Economic� Times dated 07-05-2013.
Sen :� Tell MPs about death due to
inaction – Food Bill in Parliament.
imbalanced article by the Nobel �price
winner Dr Sen is disappointing if not frustrating assuming that his views are
not politically �motivated! �Dr. Sen also appears to endorse the PM as a
good economist capable of understanding that if food bill is not passed� it can cause �deaths! Certainly Yes! Absolutely no dispute!
What stood in the way of the PM for last 10 years from initiating the process
of food security, which is certainly at the top of the list of priorities for
any politician, particularly when he should have reached the end of the list accomplishing each ! If innocence is a reason then it only goes to show that just
having honesty, integrity and education (knowledge)� cannot deliver!. It also require will,
dedication, interaction and leadership! We are forgetting that by continuing as PM in
the company of a sizable number of criminals , the old saying “ man is
known by the company he keeps” can be modified or rewritten like the affidavit
of CBI which is the hottest of all news today. The PM would have been held in
an Aura and dignity if� he had
relinquished his position when he realized that the going is not right!!� This is my personal view in consideration of
the impeccable nature he possessed! He could perhaps have done much more good,
from outside rather than from inside the government,� like Dr. Sen.
Sen appears to be focused �just on his
subject like a blind folded ox going round and round an oil mill (chakky), �and not �on realities on the ground! Does he forget
that every minister and for that matter every elected representative is duty
bound by oath to take care of the people’s interest and to protect them with
particular emphasize to poverty alleviation!�
In fact each of them come to power, over the last 65 years by promising
to give them freedom from poverty and hunger! In fact it appears that the MPs
and MLAs and so on do not want to eradicate poverty lest they lose their
opportunity to promise to the people that good days will dawn for them, at every
elections! The emphasize on poverty alleviation and the stories about them seem
to be used as lullabies at the time of elections to the poor ultimately paving
the way for rich becoming richer and the poor poorer!
have said above Dr Sen’s view as imbalanced and perhaps politically motivated.� It was/is believed that there cannot be smoke
without fire and vice versa. I would like to present as a corollary to Dr.
Sen’s view thus:
the light of innumerable scams of enormous magnitude it only translates in oo
the facts that millions could have been saved from deaths, hunger and poverty
had the MPs and others used the funds and did their duties which they opted
for� consistent with the oath taken at
the time of becoming ministers! We (India)would certainly have been free from
starvation deaths had there been no� scams! Need for a food bill
and the ruckus in the parliament would never have been a subject of discussion
and passing!. On the contrary I would support Dr. Sen’s views �by further emphasizing that those ( MPs and
ministers…) involved in scams should be charged with murdering millions by
depriving them of food security. Sorry if I am misunderstood! Why Dr. Sen not make a reference about this is quite intriguing!!