Please give credit where due!

I have always held our FM in high esteem because unlike most other politicians, he intentionally shies away from political brawls and street fights.

I was disappointed that during his latest budget speech, he took a dig, on more than one occasion, at the previous NDA government while listing the achievements of the present administration. While it is perfectly ok to blow your trumpet (even if you do not fully deserve the credit), it certainly did not behoove a person of the stature of P Chidambaram to totally discount the contribution of his predecessor in laying the foundation for the performance of the UPA Government.

It is all the more surprising when he refers to himself and Shri Manmohan Singh (on earlier occasions) as the architects of the Liberalised India without mentioning the stellar contribution of Shri PV Narasimha Rao, who can be inarguably termed as one of the best PMs this country ever had.

I was really shocked when he mentioned the guidance of the late Rajiv Gandhi in the context of Asian Games of 1982 at New Delhi (whereas he is known to have only supervised the completion of arrangements of the event) while the credit should fully go to Smt Indira Gandhi who was the PM then. Some lapse of memory, perhaps!

It is also quite frustrating to see the FM distinctly mentioning the contribution (whatever that was) of Smt Sonia Gandhi (not by her name though!!) in his opening address.

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2 Comments

  1. ttsambandam said,

    March 1, 2007 at 7:03 am

    IT IS INEVITABLE IN THIS PRESENT STATE OF POLITICS WHEN OPPOSITION ALWAYS MAKE ADVERSE REMARKS ON EACH AND EVERY ISSUE.

  2. badrirag said,

    March 1, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Dear Shri Sambandam,

    yes it is probably acceptable from an ordinary politician but certainly a surprise from someone of the stature of PC.


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