Indian Politics: Ignorance without Limits

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I have read the nonsense of the Congress party President for many years...a figure-head to unite the party is a good job, a symbol sort of like the monarchy in Britain. However, the Queen has not got into her head that she can run government or create policy.  A dignified role, a symbol and at times some reminder of morality and ethics.

There is however no limit to the ignorance of the Congress party president....Sonia Gandhi seeks to capitalize on crisis...she is today lauding the primitive, and despicable economic policies of Mrs Indra Gandhi.  The lady who presided over India in the 70's and 80's has many accomplishments to be proud of..however, economic policy  during her time is best left in the dustbin of history.

But the Congress President has chosen to reach into this dustbin and parade the garbage by wearing it on her head.  Well, it does not improve the fragrance.  Has this lady forgotten the ignominy of 1991 when India had to fly gold to London to cover debts...no one was willing to lend a paise to our country... 25 years of backward economic policies had reduced this great nation to begging. The great lady, with no economic sense, copied the Russians..even the Russians admit their folly. Former PM Vajpayee has eleoquently expressed the view of modern and development oriented India:

We have been on the wrong side of history for 50 years...enough is enough.
I guess it is not enough for the Congress party...their President would like us to be back in the woods again...after all 50 years of their rule in India reduced us to begging...now that we are resurgent, the Congress seems to prefer the old days.

Never lady, never...we are not going backwards.  Their is a limit to our ignorance even if their is no limit to yours.

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4 Post Comments:

sharat said...

She's Italian mate, what do you expect from that lot?? Could not agree with that more. Though I have to say Lee, on the other hand a right wing nationalist agenda based on religion is not hugely palatable to me either. Even if the BJP were reform minded and more market orientated, they don't do things for the good of the country either, they miraculously whilst in opposition seems to oppose reforms they themselves wanted to implement when in power. I find its ideology hard to stomach.

The article seems to suggest banking nationalisation is Sonia Gandhi's political platform and strategy. I think Dr. Singh will censure that very quickly, not least because it ignores political realities on the ground.

It is poverty stricken masses that determine how this country is run, that pledge will mean little to most who cant even get a bank account, and 80% of banking in India is nationalised to begin with. Those low income earners that do use the banking sector and depend on directed lending policy, wont really care about such pledges, they benefit greatly from the system already.

Which means such rhetoric will only alienate the middle class, not to mention it is anathema to foreign investors. I don't think she is going to get very far with it, and her advisers will put an end to it quickly. If they don't then they are bigger fools than I thought to begin with.

If that strategy does actually work, then I am a bigger fool than I thought to begin with.

Indian politics, perpetual class warfare waged by super rich politicians on behalf of the very poor.

Lee said...

Well she keeps raising it as a compliment to her party...and the latest I hear is that Congress will win the Delhi elections...unbelievable. So anything is possible.

Anonymous said...

But why are you pointing your fingers at Sonia, when she's only a puppet like the English Queen herself. That's her only role! But then what is the PM's role, and why is he PM? Isn't he supposed to take some decisions and decide on policies? Isn't Manmohan Singh the well-known economist, who like Allen Greenspan is supposed to get the economy back on its feet and stop inflation? In matters of economics, inflation and other economic dustbins, talk to the PM and about him. Or Indians are like Americans, looking forward to a saviour (in Obama), to come and change the economic crisis with a swish of his magic wand?

Lee said...

If you read my blog then you know I do not think much of Obama's economic policies.

Yes, The PM is supposed to make decisions...I point the finger because Sonia picked this wooden/robotic economic professor to be leader of our country. Atleast Obama has oratorial capability..his words are inspiring even if there isn't much else. From Dr Singh we do not even get that.

Unfortunately, a skilled bureaucrat who may have made a fine addition to the Planning commission has been made PM by the force of Sonia the Congress President.

I see nothing wrong, as a result, at pointing the finger at her.

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