A SHIP ABOUT TO SINK --- Pritish Nandy
A very well-written article! Please read all the way:
I like Manmohan Singh. He has immaculate credentials.
It’s these credentials that have seen the UPA through its most stormy years.
If Singh wasn’t Prime Minister, the Government would have collapsed a
long time back.
No, not because of its inherent coalition contradictions but because it’s simply not possible for so many crooks with conflicting agendas to loot the country together, almost as if in perfect unison.
The Indian Political Philharmonic Orchestra must be the world’s most amazing cacophony of rogues, rascals and robbers.
Luckily for the UPA, there was always Singh to fall back on.
Most middle class Indians refuse to be cynical.
We know exactly what’s happening around us, we criticise it constantly, but when it comes to the crunch we all rally around the nation and the flag.
We are not bat-brained paranoids.
Neither are we wide-eyed innocents ready to buy into every ridiculous explanation thrown our way to explain the loot that’s taking place in broad daylight.
But the latest season of scams has flummoxed all.
This is not just Alibaba and his chaalis chors.
Everyone among the chaalis chors is another Alibaba with his own forty
That’s the way the pyramid of crime operates today.
But because Singh, soft spoken and self effacing, is the face of this
Government, India has kept faith.
But now, enough is enough.
Neither Singh nor Pranab Mukherjee, nor anyone else is capable any more of saving this Government.
It’s neck deep in its own sticky sleaze.
What’s worse, you haven’t seen anything yet.
All these scams are but the tip of the iceberg.
Talk to anyone and you will get an instant dhobi list of scams in queue to break.
No, I am not saying this.
Congress leaders are saying this, in private.
Look at Singh, wan and way lost.
Or Mukherjee going apopleptic in faux anger because he has to defend what he knows is indefensible.