It gives me no pleasure to bring to your notice this sad fact. India has begun a week long celebration of the valour of its braves who laid down their lives in defence of the nation on the heights of kargil.

The army chief paid a moving tribute to the Martyrs in Drass but in Delhi not even one Neta found the time to forget about accompanying him but even tweet their homage. Their excuses range from the indifferent to the indefensible. The current Defence Minister had to answer a starred question. His deputy was nowhere to be found.

A former UPA Union Minister said Parliament takes priority. Well the truth is it does only, if it functions. Besides the indifference what galls is that these same very Netas will find the time to show up for photo-ops even when Parliament is in session when it suits their political interests. The examples are many and across the party lines.