Who is afraid of Baba Ram Dev?

June 10, 2011 at 4:28 am 13 comments

The recent events centered around Anna Hazare’s fast and Baba Ram Dev’s fast are not unexpected. Of these two Baba Ramdev’s needs some special focus because he had threatened to go on fast against corruption much before Anna Hazare.The point is not who came first but that Corruption has caught the public gaze of India and shaken it to the grassroots .Anyone who was sensitive and could feel the pulse of the nation would not have been taken by surprise. It was coming and it is going to come in a big wave. A revolution is in the making-bloody or bloodless. There is a tolerance level after which the yoked people would want to throw off the yoke. There is a time in history when history would be written with the blood of those who have been until now sweating it out and receiving a pittance. At times even that pittance was denied. Should a patronizing UPA under Mrs Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi think that the NREG P and the Food security bill are crumbs for which the Indians should be ever grateful-they are mistaken? It is obvious that the loot of India-the plunder of the country belongs to the people and they have realized this.

Corruption and scams have enveloped the UPA government and you call it democracy. P.Chidambaram has come to give us lesson on democracy-how it has a process and an end result. He wonders if activities of the activists specifically Baba Ram Dev and Anna Hazare can be constitutional and allowed in a democracy. It is good for Chidambaram to know that Indians cannot be taken for a ride all the time under the pretext of democracy. Does he mean that an unconstitutional council like the NAC is democracy? Who gave it the authority to draft bills? Is it a super Parliament and will he call this a process in democracy? Who is Sonia Gandhi-she may be a party leader and an MP but why does every thing flow from and to No 10 Janpath. How come in a democracy the Prime Minister is at times out of the loop. Verily then who is within the loop always? Is this democracy?

There is a well devised strategy-when things go wrong then it is the GOI and when things go right then it is the Congress. When both go wrong then no one owes the mistake. Interchangeably the Congress becomes the GOI and the GOI becomes the Congress. Is this democracy Mr Chidambaram? How very foolishly the Congress spokespersons open their big mouths to utter nonsense. Only the democratically elected representatives can draft bills. How democratically they are elected is of course another issue-but then why and how can the NAC be exempted and non MPs draft bills?

To speak of democracy the floor of Parliament had witnessed bags of money being offered in exchange of votes. Money for making the MPS ask questions have also be indulged in. Buta Singh bought one single vote with a suitcase of money. Is this democracy Mr Chidambaram? If you were so anxious on democracy then why have you not initiated electoral reforms? Why has the Parliament not taken up Corruption in a big way and appointed a drafting committee. People cannot be stifled any more, anger and resentment if shut down and suppressed for too long is bound to break forth. Then there is no stopping.

Is it democracy that the NAC has drafted the famous-rather infamous bill termed as the The Communal Violence and targeted Violence Bill 2011spending crores of rupees of the people. It is not only clearly biased and flawed but is a danger to the country. Is this the process of democracy Mr Chidambaram? For too long the nation has watched how at every given opportunity the UPA under Sonia Gandhi and her son-(the dynasty) have divided the nation, has undermined and dented Constitutional institutions and violated constitutional norms. A hand picked President and a hand picked Prime Minister are not great factors to sharpen the contours of a democracy.

Now comes this Communal Violence Bill to bulldoze the majority community and to target just this one community. Is this democracy Mr Chidambaram?. You use the Raj Bhavan’s as your party offices and look at B’lore where you make the ever amenable Congress governor Bhardwaj a laughing stock. When people are shocked at the scams you are trying to talk your way through. When people are clutching at their empty pockets and trying to forget their hunger pangs you are talking of the green pastures that will soon unfold. Did your government take any positive step-serious enough to bring down inflation? Is this democracy Mr Chidambaram? You knew so well that the country-the public exchequer is being looted but you turned a blind eye you even as the Finance Minister advised the Prime Minister the 2-G spectrum is a closed subject. Were you not aware Mr Chidambaram that something basically was wrong and that the elected representatives of the people elevated as ministers were cheating them? Where you honest Mr Chidambaram and this you call is as a part of the process and dynamics of democracy? Tell us honestly do we have democracy-rule of the people by the people and for the people? Where does dynasty rule fit into democracy?

