Hindutva -Development-two sides of the same coin

Hindutva and Development-two sides of the same coin

The IE dated 14th April ((2017) carried two articles of interest-‘Developmental Hindutva’ by Sanjaya Baru was a good expose .Unlike the hue and cry that netas of the  Congress BSP,RJD,CPM,TNC,SP et al raise  when they hear the word Hindutva this article placed the Hindutva in the right perspective .During the UP election campaign many of the Opposition netas faulted Modi for his visit to the temple and for citing facets of Hindutva. In fact many wanted Modi’s government to strictly abide only with Development. It is ridiculous because Development without Hindutva is meaningless and is a parched dry balance sheet of paper with figures, numbers and faceless economics. What about the social, religious and patriotic nationalism of the millions who have borne the brunt of keeping these alive through centuries old civilizations. And this cannot happen-for man does not live on bread alone. Where do culture and its norms fit in? How can upholding the Constitution not include the singing of the Vande Mataram, the National Anthem? Of course when one brings in the  ban of slaughtering of cows the Northeast, and Kerala and those who are beef eaters get agitated and want India not to interfere in their eating habits and impose laws which according to them are tyrannical and outside and above government control. One should remind them that the cow is worshipped by millions and held sacred and hence their religious sensibilities are hurt. Should not the so called minorities show concern and sensitivity to a people whose religious tolerance showed no bounds-whose religious tolerance allowed all religions to find a home in India and allowed these to spread and grow? It was because Hindu religion was and is the most tolerant religion in the world. Its belief is based on the idea of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam-the whole world is one family. This immense tolerance inbuilt in Hinduism was taken as a weakness and exploited making the Hindus second class citizens in their own country. It even allowed an ethnic cleansing of the Hindus in Kashmir . One would blame the netas for this state of affairs – a closer look will reveal that upholding the Constitution means more than appeasement of the minorities. In which country will its citizens refuse singing the national anthem-hoisting the national flag? Why has India become a soft target? Does this not mean that Hinduism has already lost its essence? How can one go to court and argue that singing of the national anthem is against one’s religion petitioning the judiciary to allow them to follow their own consciences? What if the consciences of others make different kinds of pleas-will the judiciary permit it? There are some essentials in binding nationhood and the national anthem is one such. If one hoists the flag of an enemy country he/she will be shot down immediately-not here in India because this is what is Hindu tolerance and this is what the netas expect from the government. To shout azadi and instigate the youth. For this the taxpayers must shell out their hard earned money. Are we not misusing Freedom of speech?

In the same issue of the TIE(17th April) there was an article titled  ‘Crisis of Hinduism’ by Apoorvanand.In this the author warns that marginalizing the minorities  will result in Hinduism losing its essence. Of course the author has run amuck when he writes that “Hindus take pleasure in humiliation of Muslims and also relish the deception and duplicity with which all this is done….”In all my years of living –working with the marginalized I have never come across this kind of ‘pleasure’ the Hindus take in humiliating etc the Muslims. On the other hand I have only recognized and seen the demand, the arrogance and the duplicity of the other side. They cannot be touched. He further adds that “Indian Muslims have often been lauded patronizing for having rejected the call of Islamic State .They have invested heavily in the idea of secular India and stood by it.” One need not enter into a debate with the author on this point because it is far from true and because the Muslims stood to gain when they opted to stay in India but the same cannot be said of the Hindus. What is more telling is the fact that the author refers to Gandhi who warned Hindus that if destroyed in India and Pakistan Islam has other lands to realize its spiritual potential but if Hinduism is destroyed in India ,it has no hope”. It is precisely this which has made Hindus vigilant now and in a way aggressive. Too long they have been complacent and yielding. Let us first take the simple fact on why was Pakistan created-why was my motherland pieced? Jinnah’s one and only reason was that the Muslims will not be able to integrate with the Hindus.Jinnah was right then and now. Hence he demanded Pakistan.If Pakistan was created for the Muslims who could not integrate with Hindus is it not fair and just that they leave this country and go to a land where they can as Gandhi noted realize their spiritual potential. Gandhi was outdated and did not have a vision. He would not have known that not a single Islamic country is prepared to open its doors to the Syrian Muslim refugees. He did not foresee that Muslims will chase the Muslims out of their own countries and sent then as refugees all over the world.

It is often pointed out that the Muslims are citizens of this country and hence one should not arouse conflicts. But reminding them that they go to fulfill their spiritual potential to any other country  should not be taken amiss as arousing conflict.It is simply stating the truth. And truth cannot be hidden too long .If they are citizens of this country then they have to uphold the Constitution, they cannot refuse to sing the national anthem, and Vande Mataram because it was Vande Mataram which was the bugle call given by the freedom fighters to arouse their national spirit- shouting Vande Mataram and upholding the tricolor flag these common poor Indians marched fearlessly-many fell to the bullets of the British. If one is a citizen of this country how can one refuse the singing of these two patriotic songs?

The Constitution must be upheld is the demand made by all the political parties. Nobody denies this but then the Constitution within its binds has Articles which are not secular and which lends to appeasement. For example how can the Minority Rights be upheld when it is based on religion. Even Ambedkar had wanted reservation to have a fixed period. Now it seems that it is never ending and is becoming merely a tool to appeasement. That even after 67 years it had not uplifted the SCs and not reached them reveals that Reservation had failed and to continue netting in more and more castes under the policy is not going to make the cake bigger and bigger  but will diminish the size of the portion of the cake. Look at what Chandrasekharan –chief minister of Telangana has done-increased the quota of reservation to 12 percent for the Muslims.The argument is that is not based on religion but on region.Are we such fools?Every neta wants to go in for appeasement be it illogical and blatantly anti- Constitutional. There have been so many amendments to the Constitution –so why not amend the Constitution. I dare the netas like Mamata Banerjee,Lalu Prasad, Mayawati,Mulyam Yadav, Rahul Gandhi Sitaram Yechury to put a ceiling to this appeasement policy of the Muslims. To get back to Apoorvanand’s  warning that Hinduism will lose its essence I think it has already lost its essence with the netas  and their appeasement policy. Hence to retain at least what remains the Hindus must unite and the party which is in power must do its best to assist in this process.Gandhi was worried that Hindus will have no place to go-that is true and that is precisely why the Hindus must no longer be at the receiving end. They have a right to preserve their culture, their religious aspirations and uphold just not the Constitution but the honor and the sovereignty of Bharat Mata.

Let it be known that the Hindus will not let themselves become second class citizens in their own land. The Kashmiri Pandits were driven out of Kashmir-there was ethnic cleansing-On what grounds  was  this allowed. Old men were tied to the vehicles on either sides and the vehicles were driven till their bodies were dismembered. Why was this not questioned and those involved not booked. And punished? Why was the media silent? Today when one stone pelting boy  was tied to the jeep and driven there is a hue and cry .I cannot comprehend how the Constitution can be upheld in an upside down manner. I am a citizen of this country and I cannot buy an inch of land in Kashmir. Why?Is this the freedom enshrined in the Constitution. Today the Bangladeshis and the Rohingas have been allowed to settle in Kashmir.Is that going to be another Pakistan? How can the Kashmiris be allowed freely to go where they want and settle anywhere in India. Why this double standard .Is that upholding the Constitution. Their youth can go anywhere for their studies-nay they even shout ‘azadi’ in certain universities and ferment unrest. What is the contribution that State makes todays towards development? All the taxpayers’ monies are pumped into Kashmir-why? Who is in POK? It has become a ground for training of militants. Why is the GOI reluctant to send its army and just clean up POK and put an end to such a state of affairs? All this and more thanks to Nehru and his family. Today we are paying for their follies and their betrayal and yet the family wants us to think that they won us the Freedom. Now RG says it is not Hindus-christians Parsis Muslims who fought for freedom-it is the Indians who fought for freedom what a great enlightenment. How many Parses were there then and how many Muslims took party in the freedom struggle. Why does RG think that we are like him lost in the woods?

