Friday, March 27, 2009

A lesson before voting

If history is any lesson on the relationship between academic qualification and efficient political leadership/management in India then Shashi Tharoor must definitely not be voted in at Thiruvananthapuram. An example that comes to mind on the inverse relationship that exists between academic qualification and management skills is the ridiculously well-qualified yet utterly disappointing manager of our nation, our prime minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh. This is a good article which highlights the poor performance of the UPA government. However, it still doesn't mention the increasing budget deficit that has been a Manmohan Singh speciality since he's taken on the role of PM. This article predicts a staggering fiscal deficit that is 6.4% of GDP. I wished to highlight these facts about our performance during Manmohan Singh's leadership because I was shocked to find how ignorant some of these educated bloggers are, and how empty of facts their arguments are for bringing a party back into power(It turns out the so called arguments he has provided too are unreferenced and copy-pasted from here. Of course that Shashi Tharoor made these arguments doesn't impress me any further. It only detracts from his value) Coming back to what I intended to say, although Shashi Tharoor should not be voted in based on history, I am more inclined to leave history aside because ultimately it is common sense that educated leaders are more capable leaders than illiterate ones and I do want to encourage educated men to participate in the administration of our country. So with this end in mind I would vote for Shashi Tharoor. His intentions are sincere, but so were Manmohan's. So one must hope that if he is voted into power, he can do a better job with the implementation.Among other such cheerful developments, the charming JPN has decided that politics cannot be cleansed of corruption by sitting outside of it. Yay!


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Anonymous said...

You are nothing but a closet Hindutva fanatic! Manmohan has done a fine job!

Karthik Sivaramakrishnan said...

@Anon: :) Evidence for both statements please?

p.s: I won't harm you by sending over my Hindutva men! :p You can give your ID :)

BVN said...

"First the illiterate yet extremely successful leader of the Indian railway ministry"

- Are you talking about Lalu here?

The man with multiple college degrees who came up through JP's socialist circles?

Did you call him an illiterate?

Ofcourse its your opinion, but you can't have your own facts.

Karthik Sivaramakrishnan said...

@BVN: I stand corrected on that. I gather he has a law degree. But that's the only one I could find. What are the multiple degrees?

BVN said...

Other than LLB, I guess he has 2 BAs. One is sociology, not sure abt the other one.

Thanks for correcting, I'm seeing too many people calling everyone other than Tharoor illiterate :)