Friday, July 18, 2008

The Nuclear Deal: An ideal opportunity to study Indian politics and politicians

How many of the elected representatives of the people of India are really interested in the nuclear deal or the country for that matter? I feel the present political circus should be recorded in detail and preserved for the posterity. It could even be a textbook for political studies. A suggested title: ‘Who is for India?’

Or should it be ‘The value of Indian MPs?

The purpose of this short post is to draw the attention of those who want to evaluate the deal to the comments on my post Nuclear Deal: The Left, and the right. They are rather lengthy but worth reading.



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kaushal said...

indian politics is like cricket

Nebu said...

At the discussion of the confidence motion moved by the Hon. Prime minister, instead of the sabre rattling and repetition of what has been said, by each and every party leader, it would have been worthwhile and enlightening if the eminent nuclear scientists in the country had been invited to the Lok Sabha to give their considered opinion for and against the nuclear deal and the Members of parliament voted according to their conscience keeping the development of the country paramount.

Kariyachan said...

One remarkable quote on the eve of the vote of confidence.

Biman Bose - West Begal
"Somnath Chatterjee might have acted according to the Indian Constitution, but our party has its own constitution and decisions are taken as per party rules".

Can you believe this?

A very respectful leader of the CPI(M) thinks The Constitution of India is less important than the rules of their party.

Dear readers, AT sir;
I am confused as in how to reatc to these remarks.

Abraham Tharakan said...

Right, Kaushal. Twenty 20

Abraham Tharakan said...

Nebu, you are right about MPs voting according to conscience. I am not sure whether Lok Sabha rules permit non-Member experts from speaking in the House.

Abraham Tharakan said...

kariyachan, all these are shocking.

Nebu said...

Yes they do allow experts to address the Lok Sabha. The Attorney General was called to the Lok Sabha to give his expert opinion some time ago, though I can’t remember the subject. Perhaps someone can fill in the subject and the name of the AG.
Moreover the MP’s always crow that Parliament is supreme. They can always make a rule to do so.

Renjith Nair said...

I wish to see what will be the face value of this waiver & exemptions if India go to do a
Nuclear test TOMORROW or ANYTIME or If India decides to go ahead with LPG pipeline project
with Iran. Legacy Of Americans tell us they will lick as long as one being obedient to them
otherwise they will suck. Also, I hope Manmohan singh would be alive that time.

As always, Illiterate (Sorry, I meant to say common man is still don't know what is this deal, they just know their daily life is MISERABLE because of UNAFFORDABLE COST OF LIVING) and comic goons are on the street celebrating beating drums as if they got independence from Americans!!.

Almost 75% of Indians are still living in utter poverty not because our country didn't have NSG waiver and Nuclear deal. They people who are going to prosper by this deal are a group of American businessmen,a section of NRIs acting as middlemen and CROOKED POLITICIANS IN INDIA.That will remain as a truth.

If this deal is all about ending acute power crisis in this country, the people all the way praising this deal should wait and see whether this will end the electricity appetite of this nation and how it is going to elevate the poor people of this country. A country with no specific and strict protocols to stop the simple technical faults, transmission leaks and THEFT in electrical transmission systems yet. A country where disaster management,planning & coordination is a myth even in this 21st Century. Still millions are left out homeless in floods every year. who care about them???? I am wondering what this deal is all about!.

What kind of leaders our people choose and send to parliament, and the people shall have to pay the price for it. What a pity situation of my country!.People are being treated as idiots by their own leaders. This what is Indian democracy!.

Indians will have to wait for many years and luckly if there is a visionary leader with strong political will and nationalistic agenda, then their dreams can be fullfilled. Otherwise the pockets of polticians are only going to be filled with currencies!