Ask Prabhu

Prabhu Chawla is the Editorial Director of The New Indian Express group.

Having begun as a reporter and spent over 40 years in journalism during which time he has headed The India Today group and The Indian Express as Editor, Chawla has witnessed and recorded dramatic changes in Indian democracy — from the trauma of the Emergency, the pathos of Rajiv Gandhi's rise and fall and the angst of Mandal to the churning of liberalisation and the rise of coalition politics.

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Shankar Rao

bengaluru 22-03-2017

Q: Don't you think that the arrogant Rahul working style is diagonally opposite to Sonia's inclusive leadership, which is willing to stitch senior leaders as a team for the sake of Congress survival rather than allowing Congress to become further irrelevant to the voters, in the coming State Assembly/ LS Polls?

A: Even senior Congress leaders are upset with Rahul Gandhi's style of politics. He is not an arrogant person but is not comfortable with political leaders of his own party. Unlike Indira, Rajiv, he has failed to develop new leaders of his own choice. He has to become a full time politician.

R Ethirajan

Chennai 22-03-2017

Q: Again and again Mr swamy accuses Cong, friendly officers stops the proceedngs in Fin Minstry against cong Leaders and those shd be sacked. Wonder No reaction from PM or FM. Supreme court can take the cognisence of those cases and initiate proceedings in the serious money laundering cases. Why it is not happening Sir?

A: Swamy is much smarter than many of his friends in and outside the government. He will strike at the time of his own choice.

shankar rao

bengaluru 15-03-2017

Q: Is BJP becoming a new Congress by its manipulative politics to form Governments in Goa and Manipur?

A:  BJP is learning to play power politics. It is in politics to rule and not to remain in opposition. If leaders from other political parties are begging it for entry, why should it deny? It is a party with a difference because it has a strong and a popular leader who attracts voters.


Chennai 15-03-2017

Q: Now a days Delhi has become most dreaded city as far as safety of the women is considered. Rapes have become everyday affair. Central government under whose control Delhi Police comes is not doing anything to prevent the rapes or punish the rapists. Judiciary is sleeping. When the govt is going to wake up and when is judiciary going to deliver the justice to the victims?

A: It is matter of concern if Delhi becomes an easy place for rapists to get away. But in terms of numbers, it is still far behind many other states. Incidents of rapes are growing all over the country because justice is delayed by judiciary and investigative agencies are doing a shoddy job. We have to fight the mind set. The government must ensure more judges and police officers and make them accountable for delay and acquittal of criminals.

Anand K Natarajan

Bangalore 15-03-2017

Q: After enjoying all the posts and power under the Congress, S M Krishna now plans to join BJP. He has crossed the age limit of 75 years set by Modi to become a minister in his cabinet. What must be the compelling reason that made Krishna ditch Congress? What is he going to achieve in BJP?

A: It is only in old age you want to live comfortable and luxurious life. He must be feeling suffocating in the own party as well.