The above are just a few areas pointed out to prove that we do not have democracy so don’t waste your time in trying and explaining to the nation about democracy. It is against this backdrop that you should view the recent uprisings. Yes Anna Hazare and Babe Ram Dev are symbols of a rebellion that will soon burst and break the flood gates. Of these two we the people are aware that the UPA and Mrs Sonia Gandhi are not so bothered of Anna Hazare.But Baba Ram Dev they are mightily wary of.

Back to the people’s movement-Baba Ram Dev-.

Too long the majority community have been targeted and hit at.Too long it has silently take till its tolerance level has broken down.Yes Hindus are mild and Hindus can be bought thinks Mrs Sonia Gandhi.But in recent times the color saffron has been branded and given an extremist profile. This is a great injustice.Now Baba Ram Dev has been called all sorts of names like Thug-stooge of the saffron brigade etc. What puzzles me is why this jaundiced view of the color saffron? Its affliliates the RSS,VHP are patriotic Indians-their ideology may not suit the dynasty and the Congress but they too have large following and in a democracy it is pseudo secularism of the Congress is termed as secularism. By no stretch of one’s imagination can one term the Congress as secular. Its history right from the beginning is mired in communalism but still Mrs Sonia Gandhi and her son want us to believe that it is the only secular party. It is this blind and flawed vision which makes them suspect of saffron.

Anyone with even a smattering knowledge of Indian history will vouch that the Hindus-the saffron was never communal. Unlike the West where religion was politics and politics was religion and the Popes, Archbishops and bishops everyone were politicians since politics was the other side of the coin of religion .Here sants and sanyasis never meddled with politics. But a time has come when sants and sanyasis must take the lead. If fatwas can be issued-if in churches special prayers can be held for  a particular party to win, if the Pope can visit India and state that he wants the Cross to be planted, if the US commission on International Religious Freedom can interfere in our affairs why not the Hindu religious leaders pick up the cudgels too. There has been an aggressive Christianization of the country-a vigorous proselytization with the Government doing nothing. The flows of foreign funds to the Christian NGOs are blatantly used towards this- What has the UPA government does to arrest this?

The other area of rubbing salt into the wounds is the ‘saffron’ terror mirage. According to Zenab Banu’s  analysis ‘Politics of Coomunalism’ with special reference to the Gujarat and Rajastan riots(1989) there had been 74 communal riots between 1953 and 1977 of which75 percent were instigated by Muslims.No one then termed it as Islamist terror. But now when a few  Hindu alleged terrorists are involved then sweeping statements are made by Chidmabaram and Rahul Gandhi on saffron terror and extremists etc. The brutal way in which Sadhvi Praygna and other alleged Hindu terrorists were treated and tortured were reserved only for ‘saffron’ But when it is the Muslims then it is velvet glove treatment. The whole appeasement policy for the sake of vote bank has dimmed the hopes that in a democracy there would be justice for the majority. To top it all now the ‘The prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence’ Bill makes it obvious and apparent that Mrs Sonia Gandhi has her private agenda of targeting the majority community-May be she is a stooge of the Pope. How can the Hindus take all these insults and injuries heaped on them? When driven to a corner it is but human to fight back. That’s what the majority community is doing and will continue to do. Justice and Equality cannot be denied on the basis of numbers and religion. This is a violation of the Constitution.

It is this which makes Baba Ram Dev the red rag for Mrs Sonia Gandhi and Chidambaram. So what if he is a stooge of the BJP-so what if he is affiliated to the RSS and the VHP?. Are they not Indians? Can they not have an ideology that millions subscribe to? In a democracy there is a room and space for a spectrum of ideologies and these should be nurtured and allowed to flourish if the democracy must be vibrant. If the Congress thinks that it alone has the ‘right’ ideology and it alone is secular then it is like the ostrich which hides its head in the sand. To think that the UPA especially the Congress would fight corruption is to think that the sun will rise in the west. The Congress stinks of corruption right from the top to the bottom. Its government is the most corrupt government we ever had so how will the people believe that it will fight corruption. This is like the hollow words Mrs Sonia Gandhi always utters ‘We are committed to fight terrorism’ And all that we had was exchange of dossiers. 11 crore rupees  spent in feeding and guarding Kasab and a hundred fold more in feeding and guarding Afzal Guru. What is the signal it has sent as far as dealing firmly against terrorists? The same tune is sung for corruption. We will fight corruption. Not a finger moved till Anna and Baba came into the picture.

