darshan wrote:Goa, Goan, Gone? There Is A Lakshman Rekha In Politics, And BJP Just Breached It With Impunity
https://swarajyamag.com/politics/goa-go ... h-impunity
Speculation is rife in Goa that the induction was done to ‘checkmate’ the regional allies of the BJP, including the Goa Forward Party, with the active involvement and blessings of the Church. As per my sources in Goan media, plans for the merger were reportedly initiated in a closed-door meeting held at the Archbishop’s palace in June that was attended by both Babush Monserrate and BJP MLA, Michael Lobo.
The article is so depressing to read.
Long time back, I was employed at GM when GM filed for bankruptcy. One of the most brilliant minds at GM, VP of R&D was giving a talk and he basically said why GM is in a better position to win compared to Ford (which had not declared bankruptcy). His view was by declaring bankruptcy GM got away with all the bad decisions that had accumulated over a while, they didnt have to pay the Govt bail-out money and now they had the means to restructure GM to be more nimble. Ford on that other hand was stuck holding the bail-out money they got from Govt and they had to repay it for years to come. And they simply could not restructure even if they wanted to.
Its a similar situation for Congress and BJP. BJP is now like Ford, stuck with garbage from other parties. If only the Congress was more capable, they could have used this moment to purge everyone who was well past his sell-by date and restarted new. Imagine, next Goan elections, Congress basically giving tickets to new and honest faces and condemning BJP to have taken all the garbage. Kejriwal redux in Goa. If only, Rahul was not the pappu he is.