UPA’s Report Card

Is it too early to give a report card on the performance of the UPA non-government for its entire term? I’m not talking about the secularly-certified report cards and approval ratings that the media gives year after year to the UPA. It’s the report card of two broad categories of people. The aam aadmi and the class of people who were reprimanded by our Prime Minister "to cut down on their spending."

This report card is way before the actual examinations slated to occur within a year. Not that it’ll matter to the UPA. If the 2009 verdict throws up enough numbers on the side of the crooks, we’ll have another UPA.

The report card begins with the Congress party’s delusion that the aam aadmi slogan really worked. Four years down, nobody remembers NREGs, nobody cares about the choke-taxes–does anybody know where the education cess money went to?–and perhaps the greatest state-sponsored loot of all time–SEZ. The net result is uncontrollable inflation. However, all these fade to nothingness when you look at what the UPA has managed in just about a year.

From its sinister obstinacy over the nuclear deal to its practice of pornographic politics to its bend-over stance on national security to its slaughter-the-society school of justice to its members who revel in consuming ever-increasing quantities of muck everyday, the UPA has achieved in a year what the Congress party attempted to achieve for about five decades.

So here’s the report card.

PARAMETER Score (1-10)
National Security -1
Governance Invalid parameter
Economy 0
Secularism 10
Upliftment of aam aadmi Aam Aadmi undefined
Education 0
Healthcare Invalid parameter
Foreign Policy Refer to score for the same parameter in the U.S. report card.

If India Shining didn’t quite shine, Aam Aadmi took out the fuse.

6 comments for “UPA’s Report Card

  1. A
    August 17, 2008 at 5:43 PM

    No, I think it should be p-secularism rather than secularism. I do not think everyone knows in India that the form of secularism practised is actually p-secularism and there is a need to drive that point home. In fact, the score will change depending on what term you use:
    p-secularism: 10 and secularism: -10

  2. Sandeep
    August 15, 2008 at 5:02 AM


    Agree but it’ll be a tie with national security, at -1. On a relative scale of importance, national security is higher than education.

    Both parameters you mentioned fall under the broad category of Economy.

  3. August 14, 2008 at 8:45 PM

    I would add two more parameters – inclusive growth and agricultural reforms. I would rate them as -5 each. Reasons: reservations and waivers, that too twice!!

  4. kundan kumar
    August 14, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    Difficult to agree on the education parameter. UPA has done enough damage to the education sector to get a neutral 0, it should also get negative marks.

  5. August 14, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    No, its secularism in the Indian context, which we all know has a slanted meaning.

  6. A
    August 14, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    hey, should that be secularism or p-secularism?

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