As if the country’s coffers were being filled by a tap (faucet) and Anna was putting a stop inside the pipe, the prime minister says protests would slow down India’s economic progress.
With two key assumptions, the prime minister’s argument is correct:
- The world today has money to pump in India (and ignore the worldwide recession fears) and
- Our economy is a mercantile, investment and export dependent economy like China (and right in face of Manmohan Singh’s consumerist model of 1990’s)
Now let us assume that Anna is really putting a stop in the pipe – and all other allegations on him of being corrupt, a hand of RSS and an agent of America – are also correct.
Doesn’t this time of reduced flow offer an opportunity to repair the leaks in the tank?
And is politics nothing but applied mass psychology with a lot of opportunism?