I know I’m not regular these days in writing. It’s not like I’m not getting time. The situation is totally different these days. Actually I don't want to write on something which doesn’t gives satisfaction to me. But today, I’m going to write. I don't want to sit ideal anymore.
These days, there are a lot of uncertainties in the political arena. The breaking news is that the Trinamool Congress has withdrawn the support from the UPA government. All the ministers belonging to the Trinamool Congress will submit their resignation on Friday. This step was taken in protest of the price hike of diesel and removal of the subsidy from the LPG cylinders along with the green signal to the FDI in the retail sector. This has created a political turmoil for the Congress led UPA government. Mamata Banerjee has said that the Congress party wasn’t giving the due respect to the Trinamool Congress.
I think this is not due to the internal war between both the parties. It’s due to the effect of the recent decisions the UPA government took on the fuel price and FDI. I have observed that Mamata Banerjee is pro-people leader. She always pressurise the government about not to increase the prices of anything because it will hurt the pocket of the common man. But sometimes, it becomes difficult for any government or political party to take any decision. The oil companies were suffering the loss of Rs 20,300 crores before the diesel price hike and the cut of subsidized LPG cylinders. Sometimes we have to face the effect of the hard decisions. Mamata Banerjee has forgotten that the oil prices are not determined by the Indian government. It’s regulated by the international market.
It’s true that the FDI in the retail sector is going to hamper the local community very much. To an extent, I agree on this point. But it’s too early to say anything. The bill has to be passed in the Parliament about the FDI. It’s still a proposal. Government is saying that it’s going to generate more jobs in the retail industry but the business community across the country is saying that it’s going to force them to shutter down their shops. Actually, the ill fame of Wal Mart is playing a crucial role in this. Wal Mart is notorious in cleaning out the local traders. But right now, we have to wait and watch.
All I can say is that the coming days are really going to be tough for UPA government. Many allies of the Congress in the UPA are saying that they won’t allow the FDI in the states where they are ruling. On the political front, a lot of things are going to happen. I don't know whether they are going to be good one or the bad one. Just hoping for the best.