Monday, April 13, 2009

Election India 2009: Slanging match intensifies

For me, it's more shocking than amusing.

I've never imagined India's top leaders could get to attack one another in such a lowly manner. Manmohon Singh, PM, usually regarded as a decent and dignified man, has also participated in this slanging match.

While the media - especially the electronic media - reports them all with glee, I hate to even hear or read them. It's sad that Indian politicos' electioneering speech does not have any real issue the country faces today. Which tells us about the exact status of Indian democracy and its custodians.

I liked L.K.Advani's proposal of a live debate on TV like we've seen it in US. Manmohon Singh dimissed it on the ground that that would amount to admitting Advani as a prime ministerial candidate. If Advani is not a candidate for prime minister, who is?

Though, to be fair, the way his party BJP has inserted ads everywhere, especially on the web, decaring Advani as PM, is ghastly, to say the least.

The truth is, neither Manmohon nor Advani has any quality for being India's PM.

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