Saturday, May 16, 2009

Indian elections 2009

The results of the elections are surprising. I guess I was expecting some sort BJP-coalition to come to power. It isn't that BJP excited me. But I hate congress.

The wounds of their 50 year rule. Their puppetizing of the government agencies-
1) CBI removed Quattrachi from CBI's wanted list*. This happened right before the election. looks like even the Congress wasnt sure of the comeback. When questioned Rahul said this happens all the time with all the parties!
2) The Chief election Commissioner claiming the other election commissioner had regular talks with Congress while planning the election dates.
The first time I saw the government agencies showing some sign of independence was under the non-congress rule. This isn't due to any higher moral grounds of other Political parties. I suspect it could probably be more because Congress after 50 years of misrule knows how to make puppets out of the machinery.

Then there is Congress and its populist policies. They would say Muslims should be given 10% reservation. I don't know if congress is still bent upon its reservation in Private sector. And then Sops.
Congress is Pro in employing Policies that are ineffectual in elimination of the root problem but I guess at some point they did work in voter banks(I am not sure they do any more). Instead of the reservation policies, cant we set up better schools at all these places. Cant we increase the number of Higher educational institutions? Billion people's education cant be rationed out on basis of caste and religion.

And finally the effing Dynasty. A whole family of fools. I suspect the primary motto of that family is less brain cells. We will get married to people with lesser brain cells and we will produce offsprings with lesser brain cells. One has heard of, "Andher Nagari Chaupat Raja". But why would a nation full of people with vision ask for a blind ruler?

You know why that hurts the most? Congress has truckload of capable leaders. Narasimha Rao is some one I deeply admire. It took guts to go for liberalization Policies. Even though that was the only option available to us, I dont see Rahul Gandhi having the guts to do that simpy because it wouldnt be popular. Some medicines are bitter but they have to be consumed, isnt it?

In all these new articles and columns, why doesnt any one ever think of P Chidambram as a Prime Ministerial candidate? Is he incompetent? He has proved himself as a Finance minister. And so many other Congress leaders. Capable (probably with more spine than Manmohan Thata!) and competent. Such deep-rooted acceptance of dynasty politics that is clearly not right for our country annoys me.

I fear the 50 years of misrule again.

I wish I am proved wrong. I really wish. For country's sake.For my own sake. That is the country I want to live in. That is the only Country I have a right to live in permanently as of today!

* Isnt that like removing Veerapan out of Sandalwood smuggling scam?Removing Prabhakaran from Rajiv Gandhi case.


  1. Sure, Narsimha Rao was one of the best PMs we have had. A big fan of the finance team they had in place then - Manmohan Singh, Montek Singh, Rangarajan and what with Chidambaram being the commerce minister. My knowledge of current day Indian politics is rusty, but second your suggestion of Chidambaram as PM.

  2. I wasn't even aware of montek singh till this election:)

    Yeah, Narsimha rao was one of the good ones. My knowledge of the current scene is much either but i just feel the congress is a def. a treasure trove of such leaders who are never going to see their limelight!