Whole Economy Is Mismanaged
Generally, the UN Genral Assembly meet had been a one day affair for the External Affair Minister. But, Sushma Swaraj decided to go on ten days official visit which resulted in 44 bi-lateral meetings and 13 joint declarations related to enhancing trade and commerce with the respective countries. Being an adept politician, Sushma Swaraj realized the UN platform and its importance in synchronizing diplomacy with trade and commerce which her predecessors failed to even think of. Such, a resounding success of this diplomacy has once again started the debate whether we merge External Affairs Ministry and Commerce and Industries Ministry. But, as former finance minister Yashwant Sinha said, when whole economy is mismanaged, it may happen that Sushma Swaraj’s hard work goes in vain.
Ever since, BJP and Congress have come closer in terms of strength in the Rajya Sabha, the ‘party with difference’ has been found asking for equal share in the various Rajya Sabha committees. Their demand is right as the Upper House committees are heralded through proportional representation of the various parties. But, at a time when the BJP is already facing talent pool crisis in the Lower House, hope BJP will give importance to the leaders and their experience in the parliamentary polity rather putting watch dogs in various committees because it’s these committees that helps government to run smoothly and implement its vision into the reality. Check and balance taking place in various committees should be addressed to the national interest rather particular political party.
Though, BJP leadership tried its level best to show its strength and unity, the national executive was indicative enough that the ‘party with difference’ is facing huge infighting and factionalism. If I go by the senior party leader and BJP parliamentary board member, a rift is emerging between Modi and Yogi Adityanath and Amit Shah is unable to bridge this emerging gap. If reports are to be believed, Yogi is not happy with Keshav Prasad Mourya and he has made his feeling known to Amit Shah. Hence, if this gap doesn’t get bridged soo, it would put a question mark over Amit Shah’s ability to lead a party and keep various leaders together in the name of ideology which was a hallmark of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani.
It is well defined in our constitution that speaker’s decision (standing orders or speaking orders) is injusticiable. Then I don’t understand why 18 legislators of the Tamil Nadu assembly went to the court and ironically court too accepted the case. I agree that there should be check and balance among various democratic institutions but in the name of this constitutional responsibility one institution can’t barge into some other institutional domain. Rather going to court, I would have been happy if those legislators had went to their people, which is supreme in any democracy. After all, after disqualification if these MLAs are stripped off from their assembly membership, by-elections to these 18 seats would be a referendum on the AIADMK conduct post Amma’s demise.
For the first time in Indian political history, the government has ordered the enquiry committee to go through the FDI files related to Aircel-Maxix Deal. And probably, it would be first time when office finance minister who is considered custodian of the national economy would come under the scanner of various FIIs. But, the government should know that our economic health is not in that condition when we can afford to have such trust deficit of our investors. These things could have done keeping under cover and not allowing any kind of nigetive impact on our investment majors which both PMO and MEA has created through various overseas visits and bi-lateral meetings.
Whole nation would be celebrating Dussehra in next few day and soo we would get into the festival mode for next fortnight. Hope, this would help our political leaders too to kill all evils and have a heart for their critics too.