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Difference between an Idiot and a Politician

25 May

An idiot would not give an interview like this.

As Falstaff says:

It would be hilarious that a cretin like this is the minister for education, if it weren't so incredibly tragic.

Here's the question I wish Karan Thapar had asked Singh: If there's no point debating something after it's been passed by the parliament because then it's a given, and there's no point discussing future actions of parliament because the issues are still being looked into and no final decision has been reached, then when exactly are public issues to be discussed? Or can we take it that public debate is no longer a luxury that the Government of India wishes to engage in?

Actually, Karan Thapar's approach was to put Arjun singh on the spot, and thereby show him up for the fool that he is. Sample this question:

Regardless of whether there is a need or not, the decision is taken and it is a closed chapter?

Followed by:

You mean India is not a modern society and therefore can't claim to be treated as one?

And:

Am I then to understand that regardless of the case that is made against reservations in terms of need, regardless of the case that has been made against reservations in terms of efficacy, regardless of the case that has been made against reservations in terms of Jawaharlal Nehru, you remain committed to extending reservations to the OBCs.

And of course:

So, in other words, we are manitaining a veil of secrecy and the very people who are concerned…

Do read the full interview here.

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Posted by on May 25, 2006 in Life, Links

 

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