Transcript of PM's statement to Media outside Parliament
We have just ended a wasted session of Parliament. Both Houses were paralysed because the CAG has issued a report, which rightly or wrongly, makes certain allegations about the public functionaries. We have great respect for the institution of the CAG, but if we respect this institution, we must be willing to debate its findings in the Public Accounts Committee, or even on the floor of the Parliament, which we have always been willing.
The Opposition chose not to take advantage of the settled institutional practices dealing with the reports of the CAG, and insisted on disrupting the Parliament. This is a negation of democracy. If this thought process is allowed to gather momentum, that will be a grave violation of the norms of Parliamentary politics as we have understood it.
India is faced with many problems – there are problems of rising communal tensions, there are problems of regional and ethnic tensions, there are problems of terrorism, there are problems of Naxalism. Parliament should have debated all these issues. But Parliament was not allowed to discuss these very important issues before the country.
On the economic front, the world as a whole is faced with serious economic difficulties, grappling with recession, and we are trying to prevent India getting affected by what is happening in the outside world. Parliament should have discussed these issues – what is our economic strategy to deal with these global tensions, these global developments – but Parliament was not allowed to do any of these things. The result is, Parliament which is the forum, where we articulate our people’s felt needs and felt urges, was totally paralysed.
I would like my countrymen and countrywomen to make up their minds, if this is the right way to serve our functioning democracy. We take pride in the fact, that we, since independence, have been a practising, functioning democracy. What we have witnessed in this session is a total negation of that, and all right-thinking people in our country should stand up and unitedly come up with the voice that come what may, Parliamentary institutions must be allowed to function with the norms as we have known them since India became independent.
Dear Mr 'Integrity' Singh,
Your very status is a negation of democracy - to be elected from a state where you dont belong, and so are your activities - to reserve seats on the basis of caste and gender.
As for 'making up our minds', all those whom you address have already made up their minds. You have failed, according to the CAG. The fear of communal politics fails to evoke anymore. The foreign media that calls you 'intellectually dishonest' is correct. Your only fig leaf now, is the Indian media and the feminists, including Sonia Gandhi.
Instead of diverting from the issue of corruption, and going down in Indian history as the worst PM, who the Indian people will vilify, save yourself ( and us ) that dishonour - and do what you do best.
In Today's paper, MMS says that the ministers must not delay taking decisions. He takes eight years to decide auctioning of coal blocks. Like Mida's touch, anything he handles, it turns out to be a delayed matter turning to be eldorado of scam. Information is yet to come out how many of the ruling ministers and MPs are running currency printing industries. UPA II is a license regime for all criminal activities of the MPs with congress party headquarters arrogating powers of PM to asssign the license to the favoured MP. Loot in 2G, MMS was aware of but never took the sword. Any amount of letters, representations would not wake him up from the Rip van Winkle sleep but he spent sleepless nights when a doctor was arrested for suspected terrorist activities. when 2G unfolded, the correspondence revealed it was done with the active knowledge of MMS,Chidambaram and Pranab. How can anybody believe that MMS is not responsible for mega mega mega scam in coal which he held for solid eight years!What about antrix deal with the space ministry under him. The news is that all in coal deal were done with the specific knowledge of MMS. If that claim is false , can he pick up courage to charge sheet all his subordinates? If he was not in favour of auction, he must have overruled in the file the recommendation of the coal secretary of 2004 approving only licensing most favaoured members of ruling alliance. He was not able to get annual property statements from his cabinet members and he compromised on false and incorrect statements. Dear All readers, do you think that MMS is honest and qualified to advise his cabinet members to take prompt decisions? As aside information flows, no secretary is prepared to believe or take risk at the oral orders of ministers. Ministers will not give written commands for their nefarious intentions and the secretaries will not risk their career without written orders. This is the secret of the delayed delays of MMS fame regime
The plain fact is, we Indians not in Parliament, do not know the laws passed in Parliament, and when and if we come to know, we realize that the law applies to all Indians, and perhaps, we are very dispassionate about it. Parliament passes laws. Why should I vote for a parliamentarian, when any parliamentarian who is elected, will help parliament pass laws, and all parliamentarians are ordinary citizens, and parliamentarians?
MMS - you are the PM running the govt. It is your damn job to ensure that all institutions of democracy are functioning to it best ability. Stop shifting the blame on to opposition. Think for a minute - Why is the opposition holding up Parliaments business? Because there is a Coalgate SCAM of close to 200,000 crores.
Why did you let this happen?
Who are the people within your govt who let this happen?
Even after the scam was outstead by CAG, what action did your administration take?
There are no answers to these questions and your govt continues to enjoy the loot and protect the criminals who are ravaging our nations precious natural resources.
Recover the loot, punish the guilty and then speak... otherwise just step down
Wasn't it NEGATION OF DEMOCRACY when the LOKPAL BILL passed in Lok Sabha after debate was sabotaged in RAJYA SABHA???? ------------------------------------- Wasn't it NEGATION OF DEMOCRACY when the man responsible for sabotaging the LOK PAL BILL in RAJYA SABHA through the MID-NIGHT COUP was given a second term as VP- FIRST time after Dr Radhakrishnan was granted a second term in 1957???
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