ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

A+| A| A-

Calcutta Diary

AM A PARLIAMENTARY democracy without a parliamentary opposition can be a bit of a disaster. The goings on in our apology of a parliament in the just concluded session have borne witness to this sombre fact of life. Great moral issues were involved, issues which affect the nation's fundamentals. The opposition, each day, merely parroted what the newspapers said; something got subtracted in transmission, but nothing was added. Shoddy homework, a total absence of both initiative and imagination, horseplay when intense application was called for, and the government got off much more lightly than it had a right to expect or had actually expected.

Dear reader,

To continue reading, become a subscriber.

Explore our attracive subscription offers.

Click here


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top