Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said academic qualification has been a lesser acknowledged aspect in politics, which has led to an assumption that being a politician one has to be cunning.
The popular notion that to join politics, one has to be street smart and cunning, should change, Fadnavis said in a video message.
He was addressing a gathering via video message at the launch of Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership by Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini in south Mumbai.
“It is necessary to have a broader perspective of the society and understand the challenges. Sometimes, even IAS qualified students do not understand the complexities of society,” he said in the message.