`What is Buta Singh doing here [Delhi]? throw him out, a Governor cannot have a house here
Well…This isn’t Mr.Nitish Kumar , it is the Supreme Court of India! Though the choice of words might be debatable, the SC judge did the right thing by spanking the Govt for its inability to evict Past-Ministers. From the list mentioned in the Hindu article, it is clear that politicians across party lines have failed to follow the very laws that they enacted. Today’s Hindu editorial is on this issue. The letters to editor section of the paper has been largely dominated by this issue for 2 days. Look here , here and here. Nobody is happy.. that is for sure!
Both, the increased irritability of the SC and the PIL culture have gone a long way in keeping a check on the Govt. But, in times when it is fashionable for the Prime Minister to accept responsibility for an unconstitutional act and still act like a statue (for heavens sake.. what are Buta/Patel doing in their posts ?? They must have gone the day after SC made its observations), I wonder if these strongly worded statements from the SC will have any effect on our beloved politicians. NOTHING seems to embarrass them…(Go see laloo calling the “unconstitutional” verdict, a victory … phew!)
update: The letters to editor section is still dominated by this issue!..added the third link.