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   And, for the seventh Saturday, of Mr. V.P. singh as prime minister... (January 13, 1990)

And, for the seventh Saturday, of Mr. V.P. singh as prime minister, a few stray thoughts and a few general observations and a few points of view (all my own work):

Like if all that was required was a public meeting to end the Punjab problem, the Congress, stupid as it is, would have had one also.

And I think the only was to solve the Punjab problem is to send the army in, hunt out each and every terrorist, capture them, try them and execute them. Then only will Sikhs and Hindus be able to live in Punjab inpeace and harmony.

And not only can there be no negotiations with murderers who have taken innocent lives, but also with those who have not publicity and directly condemned these murderers.

Like, in future, Doordarshan should televise the deputy prime minister's press conferernces instead of those of prime minister. They are more interesting.

Like one thing we have to be happy about is that we have been born and are living in Maharstra, instead of UP, Bihar, Haryana, Punjab.

Like it is interesting to note that Maharastra is the second best run state in the country. The first being West Bengal.

Like I agree with R.K. Laxman. Doordarshan, autonomy or no autonomy, is not half as entertaining as it was when Mr. Rajiv Gandhi used to make his nightly appearance.

Like, I understand, It is now the turn of the Air India cabin crew to launch an agitation. Meanwhile, agitation continues at the Indian Express, that bastion of press freedom, born free and all that.

Like one reason why our former Test stars are so insistent that player in domestic tournaments should also be paid well may be because several of them have of late been reduced to domestic cricket.

And I would say that for the time being board power has triumphed over player power. Though tomorrow may be another day.

Like both M.J. Akbar and Mani Shakar Aiyar are writing on the same subject and expressing the same views, but at the moment Mr. Aiyar is writing a little better than Mr. Akbar.

And this final point of view:

That the progress the country has made towards the 21st century is from Rajiv Gandhi to Devi Lal.

 
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