Nuclear Numbers

The Nuclear non-deal is quickly making the UPA (or whatever is left of it) a nuclear family. The N-deal might well be the costliest blunder for the Congress party, specifically. It badly underestimated the Left, and despite Amar…er.. Mulayam Singh’s reassurances, July 22 will likely be its Fall Day.

First, two interesting reports:

Countdown UPA: 4 MPs give Cong the headache: Their pound of flesh and all the assorted jazz.

JD(S) unlikely to support UPA in trust vote: Deve Gowda’s party has exactly 3 MPs, of which one is a “rebel” MP who will vote against.

As a consequence,

No regrets if Govt falls, save N-deal: Rahul: An amazingly idiotic way of being prepared to/assured of certain defeat in the trust vote. If the government falls, who the fuck will save the deal, and how? By the way, he offers some homemade nuggets on leadership:

“I also believe that you need guts to do it. I appreciate it. I would tell him (PM) to take the risk again, again and again. That is leadership.”

This is the mettle of the Prime Minister in waiting…

Amid this din, where is She who hath sacrificed her everything four years ago? She, who was described as the “third most powerful woman” on this planet?

And what is Rahul Gandhi’s place in the grand scheme of things?

5 comments for “Nuclear Numbers

  1. July 21, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Thanks. :O

  2. raghu
    July 21, 2008 at 3:20 PM

    PI, Thanks for the link..

    This is the trend in Andhra TV channels now-a-days. They take a popular song from a movie and apply that to a cartoon to create a parody.

    The first Sentence is “A Small Jhalak!” (I assume you understand what a jhalak is)
    Second reads “Rahul Gandhi is the future PM of India”
    Next the banner contains “Rahul Gandhi Jindabad”

    Then the Bhajan starts with:
    ” You got Rajayogam today..
    You got good days today..”

    “Rajadhiraja (King of Kings), Veeradhi veera (braver than the bravest) – we bow to you..
    One crore Suns can’t equal you..

    … ”

    At the end the Mic says something like:
    “Kid likes your praises..
    Keep all this equipment safe
    You will need them to praise the next generation.”

  3. July 18, 2008 at 10:10 PM

    I had never thought such a day will dawn when I will support the Manmohan Singh led UPA government, but circumstances force me to do so. If nothing I will have the satisfaction of seeing the dour, unsmiling Chinese (not so secret) agent Prakash Karat get a bloody nose.

    All said and done, the nuclear deal is good for India, and considering how the BJP has painted itself into a corner by opposing the deal, when NDA comes to power again they will find it difficult to operationalise the deal without losing credibility in the process. I think even the BJP will be relieved if Congress operationalises the deal. Besides anti Americanism doesn’t come naturally to BJP’s core support base.

    I think BJP should allow this government to remain in power for the few remaining months it has left. They will become more and more unpopular due to rising prices, which will be advantage BJP. If the government falls, Congress can claim moral high ground and sympathy votes. That won’t happen if the government wins the trust vote, and stays on in power further bungling the economy. Rains have failed in Maharashtra, and the effect will be evident on food prices during winter and subsequently.

    During winter months, Sonia Gandhi may well be left doing a Marie Antoinette on the starving masses of the country.

  4. July 18, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Hi Sandeep,

    Sending you a link pl see this is in response to the “…And what is Rahul Gandhi’s place in the grand scheme of things?: Nuclear Number.


    here is the link:

    I do not know Telgu, so do not know what is being said but by video could make out what it is all about. In case u know Telgu,kindly translate that for me, video gels well with an old post of mine “license to Govern”


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