Topic: Buta Singh
Buta Singh’s quiet handling of the fallout of military action at the Golden Temple will remain the most discreet contribution to national unity.
Buta Singh, who passed away at 86, made his way up the ladder in the Congress as a ‘Yes’ man who would execute anything Indira or Rajiv Gandhi desired.
Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.
Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.
Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.