It is 2013 and India’s shame is still in office.
In the mid 90’s when the Congress party under the leadership of Narasimha Rao was booted from office, the current defence minister of India, AK Anthony wrote a famous report on the reasons behind that debacle. In that he explains the liberalization policies of the then finance minister was the main reason for the Congress defeat. As irony would have it, years later the author of the same report is part of one of the most corrupt governments India has ever seen, led by the same person, that report defiled.
Scams after scams have reduced India’s stellar growth story into a farce. The liberalization policies of Dr.Singh did help in heralding this growth, today his mis-governance is happily extinguishing the fire of growth, leaving a young nation in disillusionment and desperation. The bureaucrat turned politician is now being derided for his silence as his friends and foes around him, happily loot the country.
Home to a billion people of which a significant majority are young and restless, India needs a better leader and can do away with the likes of this incapable, stubborn and highly inefficient farce and it is a prayer that he retires or leaves office quickly than ever.