funny line, but then its not my comment, rather Lal Kishen Advani, the leader of the Indian opposition said that today. I am having great fun watching all the news channels going back and forth, and the million dollar question. “will the govt hold or will it not?”

For all the rhetoric and principles, its finally breaking down into a game of numbers and how openly!

The best analysis of the numbers is here.

*courtesy rediff

The Nuclear Deal has made every political party seem like the wheeling dealing camp that it truly is, and as a citizen of India for the past 25 years all i can do is watch in amusement.

My view?

I think that the govt will hold and i am rather happy to see the left go from the govt. I have never been a fan of the commies who have been enjoying power without the any of its responsibilities.

Not that i am a congress supporter, but the main allegations of the opposition and the left

1. UPA has not been able to tackle inflation.

Well the govt weighed down by the left has not exactly been a shining light for policies leading to a strong economy, (the congress by itslef sounds more and more like a socialist party with each passing day) , but then, the current bout of inflation is caused by a variety of forces like the price of oil+ higher integration with the global economy, the real estate market hitting a correction etc., and is not exactly the congress’s creation.

more importantly

2. The deal makes India a subordinate of the US.

India i believe is a very strong country today, both militarly and economically to be sub servient to any other nation. Does this deal put India as an ally of the US? Maybe, but being an ally of the US is not exactly a bad thing. And India is today in a position to craft its foreign policy based on the new world order and the way it chooses fit.

Am i for the Nuclear Deal? overwhelmingly yes.

Do i “want” the congress to remain in power?? I really dont care.

i am tempted to write “that sums up the current generations disillusionment with the political class”