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POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 20, 2012 AT 21:44 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 20, 2012 21:44 IST

Apart from some common-sensical, clear-headed advice, the prime minister's former media advisor throws in some rather astonishing insinuations for good measure in his column for the Hindu:

In this moment of “crisis,” it should be sobering to remember that during the last Lok Sabha election the Congress had crossed the magic figure of 200 seats, a feat that had eluded any political party since 1991. Yet the historic advantage was squandered away in internal confusion and distractions, producing a massive disjointedness in the government’s functioning and policies, which in turn invited trouble and challenge from different quarters and institutions. Those in the judiciary and other constitutional institutions smelled the spilt blood within the UPA and felt doubly empowered to muddy the political waters. The result was the so-called policy paralysis. The country’s best interests demanded that decision-making break out of this paralysis; and, it was natural that any attempt to break out would be resisted by vested interests and political rivals and would produce some kind of convulsion.

Read the full piece by Harish Khare at the Hindu: An opportunity, not a crisis

POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 20, 2012 AT 21:44 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 20, 2012 21:44 IST
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  Mr. Kejriwal perhaps feels guilty, like other people did, in parliament, that he was supposed to be a member of Indian society, in the past, and is a member in the present, and people like him will be in the future. I would rather, since you have taken the responsibilty, to carry it out, but perhaps, better. It seems obvious, that Mr. Kejriwal should not enter politics. He will also be in your position. I have been very, very severe, without using any unusual verbs, nouns, pronouns, etc., and it seems so to me, in my previous post. I seem to have used the word, class, as some use the word, caste. And, you have accepted it, perhaps, this insinuation, unknown to me. Please do not spread disharmony, where respected people like Mr. Hazare and Ramdevji, feel that they need to call the government, corrupt.

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 When I mentioned Salman Khurshid's society, I meant his class society, not his religious society, because I didn't need to mention this.

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  One wonders, what Salman Khurshid is trying to promote as law minister, and socially, as a representative of the people. It is o. k., for a woman to have casual sex, but wrong if a Dalit lady has forced sex, with an upper caste person. Salman Khurshid is a married person, and he does not represent, what social changes his parliament seem to be the harbinger of. His vote bank is Muslim, also. I don't think his society is more decent than Dalit society. Dalit society is not bad in any way. If I did what he is doing, I would call myself unreasonable, and perhaps others would call me insane. People just look at him with derision, perhaps, but not me. I know for a fact, that when you are in parliament, you have assumed certain responsibilities. It is very good for people to say you are corrupt, but you aren't. You didn't need to come to parliament, to make a living, a decent living. Why don't you tell the Dalits, that having a small house is very good, because they can keep it very clean, themselves, and having their own well, is even better, if it is very clean? The upper caste person will respect this, and even then feel it not right to drink water from your well, only because it is yours? Does Mayawati want Dalits to become like the 'Upper Castes', because casual sex will not be forced sex? I can say with a conscience, that all the parties in parliament are promoting what is not good, perhaps parliament does not promote good, and I really hope not, because parliament then shouldn't be, as it is now. 

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