In my opinion, the recent judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the writ petition filed by the Centre for Public Interest Litigation against the Union of India, popularly known as the 2G spectrum case, requires wide discussion.
One issue that has been bothering people most in recent times is the persisting inflation over the past several months. We hear that inflation in India was 7.5% in the month of May. But inflation in the Indian economy is a much more longer-term phenomenon. We will be surprised to hear that historically Indian inflation rate averaged 8% from 1969 to 2012, for more than 40 years!
Elections to five state assemblies in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur and Goa are taking place at a time when people in these states are facing major problems. But none of the political parties seem to be paying even lip service to these problems.