The joke of the century was when all the parties except the BJP led by the Italian born Mrs Sonia-tagging along Manmohan Singh   met the President last week to place before him their petition-to uphold democracy and to inform him that under the Modi government democracy is muzzled. Imagine these parties want democracy when they do not have such in their own parties while they do not follow democratic ideology in their parties and in their party systems. You cannot give what you do not have. They believe in dynasty which is just the opposite of democracy. So Sonia has Rahul waiting for the PM’s chair-the fact that he became the VP of the Congress itself is proof that it did not follow any democratic norms. Lalu with his sons all in political power-his wife succeeds him when he had to relinquish the CM’s chair-and he is still on bail-that does not matter that he cheated the dumb cattle of its fodder. It does not matter that lands and houses he owns on benami names. Mulayam Yadav and his sons-his daughters-in-law are all holding power and immense wealth. Not to be left behind Mayawati has nominated her brother for her the crores of money she holds. What baffles me is how did they all acquire such immense wealth-in the form of land-houses and monies-while mouthing that they are working for the poor and are with the poor ?Are these leaders not duping the people of India and how will the world acknowledge the real fact that India is a poor country? Sonia Gandhi of Italian origin was only an au pair-Recently Forbes magazine had named her as one of the six richest women in the world. It is not for India to prove how she acquired it. It is for her to explain to the people how she became so rich .She who came with nothing to India-had a modest house in Italy-has today immense wealth and a mansion in Italy. Her son Rahul Gandhi always utters the hypocritical statement that he stands by the poor-they who betrayed the poor. How and why she is in No 10 Janpath-She is eligible only for an MP’s bungalow. It will take pages to expose the amount of money that is spend in the upkeep of No 10 Janpath-.Whose money is all that-the blood and sweat of the poor. If they have an iota of justice then she and Priyanka should vacate their bungalows. Priyanka has enough of money power to get the best security. Why should that be a plea for her to get a government bungalow in Luytens.

It is not as though the President is unaware of all this. He must have had the last laugh at the hypocrisy of these political parties which represented to him the lack and muzzling of democracy by Modi’s government. Is he not aware of the fact that the NAC functioned as a mini Parliament with Sonia Gandhi as its chairperson? And Manmohan Singh accompanies her to the President with this sob story. What a shame. ‘No freedom under Modi’ is their  accusation .I do not think Indian history had such freedom as under Modi-which country will allow its netas to call the PM a goon, a devil, a merchant of death a Hitler, a koon ka Dalali ,a psychopath. Yet not one of them was booked for their atrocious misuse of freedom of speech.

It is time to search our souls and uphold the spirit of the Constitution. It is also time to amend some of the Articles and delete a few. It takes us nowhere. It is time to stop this appeasement policy-The political leaders who for their vested interest and for power are selling the country-this will only aggravate the polarization. It is time to stop the subsidies for Haj-it is time to either control the monies and land of the churches and the mosques or release the temples of such control. It is time to realize that national policies and programs need to be followed for development of all. Family planning is one such. Or else there should be a ceiling on family size to distribute subsidies. One cannot go on begetting children and ask the taxpayer to pay for their upliftment. This is unfair. It is time to call a spade a spade and those who cannot abide by a uniform Civil code must then also follow their own religious penal code-eye for an eye, hand for a hand-stoning to death etc. you cannot eat the cake and have it too. This is what the Muslims have been doing. They want the best of both. I sincerely and honestly want the poor to be given the maximum benefit-but then the economic criterion must be the yard stick. The religion I follow is my business and that need not indicate whether I can claim the quota and or the subsidy. It is time to restrict public places from crowd worship-it is time for the GOI to stop putting aside working time for prayer for the Muslims. Then allow the others also that time to do what they want. I must have the freedom to settle in Kashmir –otherwise the Kashmiris must not be allowed to settle where they want. You cannot talk of equality and in every act and function only follows inequality norms. If those who cannot abide by such norms they are free to go to countries where they will get more freedom and as Gandhi stated realize their full spiritual potentiality. As far as this country is concerned Hindutva will be the essence and the ethos giving development the inner strength and ‘start up’ towards the economic welfare of the people- The two sides of the same coin- Bharat Mata ki Hai

Dr. Mrs Hilda Raja, Vadodara

April 20, 2017 at 6:27 am Leave a comment

My take on-Lest we crawl(IE dated 25th March 2017


Subject: My take on’ Lest we crawl’

My take on- ‘Lest we crawl’-TIE dated 25th March by Fali Nariman
There are some contradictions in the article because on one side the legal luminary cautions us that the
‘task of preserving our non-sectarian Constitution is too important to be left to courts’.
While agreeing to this I have a problem on accepting the Constitution as ‘non-sectarian’,
We have glibly often fallen upon the Constitution –to uphold is-as the bulwark of democracy.
In the same paper there is a front line heading, ‘SC puts its foot down, rejects Govt plan to veto postings on security grounds’. So shall we entrust the country’s internal security to the judiciary though we can’t entrust them with the task of preserving our non-sectarian Constitution?
Nariman has succinctly placed before the readers why we cannot leave the task of preserving our ‘non-sectarian Constitution’ to the courts by citing two instances-During the internal Emergency while nine of the High courts saved the day in protecting citizens freedom-only to be over ruled by bench of the highest court, (the majority 4-1) through Chief Justice A.N.Ray had glibly said that liberty was the gift of the law, and by the law it could be taken away. Hence we should be grateful to the judiciary who has gifted us with liberty and at whose fancy that gift can be taken away.Where does the Constitution and the non-sectarian constitution come. Liberty is conditioned to the rule of the judiciary that is how I understand Chief Justice Ray’s pronouncement. I fully agree with Fali Nariman in this context that we can’t entrust the judiciary with the task of preserving the ‘non-sectarian’ Constitution. The other instance which Nariman cites is how when the municipal councilors of Bombay were detained under MISA .A writ petition was filed in the Bombay High Court which found it reasonable and allowed the detainees to vote. This was reported in the newspapers. The following day the Solicitor General of India appeared in the SC and orally asked the judges for a stay. This was granted which resulted in the Congress nominee for mayor elected. Had the detainees been permitted the Congress would have lost the mayoral election. This reminds one of Indira Gandhi’s call for a ‘committed judiciary’. And there it was.(What strikes me is the fact that the Congress which now cries of Constitutional breakdown in the recent  Manipur and Goa election has had its ‘Hand’ dirtied right from the beginning. Its history of breaking and bending the Constitution and the Judiciary to serve its own vested interest was not only habitual but even a way of functioning for that party. I wish Rahul Gandhi and his chelas would read, recollect their deceptive sordid history and stop throwing stones at others.)Again I fully endorse the stand of Fali Nariman-that the ‘non-sectarian constitution cannot be entrusted to the judiciary.
My problem arises with the word ‘non-sectarian Constitution’ which the learned legal luminary had used. To me an ordinary citizen with no legal background except some knowledge of social legislations this is far from correct. The Constitution has not fallen from heaven. It was scripted by the leaders of those days whose perspective was different-whose experience was different and whose future world was limited -the ethos of the country- the aspirations were totally different. Their perspective too was limited-After all they were not all knowing and all seeing politicians. Sabbath is made for man and man is not made for Sabbath. The Constitution is not something that should not be changed-amended-it has been amended hundreds of times to suit the politicians. For example does the Constitution allow salaries and perks to the elected representatives of the people- MPs and MLAs. If the Constitution is secular what kind of secularism do we follow when we swear by it? First the constitution drafters did not include the word ‘Secular’ it was injected by Indira Gandhi with a purpose.
