Wednesday, April 18, 2007

M.S.Swaminathan will be in the Indian Parliament

"...I pray to God that India may never be in that plight. That which you consider to be the Mother of Parliaments is like a sterile woman and a prostitute. Both these are harsh terms but exactly fit the case. That Parliament has not yet, of its own accord done a single good thing. Hence I have compared it to a sterile woman. The natural condition of that Parliament is such that, without outside pressure, it can do nothing. It is like a prostitute because it as under the control of ministers who change from time to time."- Mahatma Gandhi, Hind Swaraj, 1909
Gandhi is proved right time and again. His prediction about the Indian Parliament being a prostitute has been yet again proven right with M.S. Swaminathan being made a member of the Rajya Sabha (the upper house). Does it dis-qualify him from being nominated for the post of the President? It may not be.

Scientist M S Swaminathan nominated to RS
"A great honour for me," says M S Swaminathan

1 comment:

Mindy said...

Interesting to know.