Probably, my Chennai-based friends might get a nervous breakdown on seeing the words, ‘drown’ and ‘flood’. They should relax. It is a different kind of rain we are going to discuss.
Came to know that the Bharatiya Janata Dal MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda has been served a privilege notice by 6 MPs belonging to the Rajya Sabha for suggesting that Rajya Sabha may have to be reformed. It is holding the popularly elected Lok Sabha hostage. India’s situation is unparalleled globally – that is what the header of his article in ‘Times of India’ says.
He has pointed to reforms undertaken by the UK, Italy and the United States that have made the Upper House more accountable or less obstructionist or both. Therefore, six MPs have served a privilege notice on him!
Secular commentators have become suddenly tongue-tied on the call for greater evangelism on the part of the Chief Secretary of the Government of Kerala.