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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Sonia Gandhi resigns as MP! And Many More Resignations To Follow.

Sorry for my long silence . We must be humble though to acknowledge that the world does not stop for us.

Meanwhile, India's political scene is quite heated up as several MPs are caught in a "conflict of interest" issue for holding offices of profit while being a MP?

Here, earning some income is not an issue as MPs have other sources of funds. Some MPs just want to continue with their old institutions or their supporters want them to stay on so that they can benefit from their (MPs') association.

Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, who declined the Prime Minister's position for reasons best known to her, is also caught in this spiral and had to resign.

May be, there will be several by-elections taking place soon -- leading to some important changes in political allignments and power structures.

In any case, this one event is of great significance to Indian democracy which is indeed maturing as every day passes! This is encouraging.


  • Sacrificing and Resigning has become fashion statement now. It only brings more popularity. I wanted to illustrate this in a hypothetical news item from future.

    By Blogger Sujai, at 3:36 AM  

  • Mrs. Gandhi saved the Cogress and the country of much embarrasment both within and outside the country. At least in future, such a blatant disrespect -- holding offices of profit while being a MP -- to the Constitution and democratic practices will not be repeated.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:54 AM  

  • Congress always claims that Sonia made two sacrifices:
    1-She gave up primeministership to Mr. manmohan singh.
    She very well understands that it is better to be a kingmaker rather than a king. Probably she had example of Balasaheb Thakaray before her as ideal.
    2- She gave up MP and NAC post.
    When important budget session was abruptly wound up it was obviously to save her but since there was lot of hallagulla she had no choice but to resign. Yah she was smart enough to expose opposition of double standards.
    No one else will resign. In fact those who wanted to resign were told to hold on.All political leaders are shameless.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:37 AM  

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