One of the first issues that UPA 2 needs to address is the leadership issue. Leaders matter – for companies and for countries. India has been singularly unfortunate in the leaders (such as prime ministers ) we have had for the most part since Independence. Barring Shastri and Vajpayee, and to some extent, Narasimha Rao, we have made poor choices. Or have had bad ones thrust upon us.
UPA 2 clearly needs a change in leadership. The Prime Minister should have gone a long time ago. A PM cannot be a paper-pushing, responsibility-avoiding person. India needs a decisive PM who will lead from the front. And whether some of us like it or not, this person has to emerge from the Congress for now.
Rahul Gandhi has shown little leadership skill in the time given to him. Pranab Mukherjee, perhaps the best of the options, is not trusted by the Family. Who does that leave us with? No wonder we find ourselves in the status quo situation of ‘no change is better than some change.’