Express Adda: An evening of analysis

Express Adda: An evening of analysis


In the latest edition of Express Adda (on November 13,2013),Editor-in-chief of The Indian Express Shekhar Gupta discussed with Adil Zainulbhai (McKinsey & Co India chairman),Pratap Bhanu Mehta (president of Centre for Policy Research) and Mallika Sarabhai (Celebrated dancer and activist) their views on the present government and India ahead. Highlights of the event. (IE Photo: Deepak Shijagurumayum)


Mallika Sarabhai said: Leadership question is a much deeper question than what we are reducing it to. (IE Photo Amit Mehra)


She added: No leader has any vision except for himself. India is at a point where we need a leader with a vision. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)


Shekhar Gupta said,“No govt in India's history has damaged PM's office the way this govt has.” Echoing his thoughts,Mallika Sarabhai said: This government has turned all of us into cynics. (IE Photo: Deepak Shijagurumayum)


During the debate Shekhar Gupta also said: This has been the most unconstitutional government that I have seen. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)


On the same subject Pratap Bhanu Mehta said: Destruction of basic principles of architecture of government by the UPA will come to haunt us. (IE Photo: Deepak Shijagurumayum)


He also said: The government has sapped out hope and energy from India. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)


Adil Zainulbhai said: There isn't any entity called the government,there are many different governments. (IE Photo: Deepak Shijagurumayum)


Audience at the Express Adda listens the discussion. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)


Shekhar Gupta also said: The best thing this government could have done was carry forward Manmohan's approach to Pakistan but it failed. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)