The Bhägavatam describes these leaders in the next verse:
prajä hi lubdhai räjanyair
“The citizens will be so oppressed by merciless rogues in the guise of rulers that they will give up their spouses and property and flee to the hills and forests.” [Srimad-Bhägavatam 12.2.8] So, the men who acquire a government post by vote are mostly lubdhai räjanyaih, greedy government men. Nirghrinair dasyu: Their business is plundering the public. And we actually see that every year the government men are exacting heavy taxes, and whatever money is received they divide among themselves, while the citizens’ condition remains the same. Every government is doing that. Gradually, all people will feel so much harassed that äcchinna-dära-dravinäh: They will want to give up their family life (their wife and their money) and go to the forest. This we have also seen.