"I realise that some of my criticisms may be mistaken; but to refuse to criticize judgements for fear of being mistaken is to abandon criticism altogether... If any of my criticisms are found to be correct, the cause is served; and if any are found to be incorrect the very process of finding out my mistakes must lead to the discovery of the right reasons, or better reasons than I have been able to give, and the cause is served just as well." -Mr. HM Seervai, Preface to the 1st ed., Constitutional Law of India.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Impiety of a Supreme Court Judgment

The Supereme Court of India has recently came lashing down on a Union Minister, Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh for no reason other than being insensitive to the farmers of Vidarbha. (Please read an earlier post on this here). the language used by the SC was so strong that any slef respecting person would have resigned a public post. But then propriety is the last thing expected of a politician in our nation. If he is not resigning, one would genuinely expect that the team leader will sense the signals and would show him the door. Instead, Mr. Manmohan Singh in the recent cabinet reshuffle gave Vilasrao Deshmukh the key portfolio of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.

P Sainath has saracstically mentioned this act of the Prime Minister as the Lurch of the Lemmings in a piece written on 28/1/11.

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