Dravid resigns, Pawar wins Award

International cricket drama is getting very interesting. The ICC Twenty20 World Cup is going on in South Africa; West Indies were knocked out by Bangladesh.

Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath - toyed with the idea of joining ICL - and then sold their soul to Indian Premier League. Damien Martyn had expected to play with Warne in the ICL.

In a shocking development, the Indian skipper Rahul Dravid has resigned with immediate effect. What prompted him to resign? The coming days will give the answer.

In the meanwhile, the man who has been leading the efforts to dismantle the ICC's grip over the game, Sharad Pawar has been winning awards for things he doesn't deserve.

The Hindu reports, " Set an example, President tells MPs"
NEW DELHI: President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Thursday joined the presiding officers of both Houses of Parliament and the Prime Minister in urging parliamentarians to “uphold the highest traditions of democracy and the highest standards of parliamentary functioning.”

Ms. Patil was addressing a gathering at Parliament House after presenting the Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards to Union Ministers Sharad Pawar, P. Chidambaram and Mani Shankar Aiyar and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj.
Pawar won the award for the year 2003. What was his achievement in 2003?

The one who should resign from being a minister is Pawar. He is the Union Minister for Agriculture, and spends more time trying to develop a private cricket league - wasting his valuable time as a public servant.

Pawar draws a salary from the Indian parliament, and he is accountable to the nation. His role as the president of the BCCI and also as the "founding father' of the Indian Premier League - is a very dodgy one - when considering his position as a Cabinet Minister.

In his tenure as the Agriculture Minister, more farmers have committed suicide across the nation. Without any shame, Pawar goes around conducting his main business of presiding over the BCCI.

It could very well be the reality of coalition politics that has forced Manmohan Singh to retain Pawar as a minister. Not that Manmohan Singh has any integrity that is worth mentioning.

Manmohan has been in a hurry to sign the 1-2-3 agreement with the US on Nuclear and Military cooperation. Assuming Manmohan is allowed to sign the deal... what happens when the US arbitrarily decides to launch an attack on another country in the near future? Wouldn't India have to send troops to support the Americans, as per the 1-2-3 nonsense?

The Indian president too deserves special mention here... for felicitating a minister like Pawar who has spent more time away from the ministry than any other minister.

These are the people who have helped institutionalise corruption in India. These are the people who undermined democracy and the state itself. These are the so called political leaders who are a disgrace to a nation of one billion people.

Did Madam President say, "Set an example?"

You know what madam president, the one man who has set an example of leadership is Rahul Dravid. The one man who has not is Sharad Pawar.

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