25 crore for your vote!

With theatrics in the Indian parliament at an all time high today, I thought I should write a piece expressing my astonishment and anger.

I was shocked by the scenes in the Lok Sabha of opposition MPs waving bundles of cash at the Treasury benches. By doing so, confirming that the UPA did everything it could to buy votes for the confidence motion. I also want to make it clear that I don’t limit my comments just to the UPA, the simple fact is that they’re all at it.

The next time I have to sit through a speech from an Indian politican about the strength of democracy in India, I’ll be sure to remind them of their glorious day today. I hope their heads hang in shame.

You can’t be at the cusp of economic greatness and resort to such naked profligacy at the heart of the world’s largest democracy.

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~ by vikaspota on July 22, 2008.

 
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