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the government lives on…

July 22, 2008

THE UPA won the vote of confidence by a margin of 19 votes.(275-256).

But the way both the opposition and the government acquiring votes was not what you would playing by the books(well this would depend on which book you consult ,in my books it wasn’t nice,to say the least).What with the air filled with bribery allegations and MPs being brought from jails(hmm…is it worth having our leaders inside them?) ,all kinds of masala were used to fill the media and the people with enigmatic aromas.All hell was let loose and if you watched the parliament in progress,you might mis taken it for a class room.the speaker was screaming and trying to get the ‘leaders’ under control who gloriously ignored him.

Well i called democracy a hypocrisy a long time back and this just lends itself to it.Come on,this is not horse racing to throw money around.the elders are supposed to be setting examples for the future,but this continuous we might soon need discipling classes for the parliament.All of us have had long lectures on being good and behaving properly as our juniors will ape us,well if that is to hold good,we all should start good riots to be Indian.

Anyway that will take a whole post on its own.the government lives on,what’s next?

click here to read PM’s reply to the opposition leader(he wasn’t allowed to talk by the opposition,but managed to submitted his speech)


9 Comments leave one →
  1. July 22, 2008 9:32 pm

    I agree with you vishesh, this was a classroom of the types where some protagonist is called in (in a movie) to clean up everyone and make the school a better place. In this case, there is no one to clean up! And yeah, I agree, even jail is too good a place for these MP’s!

  2. July 22, 2008 10:32 pm

    Hi, I got the news from your blog (Gosh, I am not able to watch TV! much these days….): If a group of children in a younger class room were allowed to vote on a sensitive subject like “Should they be given a chocolate per day?”, irrespective of the health and monetary concerns, they are going to vote for having it! Its better to let the teacher decide on this subject. Strange to see that in our Government, the PM has to fight such a huge battle to excercise his rights!

  3. July 23, 2008 1:06 am

    Well, even though UPA did have to submit to Shibu Soren, which was very bad, at least they did manage to win and I think that would be good in the long run because we really do need that Nuclear Deal. Sad part however is that people don’t really know much about it. The Lok Sabha however is a sad place with everyone shouting and taking potshots at each other. I can’t really blame Somnath Chaterjee for wanting to retire. Nobody even listens to him anyway! It was really ironic when he addressed them with a “Honorable members of the house”. Well, sadly, they’ve lost all their honor as of now.

    As for what’s next, I think they should focus on getting the nuclear deal done as fast as possible. Then maybe they’ll carry on till next year but if Doc MMS does decide to dissolve the parliament in November and have elections, which is what the BJP wants too, it wouldn’t be bad. The people currently do believe a little in the UPA, I think, so they might have better chances of coming back to power. But you never know with politics. Never.

  4. kaddhu permalink
    July 24, 2008 9:51 pm

    I’m in complete agreement with you…except in the classroom part :)…c’mon no classroom makes that much noise…and students do have some regard for the teacher and become quiet when he/she asks….very unlike our dear MPs regard for the speaker…
    but lol…u have 2 admit that the bribery aside, the parliament more than lived up to it’s expectations of entertaining the ppl of the country….I maintain that the Indian parliament is way more entertaining than any action movie or comedy….spontaneous entertainment…

  5. kaddhu permalink
    July 24, 2008 9:52 pm

    I kno that it’s really tragic, but well, it’s the reality….

  6. kaddhu permalink
    July 24, 2008 9:57 pm

    oh….about irony…i think it was pretty ironical that Mayawati asked Dr. Manmohan Singh to resign on ‘moral’ grounds….these words were used by quite a few MPs on tuesday as well…..none….not even one of them has the right to use the word ‘moral’….

  7. July 25, 2008 1:00 pm

    MP’s who were involved in criminal cases were brought to vote and they voted for UPA to back with ministry!!!! what the hell is going on?!?!

  8. July 25, 2008 6:55 pm

    @nita: hmm…i think we might need someone to clean up…

    @destination infinity: hmm…true but then if one person decides then it is not a democracy is it?

    @ish: i agree with u :D!

    @kaddu: lol,true we don’t make that much noise 😉

    @teky: thats what we all want to know 🙂

  9. July 26, 2008 5:24 pm

    Even our classrooms behaviour is better than what goes on in the parliament. There was a poll conducted by the Times of India :
    “Indian democracy has been a mockery of sorts”.

    We are supposed to be looking up to our leaders. We cannot do it when they turn out to be criminals!!

    The only leader whom I’ve ever looked upto is Abdul Kalam.

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