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    Rahul Gandhi has got a point

    There could be many critics of the Congress party branding it a very corrupt party. Such critics often criticize it unfairly. The truth is that the ruling party at the Center has several leaders who are very corrupt and it's own record in many States is not great either.

    Rahul Gandhi has a very valid point. The Prime Minister does seem to be acting rather unilaterally on so many issues. Demonitization was one such and all available evidence does point to the fact that even the Finance Minister was not taken into confidence. The PM has exhibited certain tendencies that seemingly indicate more of a dictatorial attitude.

    Secondly, in a pluralistic society such as ours, the politics of hatred has no value. That the ruling party is off and on sticking to one particular dangerous agenda is something that is never welcome.

    We can find fault with Rahul Gandhi but his point of giving equal importance to all people and also reviving the small and medium scale industries is very much welcome. The country can ill afford Rs12.5 crore of bad, that is, non performing assets, accumulated by select Corporate houses. Mr Rahul Gandhi is very good in this perspective.

    This time around, one only hopes that he is able to take his new confident narrative to the next level and win the hearts of millions.
  • #658608
    It is always easy to blame than perform. At this juncture, just few months to go for election, every opposition political party leaders would try to find points to score. And also they give some good points to score. It is time to talk about anything and everything that comes in their mind to win the hearts of the voters.
    No life without Sun

  • #658610
    Sir,the facts are facts that cannot be denied. In many areas the so called toilets are one kilometre from where people live. Can you ever find a more stupid idea than this?

    And blaming other religions, always attacking churches and mosques will only bring in more hatred. Such policies are very dangerous are needed to be condemned with all our might.

  • #658612
    Mr Rahul Gandhi may try to win the hearts of millions and hope he will be able to convince many just before the general elections, the point is the real-time action. Before every election, all the opposition leaders make tall promises and focus on the areas that need more attention. After occupying the chair, it's the same everywhere. We have heard enough promises during all these years, but India is still a developing country. All parties promise a corruption-free government, but when it comes to dealing with corrupt practices they always protect their own office by interfering with the investigation process.

    I completely agree with the author that the politics of hatred is detrimental to any democratic setup. Importance must be given to all the MPs and MLAs and there should be a fruitful debate on all the contentious issues. The role of the opposition is constructive criticism of the policies for true development. But what we see nowadays is unnecessary criticism and mudslinging especially before the elections. As long as this continues, all-round development of the country will be hampered.

    Sankalan

    "Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"

  • #658613
    Indian democracy is at a strange juncture. After a long time a strict and honest person has reached the topmost position but the machinery below is almost same except some people who due to fear of getting exposed are lying low and waiting for this person to lose in the coming election so that they can continue their ill earnings as earlier.

    While trying to reform the system this particular person is becoming a bit tough also as he knows that otherwise people will take things lightly.

    As an analogy this thing is happening in our offices and other organisations day and night when an honest and tough person is posted there but all the people below pray the God for his transfer as early as possible. Some politicians not happy with him will even transfer him also before it is due.

    So Mr Modi is caught in a very difficult situation where the opposition is trying to find some unintentional fault in his work during the last 4 years and make it an issue in the coming elections. The educated and wise people are perplexed and just seeing all this happening in this country.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #658621
    1. "The country can ill afford Rs12.5 crore of bad, that is, non performing assets, accumulated by select Corporate houses. "------------------Who is responsible for creating this huge amount of NPA?

    2. "Secondly, in a pluralistic society such as ours, the politics of hatred has no value. "-------------Not a single political leader has given this advice to the six PFI workers who hacked a Hindu man to death in Tamil Nadu for protesting conversion.

    3. " Demonetization was one such and all available evidence does point to the fact that even the Finance Minister was not taken into confidence. "------------------How does the author know? Should the PM and the other important Ministers of the Cabinet make it open one month before the demonetization?

    Hypocrisy of the political leaders and their followers won't go on forever.

    Come on, have a fight. Don't shoot and scoot.

  • #658634
    Actually we should not blame a sincere person for the mistakes done by so many others. If some people are resorting to such practices then it is only to take the political mileage out of it. There is no sincerity of the purpose in such statements.
    Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.

  • #658638
    Partha Sir, the Tamil Nadu incident has happened after decades. It is a real aberration. But what answer do you have for all the atrocities made in the name of protecting the cow, and in matters of personal choice? How can the law permit these atrocities Sir?

    Regarding NPAs. It is now very clear that 15 top industrialists, among them the most atrocious Anil Ambani was given all favours in the past 54 months.

    Kindly do not be totally one sided. We have to look at facts.

  • #658649
    Rahul Gandhi will say many things now as the elections are nearing. Telling is easy but doing the things is the toughest part. His father, Grandmother and grand grandfather were there at the helm of the affairs for many years. His mother was directing the government for 10 years. All these leaders are only responsible for these NPAs. What the present government will do for that.
    How one can say that the PM is taking unilateral decisions? What is happening behind how can we know. Actually on that day PM announced the demonetisation decision. He never said, he has taken that decision. It is not good to blame a person who is sincerely trying to eradicate corruption.
    Why Rahul Gandhi was taking these issues now. He was an MP and he can fight out these issues in the parliament. This is all political game for votes. They will bring many new baseless issues now.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #658663
    In the very first para the author has shown his concern about the corruption in India with few among the ruling party is also seemingly involved in it & I very much agree with the author here but & if he could also explain about on what account that the Rahul Gandhi is on bail. I want to remind the author with the fact that he is the President of the India's oldest political party & perhaps the second political party with having the national presence after BJP. I am not a law expert but for sure the Rahul Gandhi along with other recipients of the Congress party working committee don't have any convincing papers to show to the court in order to get the clean chit & therefore left with the only option to keep applying with bail.

    The author has also come-up with other issues which I personally don't feel that the same needs any attention as the previous threads of the same author remained unanswered by him.

    In here, I find it good to remind ourselves of few of the past threads which could be relevant with the current discussion,

    Modi's net worth versus rest!

  • #658664
    #658638:
    1. "the Tamil Nadu incident has happened after decades. It is a real aberration. But what answer do you have for all the atrocities made in the name of protecting the cow, and in matters of personal choice? How can the law permit these atrocities Sir?"-----------------We have quite naturally forgotten the names of Chandan Gupta and Ankit Saxena. We are sleeping. We will perhaps wake up only to cry when the situation will be similar to the situation in Panjab in 1947, Bengal in 1946 to 1950 and Kashmir in 1990.

    Only this month, I read a lofty lecture from another esteemed Member of ISC about a term called 'whataboutery'. Is bringing the issue of lynching in this discussion a 'whataboutery'? Just asking.

    2. "Regarding NPAs. It is now very clear that 15 top industrialists, among them the most atrocious Anil Ambani was given all favours in the past 54 months."-------------------No, it is not very clear. We have read about NPAs, loans given to people like Mallya even before 2014. People read and remember, very unfortunately.

    3. "Kindly do not be totally one sided. We have to look at facts."

    Come on, have a fight. Don't shoot and scoot.

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