Don't know if there is enough interest for this, but worth a thread i guess with the current central government going through a period of turmoil, The Anna Hazare movement being recent and state elections coming in 5 crucial states next year.
Was the first time i could vote the last time, and voted for the Congress party. And what a waste of votes and a failure the UPA - 2 government has been.:facepalm:
Failed on Economic policies with food inflation at a ridiculous 12% since 2009 almost consistently. Been about 40 promises by the ministers including the PM and the FM that it will come down in 2/3 months time and still continuing. And the excuse has been that we can't do anything because of global situation, festival season blah blah blah.....
To add to this the growth is reducing, and even the industry leaders like Azim Premji, Deepak Parekh are saying that there is a policy paralysis in the government. Not to forget the weakening rupee to the dollar getting to ridiculous levels and fuel prices almost doubling as a result.
Now coming to national security, the government has failed spectacularly again. Right from trying to be too friendly with Pakistan too soon after 26/11 to Digvijay Singh making statements supporting terrorist it has been a disgrace. What's more is that the new investigation agency made that was supposed to be flagship to deal with terror after 26/11, has barely any staff and is operating from a mall. There have been numerous attacks and nobody seems to be caught either, let alone the attacks prevented and the excuse everytime is that we live in troubled area in troubled times and not much we can do.
But by far the biggest failure has been dealing with corruption(and that is saying something considering everything else has been a failure too.) Right from the CWG,Cash for Votes, 2G, KG, Adarsh, Air India etccc.... the government and the biggest ministers has been hauled up for irregularities and losses time and again by the Supreme Court to the chief auditor CAG. MP's and even a cabinet minister is in jail, and the government and it's agencies have been seemed to be doing the best to save them using the CBI.
The prime minister Manmohan Singh(who is probably the worst Prime minister since independence and a puppet) has given excuses right from "I don't have a magic wand to deal with corruption which has become a reality of life" to "Coalition compulsions".
And instead of dealing with corruption strongly and putting in measures in place the government seems to be giving the impression that it is more interested in muzzling any opposition on this account, make statements and actions to save those it wants too, Weaken instruments like Judicial intervention,CAG and even the Media, bring about token weak acts like it's version of Lokpal bill("Joke"pal as it was called) and also try and weaken what has been it's biggest achievement RTI act by trying to remove institutions like CBI and even other things from it's purview after it has got caught.
In short AFAIC, has been one of the worst governments(if not the worst) and would be better if it falls right now rather than carrying on as a lame duck government which it has become half way through it's term. The alternatives don't seem that better but can't be any worse and a government falling on corruption grounds would strengthen Indian democracy in the long run. But if it carries on, gosh expect a period of uncertainty and probably the Judiciary getting more and more involved to fill the vacuum caused due to the policy paralysis and the lack of decision making in this lame duck over confident government.