"Only the PM can get things moving again." by Mr. Pankaj Vohra in Hindustan Time dated 12th Dec 2010, coming on the back of what he had written.2G scam: Let the PM work freelyon 22nd Nov 2010. This does raise serious questions as to why Mr.Vohra is repeatedly approaching the same issue within such a short time frame? I do not want to cast any aspersions on the author, more so in the light of what has just transpired with a few so called journalists and one senior journalist. This is also in sharp contrast to what Ms. Madhu Purnima Kishwar . “I fail to understand why almost every commentator, every TV anchor, every editorial writer feels compelled to pay ritual obeisance to the “personal honesty and integrity” of Dr. Manmohan Singh"Honestly Speaking."
Now let us examine what Mr.Pankaj Vohra is saying in his article. “Our Constitution's fathers could not have imagined that allegations of corruption would shame our institutions and that MPs would not rise above narrow interests. The deadlock cannot be allowed to persist. The Prime Minister must take centre-stage to get matters under control. If the impasse remains unresolved, it is his chair which will fall first. Even the talk of a snap poll is to ensure his ouster.”
There can be no bigger truth than what you have stated! Unfortunately Prime Minister is in office not because of popular vote. We the citizens were not the inhibiting factor for his inaction against the corrupt Ministers and Bureaucrats. The question is why has the Prime Minister not used his own logic which employed at Sharm-el-Shaikh while dealing with Pakistan? “India has nothing to hide so discussing Baluchistan was not a taboo.”
Winter Session has ended without an end in sight over the logjam and neither does it seem likely to end in the budget session. Mid Term Poll is a threat that Congress has tried and failed. Congress stands to lose more than any other party. One cannot image a seasoned Journalist like you is unable to join the dots. You do yourself a great disservice by making such an assertion. Holy Cows must be protected at all costs.
What do you expect the Political parties to do other than play politics? I would not want them to be singing nursery rhymes, or lullabies. Who in his right mind would want a government which has corruption as it main achievement? Rs 2,50,000Crores is the sum total of 3 scams 2G, CWG and Adarsh housing society. There are others which we may not have discovered just yet, and may come to light in the near future. Should the government stay in office after such humungous amount of corruption?
First family of the Congress may have issued the character certificate to the Prime Minister, which is self serving in nature. This has no value in the eyes of the people of India. Thank you for conceding the point that after this sterling performance Congress is unlikely to get the mandate of the people for another term in office. “The JPC demand has united the opposition parties and even some constituents of the UPA like the Trinamool Congress and the DMK are not averse to such a demand.” This is the second statement which is true in your entire article.
Time for action is running out fast. Government seems to be doing everything other than what is most needed to restore our confidence. Prevarication is to its own detriment this message most certainly cannot be lost on Congress. Had the Prime Minister been by popular vote doubt if this situation would have been reached?