The news of calling off a serious and sensitive meeting midway by the Chairman of Parliamentary Advisory committee for Defence, Mr.Raj Babbar, Congress MP is deplorable AND SHAMEFUL. The meeting which reportedly started at 1510 hrs and called off at 1630 hrs on 9th October by Mr.Raj Babbar to allow member committee MPs to catch a business class flight was attended by Defense secretary, DGMO and some of the top guns of Army, Navy and Air force, primarily to discuss the repeated incursion at Keran Sector by Pakistani sponsored terrorists and to take remedial actions. Suchmeetings held at the cost of tax payers money, needs utmost attention and time and no participant can abandon it on any silly personal reasoning.
The question is, how did Mr.Raj Babar, former B-Grade Bollywood actor , could land a plum position of chairing a crucial meeting for which he does't possess any visible qualification or ability. He has entered political arena as a Samajawadi party member, eventually skipped over to Congress and possibly was given this plum position as part of the gratification. This report is a sort of evidence which shows Mr.Babbar's and his cacoon of MP's lack of seriousness and sensitivity to the issue at hand and their lack of respect and concern for the parliamentary activity and defense needs. Unbridled participation in such key matters is need of the hour whereas these MPs are reported more interested in the corridors of power, meeting officials and ministers on the frequent mission of influence peddling. Ignoring committee work and frequent absence therefrom are tantamount to undermining Indian democracy from within. If MPs do not understand and attend to this all important and wholesome political task, who else will do this?