The developing country India is faced with several systemic issues in its political infrastructure.
These flaws in the system are a derivative of money in politics. Much like the rest of the developing world, India is faced with severe levels of corruption and as a result, this has a great effect on political discourse in parliament. This corruption was shown on many levels. On a national scale, we have seen this corruption several times lead by either the Congress or the BJP as Forbes has said that 34% of those elected in parliament had criminal cases against them.This corruption has lead to the government working for corporate interests instead of the harsh realities India faces on a daily basis.
Large parts of India being illiterate is causing a huge economic pullback due to the lack of innovation, therefore, stumping the growth of the middle class in the country. The quality education system is greatly affected because of the lack of funding for education the government provides. Until the government does not provide a further incentive for education we will not see a booming rise in the middle class.
There is a huge cultural disregard for women and this was recognised further with India being ranked the worst country for women in the G20 countries by a study conducted by the Thompson Reuters foundation. As India had even ranked worse than the Saudi Arabians, a country where women are not allowed to vote nor drive there need to be more social programs supporting women in India causes. The empowerment of women can lead to huge economic development and productivity and according to Maritza Ascencios from the United Nations Children’s Fund “Educating girls is a surefire way to raise economic productivity, lower infant and maternal mortality, improve nutritional status and health, reduce poverty, and wipe out HIV/AIDS and other diseases.”