And for the second-last Saturday of the National Front government, a few stray thoughts and a few general observations and a few points of view (all my own work):
Like while the rest of the Janata Dal leaders are busy trying to become prime minister, Mrs. Maneka Gandhi has shown the way by resigning as minister.
And I do not see with what conscience the Janata Dal can make a deal with the Congress when the only reason the Janata Dal was voted into power by the electorate was in order to defeat the congress.
Like the honourable thing for the Janata Dal to have done was to have resigned, sat in the opposition, and disturb the proceddings of the parliament as if has always done and at which it is very good.
And I find it funny the way newspapaers keep writing that at this juncture none of the political parties want a mid-term poll. It is not the parties who do not want an election, it is the people who do not want it, so sick and tired have they become of politicians
And I am prepared to bet that if the elections are held in the next two months, there would be less than 25 per cent turnout of votes:
Like there is nothing out of character in Mr. V.P. Singh not resigning. He has never resigned when people have asked him to resign. He has only resigned when his conscience has told him to resign.
And the luckiest person in the country must be Rajiv Gandhi; as in the first occastion, when without doing anything he became a prime minister, so once again, without doing anything he is going to become prime minister again.
Like I am amazed at the injustice of it all. Mr. L.K. Advani after creating so much chaos, is having pleasant holiday in the luxury suite of an inspection-bungalow, perched on a hill overlooking a dam. While people in UP, Rajasthan, Gujarat are dying because of the situation that he created with his rathyatra.
Like I am wondering if the sheriff of Bombay is doing more for the improvement of life in the city than the mayor of Mumbai. And, if that is the case, should the sheriff be pulled up or given a medal.
Like Shabana Azmi is not the only social activist among film stars, there is also Meenakshi sheshadri.
And this final point of view:
That by next Saturday we should know the new political hierarchy: Mr. Chandra Shekhar as prime minister and Mr. Devi Lal as deputy prime minister, or Mr. Devi Lal as prime minister and Mr. Chandra Shekhar as deputy prime minister.