I fail to understand and comprehend the kind of secularism the so called secularists preach and practise. If I am a good Christian I am a secularist-if one is a good Hindu then one is communal. No matter what kind of secularism one adopts one cannot overlook the other Fundamental Rights which calls for Equality. A glaring example -How can the inclusion of Minority Rights made the Constitution secular? Are the Minorities not Indian citizens-why should they be given special rights to manage and administer their institutions in the name of religion? And in today’s world education institutions are just money spinning business enterprises. Do you need to use religion to confer such Rights? Is it not discriminatory? Then again why are the Imams given salaries for performing their religious duties? Why the Muslims should be allowed to be governed by the shariat and their personal laws. Is this secularism? How can there be meaningful and valid secularism when there is no acceptance of a Common Civil Code. The bias of the media and so called secularists are unjust and discriminatory- negating Fundamental Rights- this cannot be over looked. For example after the UP elections there seem to be a kind of heat generation by the ‘secularists’. What is going to become of India if at this rate the Hindus are going to sweep the country into power-this was their fear? It seems to me that the ‘secularists’ want the people to believe that only in their hands the country is safe. This has been proved otherwise. The secularists had only taken the country down the drain-looted and swindled, cheated and betrayed the people. They had only their own vested interest and towards that they craved for power. On the other hand it is clear that the BJP one and only aim is to preserve the unity of the country-bring in development and enrich the prestige and glory of Bharat Mata.It is strange that all the Opposition parties think only they are capable of preserving the ‘secularism’ of the country. And one needs no explanation of the kind of secularism they have preached and upheld. Towards this they all unite. But what a low level of politics these secularists practise–and their leaders indulge in. Look how they abuse the PM a constitutional elected leader of the nation.Mamata Begum calls the PM a devil-the upstart Kejriwal called him a psychopath -Mulayam Yadav said he is a goon-and of course the abuse and denigrating of the PM started with Sonia Gandhi who called him merchant of death, the buffoon Rahul Gandhi accused him as khoon ka dalali-not to be left out the convict who is on bail-Lalu Prasad Yadav had the use of a helicopter only to abuse the PM. What kind of secularists are these? What kind of secularism are they promising the nation that they will uphold? Stooping to this level can the country be safe in their hands. The problem with them is that they are terribly afraid of Modiji and hence resort to third degree hitting below the belt. But in all these Modiji rose like a sphinx. He showed that though he was only a chai wallah he has class-The country is fed up of these secularists and non-sectarians and see through their dirty games. Hence the cry that only they can uphold secularism  and be non-sectarians and non-communalists is a mirage-a farce and a deception. People are aware of this. On the whole using secularism makes no sense-Why this bias against saffron –when there is no bias against green and blue? Saffron is a rich color and manifest energy and glory. Look at the way Yogi Adhityanath has been dissected when he was elected CM of UP.-will he or will he not-was the litany. How his earlier utterances were analyzed. What about the Muslim hardliners-for example Owaissi. The TV channels call him for airing his opinion. Will the country be safe under persons like him? Will they uphold secularism?
What struck me was even the jurist and senior advocate- Fali Nariman has brought this aspect. ‘We are on the threshold of a Hindu state…We are moving –not towards the soft  Hindutva…… but the hard Hindutva of VD Savarkar and Hindu Rashtra,(state)Hindu Jati(race),and Hindu Sanskirti(culture)’.My stumbling block is in this. Yes the majority of the citizens are Hindus and thanks to their tolerance which is inbuilt in Hindutva all world religions flourished here. So I cannot comprehend the ‘soft’ and the ‘hard’ Hindutva divide which jurist Nariman depicts. Apart from it one must be also concede that the Constitution is no longer secular and non-sectarian-There is deep rooted bias and prejudice against the Hindus with rules and restrictions for them and none for the others. This is apparent when huge open spaces are used by the Muslims to congregate and to worship. The roads are blocked-the air is polluted and daily thrice the loud speakers blast the prayer and namaz. What if the Hindus all their temples follow the same? Can you imagine the ruckus and the confusion it will create? Office time they can be exempted for prayers. This is the kind of secularism and non-sectarianism do we follow. It is really laughable. No country proclaims its secularism and non-sectarianism nor has any country enshrined it in their respective constitutions. But we carry it on our sleeves. Is it not a historical fact that this country had only Hinduism? That is the religion-rather a way of life – which sprung from the soil and the inspirations of the ancients? It has no one and only God-your god and my God. It has only God. It is not an imported religion-it has no book and it has no rules and regulations. It is definitely a way of life-there is no religion as tolerant as the Hindu religion. It is inbuilt within its ethos. This allowed its followers to embrace all people of different religions. Can this be said of other religions-Islam and Christianity.
Which country will tolerate its citizens’ refusal to sing the national anthem and go to court where the Courts give them the freedom to sing or not to sing the National anthem? Which country will tolerate its citizens to hoist other flags-Does Hindu religion impose fatwas? The Hindus have realized that they have been taken for a ride. They are no longer safe in their own country. Their freedom and liberties are restricted under the garb of ‘secularism ‘and non-sectarianism. Why should the Hindu pandits be driven away from their own homes and become refugees in their own homeland-while now even the Rohingas have been allowed refuge in Kashmir.Why has the SC’s order to push out all the illegal Bangladeshis not been implemented? On the other hand they are given ration cards and allowed to remain because they become a vote bank.
It seems to have become a fashion for the so called secularists –artists, film persons and politicians to deride Hinduism and pamper the Muslims. It is only a vote catching gimmick but it does hurt. Tax money of the Hindus are being poured in for development in Kashmir-in subsidizing Haj,(though it is un-Islamic) funding madrasas, salaries for the imams ,for poverty alleviating programs (but FP is not adhered to by the Muslims)–these and more. But not a pie will be touched from the mosques and churches-Is this secularism? The monies of the temples are managed by the Government-Is this secularism and non-sectarianism? How much can one bend and certainly the Hindus cannot be crawling any more. This is the only country in the globe which is the birthplace of Hinduism-.Nobody objects if countries are referred to as Christian countries and Muslim countries but the moment one says this is a Hindu country all hell breaks loose.  Look how the Ramjanmabhommi is being viewed and fought over. It is a historical fact nay truth that this country had only temples from time immemorial- before the Muslim invasions and the Christians entry. Babri Masjid was a much later construction. Hundreds and thousands of temples were destroyed and in its place mosques were built. Mecca and Jerusalem are sacred to the Muslims and Christians similarly Ramjanmabhomi is sacred to the Hindus. Why is it so contentious for the Muslims to give it up and allow a temple to be built? After all is this not a Hindu rastra?
So there should be no problem for true secularists for accepting the fact that this is a Hindu Rastra and there will be Hindu jati and Hindu sanskriti. How does it hurt others? Where can these then be followed- in Pakistan, in the Middle East countries, in Vatican and Italy? Tell me one single country where these can be upheld-it can be only one country and that is India; why then grudge the Hindus and the people of this country their rights. My take is that the Constitution is neither secular nor nonsectarian. Finally there is no ‘soft’ Hindutva and ‘hard’ Hindutva-as Fali Nariman has cautioned.National patriotism cannot be sliced or diced, halved or pieced- kneaded ‘soft’ or ‘hard’. National Patriotism and Liberty-are our birthrights- inherent within every true Indian citizen. We shall not crawl henceforth to uphold this kind of non-sectarianism and secularism.
Dr Mrs Hilda Raja-Vadodara
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March 26, 2017 at 12:02 pm 2 comments

