Is UPA in a self-destruct mode?

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  1. SHASH2K2

    SHASH2K2 New Member

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    I fail to understand why the central government appears to be totally out of control. The government was re-elected with a convincing mandate in 2009 but seems to have frittered away its advantage.
    Its leaders are on the defensive and they do not seem to be setting the agenda any longer. It is very evident that both the Congress, which has the largest number of MPs in, the Lok Sabha as well as the government functionaries are in a reactive mood.
    The latest Onion Crisis if not handled properly could prove to be the proverbial last straw in the back of the government trying to come to terms with itself following a whole lot of scams. Sharad Pawar, the Agriculture minister instead of re-assuring the people that the government would face the crisis head on, is in fact contributing to the panic situation. His reaction in fact is helping the hoarders who would like to make quick money by pushing the prices as high as Rs 100 a kilogram if they had their way.
    In several parts of the NCR, Onions were on Wednesday morning selling at Rs 80 a kilogram.
    I am not suggesting that Sharad Pawar alone is responsible for the mess since it is the collective responsibility of the government in power. It is also equally a failure of the Delhi, UP, and Haryana governments who have failed to ensure that Onions should have been sold at controlled prices at least through the Public Distribution System. But it appears that PDS in all parts of the country is in a very poor shape and the various state governments have not done anything to strengthen this institutional mechanism.
    Onions are most essential ingredient in virtually everything that is cooked in this country. Poor people in the North also use it as a vegetable to eat their Rotis with. Imagine if the price goes up to Rs 80, it is a real shame.
    The prices of other commodities are also causing great alarm. A few days ago, the Milk Prices went up by another Rs one per litre. The Petrol prices have been constantly going up. Every essential item is on the rise. So who is this government serving. It is not the growth rate of six or seven or nine or ten percent which is going to enthuse the aam aadmi but the prices.
    If there is no control over the prices, it makes no difference if the economy is doing so well. The crisis is of both credibility and confidence. The scamsters are getting away. There is evidence to suggest how the Spectrum was used to take bank loans by big players. While the money should be returned at once, even those who took the loans using Spectrum and those who facilitated this should go behind bars. It is illegal and it is this kind of action, which is required.
    Mere slogans of fighting corruption will not do. Corruption has to be fought in the open and not in public auditoriums, TV programmes and political functions. People are watching and they will react when their time comes.

    http://blogs.hindustantimes.com/capital-closeup/2010/12/22/is-upa-in-a-self-destructive-mode/
     
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    A rather poignant commentary.

    Elected to office with an unbelievable majority in the day of Coalition politics, it appears the vector chosen is towards self destruct.

    There is total disbelief that the GOP can sit in Buddha-like serenity presiding over scam after scam committed by her own party heads (Kalmadi) and its allies.

    The credibility hit rock bottom when instead of better sense prevailing, a scam tainted Secretary, who again presided over another scam i.e. 2G is appointed, by bamboozling, as the CVC, being a person of 'impeccable integrity'. Even a hardened and committed Congressman is aghast!

    Kapil Sibal may pretend to be Sir Galahad and Sir Lancelot rolled in one, but he appears as a pathetic bleat since their is a total trust deficit with the Nation!!!!!!!
     
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    rcscwc Tihar Jail Banned

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    Today two news items have appeared. Both have potentials for destruction of UPA.

    Yuvaraja of Congi in Chennai declared that the next CM of TN would be from brigade of Cong. Not exactly calculated to win confidence of neither DMK nor of AIDMK.

    Second. Mamata has threatened to walk out and chalo ekla in WB election UNLESS centre stops misuse of central forces by the state gotvt.

    And UPA is powerless to stop it.
     
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    It is not the UPA but it is the CONGRESS which is lacking and lagging behind b'cos of the SCAMS commited by its ministers, chief ministers and party's great leaders.................

    RG thinks he can play the CONGRESS trick in TN but he does not know anything about TN and the people of TN...............

    This like the U.S. inviting RG to America for going on a rally in support of Democrats or Republicans................:emot15::emot15::emot15:
     
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    Neither Mamata Bannerjee nor Karunanidhi is in a position to dump the Congress.

    Mamata Bannerjee is overestimating her popularity. She is not popular; it is just that the people are fed up with the Communists. She is under a fond delusion that she can be the CM without the support of the Congress.

    Karunanidhi requires the Congress in TN and the Congress is aware of the same. That is why Mr R Gandhi can ignore the political correctness that seems to be mandatory.

    BJP is capitalising on the total lack lustre performance of the UPA resulting in scams, to include the dubious appointment of the CVC. One learns that the avoidance of the JPC is because the UPA will not have the majority in the Committee to either stall or subvert if it becomes too difficult to handle. In the PAC, the UPA has the majority and so it is fine for the UPA. All these shenanigans has confused the country and none believes any politician or political party, least of all, the Congress.

    The interesting issue raised is that if the BJP does not have faith in the BJP head of PAC, why is it that the Congress not wanting a JPC which will be led by a Congress MP? Why is the Congress not having faith in their own leader who will head the JPC?

