It is one of the most critical moments for the Finance Ministry and P Chidambaram has been given the responsibility who has a real tough task ahead!
Pranab Mukherjee , the ultimate Troubleshooter of the Congress Party is now the 13th President Of India !
Rahul Gandhi has finally declared he is ready to take bigger responsibilities in the party but his two bosses would decide when . Two bosses ? 🙂 .
Time Magazine, in its last Asia edition, had the cover story of Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh marked as ‘The Under Achiever’. Indian as well as foreign media has been criticizing Dr Singh holding him responsible for slow pace and stagnancy of Indian economy and inflation, quite often ! Now the news is that the upcoming edition of Outlook Magazine has branded American President Barack Obama as” The Under Achiever” .
No matter, whosoever among the two is a better ‘Under-Achiever’, Dr Singh may have got some relief watching President Obama being dragged in the category of ‘the under-achiever’ !
Ratan Tata has backed Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, stating he is not to be blamed solely for economic woes , the way the media, the opposition and some people from the alliance and party are speaking and writing about ! He said it is time that Manmohan Singh who was the architect of 1991 economic reforms needs to implement promised reforms by controlling crony capitalism and removing roadblocks on the way ! In recent past,Time Magazine had marked the PM as an under-achiever!
Well, was he pointing out at someone when he said removing roadblocks ? 😀
With repairs of key highways including the one running through Aksai Chin , an Indian territory controlled by China and a plan of railway line the work of which would start by 2017,the threat on India has increase further. The improved highways and railway connects would enable China to transport large number of troops and equipment to Indian border. The Indian Army has responded by moving observation units and patrols closer to the Line of Actual Control.
China which claims whole of Arunachal Pradesh state of India, has been noticed intruding on the state borders, in the recent past and constructing roads on Indian sides as well.
None of the Governments of India, so far, have clearly been able to discuss boundary matters with China and China on the other hand, has been utilizing the opportunity to penetrate through north-eastern borders! Is India waiting for another attack and lose like that of Aksai Chin ? Are we so weak that we cannot clearly ask China to mind its own business and not claim Indian states,as its own ?
26th June is the scheduled date for Pranab Mukherjee to resign from Finance Ministry. At a time when our economy is in a shaky state and INR is unstable and has reached its lowest all-time value of 57 , who would be handed over the responsibility ?
The Supreme Court of Pakistan disqualified Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani as Prime Minister with retrospective effect from April 26 when it held him in contempt of court. Contempt of court proceedings had been initiated against Gilani in January for repeatedly refusing to write to Swiss authorities asking for reopening of graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.
The ever unhappy allies TMC and Congress of the UPA alliance has a different view on the selection of Presidential Candidate as well. Mamata Banerjee has cleared her support for Dr APJ Kalam and even the NDA is indicating its interest towards Dr Kalam and Samajwadi Party Supremo seems to be supporting Mamata’s decision. Meanwhile, Mamata Banerjee also stated that she would leave if the UPA thinks her party is a liability to the alliance.
Congress, on the other hand, is doing all it would take to make Pranab Mukherjee the President.
Well, out of the two candidates,Dr Kalam and Pranab Mukherjee, undoubtedly the position is much deserved by Dr Kalam whom one can trust as a President of deeds. He would never take decisions partially favouring any specific political party at the cost of national interest. But 2014 elections results are so predictable about an upcoming inconsistent government that Congress well not leave any stones unturned to make sure Pranab Mukherjee becomes the President to favour the Congress in situations of political crises. Anyways,it is Indian Politics and anytime a third name may emerge and become the President, to surprise the nation! 🙂