Indian democracy seems to be passing through a tough time. Hardly a day passes without commotion, if one talks about the current political scenario prevailing in the country. Be it the recently settled Indo China border conflict or the resignation of Railway minister, the country is witnessing unruly scenes, almost on a daily basis.
In the latest case in this regard, the main opposition party, the BJP has set a condition that it will not allow the passage of bills until the law minister Ashwani Kumar and railways minister Pawan Kumar Bansal are removed from their constitutional posts.
The Congress meanwhile is finding itself in a tight spot due to the tough stand adopted by the opposition as the fate of National Food Security Bill and Land Acquisition Bill hangs in balance, until the time, the opposition mends its ways.
In the BJP parliamentary meeting chaired by Lal Krishan Advani, it was decided that the party will seek time from Lok Sabha speaker to prevent the ruling party to rush through these two vital bills. Gopinath Mundae, the Deputy leader of BJP in Lok Sabha made the intentions of the party clear when he pointed out that the party will not participate in any discussions till both the minsters are either not removed or terminated. The hasty passing of bills without any proper discussion would also not be allowed at any cost, as per Gopinath Mundae.
Both key minsters of ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) are in the eye of storm that has made life difficult for the ruling coalition. While Pawan Kumar Bansal is in news because of his nephew who was caught in a bribery scandal, the law minster has been caught in the twists and turns of the Colgate issue.
Munde even blamed the ruling party of trying to pass off the bills in haste. He pointed out that the government had tried to pass the Food Security Bill in the din that prevailed because of the commotion of the Indo China conflict and the Colgate scandal that is making news these days.
Infact, BJP has set conditions for passing of these vital bills. Gopinath Mundae pointed out that only if Pawan Bansal and Ashwani Kumar resign, will the bills will see the light of the day. He claimed that whole opposition is united on the issue and will not allow passage of bills, until the ministers resign.
Meanwhile, intellectuals among the political clan are raising questions on the credibility of the opposition and intentions of the government on this prevailing commotion. Irrespective of the party which is ruling, it has become a common practice to disallow the passage of vital bills until the political aspirations of leaders are not satisfied.
The ruling clan of India and the opposition alike forget that passage of vital bills as Food Security Bill and Land Acquisition Bill is quite essential for healthy growth of our democracy. It is high time that our leadership and those in responsible positions in opposition rise above their political aspirations and help the country prosper and grow. Only then will the true worth of being the biggest democracy in the world will be realized.