Spineless leaders are on the rise
The number of "so-called political leaders having no spines" is growing, a post on West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's Facebook profile said yesterday.
The post on the popular social networking site also urged the youth to stand up.
"Nowadays, I'm not surprised when I see growing numbers of so-called political leaders having no spines. In my opinion, it has become a potential area of doing research work on this aspect," the post read.
The post said lack of ideals, courage and links with roots of common people had led to leaders becoming weak and afraid to fight for the cause of common people and reveal the truth.
"Let us dedicate ourselves for the common people. I appeal to the young generation to awake, fight, stand up and instill a spirit of mind without fear," read the post which has received over 600 likes and 200 comments.
Banerjee and her Trinamool party have consistently defied the Congress party, forcing a series of embarrassing policy U-turns on everything from rail fares and petrol prices to foreign investment in the retail sector.
She has also defied the decision of ruling UPA government, of which her Trinamool Congress is a major ally, on presidential candidate.