Without going into the merits of the case — opinion is deeply divided and depends on who you speak to — it is a matter of concern that the legislature has decided to exercise its nuclear option (the power to rewrite laws) to protect itself. If they so firmly believed in the fact that this was indeed an unfair order then they should have, like the rest of us, moved high court to overturn it.

The haste with which Indian polity has moved suggests that it has lots to hide; in politics the maxim is always a case of what you are seen to be doing, rarely what you are doing. At present, given the extended season of alleged scams in high office, the public perception of politicians is circumspect, to say the least. Read More