Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Jostling for space

The following quote is from today's Hindu editorial.

    It is in the Congress culture to find some post or the other for senior leaders who have had to relinquish office in their home State. As in the case of Sushilkumar Shinde, who was appointed the Governor of Andhra Pradesh after losing the race for Chief Ministership to Vilasrao Deshmukh, Mr. Antony will have to be given some position at the Centre. Unlike Mr. Shinde, Mr. Antony is too young to be pushed into retirement from active politics by giving him a gubernatorial post. The alternative is to make him a Minister at the Centre and for this, he will have to become a Member of Parliament.
I didn't expect such a careless editorial from India's finest paper. Both Shinde and Antony are of the same age. Both were born in 1941, and hence 63 years old. Of course that's "young" in Indian politics.


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