Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Publicity is oxygen for terrorists, and so for politicians, Arun Shourie quotes Margaret Thatcher

Arun Shourie, Former Union Minister of Disinvestment

Arun Shourie, Former Union Minister of Disinvestment

Best Ideas
We have to have a lean state. The role of the state in our lives must continue to be diminished.
Instead of tougher new laws, we need to implement the existing laws.
The onus of proof in disproportionate assets cases must be shifted to the accused. If found guilty, all assets must be confiscated.
The offender should be barred from public office for life.
Rules are important but in our country, the influence of a person is usually gauged by the number of rules he can violate.
People are completely fed up with the continual disruption of Parliament.
Parliament sessions should be curtailed to moving average of the effective days of the last session.
Our filtering mechanism is not placing power in the hands of men and women.
Key Quotes
"Do not be seduced by a new law. Enforce the existing law."
Arun Shourie

"The real tribute to the Delhi gangrape victim would be to finish rape case trials within 3 months."
"Commitment does not mean shouting slogans and standing with candles."
"Gandhiji said: Be the change you want to see in society. This is a cliche but most cliches are fundamental truths."
"As a silversmith removes impurities, we should take up one issue at a time."
"This govt is not able to argue its own case because it lacks conviction about its own legitimacy."
Fun Facts
The great altruism in India is that every party works for the other.UPA itself is making the biggest case for Modi as PM.We will shout on reforms but you carry on, Cong to Shourie.

Arun Shourie India Today snippets

  • Arun Shourie: As silversmith removes impurities from silver, so does the concerned citizen from institutions.
  • Arun Shourie: Since the Emergency, any government which has clamped down on freedom of expression has been singed.
  • Arun Shourie: Do not be intimidated by state violence.
  • Arun Shourie: Judges are appearing more assertive as the government is practically absent.
  • Arun Shourie: Nobody is making the case for Narendra Modi as much as the present government.
  • Arun Shourie: How is it that the biggest criminals get the biggest lawyers?
  • Arun Shourie: When Gandhiji says, "Be the change you want to see", it is not a cliche. Actually most cliches are fundamentally true.
  • Arun Shourie: No bribe has been received before it has been given.
  • Arun Shourie: Ambit of Parliament should be reduced to legislative processes. Headlines Today should not be discussed.
  • Arun Shourie: Qualification for legislature is one of the biggest reforms we need.
  • Arun Shourie: Enforcement, implementation, accountability, scrutiny and partnerships are the mantra's for effective governance.
  • Arun Shourie: We need to work with the Defence forces and address their problems, not just in acquisitions but in every sphere.
  • Arun Shourie: I have never seen so much suppressed anger in the Defence forces in my 30 years of work with them.
  • Arun Shourie: There should be a partnership of the government and judiciary instead being at each others throats.
  • Arun Shourie: Every CM is now trying to portray good governance because of India Today's state ranking.
  • Arun Shourie: India Today has done stellar work on the ranking of states.
  • Arun Shourie: Thatcher once said,"Publicity is the oxygen for terrorists". It is also the oxygen for politicians.
  • Arun Shourie: The media is also complicit. When people violate rules, black them out instead of making it a breaking news.
  • Arun Shourie: In India the status of a person is based on how many rules you flout.
  • Arun Shourie: No matter how frugal Sukhram was he could not have savedRs.4 crores on an MP's salary.
  • Arun Shourie: If you want to check corruption, force simple changes: No adjournments, tainted politicians should not be allowed.
  • Arun Shourie: Am not in favour of the Lokpal, because it will be just another institution.
  • Arun Shourie: If Rajat Gupta, Rajaratnam, Maddoff can be convicted in 3 months why can we not dispose off our rape cases in three months.
  • Arun Shourie: The advantage of India is that our society is far more progressive than our state.
  • Arun Shourie, Former Union Minister of Disinvestment, speaks on 'An Insider's Account: How can We Make the Government Work?

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    Arun Shourie in conversation with India Today before his session at #Conclave13

    Arun Shourie in conversation with India Today before his session at 

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