OPEN LETTER TO RAHUL GANDHI

 

On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 7:13 AM, hilda raja <pachake@yahoo.com> wrote:

Open letter to Rahul Gandhi
I do not think you will even understand the Indian psyche. You have no substance in attacking Modiji.It is only slogans and cheap gimmicks. You also suffer from some kind of obsession-his 57 inches chest. Are you envious of it? You who visit the gym thrice a day give me the impression that you suffer from narcissism. Hence your focus on body .You advice (!) Modiji  to listen to people but when people come to you it seems you are more interested to play with your dogs than give them a patient hearing. Of course you are strutting across the political arena especially when there is dissent, dissatisfaction and problems. You like to fish in troubled waters and foment the agitated people to gain votes and create a mirage. That is pure vested interest .Is no sign of a mature wholesome personality. You cannot look beyond that. Let me tell you that you and the netas like you are such foul mouthed that we are ashamed that you are projected as a leader. You have been repeatedly mentioning the 57 inches chest of Modiji. And think that you are uttering something political relevant and valid. Are you going about with a measuring tape? You threatened to make it 54 inches in Parliament. Who are you to make such a threat? You who cannot even utter some sense seem to make me think that you have  pasta instead of some grey matter in your head act and talk like one lost in the woods. People are shocked that you make such a remark of the PM. You talked of Modiji’s ‘suit boot ka sarkar’.How was your great grandfather dressed with that rose in his button hole. I think you are envious of Modi’s sense of dress and hence stoop to such comments. You and the likes of you cannot tolerate a poor man coming to that level well groomed with a perfect sense of dress – making the country proud. The pity is you think you are a ‘hit’ because of these slogans. Even ordinary high school boys can talk better than you. Take for instance your crocodile tears-standing with the fishermen-When your country cousins shot at the Kerala fishermen where were you? Why had you not shown your solidarity to those grieving? Your father allowed Warren Anderson to flee this country-provided him with a plane and saw to his safe exit from Bhopal after the terrible Bhopal gas leak which left hundreds and hundreds dead and maimed and affected with respiratory diseases. The unborn babies too were affected. So now what right have you to blame Modiji when you carry such a parampara and the sins of your party is on your head. Do not pretend to act innocent.
Check during the UPA regime how many communal riots took place and how many farmers committed suicide. Did your mother or her handpicked puppet of a PM visit them? So what are you now blaming Modiji for? Now you say that Indians are being killed in the US and blame Modi for it.What do you want him to do? On one hand you accuse him as being a dictator who wants to centralize everything. He has his efficient ministers for Home and Foreign Affairs to look into these. The alleged hate killings in the US are not the first of its kind. You need to look into the archives of the media and list out the killings that took place in Australia and the US during your mother unconstitutional regime What did the lame duck of the PM do? You know that you are bereft of any knowledge even of recent happenings. You remarked that Modiji  allowed Vijaya Mallya to loot and run away with the loot. In fact VM looted the country during the UPA government’s non governance. His millions and crores were not made in a two year period and the banks are all nationalized banks so what had the UPA done? Are you ignorant that the country cousin Quottrocchi was allowed to run away with his kickbacks. If you want firsthand information ask Hans Raj Bhardwaj.He will give you the exact details. What a shame for you to have all this and act so brazenly as though the UPA was a model government. If you are ignorant then what rights have you to be a leader? Should you not update yourself. This is not hoary history but recent happenings under your Congress government and the UPA.I suggest that when you periodically take off to your hideouts in foreign countries you can spend time in updating the history of the country-You speak of polarization and poverty .Tell me what is your report card? Your mother and the Congress   have abetted and polarized the people into castes and religious ghettos- for your own vested interest. Look at the number of scams under the UPA and the PM allowed these under his very eyes. when Modij made an apt simile that one should learn the art of bathing with a rain coat without getting wet you could not see the fine-tuned reference to MMSingh not being corrupt but allowing others under him to be. This you turned into a psychological jibe by twisting it into the ‘peeping tom’ category. Are you sick and now Lalu Prasad – one who has been convicted and is on bail repeats the same? Are  you not aware that you make yourself  a laughing stock .Having no substance and nothing to fault Modiji so you resort  on reeling out that he is a liar-you have accused him of taking crores when he was the CM of Gujarat.Why can’t you  produce some evidence ?You should be hauled up for perjury. When you abuse-and debase the PM you are abusing the people of India .It is only when something is said against the Nehru-Gandhi family then its hollow netas demand an apology to the country, Why- is India your fiefdom? You must learn the basics of public probity to be a leader. Respect and get respect-Respect the people of this country who elected Modiji.That is the minimum you can do. You recently stated that Modiji is old and tired and hence must retire. Your mother is old and sick why not advise her to return to Italy and rest. Leave us in peace. When she handpicked Manmohan Singh to be the proxy PM what was his age?
You had the cheek to accuse Modiji of Khoon ka Dalali after the surgical strikes.You and our party and your family has blood in their hands. Look how your leaders massacred, rampaged and brutalized the Sikh community. The Congress leaders were rewarded for this. Have you forgotten that your father also justified it. If one is to analyze your utterances and behavior one would conclude that you suffer from a deep psychological aberration. The sooner you attend to it the better. You who blame Modiji of being an utter failure and you escape periodically to your foreign hideouts. What for to rejuvenate yourself and return to mouth such low based accusations. Tell me where in the world will a PM be called eunuch, merchant of death, devil,liar,et al. Does it not reveal the low third rate mentality of those who utter such abuses? Remember that the lower you hit the higher Modiji will rise. It is a fact that for the first time India has a PM who works –who has a vision and who has a focus. I advise you to read O P Mathai’s book on your great grandfather-you will realize how the Nehru Gandhi family thrived on the poverty and ignorance of the people while they walloped in a life style which shames even the hardhearted. This is your parampara.You are half an Italian and hence you have no sense of Indian history.You and your mother are only anxious to capture the PM’s gaddi. But find Modiji an obstacle – anchorage because he knows much-he is strong and he will bring to book your deceptions. Naturally the fear-the jealousy the anxiety that Modiji is doing well-is acclaimed as a world leader and respected globally you and your party are unable to digest. I think it is time for you to grow. You are 47 years old and behave like a spoilt teenager. You have no respect for democracy that hence parachuted to be the VP of the party. It is good news for the BJP because under you the Congress will be decimated. Look how you are going and begging for a few seats to the regional State party leaders. You cannot win a single seat on your own unless you piggy ride on the regional parties. Shame on you. It is never too late to reform –to learn and to update. The minimum one would expect from you is ordinary courtesy to the PM-respect the people of this country who elected him. Every time you hit and make personal remarks you betray your lack of character and values. Stop being a hypocrite and do not shed crocodile tears. You are born with a sliver spoon in your mouth. You did not work to earn a livelihood-you did not sweat it out to climb the hierarchy and be what you are. Hence you will not appreciate the hardships of others-what you exhibit (love for the poor) is only a vote catching gimmick. Modiji has come the hard way-respect that-He has proved that no matter how small you are in a democracy one can reach the highest position with hard work and determination-credit that. These are things which will shape one’s character and make a person worthy to be a son of India-Bharat Mata.
Now that the results of the five States have been declared you must realize where you stand and what leadership qualities you have.Apart from this you must realize that India is no longer enamored by the Nehru-Gandhi name and has reckoned with the damage it had wrought. The poverty alleviation schemes were a mere eye wash and poverty only rapidly spread and deepened. You still went about posing yourself as a man for the poor. Now it is clear to the poor who is pro-poor and who will be the t savior of the poor. I only hope that you will give up your hypocrisy and pretense and start being realistic. No more can you and your party fool the people. But above all the minimum one would expect from you and your party is respect the Prime Minister. Do not indulge in personal attacks because these will only boomerang as you see. From the time Modiji became the Prime Minister your party-you-your mother and the Opposition just indulged in Modi bashing. Your cheap slogans only revealed the superficial façade .You need to apologize to the people of India for having demeaned-debased and directed cheap jibes at the PM-one whom the people elected and who is the only HOPE for the nation. I hope you remember how one of your party leaders-Mani Shankar Aiyer vehemently stated that Modi cannot dream of ever hoisting the national flag at the Red Fort-let him come and serve tea to the AICC.he stated What arrogance and nobody objected to this man’s third rate utterance-who continued to be the Congress spokesperson. This is the man who could not win a single election. I am repeating this to show the low level of the mindset of the Congress leaders. And what happened-MODI MARCH…started.Not only did he unfurl the national flag at the Red Fort once –twice and will continue to do so for years to come. Seasoned politicians will respect the will of the people. They will be able to gauge the mood of the nation-not the Congress leaders –your mother and you. Pride goes before a fall. What a fall for the Congress party –calling itself a national party but goes a begging to the regional parties to give it a piggy ride to continue its presence in the political scenario. You-your mother and your party have become irrelevant –the sooner you realize this better.
I really feel sorry for you-your family and think that it is not late to grow. To respect democracy and the people’s will. It takes good astute leaders of the Opposition to make a democracy vibrant. This is what the people expect from the Opposition parties. Blocking Parliament is a sign of defeat. Parliament is the forum where one would expect the Opposition to discuss debate and offer positive suggestions. Sure it can dissent and keep the ruling party on its toes. But not indulge in blocking –rushing to the well of the House-refusing to debate and discuss-holding placards in Parliament sends out a sign that the Opposition parties are not for good governance and are ill equipped to face the Treasury benches with valid, reasoning and critical thinking. The nation watching the Opposition function irresponsible will only make the people reject the Opposition and its unruly behavior. Opposing for the sake of opposing makes no sense. How can this be make democracy vibrant? It is never too late to learn-to grow and to be humble.To realize that people are no longer passive beneficiaries of your patronage. This is their country-their azadi and their right to look to good governance in which the Opposition must and should play a meaning role. Stooping to cheap jibes-playing to the gallery and trying to be smart by indulging in personal attacks will not be tolerated. You, your party, your mother and a few of the Opposition leaders by indulging in attacking the Prime minister has hurt the nation and people will not tolerate this. Can you point out at any one country in the world where the Opposition has derided and insulted its PM as  in India? Is it not a shame-Probity in public life is a must for any leader. When you insult the PM you are insulting the people who elected him-you are demeaning the position he holds and that has boomeranged.I hope your eyes will open and your learning process through the bitter experiences will enable you to grow…..
Dr Hilda Raja ,Vadodara

Mohan Ramanan

March 13, 2017 at 5:53 am 1 comment

RAHULGANDHI THE LOOSE CANNON

Rahul Gandhi the loose cannon

When Rahul Gandhi accuses Narendra Modi of ‘personal corruption’ one must not be shocked-because RG always makes wild false charges- when he opens his mouth. He says Modi has killed thousands of people. RG forgets that it was his party henchmen who killed thousands and his father justified the genocide. It runs in his blood this cheap publicity stunt. It must be also remembered that he and his party never believed in democracy hence never abided by its principles. The Nehru-Gandhi family can never sit in the Opposition and thinks that it alone must rule. Look how the party functions within itself. How can it respect democracy when it does not have democracy within it? It is always resorts to unruly behavior when out of power. It is recorded history that the party when out of power is frustrated and loses all sense of decency. What did Rajiv Gandhi do when he had to sit in the Opposition? Promising outside support he wanted Chandrasekaran to form a minority government knowing well that he could pull off the support and enjoy the discomfort of Chandrasekaran and then have the sadistic pleasure to see a government fall. Playing with democracy was the game the Gandhis always resorted to and this is exactly why I repeat that the Gandhis never had any respect for democracy. Toppling non Congress governments was the game it indulged in forgetting that they are insulting the people and making the nation weak. Similarly using throat power it formed   the ‘shouting brigade’ to block Parliament and toppled one after another governments headed by IK Gujral and Deva Gowda.Same gimmicks is now exhibited by Rahul Gandhi –block Parliament and then cry hoarse that the PM is running away from Parliament because he is afraid of RaGa! It must be admitted that RaGa is well versed in corruption- That is his legacy-the Nehru Gandhi family has been throughout corrupt. Right from Nehru’s period down to his father’s with the infamous Bofor the family is steeped in corruption. Now that the Agusta West and the National Herald cases are coming up Sonia Gandhi-Rahul Gandhi and the Congress are in jittery. Sonia Gandhi sits in Parliament only to prod the Congress members to rush to the well.Is that democracy? People’s elected representatives must remember that Parliament is not a street to exhibit theatrics and unruly behavior. They are paid handsomely to represent people’s aspirations-their needs and discuss and debate the problems. They can dissent but not carry placards and rush to the well. This they are free to do on the roads and in other public places .But under the Congress the sanctity of Parliament has been destroyed whenever they are in the Opposition. And when it was in power dented every aspect of democracy. This is a clear indication that the Congress does not believe in democracy and yet RaGa has the audacity to preach to the PM to listen to the people!

