Actor-turned-politician Raja Bundela admitted that politics was tough but it was an important tool for healthy democracy and youth should come forward and make it more vibrant.
In recent years, Bundela has been fighting for a separate Bundelkhand state.
“Politics is usually considered as a necessary evil in a democracy. People talk about dirty games that leaders play but it is an important aspect of democracy. We often find ourselves engaged in heated discussions on various political agenda. Students talk about politics but they rarely consider making it a career, especially if they are not from a political background,” Bundela said in Jhansi on Friday.
Speaking at a webinar on career guidance ‘Career Khoj’, the actor candidly admitted that honest and good people hesitated from joining the field of politics.
“When you choose politics as a career, you carry the hopes and aspirations of the people. One should have the heart to help needy people. Dedication and patriotism are two things which make a leader strong. For politicians, serving people and their welfare should be a bigger objective than making money,” he said .
Bundela, who unsuccessfully contested the 2017 Assembly poll, said that politics could not be taught. “It is a self-teaching process where you sharpen your skills and knowledge with passage of time. It is crucial for the new generation to enter into politics for the progress of a nation,” he said.
The actor said that politics and other related subjects should be added to school and college curriculum. “Instead of following someone blindly, one should have the courage to stand for rights and raise voice against what is wrong,” Bundela said.
The Bollywood actor urged the younger generation to come forward and take command of the nation. “One should enter politics at least once in their lifetime to know their nation and to bring the change they want to see in the world,” he quipped.