I am sure that the party system is right and necessary. There must be some scum.
When I took over as president, I studied the Constitution, and the more I studied it, the more I realised that it does not prevent the president of India from giving the nation a vision. So when I went and presented this vision in Parliament and in legislative assemblies; everyone welcomed it, irrespective of party affiliations.
Patriotism has no appeal to us; justice has. Party has no weight with us; principle has. Loyalty is meaningless; it depends on what one is loyal to.
There have definitely been phases of the National, many years ago, where we did party, and various people, in their own way, fell off the wagon.
If you're in your early 20s and you're hanging out with a bunch of other people in their early 20s, nobody has a sense of the kinds of problems that real 'workers' run into every day. They're running into a completely different set of problems like 'What's the party going on right now that I should be going to?'
I'm not one that is the life and soul of the party, but I do speak up when there is something to say.
Well, there are other aspects, I still command very good support in the party.
If the BJP government, like the Congress party, had asked what were the numbers on the fraction of people under a particular income, would I have not told them the truth? I would have told them exactly. I would have been as willing.
As a writer, you're not even at the party when you work in film. At best, you're the one laying out the canapes.
If you give a party, you better give it right.