After the repeat of floods in Mumbai, and the city came to halt momentarily, a high court in Mumbai slammed BMC for adding to the vows of Mumbaites. A city of 17 million people crawled back to normalcy some how.
After few days, one international magazine declares the city as the rudest one on the planet.
And then comes the tragic bombing.
Not being from Mumbai can not be a reason for not thinking about it. Fortunately my family was safe in all kinds of disasters which the city of Mumbai has experienced so far; however, I have some dear friends and their loved ones in Mumbai. I have my colleagues in Mumbai. My Countrymen are in Mumbai and most of them pay taxes and have a right elect governments.
Being out of India, this point of time, this citizen of India is feeling enraged and I think that Mumbaites, including the politicians, must give a thought that:-
- Isn’t it to time to accept that the sheer focus which Mumbai needs is so voluminous that a single government can not focus on Mumbai along with rest of the state?
- Isn’t it the case the managing Mumbai along with the other state is becoming increasingly difficult?
- If it is not difficult to manage then isn’t it the time to think why such things keep repeating?
- Is this not the time to think that Mumbai needs a separate body of governing council?
- Isn’t it that the government body’s inactions get hidden behind the spirit of Mumbaites?
- Isn’t it that the focus of politicians of India should shift to governing better?
- Isn’t it that the government should consider itself as a service provider in return to the taxes citizens pay?
And most important,
- Isn’t it a matter of proud that the politicians should realize that Mumbai has grown so much that it needs to be treated as a separate entity and needs to be taken care of with a larger perspective?
I think we need thinking politicians to think on these lines, with the most educated Prime Minister in power, I hope this will happen soon.