A fragil PM It is said that Turkey’s Prime Minister growls at his critics when they criticise him for saying, “I have won three elections; ours is a democratic Government?” Will you Bharatiyas allow our international ecomomist Pime Minister say the same words in 2014? Never forget that as a Member of the Rajya Sabha he has come through the back door to head a democratic government . Look at the bleak scenario that has unfolded before us in these last ten years. Look at the rupee shrinking to die an infamous death. Every thing has gone awry—the political structure, the social fabric and above all the Prime Minister and his Cabinet’s utter disregard towards the condition of the people of Bharat, whose present is precarious and future uncertain. One per cent of the population has swallowed thousands of crores of rupees and wallowing in wealth and luxury and getting away scot free. This years’ Independence day speech made us Bharatiyas feel that our PM was flogging a dead horse, with no hope of revival or survival. Inane statements and hollow promises coming out of a straight face in a weak voice gave us no hope for our future. A dangerous neighbour disdainfully firing away at the LoC, harbouring terrorists and blatantly lying. Remember where Osama Bin Laden was killed, where Dawood Ibrahim is taking shelter, what about Saeed Hamid’s speech? We still believe in Pakistan’s words and treading a soft line and not retaliating to their provocations. Why? Because of our policy of restraint nervousness and indecisiveness and not treading the hard line and above all shamefully tolerant.
SHANTA DYUTHIKAR, 39, 15th Cross Malleshwaram, Bengaluru