Date: 02 Aug 2012


In a message dated 02/08/2012 11:41:42 GMT Daylight Time, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ The departing power minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has all but confirmed the media speculation that someone went over his head to allow UP to overdraw from the grid. He has publicly said that the PM authorized UP. This means the direction could only have come from Sonia Gandhi. >\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ > Manmohan Singh is said to be 'unhappy' over Shinde's disclosure. But Shinde has done a service to the nation. >\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX > >\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ > On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 9:30 PM, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: > > August 1, 2012\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ > > 'Overdrawing' occurs because there is power capacity shortage verging on famine. There is shortage because for over a decade the UPA Government has done nothing to build the infrastructure. At best the Government is managing scarcity by rationing power. There is no margin. Technically speaking this is a very different problem from maintaining the stability of a power network. What India has today is a dysfunctional power network to go with a dysfunctional government that runs like the domestic staff of one feudal family. >\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ > Suspicions have been voiced in the media that Sonia G put pressure on the power minister to allow UP to overdraw just to keep the SP happy whose support is vital for the UPA. There is no need for such conspiracy theories-- incompetence is enough to explain the disaster. >\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ > This famine situation was predictable and predicted but the UPA Government in which ministers are picked not for their competence but their acceptability to Sonia Gandhi are unfit to run a modern state. To take just one example, what competence has Sushil Kumar Shinde demonstrated to run the nation's power grid? Or his successor Moily for that matter? she picks ministers the way one picks domestic servants. And they in turn think and act like domestic servants. (Remember Pratibha Patil, who practically worked like Sonia's kitchen maid and was elevated to the presidency?)\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ > > India is a soft state, and only the citizens of such a state would place their fate in the hands of someone like Sonia Gandhi who has repeatedly shown that she cares more for family and friends than she does for the nation.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ > > The problem with power famine is technical and the solution has also to be technical. It can be done as Narendra Modi has demonstrated in Gujarat. But in Delhi technically knowledgeable people have no voice-- it is economists like (Montek Singh Ahluwalia), bureaucrats and pseudo-intellectuals looking for political sponsorship that talk like experts on everything. >\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ > The public space is occupied by 'public intellectuals' (like Amartya Sen and his little minions) waxing eloquent over things that have no bearing on the national or public welfare. When was the last time anyone saw an intelligent discussion or debate on the power famine on national television? >\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ > Where is Manmohan Singh in all this? Nowhere. That pathetic old man was known as the leader of the most corrupt government ever, and to that one may add also the most incompetent. In reality, he is nothing but the senior most domestic servant in the 10 Janpath household. His supposed 'personal virtue' means nothing in a public servant. Every harem keeper can make the same claim-- that he is personally chaste no matter what goes on inside. >\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ > And where is Rahul? Fiddling as usual as the nation sizzles. > > \\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ================================================================== 000000000 \\\\ >