Friday, May 22, 2009
Not a smooth transition to new government
It seemed this time it would be a smooth transition to the new government after the election result but the scene has changed now with the DMK announcing that it will support the government at the center from outside if it’s demands are not being met.
With the swearing in ceremony of Dr. Manmohan Singh as Prime minister and other 19 cabinet ministers, it has become clear that Congress wants to have only those ministers in the Cabinet who have a clear image and are loyal towards it.
But at the same time the bargaining process is on between DMK chief M. Karunanidhi and Congress whereby DMK chief Karunanidhi is pressing demand on congress to provide atleast eight berths in the cabinet and ministry of state.It seems to be a tough task for him as he has to think not only about his heir apparent but also the senior ministers like T R Baalu and A Raja. He is in a mess now as he has to satisfy his family members as well as the senior leaders.
Karunanidhi also seems to be thinking about his next generation as he wants to secure his children’s, Azagiri and Kanimozhi’s future after his end. This is why he may have taken the flight back to Chennai but had kept the option open by leaving A. Raja here for attending the swearing in ceremony.
By all this it becomes very clear that DMK chief is not thinking about running the country instead he is thinking about his personal gains. Is running the country a bargaining process.......? Will such ministers who think only about themselves and their family gains be given the power to govern the country.....? Will our country's fate depend on such selfish people who believe in give the berths in cabinet and take the support i.e give and take policy and don't see the repurcussions of that. If they don't get the support of Congress it's very well known that Jayalalithaa's government will come up in Tamil Nadu and the consequence of it i need not tell.
Till now Manmohan Singh seems to be taking the right decision by inducting only those into cabinet who are having the clear image and no negative records against them. Over that he also has some of the previous chief miisters in his cabinet who definetely have the experience and will help towards giving good governance to the country......
So, now one thing is to be seen whether Manmohan Singh will agree to DMK's wailing for portfolios or will it be steadfast on giving good governance to the country.. So let's wait and keep a watch on the political drama.......