forces or the Hindutva forces are violating the right to equality in the name of one nation theory.