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Manmohan Singh should not have maintained silence

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should have been vocal and put his foot down against the perceived wrong doings during the reign of UPA government. He attacked the Modi government by saying that the institutions of democracy are under threat and the government is dismantling welfare state for promoting faster economic growth. Our politicians are largely corrupt and too much money is spent during election campaigning. This is the major problem faced by our nation. Governance is affected due to coalition compulsion. We read reports that MPs have failed to spend funds allotted to them. Those who don’t utilize the development funds effectively should not be granted more funds as it comes from the tax-payers hard earned money.

Our IAS officers are also to be blamed who do not speak up during service but start blaming others and write books after retiring. In my opinion, such officials should be prosecuted and penalized. They enjoy secure service conditions and yet do not open their mouth while in service and later say that they were coerced. It is sad to see the tussle between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung. Kejriwal had launched a frontal attack on the Centre, accusing it of “back-stabbing” the people of the city by “siding” with the Lt Governor to run Delhi through “backdoor” and protect the corrupt. Forget legality, mind practicality.

If you have something against him /her, go to the court but do not become a obstructionist. Members of the Gujjar community have been demanding five per cent reservation in government jobs by disrupting rail traffic in Bharatpur. The protestors blocked the Delhi-Mumbai rail route leading to cancellation and diversion of many trains. The Rajasthan High Court had asked the state government to remove all rail and road blockages for the quick restoration of traffic. The High Court directed the Chief Secretary and DGP to file an affidavit clarifying as to why action was not taken under the FIR registered against the agitators. The court asked them to give details of the losses caused to public and private property. It also expressed displeasure over the non-action of Chief Security Officer, RPF in protecting the fish plates of tracks removed in the affected region, crippling rail movement between Delhi and Jaipur. It asked the state administration about the steps taken to maintain peace in Rajasthan. Those who shout from roof tops about good governance must take action against Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Baisla first and others causing inconvenience to the people and the railways.

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