Sack Jairam Ramesh! by Rajinder Puri SignUp
Boloji.com
Boloji
Home Kabir Poetry Blogs BoloKids Writers Contribute Search Contact Site Map Gift Shop Advertise RSS Login Register
Boloji
Channels

In Focus

Analysis
Cartoons
Education
Environment
Going Inner
Opinion
Photo Essays

Columns

A Bystander's Diary
Business
My Word
PlainSpeak
Random Thoughts

Our Heritage

Architecture
Astrology
Ayurveda
Buddhism
Cinema
Culture
Dances
Festivals
Hinduism
History
People
Places
Sikhism
Spirituality
Vastu
Vithika

Society & Lifestyle

Family Matters
Health
Parenting
Perspective
Recipes
Society
Teens
Women

Creative Writings

Book Reviews
Ghalib's Corner
Humor
Individuality
Literary Shelf
Love Letters
Memoirs
Musings
Quotes
Ramblings
Stories
Travelogues
Workshop

Computing

CC++
Computing Articles
Flash
Internet Security
Java
Linux
Networking
My Word Share This Page
Sack Jairam Ramesh!
by Rajinder Puri Bookmark and Share
 

Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh while in Beijing on Saturday spoke to the media. He described the policies of India ’s Home Minister as “alarmist” and “paranoid” towards China’s companies. He was referring to the Indian government’s decision to bloc entry in certain sectors to a Chinese telecom company, Hua-wei, owned by the People’s Liberation Army that had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Taliban government headed by Mullah Omar, heavily influenced by Osama bin laden, on the 9/11 day itself. The Indian government’s decision doubtless was also influenced by the current high level cyber-hacking activity attributed to China by credible international authorities.

Mr Ramesh told the media in Beijing : “There is a large security establishment which is uncomfortable even with the Copenhagen spirit. They keep asking me, ‘Why are you collaborating with China on the climate change? After all, China is the world’s largest emitter, with 23 percent of the world’s emissions, and we account for less than 5 percent’.” The Minister explained that there was a “strategic” interest involved. The Copenhagen spirit led to improved ties in other areas.

This was an extraordinary performance by a central minister speaking on foreign soil. He rubbished his cabinet colleague. He ridiculed the Indian government’s declared policies. As a Minister of Environment he pontificated on India’s foreign policy. And in the process he projected a view of India-China relations that was positively stupid.

However his stupid views are not relevant. It is likely that he might consider this scribe’s views about India-China relations equally, if not more, stupid. Democracy gives everyone the right to propagate stupid views. But diplomatic discourse between governments certainly does not allow ministers to publicly rubbish their own governments, colleagues and declared policies on foreign soil in an effort to propitiate the host country. Jairam Ramesh did precisely that in a manner more crude than what any procurer of any harlot would attempt. It is possible that his utterances might have pleased certain quarters in Washington. They have shamed the people of India.
    

Jairam Ramesh should be dismissed from the government. If his performance had the blessing of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh should go. It is to be seen how the government reacts. This is not the last on the matter.

9-May-2010
More by :  Rajinder Puri
 
Views: 837
Share This Page
Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share
Name*
Email ID*  (will not be published)
Comment
Verification Code*
S7G76
Please fill the above code for verification.

    

 
 
Top | My Word



Solitude and other poems by Rajender Krishan
 


    A Bystander's Diary     Analysis     Architecture     Astrology     Ayurveda     Book Reviews
    Buddhism     Business     Cartoons     CC++     Cinema     Computing Articles
    Culture     Dances     Education     Environment     Family Matters     Festivals
    Flash     Ghalib's Corner     Going Inner     Health     Hinduism     History
    Humor     Individuality     Internet Security     Java     Linux     Literary Shelf
    Love Letters     Memoirs     Musings     My Word     Networking     Opinion
    Parenting     People     Perspective     Photo Essays     Places     PlainSpeak
    Quotes     Ramblings     Random Thoughts     Recipes     Sikhism     Society
    Spirituality     Stories     Teens     Travelogues     Vastu     Vithika
    Women     Workshop
RSS Feed RSS Feed Home | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Site Map

garcinia cambogia

seo services

seo services

No part of this Internet site may be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
Developed and Programmed by ekant solutions