The UPA 2 government is nearing its half-way mark. I was reminded of this when I was clearing magazines from the past 3-4 years last week in office, and I saw the optimism-filled cover stories in national and international publications from May-June 2009. At that time, as the UPA 2 rode back to power with a thumping win, no one in their wildest imagination would have used some of the words being now used to describe the government and the Prime Minister.
While this is good news for the principal opposition, the BJP (and I am a supporter ), it is definitely not good news for the country. We still have 30 months to go before a new government takes over. Getting a government that is decisive and effective is important in times like these when the world economy has multiple challenges and domestically we are enmeshed in the twin traps of inflation and slowing growth.
So we have to for the sake of the country, think how UPA 2 can start governing and fixing the urgent problems.