A brilliant piece by Pratap Bhanu Mehta.
He presents a full set of events when we were silent and India’s government was busy destroying everything under the sun:
First, the UPA came for the roads sector. They destroyed contracting. They slowed down road construction. They left highways half built. We did not speak out. After all, the only reason the NDA could have started the golden quadrilateral is because they wanted to spread Hindutva.
Next, they came for the airline sector. They let Air India suck more money from taxpayers. They let bad regulation destroy the private sector. They let crony banking sustain bad bets. They ensured India would never be an aviation hub. We did not speak out. After all, flying is what birds do, not humans. Besides, aviation is bad for climate change.
Then they came for the power sector. …
And it goes on to cover agriculture, industry inflation etc etc..
Superlative stuff. Why were we silent? Is it that we are too tolerant a society or just that people have exited from governance as Prof AS pointed in his super article?