CYNICISM AND POLITICS

One hopes that the people of India are not blind to the utter cynicism of some of its politicians. The way they have efficiently and ruthlessly killing the whole Lokpal movement with the help of deceit and slander is frightening. The way they have campaigned in UP, further deepening the religious divide there, is appalling. All the while, Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, whose party is not only the main recipient of corruption, but actually institutionalized it, throw decoys at us with declarations of ‘zero tolerance of corruption’.
It’s funny how this Government is hell bent in preserving what is corrupt, untruthful, inefficient – as symbolized by the alliance they still have with the Karunanidhi, in spite of the numerous proofs that a great chunk of the 2G scam went to the DMK family – and fanatic, about destroying what is free of corruption and is prosperous.
Sonia Gandhi has been on a personal vendetta against Shri Narendra Modi for a long time. She had found a useful tool in the person of Teesta Setalvad, who, it has now be discovered, has bribed witnesses, filed false affidavits and committed repeated perjuries in court. Teesta’s usefulness has thus come near an end as she may soon land in jail, so now the Congress Government has found another willing tool in Gujarat police officer Sanjiv Bhatt to implicate Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the post-Godhra riots.
The Government has unfortunately subverted its investigative instruments such as the SIT or the CBI, once upon a time a highly respected institution, who is on the one hand going after the Chief Minister of Gujarat, while it closes its eyes to the wrongs that other CM’s of the Congress or allied to the Congress, such as the DMK, have been openly doing.
For example, in nearly the same breath, the CBI requested a few months back the judiciary to drop the case against Jagdish Tytler, who was seen by innumerable witnesses leading mobs to murder Sikhs, while it is going all guns blazing against Narendra Modi, who at the best was caught off guard when the riots in Gujarat broke in 2002, or at the worst delayed in calling the army. But did not Rajiv Gandhi do the same thing (“When a big tree falls, the earth shakes”, he said), after his mother was ruthlessly murdered, by her own bodyguards, whom she had trusted in spite of repeated warnings? A defenseless woman machine-gunned while lying on the ground. Rajiv also delayed calling in security forces: is not the anger of men always the same, whichever their ideology?
It is logical that the hallowed legal instruments of Indian democracy are blatantly used to pin down the Chief Minister of the most lawful state in India, the least corrupt, the most prosperous, which impresses with its efficiency even non BJP tycoons, such Ratan Tata, when a Lalu Prasad was allowed to loot Bihar and keep it in the most desolate state, because he was an ally? It is illogical that, if they manage to indict Mr. Modi, the opposition in Gujarat will probably bring back the State to its earlier condition of corruption, disorganization and inefficiency? As usual, it will be the common man who will suffer.
Is it logical today that the Indian media only highlight the 2002 Gujarat riots, carefully omitting the fact that they were triggered by the horrifying murder of 57 Hindus, 36 of them innocent women and children, burnt like animals in the Sabarmati Express? Riots of that intensity, like in Gujarat, do not happen in a day, they are a result of long term pent-up angers and a spark like the killing of Hindu brothers and sisters, whose only crime was that they believed that Ram was born in Ayodhya, is enough the ignite the smouldering fire.
Is it logical that only Mr Modi is targeted? But who went down in the streets in fury in 2002? Hundreds, if not thousands of Gujratis, not only from the lower strata of society, not only Dalits, but also middle class, and sometimes even upper middle class! Should they also not be judged and condemned? But then it would be the whole of Gujarat who should be hauled to court, an ancient and noble race, who gave so much to India, including Mahatma Gandhi, and today is still exporting all over the world its upright and successful businessmen, to the US, for instance, where they own most of the motels. Nobody dares do that; it’s much each easier to target Mr. Modi.
It is widely known that the dreaded Khalistan movement in Punjab was quelled in the 80’s by super cop KPS Gill in a ruthless manner by a number of ‘fake encounters’ which killed top Sikh separatists. This was done under a Congress Government, both at the Center and in Punjab. Rajiv Gandhi was the Prime Minister then. Why was he never indicted? Because terrorists have no law and they kill, burn, bomb, innocent people. And sometimes ruthless methods have to be used against them.
Why is Mrs Sonia Gandhi going so single mindedly against Narendra Modi, using brazenly the Government’s legal appendages? Because, at the moment he seems to be the only alternative to her son, Rahul Gandhi becoming Prime Minister in the next general elections. That is pure logics, and we should give credit to Mrs Gandhi for her cunning and ruthlessness.
It’s also no good to be a Hindu in Sonia Gandhi’s India. No, it is better to be a Quattrochi at the moment, who was exonerated by the CBI, which went to the extent to let him get away with the thousands of crores he had looted from India. Or even a terrorist, a murderer and a smuggler, like Sohrabuddin, from whose house in M.P., 40 AK-47 Rifles, as well as number of live Hand Grenades and Bullets were confiscated, who was declared ” Wanted” in Five States of India and against whom 40 crime cases were registered. Then you stand a chance to be protected by the Government of India, while those who have at heart their country’s integrity go to jail.
Mrs Gandhi has achieved such terrifying power, a glance of her, a silence, just being there, is enough for her inner circle to act; she has subverted so much of the instruments of Indian democracy and she controls such huge amounts of unlisted money, that sooner or later this karma may come back to her under one form or the other.
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