At the daylong samvad baithak of Congress Working Committee members and union ministers at Surajkund, Singh was learnt to have drawn attention to the fact that a section of Muslims were becoming “more belligerent”. His strong observation created a buzz in Congress circles, sources present in Surajkund said.
The baithak otherwise remained focused on ways to ensure better cohesion between government and party, and discussed the setting up of a “coordination committee” with three sub-groups on specific issues.
Issues like the party’s stand on coalition politics and Telangana etc., were left for discussion at a “chintan shivir” likely to be held in January. Some leaders did, however, ask the party leadership to take note of the rise of regional players, and respond to “regional aspirations” to counter their influence.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi asked the party and government to understand each other’s compulsions. They needed to work “cohesively together” to ensure a renewed mandate from the people, she is learnt to have said.
Let us wait and see if the "coordination committees" hobble the Government or actually help the party wake up.
That Digvijaya Singh is talking about green terror is an eyeopener. Be it saffron or green terror is terror. Many terror outfits enjoyed the patronage of different ruling parties both at the centre and state. We have been following the policy of divide and rule and today we are paying the price for it. We will have to go to the root cause of mushrooming terror outfits. It is not always ideology-many a time it is because of lack of education and employment opportunities. The government is harping on reservation-reservation alone is not enough-the social fabric of the society has to change. Till the we will have disgruntled elements who give vent to their feelings by joining terror outfits. Our social structure has to change all communities should be part of the maistream.
The UPA conclave is skirting the main issue of corruption and crony capitalism which is the bane of the nation depriving millions of what is rightfully theirs : natural habitats, health, education and basic necessities of water, food and hygeine. These are sacrificed at the alter of GDP and "growth" of money in the hands of the privileged few. When corruption is rooted out, quality of public works on which the taxpayers money is being spent will improve dramatically as then shoddy work is not covered up for mutual comfort. This is UPA's last chance to mend their arrogant ways.
Most important issue of our times is corruption in higher govt places; nobody should be surprised that not a word about this issue was uttered in the meeting,the whole gang of looters from Sonia to the newbie ministers are standing in a sea of graft upto their eyeballs.....what a sham!!!