Some hope, at last
We are a nation which welcomes military rulers, distributes sweets when they topple an elected government and then patiently bears with them for long spells. Usually, we do not get tired of a military government before it completes at least 7 years in power. Then disenchantment sets in. We start to complain and protest. We also realize the virtues of a democratic system all of a sudden and continue to protest against the military ruler till we send him packing.
We then spend millions on holding the polls and elect a democratic government. We shed tears of joy when the elected prime minister takes oath. And then we get sick of his government in a few months and start hoping that the army would free us from the shackles of a democratic government. Against this background, it is not surprising to see some politicians provoking the army to ‘play its role to save the country’. The positive aspect is that the army has not shown any inclination to resort to such extreme measures. It is indeed a welcome change.