Dr Manmohan Singh,
In 2004, after,” Vajpayee govt” was voted out and you took over the challenge of India’s governance, eyebrows were raised and finally country settled to one of the two remarks (1) A historical accident (2) Divine intervention. I believed in the latter. I still do.
AAM AADMI--PAPPU was happy to see you as we remember you brought back the gold which was pledged by “Chandrasekhar Govt”, you brought about end of inspector raj, you started the process of liberalisation, a greater financial discipline was brought in, and you were trying to bring in governance and of course your level of honesty and integrity.
From the point of view of PAPPU, regretfully, he feels let down. PAPPU only wants the basics -FOOD-SHELTER-HEALTHCARE.-64 yrs is too long a wait.
PAPPU has no interest, nor bothered, nor concerned, nor understands GDP, SENSEX, NIFTY, FDI, WPI INDEX, NUKE DEAL, CIVIL NUKE LIABILITY and some don’t even know the expanded form of these abbreviations.
PAPPU is not concerned about embarrassment to UPA by RAJA, PAWAR, MAMATA, PATEL, ALIGIRI KALMADI,SHIELA DIXIT,—KASHMIR SITUAION, MAOISTS-NAXALS-MANIPUR,MPs SALARY.
NCAER report states, Indian spends, per capita, Rs 370/month on food, i.e. Rs11.94p/day for three meals. Just for comparison, it is less than price (Rs 12/bottle) of one bottle of mineral water often seen on tables/dais of meetings of political parties.
NCAER report says, per capita, an Indian spends Rs 37/month on health care—which is less than the cost of one Crocin tab /day. VIPs get life time 5 star medical treatment for free in India or overseas.
INFLATION is killing.Highest in 63 yrs- Planning commission, FIMIN and PMO have announced so many dates for inflation to come down that it is more like a jigsaw puzzle .PAPPU does not want to know inflation in %, he wants MEHNGAI to come down. Food grains are rotting due to lack of space, but PAPPU is starving while Rats and Monkeys are on a feast.
Can any economist, economic advisor, CA, cost accountant tell PAPPU, as to how can a couple with two children and incomes of Rs 50000/month fulfil its commitments (WITHOUT BEING CORRUPT)?
SUBSIDY on LPG used in PAPPU’s kitchen has been withdrawn. But, kitchen in Parliament house gets subsidy--TV channel showed the price of a plate of chicken curry at Rs 26.50p for MPs whereas; raw chicken in the market is @ Rs 280/kg.
CORRUPTION is shamelessly visible all over. “law will take its own course”. But, the truth is well known. Every morning PAPPU gets up to read a new scam with amount running into crores, thankfully he doesn’t know of number of zeros in a crore. Why won’t PAPPU become corrupt? He may.
HOUSES, built by state for the poor, allegedly, get usurped by the politicians under “CHIEF MINISTER DISCRETIONAY QUOTA “Sir, Where should the poor stay?
It seems, time has come to wield the stick without worrying about consequences.
People must not lose faith in Govt and democracy.
Sir, you are known for your honesty, integrity, national commitment. When the history gets written, PAPPU would hate to see any negatives when history of “Dr Manmohan Singh Govt”is written.
It is the winning side which writes history.
My apologies,if any remark has hurt you.
let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW.
posted 21/08/10,b k chowla.