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More power to the President

For Kalam's ideas to work, political parties should actively support and help implement the national identity card plan within two years. But if the voter ID experience is followed, they will do everything possible to delay its implementation. On education, the governments are equally to blame for not supporting policies. They are more interested to keep their vote bank uneducated and thus uninformed; however, the explosion of e-communication should help to overcome their reluctance by concerned citizens.

india Updated: Aug 15, 2006 18:36 IST

For President Kalam's ideas to work, political parties should actively support and help implement the national identity card plan within two years. If the voter ID experience is followed, political parties will do everything possible to delay implementation of the national ID card as well.

On education, central and state governments are equally to blame for not actively supporting existing policies. They are more interested to keep their vote bank uneducated and thus uninformed; however, the explosion of electronic communication should help to overcome the reluctance of political parties by concerned citizens, including President Kalam, speaking directly to the people.

More power to the President and I do hope that the political parties will not be in a hurry to replace him at the end of his first term in office.