The monsoon session is coming to end without a single day being used for debate over legislation. According to Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director of The New Indian Express, it is the egos of the politicians that is responsible for the current state of affairs in the Parliament.
“Politics of this country is lead by small leaders with big egos. That is the problem. There is no national leader who can carry the party or any agenda of the nation together,” Prabhu Chawla told CNN-IBN.
“Leaders can’t win elections. Those who can win elections can’t tolerate each other. What is happening in Parliament is essentially is a crisis of leadership and individual egos clashing,” he added.
Chawla also highlighted the complete lack of communication among the regional leaders with the leaders of opposition in both Houses.
“Regional leaders don’t talk to each other. I never see Karunanidhi talking to Jayalalitha, Mulayam talking to Mayawati, Nitish Kumar talking to Laloo Prasad Yadav or Mamata talking to leaders of opposition. These regional leaders who are now heading their own parties, they just don’t want to communicate with each other,” he said.
Even the national parties are suffering from lack of leaders on whom they can bank on, Chawla said.
“Even in national parties, Congress ministers don’t talk to each other. In the cabinet meeting they attack each other and their agendas. In BJP one leader is attacking other leaders. There is divisive politics based on individual egos,” he added.