Monday, November 27, 2006

Indian parliamentarians having nothing better to do ?

Looks like members of the Indian parliament have nothing better to do. There was actually news reports that in parliament, the issue of the performance of the Indian cricket team was discussed. This is incredible. What a waste of national money. To keep parliament in session takes almost a small army of workers and enough budget to help A LOT of needy families.
So in the time when member of the Indian parliament could have been discussion as to why China is ahead of India in terms of attracting funds from its diaspora and from others, as to why farmers are committing suicide, etc, they are actually spending time discussing cricket. We would laught if it was not such a serious issue.
Cricket is a game controlled by the BCCI, which is not affliated to the government. Even though cricket is a game loved by a huge percentage of the nation's citizens, it is not the only game. If they needed to have a discussion, they could discuss as to why it is a national shame that India, the world's second most populous country, cannot build good infrastructure and a good set of administrators who can make sure that we consistently produce world-beaters in various sports. While on the subject of cricket, this was a perfect occasion to bring other issues in the discussion such as why the favourite of a particular region was discriminated against, and so on. Incredible. I will not debate the merits or demerits of Saurav Ganguly's current abilities, but for a member of the Indian parliament to plead his case in the middle of the Indian parliament is downright outrageous.

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posted by Ashish Agarwal @ 11:27 AM