Thursday, September 13, 2007

Why minority appeasement?

Govt is always appeasing the minorities in any country…..why?

Just to prove them since they are minority they will not be neglected and they have the every right to enjoy as majorities. Moreover these minorities are considered to economically underdeveloped.
In any country when the minorities feel that they unfairly or partially treated by the Govt and they don’t have the rights as majorities they will start protesting for their rights. Even they might go the extent of taking terrorism or extremism as their tool to win their rights. This is why Govt in any country gives certain preference to minorities. Moreover vote bank politics also plays major role in these appeasements.

While doing this Govt should also keep in mind that the minorities’ development should not be at the cost of majorities’ development. When Govt fails to address this issue impartially it will create the anger among majorities and they will start feel as divided by the rulers or deprived of their rights by the Govt, even it might lead to social unrest.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Where Cong went wrong in 123 agreement??

It is not clear till now whether the 123 agreement is whether good or bad for India.
Cong says it is good. Left Parties says it is not good. BJP says it is good only with modification and no in current form. The whole political fraternity in India divided in this 123 issue.

So where cong went wrong??

Is cong went wrong by strengthening relationship with US????
Not only cong even BJP is interested in having good relationship with US.
Of course there is nothing wrong in having good relationship with US but what Left fears that India should not become the part of US’s global military partner.

No doubt India already started to say ‘yes’ to international issues where India should have said “No” or kept mum. For. Eg India has voted against Iran on nuclear issue twice.This decision is not taken independently rather influenced by US. India should have not aligned with US in voting against Iran. Because it is known to everyone in the world that India is non-align country. Moreover, earlier Iran has agreed to supply gas to India. Due to our alliance with US it might be affected. But hope indo-pak-iran pipeline project will not get affected.
Cong is not wrong in strengthening the relationship with US but it should not say yes to whatever US says.

123 agreement bad for India??

It is really a tricky question whether 123 agreement is good or bad for India.
And also it is not wise to suspect cong for signing up such agreement with US.
Undoubtedly cong has played major role in ousting British from India and also it played a pivotal role in strengthening Indian economy.

1n 1990’s when the Indian economy was liberalized there were strong opposition to cong for its liberal policies from BJP as well as Left. But today most of the Indians are benefiting because of that liberalization, globalization and privatization policies.
Hope 123 agreement is also good for India. But why then Left and BJP oppose????

Left and BJP is not opposing 123 agreement in-particular rather it opposes the Hyde Act.
In 123 agreeemntt there is a clause which says ‘country laws’ applicable apart from the 123 agreement on n-deal. India has no such law but it clearly shows the upper hand of US
through Hyde Act.

So the n-deal panel set up within the UPA will study the 123 agreement, Hyde Act influence on 123 agreement and sovereignty of India.
So… where is the problem????
Apart form “Hyde Act” “Communication” is the problem. Cong failed to communicate the benefits this agreement to its allies and opposition parties.

What is to be done by cong now???

Cong should study the impact of 123 agreement, Hyde Act on Indian sovereignty with “open” mindedness. It should not involve itself to go through the deal rather it should study the real impact of agreement as raised by Left.
Left also should study the impact with open mindedness keeping in mind the energy security of India.
Hope the final outcome will come in favor of INDIA. India need energy whether it is nuclear or thermal but not at the cost of its sovereignty.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Is our constitution to be redrafted?

The congress has now agreed that the mechanism they have set up is not in the interest of nation but only in the interest of safeguarding this UPA Govt for the remaining 18 months. Are they right in doing so? Is it not important to see which is good for nation as a whole rather than the UPA Govt alone?

Everyone in the country is concerned about 123 agreement &Hyde Act. But the govt says parliament has no right to interfere in the Govt’s international treaties. Is it not danger for India?
A Govt is elected only for 5 years. so whatever important decision which will affect the India as a whole must be debated in the parliament and it should go ahead with such treaties only if all concerned parties agree to that.

If the present constitution has not given such power to parliament then the power should be given to parliament.

So I feel there is a need to redraft the constitution. Parliament should be empowered to ratify any international treaty which is of national importance. That means without the parliament approval no international treaty like 123 agreement cannot be proceeded. Again 60% or 70% support should not be enough to go ahead with important international agreements. A overwhelming support of 90% or more must be ensured. It is the duty of the govt to get the support of opposition parties by explaining the benefits agreements to opposition parties and of course explaining to the public also indeed important. As far as 123 agreement is concerned cong failed get the support of (1) its supporter CPM (2) Opposition Parties (3) Public.

Joint Parliament Committee (JPC) should study the impact of such agreements and not just the parties involved in running Govt alone.

So there is a strong need for redrafting constitution and empowering parliament to ratify on important international agreements.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Is the committee for National Interest or UPA/Cong Interest?????

Govt going to set up a committee to analyze the repercussion of Hyde act on 123 agreements and 123 agreements impact on India. It is expected that this committee will have members from only cong and its allies like CPM, RJD, and DMK etc. This is almost finalished.
Right now there is no development that the committee will accommodate members from opposition party eg. BJP or NDA or UNPA.

It creates a doubt on others whether this committee is on national interest or UPA govt or Cong govt interest.

It is known to everyone that CPM and BJP opposed the 123 agreement. CPM went to the extreme of de-stabilize (Threatening) the Govt that it will withdraw its support for UPA Govt.

In this juncture govt has decided to set up a committee. It is really a good news.
But the question is this committee do not have or will not have members from opposition party. If the committee does not have opposition party as its members we can say this committee is not set up on national interest but to pacify the CPM i.e to win the support of CPM in order to have UPA govt alive at the center. Will govt act in national interest??