Onion being a common man's unavoidable need and since common men are more common in India,it looks like a Paradise
For boarders and Blackmarket specialists.
There is a general Tendency in India alone that a topic of hot discussion in The Media would take it's natural
death soon after the issue is forgotten by the mob.The memory of common public is to some extent short lived.
This is what exactly happened in the case of Onion.
In 2010 ,there was a major cricis of Onion when UPA were the rulers.The then Prime Minister promptly interfered and
Stopped Export of Onion and lowered the Import duties to cope up with the situation.but the then NDA opposition
headed by BJP went virtually on a warpathand arranged public protests.The Hoarders had a field day or to be more
précis a merry day.It is a common knowledge that when the prices of Agricultural products goes up it is the
middlemen are the beneficiaries and not the farmers who grow agricultural product.
Once again,as though to make the saying that History Repeats justified ,the same situation is prevailing in India
now.The difference is that now not only the poor but the upper class and middle class are feeling the pinching of
their pocket.This is ,perhaps,the reason why some cases of theft and hoarding of Onion reported in the media
In those days the NDA had virtually attacked the UPA from all the sides and some leaders even said if they had
assumed power the diminishing value of rupee would be arrested and brought in par with the American Dollar which
is the general yard stick adopted in India for all purposes of Comparison.the NDA leaders had even boasted that
if they come to power ,they would bring rupee in par with Dollars.
If one reads with the present cricis in the stock market also, the rupee behaving with a declining trend against
Dollar and the trend of prices increasing( like Onion) steadily,it is not clear how the Government could manage
the economy of the nation in the right perceptive.
It has been reported in the media that onion is being imported and would take two months to getvdistributed in
India.This implies that for next two months the shortage and price rise would continue to occur as the retailers
are not ready to lower the prevailing prices.This is what Media reports.the true position would be known to
Authorities alone.Anyhow,everything is not going on well in the country nowadays in relation to Onion.
The question of Rupee in par with Dollar is unlikely to happen though there was such an illusion in 1940 & 1947.
For getting into Power any party can say anything and promise anything to the Public.It is very easy to promise.
But fulfilling the promises seems to be difficult.Nothing helpful had happened to poor people in 100 days.
Similarly the promise of " ache din " too remains as a distant dream.
Onion prices could be controlled and likely to be settled amicably.Similarly rupee also might get stabilized in due
course because of the efforts of the people who had made it stable long ago.
Making promises is one thing and very easy one to do.What is making matters difficult for aGovernment is The
problem of high expectationsWhich are unreasonable to say the least.
The present Government had made many promises and the public expected the leaders to wave a magic wand to set
So let us await the good days to come although one prominent leader had said it would take 25 years rule for good
days to come.
But the fact now prevailing over India amounts to a vacuum.The same promises and claims they offered to Public are
coming back to haunt them.
Loko Samastho Sukhino Bhavanthu!!
30th August 2015