Thursday, July 24, 2008

Now, Govt listens to Advani

It appears very funny to me. 2 years ago when there was a huge discussion on Indo-US nuclear deal, Advani had suggested that if India amends Atomic Energy Act accordingly to ensure the side effects of Hyde Act of US will not curb or restrict our foreign policy, he will support the deal. The Congress Govt never listened. Now, after all the hungama and drama, govt says it is ready to do so.

Had this been done BJP would have supported the deal. Sometimes, I wonder the clash between Congress and BJP was uncalled for had there been proper consultation between the two. Both stood by their egos. This paralyzed the govt for almost 2 years with no reform and no work. The Govt would not have waited for Left who were anyways unwilling to agree.

This is a classic case of good politics played out in a shoddy manner. It is a different issue that when Vajpayee and Narasimha Rao were dealing with issues, there was broad consensus.

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