“Minimum educational qualifications should be made mandatory for contesting elections in India”. – For the topic For political leaders their biggest test is the Election which determines whether they have been able to work as per the interest of the voters. It is imperative for political leaders to be responsive to people's needs and show concern to their problems or else they will be voted out of power. Poverty, illiteracy continues to hamper the progress of our country. If we prescribe educational qualification for leaders it would be against the democratic principle for a country where large section of population is illiterate and the very essence of elections which implies giving chance to everybody to contest would be defeated. It should be left to the voters to decide educational qualification for leaders. For leaders, it is more of their ability to understand people's concerns that matters Narendra Modi, with not so strong education background, a sublime politician, an influential personality India has seen in years. Since elections, he made visit to, many foreign countries and surprisingly none questioned his educational background. Rahul Gandhi, strong family background, high educational qualifications, yet not supported by Indians. This makes one thing clear, we Indians demand a leader who is pragmatic, sincere, and offers viable solutions to the most intense problems faced by our country today, and we will always support them. Many say that education is must, because then how will the politician understand the depth of the problem if he has no idea of that field, how will he ensure good relations with other countries if they have no common language to interact. But our respected prime minister answered all these questions through his sincerity, hard work, honest and transparent behaviour towards his followers, towards Indians and I think if a leader has those mentioned qualities, education does not matters.
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