Thursday, September 20, 2012

Would the President apologise?

The British deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg has apologised to the British public because he could not keep up his electoral promise not to hike tuition fees. He has also undertaken not to make any promise in future which he cannot keep up.

Our present President, Pranab Mukherjee when he was the Finance Minister assured the parliament that the government would not go in for FDI in multi-brand retail before evolving a consensus among all political parties. This promise stands broken.

The president has only two decent options: 1)He may advise the Union Government to abide by the promise or 2)He may tender an apology to the parliament for his inability to deliver on his own commitment.

Is it prudery to expect decency?

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