What are the BJP's alternatives to the government policies it bashes?

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  1. Yusuf

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    Ordinary people won't be happy with the politics of obstructionism, saffron style. Recently, the BJP stalled Parliament at taxpayers' cost. Then it decided to take anti-UPA protests to the streets, along with reforms-bashers like the Left. The result was Thursday's partially effective "Bharat bandh" coming at the aam admi's cost. The biggest irony is that the BJP, thanks to which Parliament's monsoon session was washed out, now wants a special session to discuss the UPA's nod to retail FDI!

    Certainly, the main opposition party should seek answers from the government on important issues, including corruption. However, the place for such interrogation is Parliament. The BJP is also within its rights to disagree with government initiatives, be it subsidy reduction or retail reform. But to come across as neither interested in debate nor offering alternatives to the policies it bashes doesn't bolster the party's image. By exhorting UPA allies to emulate Mamata Banerjee in quitting the ruling coalition, the BJP seems more concerned with destabilising the government than with resolving issues.

    Why does the BJP limit its critique of the diesel price hike or retail reform to making noise? Surely it should also prescribe how it thinks India should promote much-needed fiscal consolidation. If fuel subsidy has proved a fiscal nightmare for the UPA, it also worried the NDA in power. Petrol prices rose several times under the tenure of the NDA, which endorsed price decontrol in 2002. Nor was the NDA hostile to retail reform, as pointed out by commerce minister Anand Sharma. Opposing multi-brand retail FDI today, the BJP must explain how else investors can be made to help boost the agri-value chain. Or how direct contact between farmers and buyers could be facilitated to raise farm incomes and lower prices for consumers.

    When ruling at the Centre, the NDA brandished pro-growth policies to claim India was shining. Today, the BJP comes across as wilfully disowning a modern economic vision in tune with fast-globalising India. Tomorrow, if it comes back to power, can it afford to blink at reforms and let the economy go further down the tube? Nor is the BJP proving an automatic magnet for those disgruntled with the UPA. Trinamool or DMK, SP or BSP, few seem to want to openly partner it courtesy its Hindutva ideology. Clearly, the saffron party needs to upgrade its economic blueprint and espouse a more socially inclusive politics. It'll also serve the nation better by providing constructive opposition rather than fuelling political uncertainty.

    What are the BJP's alternatives to the government policies it bashes? - TOI Mobile | The Times of India Mobile Site
     
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    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    AFAIK BJP supports the proposed reforms in insurance and some other sectors though not FDI in retail.
     
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    BJP is good for shouting only. they are frustrated that congress will again steel the march on reforms.
     
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    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    ^^^^
    BJP/NDA ruled states are all better administered and doing better than Congi ruled ones. So I dont know how/why Congress will steal the march on reforms. If Congi were so keen on reforms what were they doing last 8 years. Now when the stench of scams running into lakhs of crores are being unearthed they remember reform.

    Having said that, it is quite likely Congi will come to power in 2014 with the support of `secular` parties such as SP, IUML, etc or support a 3rd/4th/5th Front with the likes of Mulayam Singh/Lallu Prasad etc.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    with caveats,

    That is what the BJP chap Goel said on the TV debates, which he spelt out including on gas cylinders where the BJP supported 6 cylinders for people above RS 6 lakh income.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    And the Congress is great at Deception, Disinformation and Deflections from the real issues!
     
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    Actually that is sensible not give well off people subsidy on cooking gas. Also, on Nuclear deal with US, BJP and Communists made the govt add the Liability clause AFAIK.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    I am totally convinced now that all this Big Bang or Big Ticket Reforms is a hoax to divert attention, knowing fully well that nothing can topple the Govt so that Mulayam and Mayawati are kept on leash!

    Close to election time, as per the TV debates and Khurshed never contested that, there will be sops like Food security and something else that I forget and all will be hunky dory!

    The PM's speech on TV pathetic - Money does not Grow on Trees.

    Indeed it doesn't and everyone knows that or else Forestation would not be an issue!

    Money grows in Coatgate, 2G, CWG and other scams that politicians of all hues and political parties indulge in!
     
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    I sincerely hope Congress comes into power in 2014.
     
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    ??? What to further loot the nation ?
     
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    The article is totally one sided.The 1st line "They stole parliament on Tax payers' money." ends the thrush of article as it even suggest that "Bharat bandh" was partially successful,moron.How can you solely blame BJP for stalling parliament ??Ruling party is also blamed.You can easily predict why this article was written.Because, BJP shouts from 1st day that FDI in other things is acceptable not in retail.And since when media started asking opposition about their own way of economic policies ?? Because it's not 1 or 2 decisions made country's economy a disaster that BJP comes up with ideas in every section.

1 thing I have been wondering lately that Sahara group has just launched "Q-shop".And it's not unknown that sahara group has good relation with congress.So,it can't be denied that they're strategically launched it now so they can tie up with any foriegn company easily in future. And some years ago these local companies who run malls like big bazaar were opposing FDI and suddenly they changed the tone that this reform is good because malls can't handle quality and can't provide cheap things to people.They took a good amount of loan from banks and now they need experienced partners to tackle down this well of loss.

This is just a speculation that due to pressure from these companies may have pushed govt to do such REFORMS to save the loss of companies.
     
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I always wish that these country should be divided as states like UP,Bihar,Jharkhand,J&K,etc. are eating money of other hard working other states.And due to people of these states, whole country has to suffer because no party's getting good majority.
     
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    That is what was decided in the Parliamentary Standing Committee, so said Goel.
     
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    What about Parliament adjournment issues?

    Adjourn the Parliament (in the name of 'bahut ho- halla ho raha hai'), again and again whenever the ruling party lose the ground in the debates.

    How is responsible for it?
     
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    Ahhh...Goel also said that Congress agrees to something in JPC but says something else in Parliament. This was on Times Now.
     
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    the 2 G case is a good example if you have majority in your side and want to scuttle a probe than this is the best case study. After countless debates, Raja was arrested as a scapegoat and is out on bail, never to be seen inside again. He will be a regular in the Parliament as long as he gets the vote.
    In the JPC, the Congress nominee Mr.Chacko is making a mockery of the entire proceedings.He along with the lung power of Jr.Mr.Hooda and Mr.Manish Tiwari, have ensured that the logjam will persist in the JPC and nothing will come out of it. They are only allowing people they feel comfortable to come and depose before the committee.

    So what good would have happened in the Coal Gate issue, where everyday coal allocations are being cancelled due to irregularities in the allocation process. Our good PM promised to step down if even one case came up, but after multiple FIRs have been launched he is still there.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Well, the Congress is:

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    That is Phantom, the mysterious figure with nicknames such as "The Ghost Who Walks", "The Man Who Cannot Die" and "Guardian of the Eastern Dark", believing him to be immortal.

    See the Tigers by his side; - Mulayam and Mayawati?
     

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