And for one more Saturday, a few stray thoughts and a few general observations and a few points of view (all my own work):
Like the all-party seems more like a PR exercise than anything else. And even in that it failed. All it did was sat in a hotel and squabbled. Excepted for Mr. George Fernandes, who slipped out into the curfew city and established contact, presumably with panwallas, chaiwallas, etc.
Like more than when he was the prime minister, in the opposition he has been showing that he was never meant to be a politician. And he is still the leader of his party, once he loses that, he will fade out. And, perhaps, that would be the best thing to happen to him. He can then start coming to terms with himself.
Like I do not understand what is this political solution that people keep talking about. If armed bandits go about shooting, killing, kidnapping and abducting innocent persons, they have to be defalt with by police and courts of law, not by politics.
Like one more newspaper headline I read about "Mayhem in Meham", I am going to ask for the sub-editor who wrote it to be dismissed.
And, forget in any other country, in any other state, Chutala would have resigned or been made to resign. Also, any other parent would have pulled up his son for behaviour such as Chutalas, except Mr. Gandhi.
Like one thing has been established by the last elections in Maharstrs - that the Shiv
Sena is not a regional party, it is a local party.
Like I do not believe in miracles, but Mr. Bal Thackeray must be having something up his sleeves if he can state with such confidencde that Mr. Sharad Pawar would be sitting in the opposition in the assembly on the Monday after.
And these stray thougths:
Like I do not see why people should get so upset when Bishan Bedi, in a moment of fully justified frustration, announced that his team should be dropped into the Pacific. Perhaps not the Pacific, but similar drastic action had come to mind also.
Like the question now is: which team do we pick next, now that we have tried the old and the experienced, and the young and the innocent. Also, the young and the innocent with Dilip Vengsarkar.
And I believed that what is required in India is more domestic cricket, tournaments within cities, states, inter-states, and, perhaps, the return of the Pentangular. No, cancel the last proposal.
And this final point of view:
That if Mr. Pawar is going to sit in the opposition on March 19, it follows that the Shiv Sena flag would be flying over Mantralaya