Not only the economy, public life also goes through a crisis

When people serving in high positions write their autobiographies, do they really write stories to tell? Not in the case of Yashwant Sinha and Karan Singh, whom JD (U) MP Pawan Varma referred to as statesmen politicians, since the three luminaries of Indian politics met for a frank discussion about The difficult art of writing political autobiographies. on the second and last day of 2019.

Singh said it is not possible to spell every detail because it follows a self-imposed ordinance. I can say that my autobiography is the truth, nothing but the truth, but not the whole truth, he said. Narrating, for example, the dismissal of former CM Sheikh Jammu and Kashmir Sheikh Abdullah in his book, Singh said he described Abdullah's impeachment, but did not give the full description. “Many problems have national and international ramifications. So, I was careful, ”he said.

Sinha, former Union minister and veteran of BJP, agreed. “It's very easy to cross the line and make an autobiography sensational. But some things are retained in national interest. Still, one has tried to be as honest as possible, ”he said, adding that his book offered insight into political events and personalities from the point of view he had.

Varma argued that readers were denied the full truth in the name of national interest and had them talk about two issues, Kashmir and the economy, which dominate the national conversation and of which each is an expert in the domain.

Sinha, who served as Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs, referred to the economy as a state of crisis, which could take a few years to recover. “We are in a very deep crisis when it comes to the economy. I have witnessed 1991, 1998 and 2008 and I can tell you that the brave talk about the improvement of the next quarter will not happen. This crisis takes 3 to 5 years to recover (from). Just as we are on a long journey in Kashmir, so is the case with the economy now, ”he said.

Sinha added: “Why I left BJP also says a lot about the current situation. In addition to the economy, even public life in India is going through a crisis. Can you imagine someone in Parliament 10 years ago calling (Nathuram) Godse a patriot? Those are signs of the times we are in. There is a line that should not be crossed. I ask people to realize the dangers we face as a nation. ”

Answering questions about Jammu and Kashmir, Singh, the former Sadr-e-Riyasat from the previous state, said: It is a very delicate situation. The statements about which everything is normalized are obviously false. It will take a long time for the situation to normalize due to the very drastic nature of the steps taken, and that were totally unexpected. Dogras and Buddhists are happy, but cashmere and cashmere Muslims in particular are shattered. There is no doubt about it. Let's wait and see what happens.