Sunday, May 17, 2009

And the winner is - INDIA!

The Indian democracy is remarkably robust. Just when we start looking down the barrel, the electorate suddenly throws a surprise!

Well! The results are out and a resounding verdict to the congress. Our nightmares were just that! Now we can sleep peacefully. We can be assured of a stable government for the full term.

This has been a very freakish election. No single important issue dominated. But the wheat has been separated from the chaff. The voters were decisive. Only the two national parties have been accepted and the good performers like Nitish, Shiela Dixit and Shivraj Singh have been rewarded. That’s a very welcome change.

Another pleasant change has been the dignity post election.

L K Advani was gracious in defeat. His phone calls to the PM and the Party President were the right thing to do. Manmohan Singh was equally gracious.

So was the comment of Rahul Gandhi. He praised L K Advani for a hard fought election.

This augurs well for future. The Opposition must check the government. But constructive opposition is the need of the hour. The government and the opposition must work together.

The congress has some remarkably talented young men. Sachin Pilot, Milind Deora, Jyotiraditya Scindia and even Rahul Gandhi are very articulate and photogenic. The BJP must do something fast in enlisting some youngsters soon if they have to stay in contention.

We are the denizens of a global village. Living in different time zones is an occupational hazard.

As India wakes up to a new dawn, I sleep here in Miami with the happy thought that in these hard times, with the specter of a long winter looming, people losing their jobs and some real hard days ahead, we at least have a stable government.And the best person to lead. No one has a better understanding of Finance and Economy than the good Doctor. He has impeccable credentials.

We love our country.

We may not support a party. But we must support our Government.

Finally a prayer

Lyrics | John Lennon lyrics - Imagine lyrics


  1. A stable government is what every one wanted, which ever party forms it. Hope this govt now aggressively follows up on the reforms and makes INDIA shining again.

  2. couldnt agree more with you. Thanks for your comment

  3. 'We may not support a party. But we must support our Government.'

    Absolutely true. At the end of the end its the Indian Democracy which has triumphed.