Politics in India has plunged into abysmal depths, with the politicians passing snide remarks about one another. Amrinder Singh Raja Warring’s, the President of the Indian Youth Congress, recent tweet about HRD Minister Smriti Irani is an example of the ungentlemanly behavior of the Indian politicians. In the tweet, Singh has asked Smriti Irani, in the most insulting tone, how in a short span of time, she has been able to reach a top position in Bhartiya Janta Party? The tweet reads as:
#SmritiIrani ” क्या है तेरी कहानी ? जो तु बन बैठी इतनी जल्दी #BJP की महारानी , क्या कला दिखाई जो मोदी हुए दिवाने – तु सुनादे तेरी ज़ुबानी। ” ( Smriti Irani- What is your story, that in such a short time you have become the queen of BJP. What skills you have shown to Narendra Modi, Please tell it in your own words).
#SmritiIrani ” क्या है तेरी कहानी ? जो तु बन बैठी इतनी जल्दी #BJP की महारानी , क्या कला दिखाई जो मोदी हुए दिवाने – तु सुनादे तेरी ज़ुबानी। “
It’s a matter of grave ignominy that the politicians, holding such prestigious positions in the government, use such offensive words. It clearly indicates that the standard of Indian politics has become abysmally low.
This is not the first time that the politicians have divulged into the character assassination of their fellow female workers.
Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam had earlier said to BJP MP Smriti Irani, “It’s only four days of your entry into politics and you have become a political analyst. Aap toh TV pe thumke lagati thi, aaj chunavi vishleshak ban gayi ( You used to dance on TV and now you have become a political analyst)”.
Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh in a comment praised Meenakshi Natrajan and then passed offensive remarks about her. He had said, “Our party MP, Meenakshi Natrajan, is a Gandhian, simple and an honest leader. She keeps going from place to place in her constituency. I am a seasoned smith of politics. Meenakshi sau tunch maal hai.”
Today where the safety of women has become one of the most torrid issue for the nation, such snide remarks about women coming from our politicians give us a setback. The situation is much worsened by the fact that these leaders get away from their misconduct with just a mere apology. It’s high time that severe actions should be taken against the leaders who wallow in the luxury of their political position.
If your son makes friendship with the difficult and longtime enemies of your own family/clan then how do you describe him and how do you feel about your future? Will it not be likely to open the door to countless tragedies? But in India, such thing is now being openly celebrated. For past couple of years or more the political leaders of certain parties have been taking the wrong step forward in having closed-door meetings with the leaders of Pakistan/China. What transpires among themselves is obviously against the present government and the nation’s fundamental ethos. Those leaders have often been heard to be sympathetic towards the terrorists or those who “roar against the nation” or against its patriotic values. Yes, those leaders jump forward to defend them who wreak havoc with the “peaceful citizens”. Some leaders are apologetic that certain NGOs/media/religious bodies should not be harassed in the name of fighting the terrorists and ISIS. This is how country’s leaders defend the dangerous postures of dangerous outfits. Will this trend not invite greater troubles to the nation in future?
One wonders how the apex judiciary of the country just allow the political parties to pour out their pent-up anger before the leaders of neighbouring countries who are always aggressively in the combative mood. Why is the Supreme Court silent on such blatant subversive activities?
Very recently, one senior leader of the national party even scoffed at Prime Minister Modi by calling him a depraved being “Neech”. What are the criteria for one being morally low? Has PM Modi fallen short any standards of the integrity since he works sincerely hard and formulates innovative plans and schemes for the greater welfare of the nation? Well, has he not been constitutionally elected by the people of this country? Why the media is less aggressive and more defensive for those “transgressors” who wield daggers behind the cloak.
Whatsoever be the political dispensation at the center, such open rebellion against the government will not augur well for the nation and its 1.25 billion citizens.
– Salil Gewali is a well-known writer and author of ‘Great minds on India’. Twitter Handle @SGewali
Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee turns 82 today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sends wishes
Today social media was flooded with good wishes for Mukherjee from all over the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished Pranab Mukherjee and said he prayed for his long and healthy life. Pranab Da was born this day in 1935 in Mirati, a village in the Bengal Presidency of British India (now in Birbhum district, West Bengal).
President Ram Nath Kovind also wished Pranab Da on Twitter. “Birthday greetings and best wishes for a long and happy life to former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee, whom we affectionately call “Pranab Da”,” he tweeted. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also wished him long life and good health. He said he admired him for his statesmanship.
