Thursday, April 26, 2007

Swaminathan Aiyar-Laloo better than Nehru

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Opinion/Columnists/Swaminathan_S_Anklesaria_Aiyar/Laloo_Yadav_beats_Nehru_hollow/articleshow/1951609.cms
Interesting piece by Swami on how Laloo is bad - but still better than Nehru. This is not as outrageous as it sounds. Sure he has built up a personal fortune by pillaging the state, but certainly not more than the Gandhi family (specially Antonia with her sundry Gandhi Foundations). Laloo has played the politics of freezing caste and pandering to Muslims - but certainly not as badly as Indira Gandhi did - or son Rajiv Gandhi.

The only reason that media folks in Delhi get upset with him is that he does not give two hoots about what they feel - unlike the 'first family' - which is all for the ELM kissing their white bottoms. Having said all that - I still prefer Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi to Laloo!

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