The most perplexing of all problems was Prime Minister’s acceptance that there indeed was ‘some problem’ troubling (hopefully) India’s politico-economic scenario. He said, and we quote, “I do recognise that there is a problem”.
So much for the country in a day. The Sensex remained on crashing lines, the Rupee fought weakly, the RBI governor blamed finance ministry for the economic mess, the parliament remained a heaven of all the ruckus that can possibly put mannerism to shame, and to top it all, our Prime Minister received the title of being a ‘thief’ by the main opposition. In short, the day was in the name of seething anger, shaming the government and showing the mirror to each other.
But the most perplexing of all was Prime Minister’s acceptance that there indeed was ‘some problem’ troubling (hopefully) India’s politico-economic scenario. He said, and we quote, “I do recognise that there is a problem”.
Now the question is what was he referring to?
Was he referring to the problem of economy not surging high with his hollow promises of food to all? Or was he talking about the money which goes up these days only when we toss a coin?
This country is so full of problems that we have almost forgotten to keep count of them.
There is a problem of corruption eating common man’s money away, and then there is problem of file-eating rooms in the PMO and other ministry offices. People committing crimes and getting away with it, or people long waiting for justice is another problem. People are being divided for vote gain, and children dying due to poisonous food is also a problem to deal with. Criminals becoming lawmakers is a big problem and godman challenging the law too.
Then there is problem of perpetual scams and some are as big as terrorism troubling on the world-scale. There is a problem wooing investors to lift up the economy and create assets along with capacity building. There is also a problem with gold, which is losing its shine. The infrastructure too has got some problems.
There is some problem with safety. There is also a problem of scarcity of sane and able leaders in the country. There is a problem of degraded conduct by the lawmakers of the country. The rampant use of unparliamentary words and disruption of the proceedings hampering debates by the opposition is another problem. The unacceptable behaviour of MPs and insane name calling in public is a very serious problem.
Just a few days back, your own choice for the PM candidature Rahul Gandhi recognised the default programme of the country. I simply hope that default programme is not the default problem.
But just one question Mr Prime Minister: Are you going to solve these problems and if yes then till when?