Indian Politics


Happened to catch yesterday’s interview of Sitaram Yechury in Times Now where the anchor had 10 questions for Sitaram.  Now, I am not going to get into the merits of Nuke deal or any other issues being discussed without let across all media outlets.  The questions were great and the answers were diplomatic at best except for a categorical No for walking out on the the day ( 22nd July 2008 ) Dr MMS’s government is scheduled to face a No Confidence Motion.

To me, the most appalling thing was the way the anchor behaved with Sitaram.  He was rude all the way through and would not even let Sitaram finish his answers.  However Sitaram was aplomb personified.  Kudos to Sitaram.  Hope the Left had handled the Nuke deal similarly 😦

Shouldn’t the host have the manners to let the guest of the show atleast answer the question before agreeing/disagreeing moving to the next question?  Journalism at its worst.

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Wow, the party with a storied history accepting its defeat and admitting to its mistakes.  Well, this must the first time in Indian history.  Correct me if I am wrong!

Would you elaborate?

There was no clarity in the Congress strategy. See, a strategy need not be transparent, but there should be a hidden strategy. However, till today nobody knows what that hidden strategy was or what it exactly achieved for the Congress.

Full article at http://www.indianexpress.com/story/314553.html.  Now, why do I feel this is not going to last long?  How long before some other party loudmouth castigates him for telling the truth as he saw it?

What could BJP have done to carry atleast a simple majority?  Seems like the delay in election took away BJP’s advantage indeed!  If TN hadn’t postponed the hogenekkal project to aid Congress’s electoral prospects in Karnataka, would BJP have carried a simple majority already?

How long before atleast half of JD(S) splits and joins BJP to enjoy power? 

Or,  to the detriment of BJP, how long would it take our erstwhile PM to decide to join BJP or support BJP government to get couple of berths for his wards – Kumaraswamy & Revanna?  What is the odds of such a talk going on right now?  How would it impact BJP’s image?  Hope BJP has learnt its lesson and not go there, but as is well known, politics makes strange bed fellows 😦

Given that Congress hasn’t solved the Cauvery issue even while it has been ruling at centre and in Karnataka many a times, what would BJP do differently to arrive at a lasting solution?