Gujarat: BJP wins, but...
Considering that the BJP was expecting a thumping majority in Gujarat — Congress-mukt Gujarat if not India, the Congress winning 80 seats out of 182 is a jolt to the BJP. It is not that people had faith in promises made by the Congress. BJP’s anti-common man policies have played a role in Congress’ gains.
Whatever the BJP believes is good for the country is proving to be a source of harassment to common people, including senior citizens. Forcing Aadhaar on people is an example. Demonetisation and GST are other causes of losing faith in the BJP. Rahul Gandhi must now prove his ability to run the party successfully, learning from mistakes of Congress in the past, and follow Indira Gandhi’s policies and thinking — modifying them with the changed times in Indian political scene.
B-49, Gulmohar Park,
New Delhi-110 049
Control price rise
There has been ubated rise in prices of foodstuff and other essential commodities alongside hoarding and black marketing, with the result that common people, salaried persons and peasants have become dreadfully pauperised. The State government has completely failed to control the price level which has made the life of common man most difficult. I hope it is not too late for the government to re-examine the issue and avert the crisis.
Millions of our countrymen are living in sub-human conditions. The government does not take the people into confidence on any vital issue concerning their lives. It is also wholly wrong to say that increase in wages of employees are in any way responsible for inflatiory pressure.
In the present circumstances, it has been found that the tiol policies are aimed more at the welfare of the productive process than at the welfare of the people.
Without scuttling the basic political and economic structure which the government of the day has been building for the last few years, it is not possible to hold the price line. I do hope, considering all aspects of this mecing problem and the situation that has already arisen out of it, the State Food & Civil Supplies Department should immediately move in the matter. If the government does not do so, we shall have no end of difficulties later on.