The fact is that RG does not know his own family history and hence thinks he can blame Modi –twist the whole truth to suit his political ambition. The family is afraid of Modi because he is the only politician who is strong and who can dare the Gandhis.From the time he took over as PM the Gandhis are scared. Now RG accuses Modi of corruption. It is apparent that he is frustrated .He reveals his fear and his ignorance and shows that he is devoid of political morality. If RaGa has proof of the PM’s personal corruption why not reveal and expose Modi? Why all the hollow words that Modi is ‘terrified’ and that Modi lip reads him and that Modi is running away from Parliament. RaGa had ample time to speak in Parliament instead he preferred to agitate outside Parliament. No wonder the President cautioned the Opposition on this. The Congress MPs rush to the well of the House-why had RG not made it known within the Parliament to the Speaker that he intends to make a statement- that he needs to speak on something which will create a ‘storm’…Why has he not revealed the storm creating information to the media? Why just these hollow threats. RG must realize that his lies will not work because these are falsehoods. How has Modi robbed the poor and grabbed their money to enable the corporates to repay their loans from the banks. How can a man who is the VP of a political party utter such trash? He must be hauled in the court for making such false accusations and misleading the people

Now that the National Herald case is coming up and the Agusta West scam points to ‘the family’ Rahul Gandhi and the Congress are terrified. They want to divert attention. RG must go ahead and substantiate his accusations because he has made it against the PM of this country-Modi’s hands are clean-he will not run away- unlike RG who can run away to Italy and or UK .RaGa one thought was a joker but now he reveals himself as a desperate man who will not hesitate to stoop to any level. He must not be allowed to get away with it. A frustrated desperate man is dangerous. He thinks that because he is a Gandhi nothing can touch him –that he is immune-no wonder the Gandhis did not even want to submit to security checks when they travel .As far as his slogans are concerned they are cheap –If all cash is not black and all black money is not cash-then what is it. Nobody had said that all cash is black. Look at the amounts of money that has flowed into the banks from the so called ‘poor’. RG is knowledgeable in this because he knows how to stash money off shore-how it can be invested in benami lands. His brother-in-law would have given him some tips on this. So let RaGa  spill the beans-let him not keep talking off his hat.We are waiting for the ‘storm’ because Modi can face a tsunami also.

Having tried his best to project himself as pro poor RaGa has made himself a real laughing stock. The Nehru Gandhi family has swindled the poor why if he is so clean  does he not tell his mother to vacate 10 Janapth-that does not belong to ‘the family’ Let her pay her water, electricity, maintenance charges. Is this not swindling the poor? Having enjoyed all the ill-gotten wealth and having his Italian relatives also to loot India’s poor RG sheds crocodile tears for the poor. At times I do feel sorry for RG because he has not grown-he is fixed and static at a particular age and hence immature. He has not uttered a word against the hoarders of lakhs of crores of money. From where did they get it and how? Why this selective amnesia?

RaGa and the Congress must answer why they kept the people poor-why for more than sixty years they did not alleviate poverty? What was its road map? Why this sudden love of the poor? Rahul Gandhi is the rich poor man who has a warped personality structure. He thinks no end of himself but everyone knows how hollow he is. This poor rich man has his holidays abroad-his birthday bash in UK and his hideouts abroad-God knows for what. But he thinks that by taking up the cause of the fisherman, the farmers, the dalits he can project himself as the champion of the poor. One simple question Rahul Gandhi must answer why did his family loot the poor-why had it kept vast majority of the people poor. Rahul Gandhi has no substance-is a big failure and unfit to be in politics-leave alone lead the people. We have had enough of the Nehru-Gandhi gimmicks and hypocrisy. It is time for the Indian people to assert and to throw them out lock stock and barrel. The fact is that Rahul Gandhi and his mother are terrified of Modi and hence Rahul Gandhi’s projection that Modi is terrified of him. Is it not the joke of the century? Modi is strong, is firm is a thoroughbred patriot and above all has a vision for the nation. He is above personal aggrandizement and personal corruption. For him country first and country above everything else, towards this he will not hesitate to sacrifice anything and everything-even his life. That is the stuff Modi is made of.

Dr Mrs Hilda Raja-Vadodara.

December 17, 2016 at 8:48 pm Leave a comment

RAHUL GANDHI AND THE CONGRESS’HYPOCRISY

Rahul Gandhi and the Congress’ hypocrisy

It is time to expose the hypocrites that strut the political scenario-Kijriwal is a psychopath and a megalomaniac person.If one had noted throughout his target was Modiji-even if someone spits he will cry hoarse that Modi is responsible. He does not focus on the different ministries or the persons directly concerned with the problem but it is Modiji whom he derides. Look how he cries himself hoarse and instigates people to rise in rebellion. The less one talks of him the better-he is not worth all that attention. He thinks he is the savior of this nation. He is an upstart and needs psychiatric treatment.

Another one is Rahul Gandhi who may not even be able to cannot spell the word ‘economics’ but goes around talking nonsense. He does not even know this own family history then how can he know the nations’s. His grandmother was a dictator and yet he points at Modiji and advises that Modiji must listen to the people.Did his grandmother-his father and his mother listen to the people? Of course they had a set of sycophants and a coterie around them. Every step they took was against the very concept of democracy. Scams and looting was the order of the day. Yet RG calls Modiji a dictator.RG does not know what is governance because he never understood what real politics is all about. He and his mother are draft readers-RG simply repeats slogans which his backroom boys coin and thinks that it is really effective. What one cannot understand is the cheap petty way he and his mother are functioning. They who speak of democracy do not have democracy within their party because they do not believe in one and never had upheld it be it within the party or outside. It is all selections and appointments-they who never sweated out to earn their livelihood. Sonia Gandhi warns referring to Modi that there are no short  cuts to greatness. True, because Sonia Gandhi was a schemer –her scheme was to enter the family of Nehru Gandhi.It took long and careful planning. So she holds out to Modi that there is no short cuts to greatness.How did Sonia Gandhi become what she is-how has she now occupied  10 Janpath-with what did she come to India ? Does she have academics and skills-Did she attempt any constructive work-engage in some hard work? She has fascists blood coursing through her veins and yet has the audacity to call the BJP and Modiji fascists. She was a waitress and an au pair-she came into India with a well laid out scheme.Into this Rajiv Gandhi fell. She quietly but stealthily worked her way up. She is the great pretender. Posing as though she wants no power she assimilated and accumulated all power and her coterie headed by Mani Shankar Aiyer called that ‘renunciation’.She pretended that she is apolitical and fell back on her ‘inner voice’ to pick Manmohan Singh as the PM.Is that democracy?

Rahul Gandhi is simply off the track and thinks that he can play out his theatrics and gain power.Manmohan Singh’s choice was well planned and thought out by Mrs Sonia-Why did she not pick Pranab Mukerjee? She knew that Manmohan Singh will be a lame duck PM. So she started her regime as the defacto PM of this country. Is this democracy? Why did she form the National Advisory Council?What was its purpose and goal? To draft schemes according to her whims and fancies-to collect a coterie.The NAC over which she presided drafted schemes. These drafts she passed to the lame duck PM.So she had a mini Parliament function under her-Is this democracy? But then the Nehru-Gandhi (Ghandhi) family never understood democracy. How was Sonia Gandhi qualified to direct the PM of this country? How could RG walk into the PMO and demand the introduction of schemes? Is this democracy? What I sense is a low level of the attitude and resultant attack on Modi is caused by the envy of the RG and Sonia Gandhi. They have fallen so low that they just cannot tolerate the well groomed and strong PM that we have. Modiji is a threat to them and their loot. Not only did they loot the country-they allowed-abetted and tolerated their sycophants’ and coterie to do the same. They just cannot tolerate the fact that Modiji has a vision-that he works hard, that he is strong and that he knows what real governance is all about. Above all they do not believe in democracy and hence cannot think of a chai wallaha performing so well –so well versed in governance and who makes India proud.Yet RG wants us to think that he is all for democracy. What you do not have you cannot give. How has Sonia Gandhi come to live in No 10 Janpath? What right has she to live in it?Is this not one form of looting the poor?She is only an MP And as such is entitled  only to a MP’s bungalow? Does she pay her water-electricity charges? Is this not looting the poor? Priyanka Vadra cannot be given a government bungalow in the name of security- she and her husband have enough of money to hire their own private security. Is this not cheating the poor? How could Sonia Gandhi become one of the top ten richest woman in the world? The nation must know. And Rahul Gandhi shed crocodile tears for the poor. I stand by you. What is the use of his standing by the poor when the family is wading in luxury? Has he sweated out to earn at least one meal a day? Yet he has the hypocrisy to visit Kalavati and share rotis with her. Poor Rahul Gandhi-his pleasure hide outs are kept in great secrecy. Had Modiji gone on a singly holiday they would point fingers.How this RG is so hard hearted that he deceives the farmers-the fishermen,the dalits and the poor –but keeps his high style life a secret. He is like the white washed tombs which Jesus condemned. Just by putting up a show- a simplicity-dressed in jeans and kurtas with rolled up sleeves he wants to mislead the poor. Is this not deception and a  farce, a pretension, a capital sin ?This third rate criticism by him Modi’s suit boot ka sarkar has given the lead to the wretched party-the Congress. Hence Anand Sharma criticizes Modi-that he changes his dress four times a day.So what tickles Sharma? The Congress forgets that when blood flowed in Mumbai after the terrorists attack then then Home Minister Shivraj Patel had time to change his dress four times a day….

