Our MPs outraged

March 27, 2012 at 5:47 am 7 comments

Members of Parliament were outraged at Anna team specifically at Arvind Kerjiwal’s ‘derogatory’ remarks. It is quite understandable the righteous anger of the MPs! But they who seem so offended and hurt have lost the sensitivity to feel the pulse of the common people. Nobody is thrilled with our MPs.If an opinion poll is taken the MPs will hardly score 5 out of 100.Why this disdain and disrespect for our MPs? Has anyone of the MPs been true to his/her oath. Again this statement may be an exaggeration but when one wants to make one’s point there is bound to be some exaggeration to hit the nail on the head. Just last evening a friend of mine reported that ‘all the children at the society’s park are fighting. I was perplexed and wanted to see this ‘fight’.When I went there to witness the ‘fight’ of all the children I found just three children having a small tiff among themselves while the 7 others were playing. So what did the ‘all the children’ mean?
It is a way of emphasis. Arvind Kerjiwal should have specified that 165 MPs including the 14 Union ministers have alleged charges of corruption,murder,rape exortion etc.But this will take off the sting when thus stated from a public plafform.This is exactly why the Coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal meant when he said that many departments suck blood like mosquitoes-but later clarified that he did not mean the Finance department. There is a way of talking to be more emphatic. What makes one horrified at the horrified hurt, and the tone and tenor that Arvind Kerjiwal’s remark triggered among the MPs? They closed ranks and all condemned him. It looks that they were waiting for some opportunity to close ranks! Lets coolly look at the whole picture which made Arvind Kerjiwal make such a comment-calling the MPs names as thieves, rapists, murderers.
Arvind Kejiwal communicated his agony and hurt that the representatives of the people sitting in our august Parliament had 165MPs who called for probing their alleged involvement in crime and criminality. Had it been even 5 this is outrageous as far as the common people are concerned. Were the horrified and hurt MPs like Sushma Swaraj,Sharad Yadav of the JDU and of course the Congress MPs not been pained at having to sit along with them in the august forum of the Parliament? Did they not think it necessary to rack up this issue? Did they not feel it below their dignity to be their companions? Did they not think that the sanctity of Parliament was tarnished and dragged down?
What is worse is that Sushma Swaraj stated that AK wants them to give him the Lok Pal but defames them.It seems that these MPs think that LokPak is something which team Anna wants as its private property. And it seems that team Anna has to be careful and use ‘civil’ language if they want the MPs to give it the Lok Pal.Does it not show that the MPs are not serious in fighting corruption. Is it not ridiculous to have such a slant of thinking? The Lok Pal is for the people-it is meant to arrest to a great extent corruption and graft .It is what the people need. Team Anna is just spearheading this need based movement. So to tell them ‘better mind your language if you want us to give you something you are asking for’ is not only childish but also wrong. It shows the mindset of the MPs. It reveals that they are not honest in wanting the Lok Pal.
Arvind Kerjiwal is right when he says how can corrupt persons want a Lok Pal.It means fighting themselves. To be frank let us take a head count and see how many of the MPs really want the Lok Pal. It is true what Sharad Yadav said that ‘this Parliament has been fighting corruption the most’. This is not because the MPs were so concerned about corruption but because scams were raining all the sides and what other business could they engage in other than fight corruption in Parliament. There was no governance by the GOI-there was no sensible debate and no areas of reform for the MPs to debate and set the highlights for legislation. True it is their business to legislate but it is the business of the people to force them to do so-or at least to see that the MPs reflect the aspirations of the people in their words and actions.
Look at the Adarsh scam –only now a few arrests have been made. This will go on dragging till the people forget the case and other fresh scams will break out.The Coal scam is one such. The reference point to the quantum of money loss to the exchequer is always the 2G scam. Is it more than that or less than that? That there is a loss to the exchequer is today no more valid-one needs to quantify and then starts the squabbles over the amount. Like in Spectrum 2G according to Kapil Sibal there was zero loss. Then he squirmed in his seat when he had to eat his words-this from an MP who is a Union Cabinet Minister. Why do they shoot their mouths off? It looks that the Cabinet Ministers are least bothered if there is a loss to the exchequer. One wishes this to be linked to the perks, salary and other fringe benefits they enjoy. No wonder they are magnanimous when it comes to give away the national assets-to cut down at the flow to the exchequer. What reason would one otherwise give for Kapil Sibal to reduce a fine of 650 crores imposed on the Reliance to a mere 5 crores? It is people’s money what if it was Kapil Sibal’s private organization? Would he be so magnanimous? It simply goes to show how callous and indifferent the government has been when it comes to loss to the public exchequer. When it comes to auctioning or not auctioning-when it comes to first come first served basis etc. they do not put the country first and then discharge their duties. This is exactly why often I say and so do others that almost all the MPs-including the PM and the cabinet ministers have betrayed the nation and the people’s trust because they have not been loyal and faithful to the oaths they had so solemnly taken. Why then cry for the head of Arvind Kerjiwal. Are the MPs now wary of the Anna team? If they are honest they should get going with the task of unraveling the black money issue which figured in the manifesto of the BJP-the Congress should worry about the tainted ministers and the scams during its period- The NDA and the UPA has much to answer to the people. Do not waste time to going after team Anna and in bringing Privilege Motions .It will boomerang. The people must bring in Privilege Motion against those tainted but sitting cozily in Parliament at the cost of the people and calling it the august body-the sovereign body of the people. Can there be a greater insult to democracy? Do not bother what is civil and uncivil in the Civil society –the people are bothered with much larger issues and hopes that you as the MPs will also rise up to that task rather than be engaged scoring petty brownie points. Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,
Vadodara.

