Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Laloo pulled a fast one on the nation

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has exploded the "Laloo-Railways success story" myth. This blog had its reservations and they have been proved true now with the CAG report on the Indian Railways. Laloo was upto to his old tricks of fooling the people like he did in Bihar, except the CAG (which always does a remarkable job) exposed the real reasons.
A politician who made his fortune by robbing fodder off bovines has chronic moral issues. His tenure as Bihar's chief minister saw the state's progress dip continually southwards. And since losing his hold over Bihar he went all hyper in appeasing the Muslims, holding rallies with Osama lookalikes, completely belying all responsibilities of a politician, supporting SIMI, trying to seek moral sanction to it's actions with dubious arguments, declaring Muslim youth charged of terrorism as innocents before the law had even taken its course. His act as a stand-up comic during the trust vote debate was completely bereft of any serious argument or contribution to the discussion. He took liberal digs at serious politicians who hold the parliament in extremely high regard. With a legacy like that, it would be a miracle if Laloo actually did any good to the nation.

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