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11 Mar, 2014

Do politicians think we’re fools? – Karan Thapar – Hindustan Times

‘Do politicians think we’re fools?’ It was an odd question but then I’m used to Pertie springing surprises. This, however, was exceptional.

“What’s prompted that question?” I felt I had to first understand his thinking. “Just look at what the government tried to do. Having failed to use Parliament effectively for five years they now want to push ordinances on a range of issues from prevention of corruption, scheduled caste and tribe atrocities, the rights of the disabled and, even, Telangana! They believe this last-minute burst of activity can persuade us they’ve delivered on every front. Doesn’t it follow they think we’re fools?”

Read the rest: Do politicians think we’re fools? – Hindustan Times.