Campaigning for Gujarat Assembly elections to be held in two phases on 9th (phase 1 voting day has passed) and 14 th December is in full swing. The scion of the Nehru dynasty is trying all stunts to win Gujarat for his Congress Party.
He is making rounds of numerous temples in Gujarat proclaiming himself as a ‘Shiv Bhakt Hindu’. Indira married a Muslim man Feroze Khan in a London Mosque. Many people in India are still ignorant about this fact and consider Feroze a Parsi.
Feroze’s mother was a Parsi before marriage to Feroze’s Muslim father but since, she converted to Islam, their son Feroze Khan was a Muslim.
Indira also embraced Muslim religion for marrying Feroze Khan. Her Muslim name was Maimuna Begum but she kept this fact well hidden so, as not to harm her political career.
Rajeev married Sonia Maino, a Catholic Christian. The real names of their children are Raul and Bianca Maino. They both hold Italian Passports as well but in order to fool Indians they have adopted the names of Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi.
It is incomprehensible that the aforesaid Raul Maino is claiming himself to be a Hindu now, just to garner votes for Congress in Gujarat in the name of Hindutva.
Raul while addressing an election meeting in Porbandar on 24 th November said that Prime Minister Modi gave Rs. 33,000 Crores to Tata Company for manufacturing Nano model of automobiles. He went on to say that no Tata Nano is visible on the roads of Gujarat.
When Tata Motors’ Nano manufacturing plant at Singur in West Bengal faced protests in 2008; Modi, the then chief minister of Gujarat invited the auto-maker to Gujarat and extended benefits like allotting land at concessional rates and tax exemptions for setting up the plant at Sanand near Ahmedabad.
A manufacturing plant of a big company like Tata assures employment opportunities for the locals besides making the state a more attractive investment destination for both domestic as well as foreign companies. Every Chief Minister in India would have done what Modi did at that time.
Modi didn’t do anything wrong by providing a few concessions to Tata. Nowhere, did he provide Rs. 33,000 Crores to Tata furthermore, Raul’s statement at the rally while addressing Gujarati locals; “You lost land, electricity, water to Tata Nano. And if you are not seeing any Tata Nano here, then, what type of magic is this” is completely absurd.
Immediately after the signing of the Nano deal, Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation took six villages under acquisition in Sanand. The government of Gujarat at that time paid the price of land at Rs. 1200 per square meter.
It was four times higher than the market rate prevailing at that time, resulting in the farmers of this region buying Audis and BMWs.
If the Nano model didn’t turn out to be a commercial success, what has Modi got to do with it? Every big business house knows that not all of their products would turn out to be profitable.
Mr. Maino also said that the amount of money Narendra Modi gave for manufacturing Nano Cars was equal to the UPA government’s allocation for funding MNREGA since Raul frequently likes to harp about the success of MNREGA. Here are the facts;
This scheme only guarantees jobs for 100 days a year. A year has 365 days. What about the rest of the 265 days? The jobs in MNREGA involve completely useless and unproductive tasks like digging ditches and then filling them back with sand. This MNREGA scheme is a total failure and waste of government funds.
MNREGA has turned majority of its recipients into lazy, good-for- nothing, unemployables. This scheme must be abolished with immediate effect.
Raul tried to woo the fishermen of Gujarat by saying that Congress government used to provide them with subsidy, which covered 25 percent of fishermen’s expenses on diesel and petrol.
The question is; where and when would this useless subsidy culture end?
Congress is just playing ‘Poverty Politics’. These doles and freebies make people indolent and uncompetitive thus preventing the progress of a nation.
Raul wants Indian masses to always stand infront of Congress politicians with folded hands like the old “Maii Baap” culture pioneered by Nehru and later followed by Indira and Rajeev.
This pattern continued until the only sensible Congress Prime Minister till now, P.V. Narsimha Rao liberalized the Indian economy in the early 1990’s.
It’s highly disappointing that inspite of Raul Maino’s, relatively young age and wide travels, he does not possess any constructive and innovative ideas to make India a better place.
Raul should do himself and the nation a favor by retiring from politics. He anyway does not need to work for a living and can enjoy the Billions amassed by his ancestors through masquerading as fake Gandhis.
– The author is a Master Degree holder in International Tourism & Leisure Studies from Netherlands and is based in China