Rajdeep Sardesai in Westside story (September 15) missed one significant comparison between Bihar and Maharashtra. In the corridors of power, Lalu Prasad Yadav stands much taller than Sharad Pawar. As BCCI chief, Pawar controls a powerful sports council. But Lalu’s achievements as Railways Minister have become the subject of
B-school case studies.
Rajdeep Sardesai is off the mark when he says that because of fear and fatigue, there was no communal violence after the Mumbai and Malegaon blasts. Why doesn’t he realise that Indians are demonstrating their secular spirit? After the Mumbai blasts, everybody, irrespective of religion, helped ferry the injured to hospital.
Mockery of democracy
This has reference to the report Munda is out, Koda new CM (September 15). Indian politics has got entrenched in a culture of horse-trading. The unstable nature of a state government being formed by an Independent MLA sets an unhealthy precedent for our multi-party, parliamentary democratic system.
Governor Syed Sibtey Razi should use his discretion to ensure the formation of a government which is stable and dependable.
Though the BJP calls itself the ‘party of difference’, it is actually the same as any other party. In fact, small states like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Goa had proved how in these states the governments always remain under fear of defection. Madhu Koda’s record, of once having been purchased by the BJP and now defecting to the UPA, is ominous. This becoming CM bodes ill for the country.
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