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" Gujarat BJP spokesperson Bharat Pandya said on Monday. quit the BJP saying he was "dismayed" by news of the saffron party offering money to Opposition leaders. The only difference being.

loyal soldier?thereby furthering the sycophantic tradition of his party His admirers would wish that he chose the former Even ifgiven where he is right now in Washingtonmeeting Obama on Friday and Nawaz Sharif on Sunday he is denied the freedom that Venkat had of exiting the same afternoonhe should do so immediately on his return It would be heartbreaking for all those who admire him for his dignityintegrity and intellect whatever the criticism of his lack of articulation or decisiveness if he chose to simply carry on He is not even a Gowdaor Gujral or Chandra Shekhar (althoughhaving known him wellI doubt if the last named would have put up with this) What is more importantif he carries onhe would not merely demean himself personallybut also destroy whatever respect and authority still survives with the office of the prime minister The prime ministers oath of office also has an implicit responsibility to protect the preeminent decision-making authority and dignity of that office And it is so difficult to see how Manmohan Singh would be persuaded to go down in history as somebody who so damaged it He also knows better than all of us that what happened now was no isolated incident This process of pitting his government against the partyof undermining him and his officebegan just as UPA 2 was sworn in His first foreign policy initiativethe Sharm el-Sheikh joint statement with his Pakistani counterpartwas vetoed in public by his own party He resiled in his first public humiliation by his own party (filling in quite nicely the role the Left played in UPA 1) Several party loyalists in his cabinet took the cue immediatelyand blocked projects and decisions in areas ranging from environmentagricultural researchminingtribal affairsindustry and so onruining his stellar record on economic reform and growth All this led to the current economic and monetary crisiswhile the man supposedly in chargeand the one Angela Merkel often describes as the only leader who really understands the global economic crisiswatched helplessly from the sidelines Its time now he said to all of themenough You win Find yourselves another prime ministeror advance the polls And what about Rahul Gandhi The best thing is that he has finally spoken outtaken a stand on something So farhe has promised to be tribal ka sipahi on one dayand kisans or commuters or migratory labourers or Dalits on other days at randomleading to unkind comments likeif he is indeed a soldierhe must be a soldier of the parachute regiment He is also right in principle on this one The way this law was being pushed through the ordinance route was immoralunconstitutional and unsustainable So it was necessary to cut your losses But was this the right way of doing so This bill even ordinance has been under discussion at several cabinet and party and multi-party forumsand in Parliamentfor quite some time now Rahul had every opportunity through these months to intervene forcefully It is difficult to imagine how his dissent would not have prevailed But even if he was resistedor vetoedhe had every right to go out and upbraid my government in public But the time to do that was not now Not when the cabinet has cleared the ordinancesenior ministers and your personal loyalists are defending it in public andmost importantlywhen the prime minister is overseas and set for two key mini-summits And politicallyto do this 48 hours before Narendra Modis public meeting in Delhi Was it meant to be some kind of belated birthday gift to your rival The die is now cast And for onceRahul has chosen to do so So it isin a manner of speakingprogress He should now follow this by taking over responsibility He should either move into the prime ministers chair for the remaining months of this termor get this government dissolved and advance general elections to Novemberalong with the five state assemblies A leader at his level cannot do a hit-and-run And in any casethe rules of engagement have now been redefined If his coalition were to winand another lesser mortal appointed prime ministerhe and the rest of us citizens will also have to be mindful of the precedent already set: that he and his cabinet could be similarly flogged in public by a higher power within the partythe Constitution notwithstanding India cannot survive another term under a Prime Minister Lite So it is imperative that Rahul now unequivocally declare himself as the partys candidate for prime minister in the next electionand give the voters a clear choice Orwho knowsthis will end up as another likely Congress storywith one side expressing qualified regrets and the otherunqualified gratitudeso status quo prevailseven if the status of each is greatly diminished [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by P Vaidyanathan Iyer | Published: September 21 2012 12:45 am Related News At about 7 pm TuesdaySeptember 18the big guns of India Inc including Anand MahindraKumar Mangalam BirlaAdi GodrejChanda Kochhar and Noel Tata were closeted with Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma at Taj Mahal Palace near the Gateway of India in Mumbai The message to the minister from the corporate leaders was loud and clear: the government must stay the course and not roll back any of the decisions taken over the last couple of days It was indeed after a long time that India Inc was witness to bold government decision making in the third year of Congress-led United Progressive Alliance governments second term Industrialists present at the Taj Mahal Palace were aware that Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was preparing to turn her back to the UPA around the same time in Kolkata But their advice or message to Sharma was clear please stick to your guns Godrej said please do not go back on the decisions Anand Mahindra told Sharma that the government must provide a stable environment Kochhar said communicate the benefits to farmers and Noel Tata emphasised on the need for the government to continuously engage with the industry Sharma heard them outbut perhaps at the back of his mindwas hoping that Mamata would see reason and turn around Mamata was not one to relent She invoked maamati and manush to pull out of the UPA and said her ministers would resign on Fridayeffectively putting the government on a 72-hour notice At the Mumbai meetingthoughIndia Inc gave the commerce and industry minister enough confidence that it was behind the government on all its bold decisions The UPA government looked as if it had set the tone for the next 18 months It now needs to sustain the momentum and thereby convince the industry to start putting money on the ground and get back to its investing ways The prospect of 5-55 per cent economic growth is pushing Corporate India into a shell This scenario must change And staying the new course is the only waythe industry has told Sharma [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News 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