On Iran President Rouhani’s re-election

Iranian president Rouhani retained the office after a resounding victory in the election securing 57% votes, highest in the history of Iran’s presidential elections. This result is envisaged to be in trend with French presidential election where reformist candidate won against radical and more inward political doctrine.

In his first term, Rouhani trod rather warily, avoiding upsetting the conservative entities. But moving forward, he needs to take audacious decisions pertaining civil liberties, supporting reformists, alleviating unemployment to deliver on his promise of a modern Iran which is connected to the whole world. Though it’s not possible to make sudden radical changes in the current establishment, a more gradual but resolute approach can better serve the purpose given the popular support.

Its time to make a move scented with epic pressure diplomacy

The interim relief in Hague is not the End.  But it has given us a chance to make another move towards Islamabad. Islamabad has always done contrary actions with support of China.

New Delhi has to make Islamabad to save face on order of execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav. New Delhi should keep its pace to expose and isolate Islamabad in case of international conventions as  well as for its support for terror.

Its the time to be the Iron fist in velvet glove and make Beijing incovinient to continue provide unfit support to Islamabad not only at UN but anywhere else. New Delhi should make Islamabad deal on issues peacefully, as it is always beneficial for both the countries.

ICJ uphold India’s plea on Jadhav, Pakistan must grant consular access

ICJ upheld India’s plea to prevents Pakistan from carrying out the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. Mr. Jadhav, a former naval officer from India. ICJ judges clear out that it has a complete jurisdiction over this case. The ICJ has rejected Pakistan’s objections regarding the urgency of the matter. India can enjoy the victory over issue of jurisdiction. Article I of the Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention, which says interpretation of convention is topic having complete jurisdiction under the ICJ. Pakistan is now under an obligation to grant consular access to Mr. Jadhav.

Pakistan theoretically can ignore ICJ’s order and punish Mr. Jadhav with death sentence but Such a course of action would undermine its international credibility.

Tackling Unemployment :Not just through Economic Growth

There have been some alarming signs of increasing unemployment in India from past few  years with jobs created in labor intensive sectors going down to 1.35 lac in 2015 from 9.5 lac in 2011 and unemployment rate going up to whopping 5% in 2015 from 3.5% in 2011. These signs have certainly caught an eye of policy makers who are planning to address the issue through increased economic growth.

But sheer economic growth can’t be envisaged as the panacea for unemployment. Economic growth can be achieved by either creating more industries which will create new jobs or improving the productivity of the existing industry, which won’t necessarily create new jobs.

What policy makers need to focus on is to shift labor from informal sectors such as agriculture to more formal sectors like manufacturing. Though this solution is not without it’s reservations, countermeasures like labor reforms can aid to accomplish this goal.

Changing sides by party leaders… Is there any compromise with Values ?

The story of Shaknarsheth Vaghela and SM Krishna tells us something about this topic. SM Krishna joined BJP in karnataka with great views of upcoming elections. Shankarsheth vaghela a former BJPian wants chief ministerial candidature in Gujarat from Congress.

There is another story of a good leader of congress in northeast, Himanta Biswa from Assam.Leaders are threatening to change their sides if their conditions are not met.
The parties like congress have weaknesses like no strategy, rudderless, chaos at ground level. And it makes the leaders demand more and more. It needs to nurture local leaders , make unity, rather than centralising the powers.

Parties should have its strong values. It should not be easy to change parties. Parties should keep its members united and values minded.

Fiscal deficit: States need to run a tight shift

For the first time in over a decade, the combined fiscal deficit of 29 states has breached the threshold of 3% recommended by successive finance commissions. The reserve bank of India has admonished the states to revert to 3% limit in 2016-17 fiscal year.

The main reason for this debt is the loss incurred by the Power distribution companies struggling under UDAY restructuring policy. With elusive private investments and tepid economic growth, the task only became harder.

Though 3% is not a magic number, as asserted by experts, yet it is an anchor that abstains fiscal irresponsibility which has been the root cause of the recent financial predicaments. So, states need to restrain from exorbitant spending in order to comply to this limit.