… will the Right do what is right ? Rajya Dharma or Rajniti Dharma — i wonder which the BJP will follow on the nuclear deal ?
What the withdrawal of support by the Left has proven is that ‘Secularism’ – in the absence of other common ideals and principles – is not a good enough basis for a political alliance. Anymore than ‘socialism’ or ‘democracy’ or ‘hope’ or even ‘love’ is.
The UPA government began its term with Sonia Gandhi ‘renouncing’ power in National Interest. It seems like it may end its term with the Party renouncing power to defend a deal that they believe is in National Interest.
I am for one glad that the Congress Party has taken a stand. I am glad that the stand is in favour of the deal. I am glad that they had the courage to tell the Left to take a walk. I am glad that there is someone there trying to do the best as far as the Indian people are concerned.
Today, while the PM is at the G8 Summit – he may reflect on Nietzsche
Out of Life’s school of war, what does not destroy me, makes me stronger
He may also glance at a shloka from the Bhagvad Gita (ch.2, 14)
Thy right is to work only; but never to the fruits thereof. Be thou not the producer of the fruits of (thy) actions; neither let thy attachment be towards inaction
As I asked at the begining — will the BJP do what is right, or is it going to play politics with the long term energy security of the people of India ? It will be an interesting fortnight in politics.