The Indian democracy is facing tough times.
The nation is governed by a stubborn government, that is adamant on its own political views, and does not give a damn to what public opinion is. The government has gone back on most of its decisions in the recent times.
An equally stubborn opposition, that in the current situation appears to have public support.
There has not been a single day of working in the current monsoon session of the parliament.
The government is stuck on an issue that does not have any or very little public support. It has decided to allow FDI in the retail sector. This decision is not liked by the common public. The only ones in support of the decision are the corporate houses who have foreign collaborations and want to cash-in on the FDI.
People say why do we need foreigners to sell goods in India.
In fact, they say, the government should entertain FDI in manufacturing. We have very stiff requirements in the defense sector for which we have to spend a lot of foreign exchange in importing. Should the government not focus on getting it manufactured locally with the help of the private sector within the country?