Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram is very soft in dealing with terrorism and the atrocities of Maoists in Indian states. Instead of talking tough and acting tough, the Home Minister is asking queries saying just as we admit facts, Pakistan must also admit facts. This not so easy and we can’t expect this from a country like Pakistan. One needs guts to take action fast instead of just issuing statements. Both late V.K. Krishna Menon as Defence Minister and Indira Gandhi as Prime Minister showed their courage to fight enemy fire with fire. Late Lal Bahadur Shastri resigned his job as Minister once a major railway accident took place. But the present day Ministers are just buying time and failed to perform at the highest level and not having the guts to quit when they are not effective.
— C.K. Subramaniam, Sion