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Unfortunate and cynical article of Dr. P. B. Mehta

Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Chairman, Center for Public Policy and Reserach has been a celebrated writer and policy analyst and .....




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Unfortunate and cynical article of Dr. P. B. Mehta


Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Chairman, Center for Public Policy and Reserach has been a celebrated writer and policy analyst and one of my favorite writer over a period of time. His views has been compelling many a times. But let me admit that I was shattered reading his piece, "Of the few, by the few" on this Movement against corruption.

Here is the link his article.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/of...he-few/772773/
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Let welcome constitutional changes - If they are required!

This article of Dr. Mehta, a piece against the wave, is also welcome and gives a food for thought of other side of coin. Though he has put some compelling argument but they seem to reflect cynicism and pessimism spread in this country that nothing can happen better and all the institution, made by whomsoever will have same fate of corruption and power concentration. This is right that this will be sub-version of democracy but when it can itself serve the purpose of the people, then this must be understood that something is seriously wrong with the system and it must be reformed. The reforms (Changes) happen in two ways, the First, gradual changes and the second is disruptive changes. Now it is time for disruptive changes.

He must realize that this article would have not come had not been any fast by any person of prominence like Anna Hazare. The least good thing about the fast is to showcase the value of integrity, belief of public on a person whose integrity is unquestionable. The reason for this is the failure of political institution of the country and it make a compelling case for political reform. Excesses and power concentration are always bad, and it is this excess of corruption of towering heights that some kind of changes are required, even if they happen to be constitutional changes.

In normal course, legislative should be left with the task of legislation, however, having been proven to be unable to legislate such anti-corruption law since last 40 years (8 government of full 5 years term to be precise), then question must be asked, when will such law come to existence? Do politicians have the political will and intention at all to bring that, if not then how can it come?

Another point of the article is, Will this act of Anna Hazare not set a precedent for coercion? I will humbly say that this is not just about a person, this is the situation where public coercing the government. Yes, the same public for whom democracy has been formed want a change and want to give a stern message to our political functionary that “Look, we have chosen you for 5 years, but don’t be extra smart, we can bring you down because it is we who have the power.”

As he make a case that Jan Lokpal is draconian. My question is what is that much draconian about the law which asks to bring all public offices to be accountable for what they do? Running a parallel legislature is not the motive but some means/ways must be there to make even highest authority accountable. That's what such law would do. Jan Lokpal never says and asks to make self -appointed people as the member of Jan Lokpal (as he is portraying) but it have clear and transparent procedure and public consultations to choose them! Now, in the country where even Media and journalist are making nexus, even Policy Analysts integrity and unbiased ness seem to be on stake!! And the best way to bring the confidence is to have the law even if it asks for constitutional reform! Our forefather and constitution makers wouldn't have imagines even in dreams that their successor would propagate corruption to this extent that their fight for freedom would cease to have a meaning for general public. And it is this unprecedented scale of corruption which demands changes and have caused in movement. And fortunately movements never come from just rationale thinking, they arise out of of heart and academics must introspect about their hearts. This is not just being jingoist; this is about reform and movement beyond the imaginable point of rationale thinking. IF Jan Lokpal is unconstitutional...let it be and let have reformed constitution which is contemporary to necessities. It is time for having disruptive changes in the system keeping in the mind of balance of Executive, Legislative, Judiciary and now Jan Lokpal.
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Prime minister Manmohan singh is not fit, not honest, not intelligent, not ethicle and not wise enough to work at the post of PM, see reason as follows
For selection of CVC, a three member high-level committee selects & appoints CVC from a panel of 3 names forwarded by Dopt secretary.
The 3 member high-level committee included PM, leader of opposition in loksabha & homeminister.
The theme behind the procedure is so that wisdom of three can reach to best selection of CVC.
but this MMS PM and Homeminister made it again like division of vote. if they would have used thier majority to select a better option that it would have been justified but they used their majority with bad intentions.
Here as the member of high-level committee they should have used their good wisdom to put forward the best choice, but their wisdom was to select a tainted person, so it proves PM Mabnmohan singh and chidambaram both are not good at wisdom.
2. the third member the leader of opposition Sushma used her good wisdom to reach to a conclusion that out of the 3 choices mr PJThomas was not fit for the post, she conveyed her wisdom to Prime minister and chidambaram but again they wishfully avoided to heed to the wisdom of Sushma ji. It means 2 of 3 members of a high level committee were not wise enough to reach to a good selection, leave their inability aside, they were not even ready to learn from others wisdom, so this is a criminal effort to reach to a wrong selection.
This shameless person Manmohan singh instead of accepting this, started attacking on Advani saying he has not forgiven him.
Manmohan singh has at several occasions defended A RAJA,not only he defended but he said, ARAJA has not done anything wrong, now ARaja is in Jail and based upon the avilable information CAG was able to reach to a conclusion that ARaja has done something serously wrong which has caused a presumptive loss of 1.76lakh crores.
The question is if CAG can reach to this conclusion, then why Mr Primeminister Manmohan singh was able to reach toa different conclusion that ARajaj has not done anything wrong, while he was privy of more information and much before than the CAG has. It proves he has deliberately tried to mislead parliament at several occasions. it could be becuase of two reasons, either Manmohan singh is not competent enough to understand, that a person from his cabinet is crrupt and causing a huge loss to exchequer, or he knew everything but kept quite and even defended the corrupt again he could have done this for 2 reasons, 1.he is in collusion with ARaja and has enjoyed the fruit of corruption directly by taking share, or he kept quite so that his masters (Gandhi family) can get their share of the money.
This the good reason he is not fit, not honest, not intelligent, not ethicle and not wise enough to work at the post of PM
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Definitely, the impression must erode that Dr. Manmohan Singh is honest and ethical.
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