This be as it may, we cannot ignore the fact that at least before Independence politics in India was pursued by persons with highly enlightened minds such as Lala Lajpat Rai, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Maulana Azad, Sarder Patel, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Sarojni Naidu, etc. While talking of politics as a profession in western countries, Jawaharlal says at one place that there only people with most brilliant and enlightened minds follow this profession.
In India, the general impression of politicians is that they are crooked people and they want to grind their own axe by hook or by crook. It is not surprising that these crooked politicians should target the innocent gullible students in schools and colleges to further their own selfish motives. The students are immature.
They do not know the pros and cons of politics which is a highly crooked, complex game and is full of booby-traps. It is generally seen that the students who get trapped in the meshes of politics during their student life, often fail in life and repent bitterly for this mistake. It is a different matter that during the Independence movement, the students had to assert themselves effectively along with great political personages in the interest of the country.
In the modern age and specifically in the present scenario, will be the best thing for students to say good bye to politics at least till they have grown up into adults.