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  • 1. dakul  |  March 28, 2012 at 5:11 am

    The outrage was so synthetic.. When was the last time our honourable MPs were united, except for awarding themselves salary raise?
    That Sushma Swaraj should censure and judge what is within the the limits of civil discourse. What she had once said regarding Sonia Gandhi is acceptable, if she contested from Tirupathi.
    Lawyers have been the undoing of the Congress, and the reason why BJP is on the decline.
    Regards,

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    • 2. hilda raja  |  March 28, 2012 at 7:27 am

      Thank you dakul,I am unable to comprhend how and why the bjp is taking the lead against the Anna team-they are missing the shots and like the Congress ill be dumped in the coming G elections.Instead of ognoring Anna’s team’s derogatory langauge they should intropsect and see the issue-why does such language emit?Ask anyone on the streets and they will describe the MPs in worse language.The Congress was mild in its reproach but it was the BJP and the JD united that was so outraged…This is something strange.They miss the chance of allowing Anna team direct its guns on the Congress-these come between the firing line and the target-for what purpose.
      And as you stated how united they stood-The Privilege Motion was brought in by the British Parliament becajuse the monarchy was sidelining them and making statements.Now the British Parliament does not have PMotion-the boot is in the Indian MPs’ feet.Something which had its origin in the UK is being upheld in a democracy like India.One can criticize the Pope-Shankaracharyar
      -and the PM-why not the MPs.After all are there notmurderers,rapists,looters et al among them?Why then this fuss
      HR

      murderers,rapists.looters et al among them.So why kick up this fuss.?

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  • 3. sagar pilare  |  March 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Respected Ma’am,
    The MPs were united in the recent past on 27th August when they passed the resolution regarding Lokpal. Whether technically it could be called a passed resolution or not doesn’t matter much. The fact is that they were united. So it is not that they unite only for the salary rise.
    Anna gang is bent upon striking at the root of the democratic institutions. The BJP must be praised and not criticized, for they upheld the sanctity of the democratic institution rather than supporting anna gang’s utterrances for targetting Congress.
    In the U.K. there are no anna gangs denigrating parliament . The democracy started in 1688 with Glorious Revolution and has progressed all these years. In India, this experiment of democracy is new and the institutions are being built and solidified in the hostile atmosphere of all types of divides. Therefore privilege is needed for some more time.
    Regards,
    sagar pilare

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    • 4. hilda raja  |  March 29, 2012 at 4:12 am

      that is another view-but I am wondering why the BJP took the heat and now the Congress is comfortable because the ire of Anna team is directed no against the others.The Congress played it soft-so top leader condemned the ANNA team.It is politically strange and unwise for the BJP to do what it did.Democracy does not mean that Parliament cannot be critcized because the common man has no respect for the political class and rightly so.What is this great sanctimony about Parliament.It is acreatrure of the Constitution and the Contituion has been dented and shredded by the Congress.For example see how the Upper house is filled with nominated MPs who do not represent the constiotutency.Even the PM is supposed to be from Assam-what a faked up proposition .The MPs are to represent their constituencies and not be just elected/nominated from any part of India.It defeats the spirit of the representatives.What is this NAC?Is it a super Parliament with Mrs Sonia presiding?Why should it advise the PM and draft bills.Then what is the role of the MPs and the Council of ministers.See the shabby way the army has been treated .AK.ANTONY is personally non corrupt.But that is not what we want-we want a non corrupt governance.How could he simply be quiet after what General Singh told him.Why in writing to order a probe.Now did he get it in writing before ordering a probe.He has played the same game as the PM in 2G spectrum.If it is just honest persons that we need then how do they uphold their oaths to serve the country and look the other way when things are brought to their notice.Abetting corruption and wrong as being corrupt.The UPA has much to answer and the Parliament is a sort of a club-non functioning except for making some noise.Is it not a shame that those with criminial allegations against them sit in Parliament?Any one with an iota of respect will not be company to them,They have lost the respect of the people and the country. You will not appoint a peon with cases pending against him-Will you?Thank you for presenting your view point.It does add.HR

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  • 5. arya  |  March 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Really interesting blog articles ma’am…about politics…something I am always eagerly discussing with one and all who are willing to listen:) will surely be back to read more posts

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    • 6. hilda raja  |  March 31, 2012 at 11:40 am

      Thank you Arya.By nature we are all political creatures-even the toothpaste you buy unconsciously you are sending a political message!What is is the use of social talks-everything is centered round polotics and political thinking.I have been always interested in poltical events and the political behaviour of our politicians-it is a study which is a must.Start from MMSingh-study his body language-his eyes-his stare-his walk,his words his waving of his hands all like a robot programmed!Each politician is a case study-classic!Look at Mrs Sonis-especially her posture in Parliament…..Of course there is Rahul Gandhi-don’t hear of the youth icon after he crashed in the UP-his unshaven chin-his kurta rolling action-..is it not interesting!?All the best to you.HR

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  • 7. Subodh Mishra  |  July 22, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Dear Arbind Ji,
    now it seems that people at large of this great land was in such a desperate need of personality like you who can take the full risk of life & career to serve the motherlan with utmost honesty

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