Archit Kumar goes to school at SBRL Academy, around 4-5 km from Mainpuri, in the heart of Uttar Pradesh. India Today’s Lallan Top team met Kumar along with his classmates at his school. Kumar turned out to be an exceptionally bright student in 11th standard. He’s among the toppers of his class.
The discussion was on demonetisation, or notebandi, and whether it was a success or a failure. Kumar’s opinions on demonetisation, politics and government policy were of outstanding nature that may even shame the best of analysts.
“My friends here have brought out the many advantages of demonetisation, including the fact that black money has been exposed. But on corruption, let me ask you, if there was any black money recovered from a political leader. All the hardships were faced by the common man. If black money has been exposed, then please show us the data of all the black money recovered. Obviously, the decision was taken in a hurry. It would have been an astounding success if some thought was given to it, perhaps after meeting with the experts,” said Kumar.
Archit belongs to a Dalit family in Mainpuri, Akhilesh Yadav’ home turf, and Mayawati is his favourite political leader. The reason he supports Mayawati is because of her efforts aimed towards the upliftment of the oppressed classes – especially towards the Dalits. Mayawati, according to him, is a leader who not only does her best to make the world a fairer place for the lower castes, but also tries to provide welfare to all.
“Mayawati represents the Dalits and wants the betterment of not only the backward classes but everybody,” said Kumar.
Archit offers his humble gratitude when complimented on his sharp political acumen which he says comes from reading news and the atmosphere in his family.
Arvind Kejriwal is another politician whom Archit respects because of his educational qualifications and efforts to bring transparency and development in governance. According to him, it is only an educated leader who can bring about true development.
Courtesy: India Today