Mani Shankar Aiyar’s freudian slip

Towards the end of his lecture on “inclusive growth through inclusive governance” (yes, yes, the title tells the tale), Mani Shankar Aiyar says:

I speak for the inconsequential Indian, the unsuccessful Indian, but also for the Indian who crucially determines the outcome of the democratic process. [The Hindu]

The Indian voter, in other words, is inconsequential according to Mr Aiyar, even after ‘crucially determining the outcome of the democratic process’.

Isn’t it at once apt and ironic that Mr Aiyar should say this in a lecture on inclusive governance?

4 thoughts on “Inconsequential?”

  1. Four years of “inclusive growth through inculsive governance” does not seem to have improved neither growth nor governance. The only fig leaf that the government can claim in governance is the RTI act.

  2. You are misintepreting the remark. He is simply referring to the disempowered many in our country.

  3. Cupid,

    Right. Everything that a Congresswala or jholawala says is somehow misinterpreted by almost everybody. How unfair!

  4. Nitin,

    What is wrong in Mr. Aiyar’s statement ? Looks like you just want to interpret things in your way.

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