Right from the beginning the Congress men/women spoke derisively of Modiji-Why because he does not belong to that ‘hypocritical class’ to which they belong.Mani Shankar Aiyer one of the sycophants of the family even advised Modi not to dream of occupying the PM’s chair-‘he will never never be able to unfurl the tricolor at Red Fort ,he prophesized. ‘If he wants he can come and serve tea to the AICC he suggested. What arrogance. And this Mani Shankar Aiyer lost his deposit when he contested in Myiladathurai in TN. He wants by hook or crook to remain in N.Delhi and towards this he will stoop to anything including bashing of Modi and singing hosannas of the Nehru-Gandhi family. One must remember that he headed the ‘shouting brigade’, when Rajiv Gandhi was in the Opposition. This is the kind of sycophants that the Congress leaders groomed and surrounded themselves with. No other PM has been personally attacked and criticized as Modiji. Scant respect for one who is democratically elected leader of this nation is not becoming of any political party. When it stoops so it simply means it is insulting the people who elected him-and must apologize to the people. They are unable to bear the fact that Modjiji in just three years’ time has been hailed as a world statesman by almost all the world leaders.

Ra Ga wants us to believe that he is all for the poor and hence a TV channel which conducted a SWOT analysis of him stated that his strength is his family name-I think that is his drag-he has to carry the baggage of that family which is a drag and a liability .He and his family are responsible for the poverty in this country. For 60 years what did they do but kept the people in poverty. This was their vote bank constituency. Half-starved and with empty stomachs these people were made to believe that crumbs from the high table will be thrown to them. Shamelessly the Nehru Gandhi family enjoyed the resources of the nation-shamelessly it appointed its own chamchas in all possible posts. As far as RG’s strengthens are concerned he has nil-Yes he has a coterie and sycophants who cannot think outside the Nehru-Gandhi family and hence wants to install him as their leader.They are bankrupt of leadership. His opportunities will be the non-availability of strong leaders in other parties-he has only to contend with psychopath and obsessive compulsive netas with their own vested interests like Kejriwala.RG ‘s opportunity also lies in the poverty of the people. Hence he finds it befitting to pretend to be pro-poor-this would mean that the Congress must continue keeping the people poor –so that he will be able to lead them with false promises. His threats-are a strong PM we have today- a mature democracy-a people who are today questioning and are aware of the omissions and commissions of the Nehru Gandhi family. The Nehru Gandhi family is solely responsible for all the woes we have today. As pointed out by TSR Subramanian in his article ‘Don’t join the debate’(IE 24TH Nov) ‘the Congress which had control of the economy for over 60 years brought the country to its knees and was primarily responsible for the hardships the populace’. How can Rahul Gandhi shed tears for the poor and why is he such a hypocrite in going around trying to project himself as the advocate and the champion of the poor. Is it not a farce and a shame? Nay it is a grievous sin to be cheating the people like this.

The Congress was solely responsible for creating a shadow economy for abetting corruption and Sonia Gandhi’s appointee PM –Note the so called ‘noted’ economist has the gumption to call the demonetization organized loot and plunder etc. Has he an iota of honesty he would have restrained himself because he presided over the most corrupt government we ever had. He just abetted and was silent-never moved a finger to arrest the loot and the corruption. Yet he speaks of organized loot and plunder. It is the greatest joke of the century for this ‘noted’ economist to blame the Modi’s government black money cleansing measure as loot and plunder. Yes all agree to the motive but disagree to the method. Then why had the noted economist not suggested an alternative? Why had he not embarked on attacking corruption? Manmohan Singh should know that his hands were tied but then he did not have the self-respect to resign when he was being used as a puppet. And now he faults Modi’s government. A party which was and is seeped in corruption has no moral and political right to fault Modi’s attempt. True enough there would be problems when a reform of such magnitude is being enforced. There is so much of opposition because most of the shadow economy is in the hands of those who do not want demonetization. Be it builders-jewellers-businessmen,estate owners and of course netas.Why was there so much of hard cash available in the hands of the people? If one goes by the queues then it seems that there is no poverty in India Why was payments not made in cheques or through the banks. This can be accountable? How can one explain the sack loads of currency-the lakhs of 1000 and 500 rupee notes in the hands of common people? And there is invariable a sob story-‘hospital expenses-daughters’ wedding etc.The media will swallow all this and think that these make headlines. Nobody asks why they are standing in the queue as proxies-for a commission. Begum Mamata and RG weep because the poor are suffering. It seems that all the netas and the Opposition leaders have suddenly become aware that the poor are suffering-they have become so sensitive to the suffering of the poor-.Are the poor a recent apparition and its suffering a new phenomenon. Were they not responsible for the suffering of the poor all these years? Is this their first instance when they face suffering? Are queues something new in India? Are there not queues for film tickets-for rations for everything under the sun. Now for this cleansing of the economy why not bear some suffering? Right from the Judiciary down to the local leaders all are hurt that the poor are made to suffer. When justice is denied and when it takes years to get justice from the Judiciary nobody cries hoarse. It seems to me that these really do not want to tackle corruption and black money. Yet they keep demanding Modi ‘where is the black money?’.They should know better where it is. As Rajiv Kumar has stated in his article ‘India’s golden moment’ (IE 25th Nov) that “demonetization is an ethical step. It can help us leave behind a culture of illegality, indiscipline, ill-gotten wealth”. But the Opposition does not want such an ethical step-not surprising…so why should it demand Modi to apologize? If the Opposition leaders are really keen on cleansing the system and wiping out the shadow economy then why not help and support, instead why block and create more problems and spread all sorts of canards.I believe that the Opposition leaders do uphold ethics and ethical conduct both in public and private spheres. I believe that they do want a clean economy. I do believe that they do want to rid of black money. I do believe that they will then come to their senses and overcome this phase of blocking the ethical measure which Modi’s government has taken and will extend full support because they want us all to believe that they all uphold ethics and are ethical in their outlook, in their actions and in their public lives.

Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,

Vadodara

 

