Best of BS Opinion: Disregarding Parliament, woman power at Tokyo & more

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Last week, in seemingly coordinated action, Union government officials indicated their inability to appear before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on information technology to discuss the Pegasus leaks, causing its chief Shashi Tharoor to write to the Lok Sabha Speaker to take action against them. This is a serious breach of responsibility by officials of the executive, the top edit argues here, pointing out that “debriefing by a parliamentary panel is not an exercise in political grandstanding, given that it is conducted behind closed doors.” There is, it concluded, a very powerful argument to be made that the officials in question have compromised on their duty and on their oaths to uphold the Constitution.
In other views today:

The second edit says it is Indian women athletes who have done India proud at Tokyo. Read it here

Prosenjit Datta writes that if India has ambitions of becoming a big global hub for manufacturing and technology innovation, it needs to attract players to set up new generation fab foundries in the country. Read it here

Neelkanth Mishra explains why the steady growth in commercialised leisure could be the job creators that economies need. Read it here 


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