Monday, February 04, 2013

How to measure government's performance?

Manish Tewari, the honourable minister says in an interview to The Economic Times: "There are five parameters to measure a government's performance: Political stability, social cohesion, internal security, economic development and foreign policy". Governance does not matter!

The minister adds, "On each of these parameters, nine years of UPA have given substantive direction to this country". Apparently the means do not matter. Purchase MPs and ensure political stability. Play one group of people against another and provide social cohesion. Irrespective of internal insecurity and slackening economic development, make contrary claims . Make foreign policy as confusing as possible and try to claim the moral highground.

Lawyers are at times professionally required to defend the indefensible. Lawyer-politicians are always under this compulsion.

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