November 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm Leave a comment

SECULARISM IN INDIA

Dr Mrs Hilda Raja-Vadodara Secularism in India

The print media reported that the Supreme Court declined to reconsider 1995 order on the meaning of Hindutva and rightly so. But the media quoted the Representation of the People Act ‘promotion of, or attempt to promote, feelings of enmity or hatred on grounds of religion, race, caste, community or language, by a candidate or his agent, amounts to ‘corrupt practice’ and election of the candidate can be set aside on this ground.’ Does the quoting of the RPA by the media in this context support the view of the seven –judge Bench led by the CJ of India which maintained that seeking votes in the name of religion is an “evil”..the Bench continued-‘appeal for votes must be based on principles of secularism….political agitation advancing the cause of religion with an intent to garner votes is not permissible’. No one can fault the stand taken by the judiciary .But what is intriguing is why always when there is an assertion of Hinduism-Hindutva or for that matter any utterance of Hindu religion immediately ‘secularism’ is being called upon. If one says that this is a Hindu country then again it is against secularism. Teesta Setalvad and theatre activist and author Shamsul Islam and senior journalist Dilip Mandal had urged the Bench to check the ‘devastating consequences’ of the 1995 judgment which according to them caused Hindutva to ‘’become a mark of nationalism and citizenship’’.Time and again the moment Hindutva and Hinduism becomes a bone of contention and is being held out to contend that it is against ‘secularism’. So the latest we have is that the TMC will oppose amendment to Citizenship Act 1955 because it is against ‘secularism’. Let us for a moment be objective and analyze the swearing on secularism by the political parties and netas opposed to the BJP. First and foremost why is secularism being used as a whip against the Hindus?Is secularism valid only for the Minorities. Why was it that the Founding Fathers had not clearly included that word when the Constitution was drafted? Why was it later inserted by Indira Gandhi-the one who imposed Emergency and called for the ‘committed’ judiciary? To be honest I think that the very Minority-Majority divide is based on religion. Is there anything in this country which is not communal? Be it Reservation,Minority Rights ,et al. these are based on religion. How can a secular country extend privileges to some adhering to particular religions? Is this secularism? The basis of Minority Rights is ‘unsecular’.So for those swearing by the Constitution it would be good to reflect on this. If religion is “evil;” then why use that as a yardstick to confer privileges. Is it secular to allow the Minorites to manage and administer their own institutions run on the taxpayers’ money? What is the rationale? Is it secularism that Rights become exclusive for some on the basis of religion-Is this secularism? Hence we have even places of worship earmarked in government offices for prayers for a particular religious community. Is this secularism? We have the Wakf board –permitting properties and funds to be owned and controlled by the Muslims –similarly the funds of the Christian churches are controlled by Church leaders. But the temple lands and the temple monies are controlled by the government. Is this secularism? Freedom of speech becomes very exclusive and of course Fundamental right when it is used in the most undemocratic way by persons of particular religions. Hence a former IAS man Christudoss can without any qualms use the TV channel to use derogatory words and even abuse the Hindu gods. It is strange that in this country we have Hindu Gods and Christian gods-and your gods and my Gods. One who is an atheist must know that there is only God-So this former IAS man stated that he has the right to beat Lord Rama with slippers. This is according to him his right. Now is this right only for this former IAS individual because he belongs to a minority religion. What happens if a Hindu adherent repeats the same and claims that he/she has the right to beat the ‘gods’ of the Christian and Muslim faith? Will the assertion of Christudoss not amount to creating enmity-hurting the religious sentiments of the Hindus and does it not justify him to be   hauled up for not just using unparliamentary words   but also because he had incited enmity and hostility against the majority people-not against gods. Because if gods are gods then they cannot be hurt or harmed! If the former PM of UK David Cameron says that the UK is a Christian country-it is not faulted –If we refer to the Middle East countries and refer to them as Islamic countries-it is not faulted but if any one says that this is a Hindu country then all hell breaks loose.

We swear by the Constitution –the Constitution did not fall from the heavens and was drafted in a particular period with a particular background. It is no doubt an anchor and a reference, but to swear by it as though nothing has changed and as though it has been followed scrupulously in all context and in all circumstances and by all people is simply creating a mirage. So when it suits us we swear by the Constitution and this happens inevitably in preference for particular groups. Hence it is biased-at least its interpretation is biased. This is exactly why individuals of a minority religion could blaspheme Lord Rama and get away with it. Similarly there is mass conversion in Tamilnadu and in the NE States-but then it is a matter of Rights to follow a religion of one’s choice. It is interesting to note that often these conversions are based on enticements economic, social benefits. ‘Force’ need not be physical force-but there is psychological force-there is the simple basic need survival compulsion. So for a bowl of rice-for a job for other benefits conversion has been and is being carried on. So what is forced conversion?  I strongly advocate the banning of the flow of foreign funds-if this is done then Evangelization will simply evaporate. But when there is reconversion to Hinduism then it becomes a heated topic for debate.

We must realize that from the very beginning conversion was resorted to by the Christians and the Muslims. This was not through choice but through force. Hindus did not lead crusades for conversion-Hindus did not block the inflow of peoples of others faiths driven from their own countries on the basis of religions into this country. They were all welcomed and allowed to propagate their own religions and follow their own way of life. But then it should not become like the story of the camel which after being sheltered in the tent drives out its occupant to monopolize the whole tent. This is what one sees in this country. And our political parties are game for it because all that they see and want are votes. Hence we have the inflow of the Bangladeshis-the Pakistanis and the POK and the demand of those who opted to remain in India after the partition demanding their own constitution-their own laws and not just their own space but the space of this nation. The fatwas then become ‘rights, ‘the public roads can be blocked for public assemblies for prayer. This is another Right. Even the use of the outer space for announcements and prayers become yet another ‘right’.The management of the Madrassas  with the tax money becomes a Right.The civil laws of the country cannot be enforced on them because that is not what their holy books state. They even have asserted to the judiciary that they would murder and burn their women if they are not allowed to use the triple talak to put them away. And the Judiciary is helpless .It is yet another right not to sing the national anthem-but they want this land-its monies, the subsidies, its protection et al yet not follow the common laws .

The netas do not hesitate to swear by Dr Ambedkar when it suits them to garner votes. But they use selectively what is relevant. Did not Ambedkar ask the Muslims to leave this country and was one of the demands for justifying Partition? Why is his stand on this not being quoted and followed? Each and every action and inaction in this country is based either on creed and or on caste. Yet we relentlessly use the Constitution and swear by its Rights enshrined in it.In implementation of these Rights we are biased-partial and ‘unsecular’. How does the triple talak empower women? Christudoss boasted that from his wife he learned what equality is all about. Why not he share with us his education on equality followed by the Islam religion and educate us especially in the present context of the Triple talak?

There was an article by Faizan Mustafa- ‘Multiple ways to equality’ (IE dated 28th Oct) His premise is that Muslim men who take more than one whand polygamous Hindu men have no such legal compulsions. Hence he argues that banning polygamy amongst Muslims would simply have an equalizing effect of making the second Muslim wife a destitute and vulnerable as a second Hindu wife. In this context he must remember the famous Shahbanu’s case-why was she simply thrown out without any such financial safeguards. It is one thing to argue a case but it is another thing in reality. It is not just one wife but more than one wife. If then the Muslim men are so fabulously rich to maintain many wives then why do they want subsidies provided by the taxpayer. What happens to the Family Planning.Is it proper to go on begetting any number of children and become a burden on the public funds? Why do the Muslim men want to discard their wives on some pretext or another? To point at Hindu polygamous men is no remedy . Two mistakes will not make a right. Imagine telling the SC that if not allowed then the Muslim men will resort to burning and murdering the wives they want to discard. Are women mere chattels? To be used and thrown away at the whims and fancies of the Muslim men. I also doubt the statistics present in that article stating that polygamy is higher among Hindus than Muslims. In absolute terms may be-but what about the ratio to the population? Statistics can be manipulated according to what one wants to prove. This is like the Justice Sanchar report statistics proving that the Muslims are at the tail end of the development ladder. Naturally, with so many children and mouths to feed it is not small wonder that they are down the development ladder.(But one must remember that the Muslims  also are some of the richest in this country.) Is it not unjust for those to depend on the GOI to provide them with the survival needs when they refuse to control the size of their families? As for the political netas the larger the electorate in poverty the better and easier for them to be manipulated-the poorer the electorate the easier to cheat and take them for a ride. If there are government programmes of FP then the Muslims must co-operate and benefits must be based on the acceptance of the FP. Religion yardstick must not be used for demands. Benefits must be linked with control of the family size. It is public money. If the Muslim religion is against FP then let the Muslim community provide for its members from the enormous funds in the Wakf board and mosques.

To me it seems that the Hindus have become second class citizens of this country. They must act with restraint and not invoke their gods-their religion and their beliefs. One can identify how every aspect, every programme, every interpretation of the Constitution and its invocation is discriminatory. It is based on religion, caste and communalism. After 60 years being in power the Congress is the main culprit to have kept the various groups in ghettos . A truly democratic polity and adherence to democratic norms would not yield to the creation of a culture of dynasties .That is the litmus test to check whether the democracy by which we stand and the Constitution by which we uphold was really vibrant-and followed. Such an ethos will not permit communalism either. But what one sees is everything is based on communalism-thanks to the netas.The people have been brainwashed into making demands based on caste-not on needs. Hence we have the quota list ever lengthening itself. We have netas who keep promising quotas-we have religious fanatics being nurtured-we have anti nationalism being abetted-hoisting of Pakistan flag has not been seriously viewed as anti-national-refusing to sing the national anthem is again not viewed as being anti-national. But if one speaks of nationalism, patriotism and Hindutva then it becomes a singular case for Teesta and the likes of her to approach the Supreme Court. Then religion becomes ‘evil’ not when it is used to disburse  subsidies-when it is used to extend the reservations-when it is used to allow minority universities to function –when it is used to create tensions when a minority/Dalit dies But when hundreds of the majority people are harassed, denied their rights it is the fashion of the day. Is this democracy?

