Young MPs respond to Mumbai terror Attacks- A. Krishnaswamy, MP
Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu
Dravida Muntethra Kazagam
This incident is most audacious and affects the sentiments of all people of the country and not just certain sections or religions. Some criticism of politicians is justified but not in such situations where it is apparent that it is an intelligence/ security failure. A central agency must be set up to tackle terrorism with autonomous powers that insulate it from the influence of state governments and police. Law and order is the domain of local police but national security should be the sole responsibility of central forces. Even when theseforces are deputed to states at the time of elections, local government and police interference is apparent and some measures must be taken to prevent this.
India has a vibrant democracy and has done much better than Pakistan or other neighbours. The people tend to blame politicians for every mishap. As a politician I blame the public for not fulfilling their duties. THey demand infrastructure, lobby with local politicians for roads and flyovers, but do not maintain public facilities and infrastructure well. They do not understand that politicians are doing their best and corruption is not restricted only to politics.