    The BJP is now attacking the PM because of the stupidity of the Congress attempting to take shelter behind the PM's personal integrity. They have only exposed the PM wherein his lack of leadership quality appears so evident. And to add insult to injury, their foolishness has once again opened up the question as to who is the actual PM. Poor MMS! The victim of backseat driving. Accountability without authority while Sonia wields authority without accountability. A good man has become the sacrificial goat in the game of power politics! Here, power is used as in Power Sleep et al.
     
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    Congress is in no position to dump Karunanidhi .Alliance with Jayalalithaa is like wearing a suicide vest.Ray sir Mamata i can do the show herself in WB.The rural populace may be backing on her.Its the rural populace who decide political fortunes
     
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    It is a canard that Banerjee is propagating that the Central Forces are being misused.

    These forces are employed in Midnapore against the Maoists.

    One wonders if that is misuse!

    Bannerjee, without any qualms quit the BJP led NDA govt over the Gujarat riots.

    I am sure that she could show the same boldness if the Central Forces were being misused!
     
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    You are right.

    The DMK to survive in TN requires the Congress. And the Congress led UPA requires DMK and TMC to survive at the Centre.

    Mamata cannot do it on her own. It is another hype that the rural areas will carry her on their shoulders. Remember Siliguri? She was then at the zenith of her popularity.

    There is already opposition to land acquisition for Railways schemes for inadequate compensation!
     
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    http://www.timesnow.tv/Congress-stunned-with-Mamatas-shocker/articleshow/4361126.cms

    Sir Didi is a shrewd politician.I think she might be willing to dump congress for clandestine naxal support .Naxals are better allies to Trinamool in electoral politics than congress.Sir you being an army man might be able to know how goons are useful during poll time
     
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    Mamata Bannerjee is too mercurial and quixotic.

    And is solely populism centric.

    Hardly the indication of a good Administrator.

    Governance means good Administration and not populism.

    Nitish K proved it.

    Flagging off trains with no concern for track and rake overhaul is hardly good governance.

    Bengal has suffered a lot over the years thank to Jyuto Basu and his clan. It is in a chaotic state. It cannot afford to transmogrify into a circus.
     
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    Mamtas mercurial temper and populist moves make her a dangerous ally and right know she is the most happening thing in bengal
     
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    Are you suggesting I tango with goons? :)


    The EC is super careful these days. They spread the election period and have a heavy Force in position. The scope apparently gets limited. Bihar is an example.
     
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    Gentlemen,

    While one could be justifiably aggrieved and agitated by the omissions and commissions of the politicians, the sentiments expressed in such strong and even dangerous words, as you will agree in hindsight, was a bit over the top.

    You will also appreciate that while you are responsible for your comments and posts, yet, it does affect us too and may appear to be callous oversight.

    I am sure that the same sentiments can be expressed with equal indignation in words that are more moderate and do not impinge on the legal realm.
     
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    Whatever upa do,there is no replacement for it as nda wont get even a single vote from some set of people who are ready to support upa irrespective of all negatives.So people has only two choice and upa has more priority among people who are divided by religion,caste,language
    For example:In tamil nadu people vote for dmk to get more developement projects which in turn helps central govenment getting seats(one time we got 40 mp seats from here).so getting the right alliance is the key and also getting the set of people who votes as a mass to a particular party who favours their set and bashing the remaining and there is another set of people who votes individually based on free bies
    Lot of factors and the party which plays real polictics will stay in power(wiki leaks speak more on this)
     
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    I think congress is very well on destructive path.
    1. Open statement to suggest that Karkare might be assassinated by right wingers. It will not go down with majority of people .
    2. Change of mindset of muslim voters as evident in Bihar.
    3. Recent expose of corruption.
    4. Allianace with DMK and Trinamol is not so stable.
    5. Congress future looks dark in Andhra.
    6. Gujjars agitation for reservation in Rajasthan. Congress thought they will be able to fool them with false promise.
     
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    could anybody explain me about what are the chances of rahul gandhi to become our next prime minister?
     
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    Will the scams, price rise, excuses for the cost of essentials going up and there being no steps taken to curb it and instead being told to grin and bear it, CVC who is to be of 'impeccable integrity' being a person who has a chargesheet and that too bamboozling him in, the manner in which corruption has become rampant and acceptable, not affect even the hardcore lot?

    I am not talking of which party is better than the other. Just that will these not affect the common voter?
     
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    From my point ,local parties play a big role and party which gets right alliance will stay in power.Yes these scam may make congress not getting majority and run for alliance as last time they got majority.
     
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    Corruption is nothing new.

    What is new is the exposure one after the other.

    It has also caused great consternation that it appears that there are other factors that impinge on even a man with impeccable personal integrity like MMS.

    Thus, it an honest man at the head cannot control the corrupt system, then it cloaks all in a state of helplessness and despondency. It becomes a loss of faith in not only the system (little that there was) but in one's fate as a common citizen!

    But will it show in the hustings?

    The candle vigil and all those 'Will not happen again' placards changed nothing. They were all gimmicks of the chatterati and those dying for some TV and exposure to brighten their drab lives.

    It all depends.

    1. If MMS is too browned off with the way his personal image has been tarnished because of the factors impinging on his absolute control as a PM and he says enough is enough.

    2. If there is the sycophant clamour that it is the era of the youth (whatever that means since youth would be less than 35).

    If that happens, I hope there will be seasoned greyheads to advise!
     
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    What is yours or anyone else's analysis on the NDA?
     

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