Monday, October 15, 2012

It is time the government tries to salvage its mandate.

The UPA led government appears to be fast loosing its public mandate to rule. It desperately needs some miracle to save its sinking ship.

The government is trying to save its face by showing some courage on the economics front. Some good bold decisions that have been pending for the last couple of years were taken by the government. The results of these decisions will take some time to become apparent so fingers are crossed and all we can do is to wait and watch.

I strongly believe there are two things the government can do to save its image...

1. Take Action against the Corrupt

Till date the government has taken a tough stand against all those who have spoken against corruption in the country. The biggest dents to the image of the government is the way it has handled mass movements...
  • The midnight lathi-charge against peaceful protesters who were sleeping - Ramdeo's Hunger Strike at Delhi. 
  • The arrest of Anna Hazare when he was going to start his Hunger Strike demanding that the Jan Lokpal Bill be enacted.
  • The arrest of Arvind Kejriwal when he wanted to meet the Prime Minister demanding the ouster of Salman Khurshid for the alleged submission of forged documents in related to the grant for aid-n-appliances for the physically challenged.
But this will have to change... it is time the government goes tough on the corrupt. Cut the crap about negativity around corruption. There are glaring examples of corruption at high levels that cannot be denied - 2G, CWG, Coalgate.

2. Get some good advisers

The biggest constituent of the UPA, i.e. the Congress party certainly needs some good advisers on its interaction with the people specially on issues related to the masses. Today corruption and inflation are the two most burning issues that the Congress has been unable to tackle very well. The high-handedness of the top leaders of the party is working very much against it.

The type of irrelevant and unrelated statements that this party's so-called leaders makes one wonder whether they even know what they are saying.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Negativity over corruption - PM and his game of words

The phrase "negativity around corruption" by Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh on 11-Oct-2012 at some speech caught my attention.

He has once again demonstrated how nicely he can use words and the English language and deliver good impact to his speeches. It cannot be denied that "negativity over corruption" certainly dampens the international sentiment about this country, but I would like to know how can one be "positive around corruption".

Day-after-day, names of top business houses, high ranking government officials and senior cabinet ministers are being exposed in connection to some multi crore scam or the other.

Tell me how does one present this in a positive way?

I believe that the only way to handle this is catch the guilty and throw them behind the bars and sing loudly in the media about the punishment given to him. This is the only way how we can motivate others to keep away from the path of corruption.

Then how, yes how, can one avoid the "negativity over corruption"