This is exactly why universities like the JNU run on the tax payers money has become a den of upstarts-Effigies of the PM are burned within its campus and yet it is seen as a right of Expression. Rights and Freedom come with a price-Patriotism now seems to be a much objected word and national patriotism calls for dissection and analysis-Why so? When India is being demeaned and insulted-derogatory terms are used it is viewed as ‘right to freedom of Expression. If I refuse to rent out my flat/house to a Muslim then it becomes a topic for the media to debate on the discrimination meted out to a community in this country. And somehow exhibit that this community is being harassed and discriminated against. We have specialized  TV anchors for such  -spreading muck. Why a few Indians are especially those with Magsaysay awards and Booker prizes champions of such ‘freedom’ to denigrate this country? It becomes fashionable to be such an intellectual. If there is so much of discrimination in this country may I ask why these people who are crying hoarse of being discriminated against not just leave this country and go to  countries which guarantee their freedoms, rights and which uphold the Koran as its Constitution? To even state this truth there will be a cry that they are citizens of this country and every right to belong to it. Then why are they not behaving as citizens of this country? Why are they demanding special rights and special treatment and why are the political leaders acceding to these demands. Why has J&K become a disputed topic and why are separatists being sheltered and housed in POK? Why are some Indians against Indians? Why have Dalit leaders not improved the lot of their own? Why has Mayavati who has wealth disproportionate to her income not rescued her own? Why blame the Modi government for its failure in this respect. Why has the Congress not improved the lot of the Dalits all these years? Now Rahul Gandhi has embarked as dalit ki dalal-shamelessly to garner votes at the cost of their poverty and suffering. Why have a good number of NGOs who are getting foreign funds allowed to function in this country-creating unrest turmoil, discontent? All this and more-in the name of Democracy? We are afraid to own our mistakes-afraid to say that the kind of democracy which we follow has given rise to dynasties is a weak political system. Why are we not bold to rectify and move ahead of times-at least along times? Why has all out political leaders become crorepathis-from where has that money come? What is the accountability of these netas-every single political neta (except one or two) is a leech sucking the blood of the people. How can we have democracy when political parties do not have internal democracy in their own parties? Do we not swear by the Constitution for everything but do not hesitate to dent and tear it apart? Why has the Congress party become a family’s private corporate. If it cannot have internal democracy how will it uphold democracy of the nation? Do you call this democracy? Why has India after boasting to be the largest democracy in the world becomes a soft State? The Congress is the mother head of communalism-all political parties have divided the people on the basis of caste and creed and still swears by the Constitution. Let not the people be deceived by the Opposition when they claim that patriotic NATIONALISM means the BJP ideology-Hinduism. Let me be frank what is wrong in wishing and working to make this country a Hindu country-All are welcomed to live within it provided they follow the Constitution and uphold democracy. Not a warped democracy mentioning and falling back on creed and caste. All who want to be citizens of this country must own allegiance to its flag and its national anthem. They must integrate within the ethos of this country. It is good to hear that unity in diversity—that is long ago. Today it is not diversity but divisive forces that are destroying the country from within. No tolerance must be shown to those hoisting any other flag in this country. Shoot them if they indulge in such treachery. Simply and honestly put we are feeding traitors with the tax payers’ money. This is anti-people. Religion is a private affair and worship cannot be a public demonstration to exhibit numbers. Worship any god but within one’s compound walls. Remember that one cannot cut the branch of a tree on which one sits. All Indians must unite and feel that oneness irrespective of different religions. Towards this O Lord let my country awake.

Dr Mrs Hilda Raja-Vadodara

 

 

October 29, 2016 at 5:11 pm 2 comments

TO RAHUL GANDHI

How shall I address you as Gandhi/Ghandy/Khan.As you indulge in multi Dalali you also have the option to choose your family name and in that also you indulged-nay your grandparents indulged in Dalali by choosing a family name that can mislead people and garner votes-thanks to Mohandas Karmachand Gandhi from whom the suggestion came. So that is your lineage. Do not go about thumbing your 47 inches chest to claim love for the country and its poor millions. You and your family do not have an iota of patriotism. Tell me why your father ran away to Italy with the family during the Bangla Desh war. At that time your father Rajiv Gandhi was a commercial pilot and he was afraid to be available for the war. This is your family’s patriotism. Now you have questioned Modiji and your spokesperson Randeep Surjewala demands an apology from the Prime Minister for demeaning the patriotism of the jawans in the surgical strikes. Do you think that you and your party can continue fooling the people all the time?

It is one thing to have a low IQ and another thing to have no code of ethics to guide one’s life. In which category do you fall-Both I suppose. Why then did you run away from the ethics committee? Why do you fight shy of facing justice? Yet you have the brazenness to pretend that you are above board? Look at the scams under the Congress regime. It is not only during the UPA period but even during your great grandfather’s time there were scams. Like you he had other interests. Please read what M O Mathai-the long time private secretary of Nehru writes in his book-‘Reminiscences of the Nehru age”.In that book you will also discover how your grandfather Feroz Khan became Feroz Gandhi and why. When you carry such a load of baggage –all acquired by indulging in Dalali why do you blame others. It is said that one who has a beam in one’s eye cannot fault the dust in another’s eye. But that is what you indulge in.It is not that the Congress allowed the country to be looted by the Nehru-Gandhi family alone but abetted the looting by your chamchas and worse still by your Italian relatives. The case of Quottrochhi is a telling example and you will have to carry it to the very end.

Do not try to play the good Samaritan by visiting Kalavathi’s hut and breaking roti with her.All this is a drama-deception of a base kind .Do not shed crocodile tears when you meet the relatives of farmers who committed suicide because you are responsible for them. Why are you not accountable to this country for having abetted poverty and kept the masses half starved? You want a report from Modiji of his two and a half years of rule but what about first giving the country the report card of the Congress’ fifty and more years of misrule. The result of which we now see- more backwardness-more poverty and more netas and upstarts in the political scenario. You created an environment of deception-cheat and a mirage of development starting from Haribi Hatao.Of course your great grandfather,  grandfather and even your father  had hardly time  because they had other interests like you…This is history. You may get your sycophants to write Indian History projecting the Nehru-Gandhi family as the saviors –the more you hid the truth the more truth will resurrect. That is what faith has proved. Look at what the family has done to this country-polarized it on communal basis-provoked mistrust among the different religious groups abetted the creation of ghettos. Take just recent history-your grandmother desecrated the Golden Temple, called for a committed judiciary-threw out all the good Congress leaders with her ‘Kamaraj Plan’ like Kamaraj,Devraj Urs and imposed Emergency-this to name just three. Your father broke the locks of Babri Masjid and proclaimed that Ram Rajya will be established. That created instability-suspicion and unrest and turmoil between communities. Your mother had the gumption to call Modi ji the merchant of death and you accused him of Khoon ki Don’t you think and know that you are accountable to your own conscience-if you have one. But then remember that what one sows one will reap. Do not think that you and the family have the Divine right to rule this country. India is not the kingdom of the Nehru-Gandhi family. It is not a banana republic too and not even an Oligarchyto rallies and make speeches devoid of facts and or misleading the people. You are doing a great injustice not only to this country and the masses but also to yourself.

You faulted Modiji for allowed Vijaya Mallya and Modi  to flee this country with their loot. Did you make sure of the facts? How did they accumulate such billions-definitely not in a matter of two years? You forget that a special envoy was sent to the UK to defreeze Quottrrochi’s bank account and let him flee from the justice of this country. Earlier your father Rajiv Gandhi gave a safe exit passage to Anderson Warren-even provided him with a plane .The Bhopal gas tragedy smothered ,left hundreds crippled and maimed and with respiratory diseases. Even unborn children were affected. What do you call this Dalali of human blood and suffering-that your father indulged in? What moral rights do you and your advisors have to fault and hurl such accusations against Modi ji. These will boomerang

I wonder if your mother has denounced her Italian citizenship. If not then you too are an Italian citizen. You claimed some time back that you are a British citizen. How many citizenships do you have and what loyalty can be expected from you to Bharat Mata. Remember you told a foreign dignitary that the biggest problem in India is ‘saffron terrorism’ Have you facts to support this.

Your party has used government money to propagate the Congress party by naming about 450 government programmes, all the  major national schemes, awards, Ports, airports, roads, bridges scholarships, National Days  Institutions, National Parks, Trusts, Chairs, Projects Research Institutions, Sports-everything under the sun in Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi names. I would suggest that all these be erased-completely wiped. No other country in the world has exhibited such megalomania. This is public money and unashamedly the Congress government has used it to propagate its own name and garner votes. This is also Dalali .If at all the Nehru Gandhi family members names need be remembered by posterity the rightful place would be to  inscribed them on the dustbins  and the garbage pits across the country.

You accused the BJP as a party which killed Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Legally and factually this is far from the truth. It suits you to Dalali on the assassination of Gandhi. Then by the same yardstick you and your Congress party committed genocide of the Sikhs. Which means the Congress party’s hands are just not stained but soaked in the innocent blood of the Sikhs? This is factual because it was the Congress leaders who led the butchers and your father justified it. The best for you would be to relinquish your position and start afresh by studying the history of the country. Do not make yourself a laughing stock and expose your utter ignorance. Do not for a moment think that you can continue taking the Indian masses for a ride.

Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,  Vadodara

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