In the admirable bail order for Disha Ravi, Judge Dharmendra Rana says “offence of sedition cannot be invoked to minister to the wounded vanity of the governments.” We must question how she was denied her liberty for ten days on what he calls “sketchy” insinuations. A shame on our democracy.
MLAs bringing down Puducherry govt bad for democracy. But leadership vacuum in Congress is clear
Fall of Congress-led Puducherry government encapsulates BJP’s approach to power politics: No prize is too small. The role of Centre-nominated MLAs in bringing down an elected government may look Chanakyan but it undermines democracy. But Congress deserves no sympathy. Its failure to check defections despite warning signals underlines leadership vacuum.