OPINION: Mamta Banerjee should think above politics
Author(s): Harish K. MongaThe only good thing is not that government has announced certain decisions which bring economic reforms but the best thing is that which gives the indication that government is sticking to its decisions. Against...
The only good thing is not that government has announced certain decisions which bring economic reforms but the best thing is that which gives the indication that government is sticking to its decisions.
Against the decisions of the government – rolling back the decision on FDI in retail, raising the question of cap on LPG cylinders to 10 or 12, reducing the diesel price hike - all political parties and masses have announced the battle from which it was expected and now it is crystal clear that their political strength is limited and there is no danger to the government.
There had been no danger to the government, had these decisions been taken earlier. Only, at that time, some more efforts have to be made but the record of the government is not good so far as the political management is concerned.
One of the BJP wing is of the view that mid-way elections should be conducted but on seeing the proceedings of the last session of the parliament, it is clear that BJP is not having association of majority of the people.
In fact, most of the leaders from the core of their heart of the view that the elections should held at the due time in 2014.
All parties understand that there is no solution to the economic reforms and to implement the policies is only way to progress and development. The most debatable issue now is foreign direct investment (FDI) and all political leaders have declared that they will now implement in their states. I don’t think the states like Punjab and Gujrat can stop the establishment of multinational companies for investment as no state would like to oppose the economic reform policies.
If all these economic reforms have become controversial, the reason behind this is only the politics in the country. Centre government does not try to make the general consensus in its favour and the Opposition is all the time ready to oppose the government on every issue. Whatever may be the circumstances for taking such strong decisions by the government which could be dangerous and whatever loss or profit may be, one thing is clear that the politics should not be at the cost of progress or development of the country.
The firebrand West Bengal chief minister, Mamta Banerjee should not encash the rich political dividend rather think above politics before withdrawing the support keeping in view the interest of the nation and its common men.