You have my vote.Anything but PP Now
Ok Mel.. you're appointed as Director Technical to ensure that no Indian guys will have to ever carry a rusted bucket. All those who vote in my favour get plum posts (Sean... you'll be CMD AI
). Why, I'd even appoint Roy as Director Audit (only he'll have to pass the CAT exams). After all with Liberty, Equality and Fraternity - another 'weird' is possible.
By the way Patel is not going to resign in a hurry. From what I've heard, for starters he's going to the USA on 06JAN accompanying Big Daddy Pawar who's going for his treatment. Thereafter he will participate in the Indo-US aviation bilaterals scheduled from 12 or 13JAN. No way I see him giving up Civil Aviation anytime now.
The problem with Indian Aviation is not just a Patel. As long as we have coalition governments cobbled together with parties of opposing ideologies and political interests, any serious development will take a back seat. What we will have is motivated, greed driven, uncoordinated growth which will never let us improve our lot.
What we need are qualified, educated folk like our PM
, unfettered by political alliance considerations running every ministry and the key positions within. Then and only then will we have a chance of real development in aviation.
Sarfaroshi kii tamannaa ab hamaare dil mein hai, Dekhnaa hai zor kitnaa baazu-e-qaatil mein hai