India's Tragedy: Old Politicians Never Retire

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 27 June 2013, 13:06 Hrs   |    4 Comments
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Bangalore: India is a democratic country and is home to 1.21 billion people. It has more than 50 percent of its population comprising of citizens below the age of 25 years and more than 65 percent below the age of 35 years. The average age of Indians is 29 years.

Though the country follows democracy rules it sadly remains a gerontocracy (A country ruled by leaders who are most probably older than its adult population), as reported by Sunil Sethi for Business Standard.

The famous Greek Philosopher, Plato once stated, “It is for the elder man to rule and for the younger to submit”. And this seems to be true in case of our nation. The average age of most of the politicians in India is 65 years, which means there is an age difference of around 40 years between the cabinet and its average citizen.

So, there is only one profession in India where there is neither retirement nor expiry date for a person’s exit. It is the game of politics played by the politicians of this country.

Also Read: Urban Youth in India Now More Politically Active: Survey

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