We have seen the biggest scams ever in this government, while that is a big reason for this government to go, I had told myself all of it was probably because the scams were not uncovered in the earlier governments. We also told ourselves, it’s ok because we still have the PM with highest integrity.
But our government seems to be in a all time low, by being cornered by just about everyone, the UPA friends, the opposition, the Supreme Court, the Army, the IAC and the common people. Like if it is not enough that one family is driving the show, now the Bengal tigress seems to have the control of the wheel. She decides the budget, and decides who should or who should not stay in the government (that sounds like PM’s job).
We have seen our prime minister go defensive several times in last one year. First we heard him give his weak defense to his non-action on the corrupt ministers by blaming the coalition-dharma. Then we saw the weaker defense when he blamed the imaginary foreign-money in the Kundankulam case, and now recently the worst, trying to defend the “unauthorized” army movement, and the panic in the capital city. Even if the Indian Express story is not true, these stories will worsen the peoples confidence on the government. I also strongly believe whoever responsible for this mess, whether it be the army or press or someone else, must be punished.
These days it is hard to miss the newspaper without reading the headlines about another defeat for the government either in the parliament or in the court or in the public. While we all love India, and want to support our country to be the best in the world, it is deeply worrying where we are heading. It is hard not to wonder whether this government is strong enough to protect the interests of the weakest and the poorest.
So forget about the bad neighbors, forget about the mighty corrupt, forget about the internal and external terrorism, because we had all these since our independence, the biggest worry might be the weakest leadership. It makes me wonder whether a weak leader is better than a corrupt one.
While I wish for a new leadership, it is terrifying to know that the potential alternatives are just as good as the hyenas waiting for their turn to what ever is remaining, and while I am not looking forward to the most expensive elections, with billions of rupees (or dollars) flow from the contestants, I can’t stand this government anymore. I want out.