India in Crisis : An Open Letter to Pranab Mukherjee

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    NATION IN CRISIS: OPEN LETTER TO SHRI PRANAB MUKHERJEE


    Dear Shri Mukherjee,

    The nation is in a very serious crisis the like of which we had not seen before since we became independent in 1947.


    2.As someone who had served in the Government of India for 27 years under Indira Gandhi, Morarji Desai, Charan Singh,Indira Gandhi again, Rajiv Gandhi, V.P.Singh, Chandra Sekhar and Narasimha Rao, I feel concerned over the depressing state of affairs marked by perceptions of uncontrolled corruption, policy mismanagement, inept governance and a total lack of political and administrative acumen at all levels of the political leadership and the bureaucracy.


    3. My depression is rendered even more acute by the intellectual sclerosis that seems to prevail in Governmental and political circles in New Delhi marked by utter insensitivity to people’s anger and incomprehension of the implications of the dangerous drift leading the nation towards a precipice with no return.


    4. The youth of the nation is totally alienated. There is no inspiring, wise leadership that can give them cause for hope for the future.


    5.A nation without hope is a nation without a future. Nothing illustrates more dramatically and more shockingly the total lack of leadership and wisdom than the manner in which the political leadership has dealt with the anticorruption agitation of Anna Hazare, which has wide support among the youth of the country.


    6. Instead of understanding and appreciating the depth of public anger reflected in the Anna movement and taking action to mitigate the anger, the political leadership has been playing games with it, making solemn commitments to persuade Anna to break his fast in August and then ignoring those commitments.


    7. One embarrassment after another---the 2 G scam, the Commonwealth Games Scam, the mishandling of the appointment of the Central Vigilance Commissioner, the failure to do the political homework before taking the important decision on allowing foreign direct investment in the retail sector etc--- has not only severely damaged the credibility of the Government, but has also earned for it the contempt of large sections of the people.


    8. The shocking nonchalance of the Congress leadership in the face of the spreading confusion reminds one of the Bourbon Kings of France before the 1789 Revolution---having had nothing to learn and nothing to forget.


    9. This is the time for robust and wise leadership activism. Instead we find a semi-comatose leadership in the party and the Government. The Prime Minister and the Congress leader Mrs.Sonia Gandhi--- instead of acting to dissipate the darkness engulfing the country--- have chosen to live inside a well where others can't see and hear them and they can't see and hear others.


    10. There is a total drought of communications between the leadership and the people. Instead of interacting transparently and vigorously with the people, the media, Team Anna and the youth supporting them, Dr.Manmohan Singh and Mrs.Sonia Gandhi have withdrawn into a shell looking over their shoulders suspiciously at each other worrying what the other is up to.


    11. Jawaharlal Nehru often used to speak of administering a shock treatment to a nation in crisis. The time for such a shock treatment has come. Only you can---- with your vast political wisdom, courage and experience--- encourage such a shock treatment in the form of a national coalition to deal with the immediate crisis before things get out of hand and pave the way for fresh, premature elections.


    12. The citizens of this country with no axe to grind look up to you to lead.


    With warm regards,

    Yours sincerely,
    B.Raman, Additional Secretary (retd), Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, New Delhi

    Raman's strategic analysis: NATION IN CRISIS: OPEN LETTER TO SHRI PRANAB MUKHERJEE
     
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    Pranab Mukherjee is neither the PM nor the Die Fuhrerin!

    So, why write to him?

    What prevents the author of the letter writing to the real people who control India's destiny?

    Is it some sort of a fear that inhibits?
     
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    Sir,

    There are strong whispers in Lutyens, MMS will not be PM for much longer. Perhaps, Mukherjee is being cajoled to take up the position.
     
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    Will Sonia trust Mukherjee?From what Iam hearing MMS and Mukherjee are both on one side of the party while the other coterie is aiding Sonia Gandhi we are hearing this replace MMS rumours since god knows when
     
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    if policies make country grow economically then they are of universal type. whenever you apply them, country will grow.
    but for that you should be able to stay in the office. for staying in office you need to win election. for that you need to make people feel satisfied.

    for past 3 years inflation created wreck havoc in indian houses. only way to win is to bring down the cost of living and for that if you need to upset few corporates then it will be ok. they can be reigned in later on.

    govt dont care about the economic growth at the moment, they care about staying in office as of now. they are taking all the steps to bring down what directly affects the masses in short run so that when they reign in again after some time they can correct it by bringing in all the stalled economic reforms and decisions.

    in the end what ever happened if the present mess is actually a mess then govt is to be blamed. they made running a govt and running a country anti-parallel entities instead of parallel one.
     
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    Mukherjee needs to think about his son.
     
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    True...but he is not exactly endearing to the other coterie .Are you speaking about Abhijeet Mukherjee
     
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    Mukherjee will never be made a PM.

    He is a Machievelli and the incompetent are dead scared of him that he may topple the Dynasty.

    That is why when MMS went out for a long time from the country, though Mukherjee was No 2, he was not made the official acting PM and instead it was jointly shared between Mukherjee and Anthony!

    Yet, when in trouble, the Congress Party thinks of Mukherjee first and then the Almighty.

    I feel sorry for MMS. He has not acted like a Sardar, or a Leader or a PM. He has acted as a remote control toy!
     
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