India and it's Political System
India is a federal state with its central government and capital in New Delhi. India comprises of 29 states and seven union territories, collectively called the Republic of India. The 3 pillars of political system are Executive, Judiciary and Legislature. The President of India is head of state and the Prime Minister of India is the head of government.
India follows the dual policy- double government which consists of the union at the center and states at the periphery. There is provision for a bicameral legislature consisting of an Upper House /Rajya Sabha (Council of States) which represent the states of the Indian federation and a lower house / Lok Sabha( House of the People), that represents the people of India as a whole.
Rajya Sabha is limited to 250 members, 12 of whom are nominated by the President of India for their contributions to art, literature, science, and social services. Members sit for six-year terms, with one third of the members retiring every two years.
Lok Sabha is composed of representatives of the people chosen by direct election on the basis of adult suffrage. The maximum strength of the House envisaged by the Constitution of India is 552, which is made up by election of up to 530 members to represent the States, up to 20 members to represent the Union Territories and not more than two members of the Anglo-Indian Community to be nominated by the President of India, if, in his/her opinion, that community is not adequately represented in the House.
HSW believes ''POLITICS'' is the place where he can be most effective and content in his desire to contribute something significant in his time towards the society. In other words, changing the world, for him, is no longer about ''stepping outside'' to bring the difference in the society. He feels '' Mere stepping out of the system to do something sounds very hypothetical a concept but to stay in the system to bring the changes means a lot in the process of bringing the needed change.'' In other words '' politics is a local thing at the end of the day and abides to the policy of thinking globally and acting locally.'' Local politicians are the ones who have the ability (if they want) to care enough and actually make a difference. This requires no mere talking but strong actions which can generate solutions to the unhealed wounds in the society. This requires a strong set of social interacting skills in order to identify the grassroot of a problem. Changes are not onesided but instead demand a strong mutual cooperation from both the ends that is the individual and the society and a capable leader is one who can bring in that required wavelength necessary to bring the change if not executed will be considered as a hindrance on his personality perspective,
An ideal government should cater to its society and people instead for its own members.
Hothur Shadab Wahab belongs to Congress family; He is the grandson of Late Sri. Hussain Peeran Sab, the Freedom Fighter from Bellary. Hothur Shadab Wahab son of Sri H. Abdul Wahab, who is a prominent Senior Congress Party Leader of Karnataka.
Sri H. Abdul Wahab has served in various facilities for over 30 years in congress under various party positions. Some of which are;
- Secretary, K.P.C.C., Bangalore from 1998 to 2001
- General Secretary (Admn.),KPCC, Bangalore from 2001 to 2012
- Chairman, Wakf Board, Bangalore Minister of State Status ),Government of Karnataka, Bangalore.
- President, Bellary District Congress Committee during 2006
- Member, AICC, New Delhi
- was an Observer from AICC for the Electronics-1999 of Uttar Pradesh, Kerala Assembly Election-2001 & Maharashtra General Election-2004
- A a well-known Social Worker and Philanthropist.
Sri Hothur Shadab Wahab's candidature -During the General Assembly Elections, 2008, was also proposed to contest from Bellary Assembly Constituency. He was denied the opportunity, but hecampaigned relentlessly for the success of Congress Party Candidate of Bellary Assembly Constituency and had mobilized the support particularly from Muslim Voters & Youth in Bellary. Congress lost the election with a thin margin of 530 votes. During the election, his fearless work was appreciated by the candidate and all other Local and State Senior Leaders of the Party including AICC observers of Bellary election, Senior Parliamentarian, Sri. K. S. Rao ji, Hon'ble Minister of Textiles.
Congress again lost in the recent By-Election for Bellary Rural Assembly in the year 2011 & also 2013 Assembly General Elections. To rejuvenate and reinforce the Congress Party in Bellary District and to face upcoming elections, there was an imperative need to give representation in the Parliament for a Muslim Minority from the District having a Muslim population of more than 3 lakhs voters in Bellary Parliamentary Constituency and as no Muslim Minority candidate was fielded in 2008 Assembly Election in Bellary District nor adjoining Districts of Koppal, Bagalkot, Chitradaurga and Davanagere Districts. Never an opportunity was provided to a Muslim candidate to contest for Council or Parliament Elections from Bellary District.
Hothur Shadab Wahab regularly conducts meetings with the Party workers at all levels in 90-Vijayanagar Assembly Constituency, Hospet and discussions on the development and implementation of schemes provided by both State and Central Governments. He is also particular about interacting with the public by visiting colonies, slum areas and listens to their grievances and takes the necessary action by negotiations with appropriate authorities.
Being a Party Worker, Hothur Shadab Wahab, has held meetings with local youths and has enrolled more than 2000 youths to Youth congress membership from 90-Vijayanagar Assembly Constituency, Hospet during the year 2013 & this was highly appreciated by Sri. Rizwan Arshad ji, Youth Congress President of State.