After putting on a disgraceful show in Parliament resulting in the expulsion of 25 of its 44 MPs, including Gaurav Gogoi and Sushmita Deb from Assam, the Congress high command is now taking a high moral ground about what it calls the ‘murder of democracy’. Congress leaders are saying there will be no compromise until the rendra Modi government accepts their pre-condition to sack Exterl Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and the BJP chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh over the Lalit Modi controversy and Vyapam scam. While these are serious issues that needed thorough debate, the disruptive tactics by the Congress reveals its moral bankruptcy after having overseen the scam-ridden second innings of the UPA regime. At the back of its mind, does the Congress high command fear the knowing public of laughing at ‘the pot calling the kettle black’? However, the party seems to be acting with a definite political agenda, however ‘negative, destructive and anti-development’ it may appear to the BJP. After all, if critical reform legislations of the NDA government are stonewalled now, chances are that the country’s economy will not get an impetus before 2019, when the next Lok Sabha elections are due. So to avoid playing into the Congress’ hands, the Modi government may have to think seriously about how to deliver on its pre-election promise of ‘more governce, less government’. Apart from repealing redundant laws, it may do well to throw away various regulations that stifle free enterprise and productive work in the country.
Holding Parliament to ransom