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Listen To The People

If this deal is so indispensable, why can't the government get even a simple majority in its favour in Parliament?

Listen To The People
Listen To The People
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O, National Interest, what sins are committed in thy name! Prakash Karat is protecting our national interest, Manmohan Singh is protecting our national interest, Amar Singh is protecting our national interest, George Fernandes is protecting our national interest, V.P. Singh is protecting our national interest. Mother India is being suffocated by these eminent protectors. One longs for someone who is selling the country for a few pieces of silver! It seems not patriotism, but national interest is the last refuge of the scoundrel. So complete and comprehensive is this protection that the country's blood pressure is at bursting point while the government is hanging by its short hairs. India needs to be saved from its protectors.

How did we arrive here? Barely two weeks ago, the UPA was sailing smoothly, uplifted by impressive victories in a presidential and vice-presidential poll. Politics was at once boring and predictable. In the UK, August (when the natives go en masse on chhutti) is the silly season. Newspaper stories about spotting the...
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