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Election to the Indian parliament in the second quarter of 2019 is going to be a big fight between the honest and corruption -free prime minister Narendra Modi and the soaked in corruption Congress and its limpets. The Congress has made its intent clear by making Kamal Nath as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and Shiela Dixit the Delhi Congress Party President. The people will have to take the responsibility of electing one of them. If they choose the corrupt Congress and its allies, they will have no ground for complaint. Christian Michel can be awarded Padma Vibhushan and Sonia Gandhi Bharat Ratna.
What it means by “check/stop/defeat Modi”? Do they want another corrupt regime, a weak government, parallel government, parallel economy, black economy, backwardness, stalled development, engineering riots from time to time, compromising national interests, death of democracy, Emergency, dynastic rule or some form of plutocracy, more poverty, more hunger, more starvation, backwardness, violence, illiteracy, terrorism and crime?
Antony spoke in many words but a different kind of “silence” than “Maunmohan” Singh: he did not categorically say that bribe was not taken by Mrs. Sonia Gandhi or others. It means he did not issue any certificate of honesty to them. He said that Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi never “interfered in the Augusta deal”. Was he any different from other ministers who simply signed the files sent to them for signatures after Mrs. Sonia Gandhi had “approved” them? Even Dr. MMS was the subject of satire in cartoons on TV and print media signing files marked approved. Had the details of bribe been disclosed to AK Antony, he would not have signed the file. So, the question of interference would not arise. But mark the use of the verb “interfere”.
Pollution emergency is declared in big cities. Are the residents not responsible for it? Perhaps, they can reduce it by adopting urban habits, customs and mores rather than enjoying complete freedom of all kinds- rights without accountability. Not a good habit to act foul only because nobody to supervise.
Farmers loan waiver a bad remedy for a condition which needs reforms in agricultural economy. Indian politicians keep farmers in perpetual bondage for stealing mandate to power unethically. Farmers are entitled to generate surplus not default. Would politicians of the dynasticist kind let them do so?
The results of elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telanga and Mizoram are a wonderful case study in who won and who lost. Going beyond apparent victory and defeat it is indicative of the very complex Indian political eco system and what influences it. While scholar analysts have examined it from their point of view, I have this humble contribution to the literature on current political affairs. Hope readers enjoy it. Pl give your comments so that required improvements can be made in future as we stand to watch real battles in 2019.