May 23, 2009

Mr. Prime Minister, Good Wishes for the Second Innings

On Friday the 22nd May 2009, again Man Mohan Singh (MMS) was sworn in as Prime Minister of India by the president (No, presidentress is that a term) Mrs. Pratibha Patil.  People wanted continuity of policies and programs and voted the ruling UPA (United Progressive Alliance) to power. To their happiness this time with more power in the form of more vote percentage and more seats as the alliance has got a thumping majority.  This is a clear sign that there was no anti incumbency wave.  The voting also shows that people want stability, stability of administrative machinery and stability of program and policies.  Stability was the sole factor that was eluding India for quite sometime and in recent times Indian inc. has seen many hated jockeying and hectic hobnobbing or compromising the fate of the nation.  Anyway, this time Man Mohan has got clear mandate and is free to initiate more doses of development and reform be it in social, economic or political sector. 

People want obvious infrastructural developments like port, banks, educational sector, health sector, railway and surface communication and power.  It is the responsibility of the government to bestow the benefit of reforms to the common men. This government has got many more challenges to face like taking the development to the mass or grass root level.  Of late, due to liberalization and economic reform India is inching forward to a Capitalist system of government.  As a result of this development a schism has become obvious as the Indian society is being divided in the lines of Haves and Haves nots.  This is not development in clear term.  Government has got a responsibility to help treacle down the benefits of a Capitalist system to the masses. 
Price rise is also a factor that concerns the common men and has been a major factor for worry.  Any round of price rise only happen to be worry of the common men or people living Below Poverty level (BPL).  Industrialists, businessmen, retailers and others only pass any price rise to the customers and in the end they stand to gain at the cost of the end customers.  This tendency of Indian economic system should be checked and adequate checks and balances should be thought and implemented.  Remember, Mr. Prime Minister it is these poor people who have braved the heat wave of April and May and pressed the buttons of the EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) as people in the urban area who are active in service and business sector seldom stand in the queue of voters to vote. In fact, they have become apathetic to voting as they better know the drama and nonsense stage performances of nonsense politicians. 

Mr. Prime Minister you have the responsibility to ensure equitable development and availability of the fruits of developments to all and sundry.  Be broad and never buckle to the pressure of your short sighted allies (TMC, DMK, NC) as they are there to ensure the development of their respective constituencies and not for national development.  They are there to ensure their re-election and start nurturing their constituencies and constituent, right from the beginning.  So, always check the divisive and narrow politics of this brand of politicians who do not see beyond their constituencies.  But you have proved your mettle time and again right from the beginning and people have voted you, yes you to power.  They don’t know who are the Tom, Dick and Harry who represent them in their constituency.  They know you very well as your face is omnipotent in their thoughts. So it is your responsibility to ensure smiles in their faces, would you?

Mr. Prime Minister the cost of higher education has become so high that it has become a den of only rich.  Mr. Prime minister, subsidize the same so that people in the lower rung can take the benefit of higher education.  Otherwise, I would like to ask a question, “What is the use of such unaffordable educational institutions which is funded by the peoples’ money and run for a chosen few?” Don’t think that SC and ST or OBCs are outrightly poor even after successive rounds of affirmative actions right from the independence.  Otherwise, open the seats of higher education and service sectors to the meritorious, would you?  I don’t think you can as they (Sc, ST, OBC) are your vote bank. Could you please, initiate reforms to end the vote bank politics that has ruined India?  Oh, that’s a tall order and how can you axe your own feet. Lol.

Anyway, we have got so many aspirations and hopes on you and bank on you that you can do the miracle, provided you want to.  Now, it is up to you to show your mettle again.  Indians, wait for another round of India shinning as the Villain of Indian Politics, the Left Parties are out from the Government and the Alliances and have also received severe drubbing in the election.  So, Prime Minister, good wishes to and blessing to you for development of all and sundry. 


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