Now Ram Devji’s trust must be investigated. He is corrupt. He is a mask, he is a stooge he is a thug….this and more. Why then did the UPA not investigate him earlier? Only if one rubs the Congress on the wrong side will investigations be initiated. Misuse of Central agencies towards the vested interest of the dynasty and the Congress is certainly no democracy. There has been quite a lot of literature on the loot of the Gandhis. So why not investigate Mrs Sonia Gandhi and her son’s foreign blackmoney. Is it this which prevents the GOI from publishing the names of those who have black money in the Swiss banks? The design of loot started under Quottrrochi and the pattern has only become more intricate and larger. Baba Ram Dev has been the only one pointing out at this loot of the dynasty and hence he is being targeted. Who is afraid of Baba Ram Dev?

Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,

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  • 1. dakul  |  June 10, 2011 at 7:49 am

    People who try (I say try) to fight corruption come under a magnifying glass.
    When Bhushans were targetted, enough people in the media were ready to say
    Calpurnia should be above reproach. When the CDs were found to be fake news channels lost interest in Calpurnia’s virtue.
    Baba Ramdev is a phenomenon that urban-centric journalists cannot quite comprehend. It makes them uncomfortable to see him drawing crowds.
    Kapil Sibal hoped people learnt a lesson from the crackdown.
    What always amazes me is the Congress spokespeople who crow that people voted them to power.

    • 2. Hilda Raja  |  June 16, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      thank you dakul.Baba Ram Dev is a champion of the poor people-illiterate and rural.But Anna has a following of well heeled people.That’s one difference.Yet the GOI and specifically Mrs Sonia is afraid of Baba Ram Dev.All sorts of accusations against him is being made.HR

  • 3. sagar pilare  |  June 11, 2011 at 3:21 am

    I think the comparison of Anna hazare & co., Ramdevbaba etc. with National Advisory council is unjustified. Anna hazare etc. black-mail the government to accede to their irrational demands. The NAC is only an advisory body and has never made any such demand that their recommendations must be accepted.
    The so-called tolerance of the Hindus, I think , must be analysed carefully. Due to the caste divisions, the ideas of Varna, the Hindus hardly unite as Hindus and therefore seem tolerant when it comes to their relations with other religions. But if the hierarchy in Hindu religion based on castes and the rigid manner in which we see it maintained by majority of the persons, it is very difficult to attach the virtue of tolerance to Hindus.
    There is no doubt, that religious intolerance, fanaticism and terrorism, be it of manority community or minority community, must not be tolerated and dealt with evenly. I also agree that the proposed Bill dealing with Communal Violance is uncalled for. There are already sufficient provisions in IPC to deal with riots etc.

    • 4. Sujata Srinath  |  June 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      Hello Sagar,
      Please don’t get offended but I need to ask you…are you a Hindu? We learnt lately that Digvijay Singh, who spews venom on Baba Ramdev, is not a Hindu. Sri Sri Ravishankar and Murari Bapu belong to different varnas in the charturvarnashrama and they both jointly held hands to feed a sanyasi to break his fast. Hindus can and will unite to fight for our bhumi. I suggest that you sink your disruptive ideas and focus on what is good for society…a corruption-free society is what we want and we will get it.

    • 5. senthil  |  June 16, 2011 at 5:57 am


      The caste system is british creation.. the original bharatheeya society is composed of jaathi.. jaathi is the base of our sanathana dharma.. kula dharma, dhesa dharma are the basis which contribute to sanathana dharma..

      varna and Jathi are never discriminatory.. they are social arrangements.. pls dont give in to established propoganda..

    • 6. hilda raja  |  June 16, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      Sagar pl remember that the NAC is handpicked coterie of Sonia Gandhi.The eligibility being they must be christian NGOs(most of them)and Modi bashers.The NGOs are all foreign connected and funds flow to them.How can they advise the PM-what is the constitutional validity of such an arrangement.Today when the FM and Kapil Sibal make such a noise about Parliament being supreme and that the MPs alone can make and unmake laws then why the NAC to draft bills and make recommendations which goes over the heads of the MPs to the PM.Why and where is the need of such a body,.It is only to give a cabinet status to Mrs Sonia Gandhi who presides over this super Parliament and also acts as a powerful lobby for her.The NAC must be dismantled.
      Thank you for your comment.HR

  • 7. vidya  |  June 11, 2011 at 6:08 am

    The NAC is a Sonia Gandhi handpicked body of Hindu baiters. Anna Hazare and Ramdev are people who have displayed leadership and who have stuck their necks out to speak out for the common man. The Congress is working hard at its old game of splitting apart natural fault lines in society. That’s how they win elections ; and that’s how they hope to win this latest game against India.

  • 8. Vinita  |  June 12, 2011 at 3:22 am

    Well, ma’am, I can think of several people who are afraid of Baba Ramdev. One, the ruling UPA stalwarts and their high command- because Baba connects with the masses, it brings out the uncomfortable truth that the average Hindu is still open to a call for action by a religious (?) leader. Two, the pseudosecularist- because Baba Ramdev wears his religion proudly and yet has the support of some Muslim and Sikh religious leaders. Three, the elite, English educated, urban middle class – because Baba’s followers showed them the ugly truth that they constitute a miniscule part of the Indian masses. All the three mentioned above have been shaken by the fact that there exists an India that they simply cannot connect with or comprehend. And yet, as long as that India exists, there will be hope for this country since the UPA, the pseudosecularist and the urban elite have already sold their souls to the West.

    • 9. hilda raja  |  June 17, 2011 at 9:04 am

      +Vinita good analysis.You always come up with very incisive points.Thank you.HR

  • 10. Sujata Srinath  |  June 12, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Again, thank you for a lucid article that expresses all sensible people’s thoughts. All these events seem to have made it crystal clear that the media is being handled by vested interests, that the Congress is getting arrogant with its helplessness and the UPA is not a government that will do anything that will benefit our great nation if challenged about its primary activity – corruption, and its secondary activity – undermining the Hindus.

    • 11. hilda raja  |  June 17, 2011 at 9:09 am

      +thank you Sujata for your appreciative encouraging response.You are right in saying that the UPA especially under Sonia Gandhi is not going to do anything worthwhile for the country.This because the focus is on themselves and on power for vested interest.See what is happening to the fight against corruption.It is not interested ebcause then it must fight against itself.This is precisely why Nitin Gadhari has stated that Sonia fighting corrutpion is like Pakistan saying that it will fight terrorism.Both mother and son are in Switzerland now…can guess why.All the best to you.HR

  • 12. hilda raja  |  June 17, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I don’t think there is any religion in the world as tolerant as the hindu religion.The very fact that all world religions came to India-were welcomed and allowed to flourish is a testimony to this.If caste heirarchy is there it had a purpose to serve and kept the society in order and in harmony.Caste distinctions were not to oppress and dominate but to carry on in an orderly way.See what is happening today.But I also do agree that it was abused.Like a knife can be a useful tool but it can be misused and made into a dangerous weapon.Even law is the same.If the politicians are using caste for their own vested interest to divide the society it is not the inherent fault of the caste….All the best to you.HR

    • 13. Sita  |  June 18, 2011 at 11:32 am

      Dear Ma’am,I had returned after a month of vacation today.So I couldn’t respond to your posts earlier.Both your article & your replies to comments put things in a proper perspective.I had come confused about the recent happenings around the Lokpal bill &the Ramlila maidan attack.,hearing people call Baba Ramdev & others as jokers,wondering if I had misunderstood the situation.Your article helped giving me the other view.Thanks a lot ,ma’am.


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