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A defining moment in history

The dust and the heat has subsided and so one can look with some clarity and calm at the events that unfolded-Unprecedented crowds waved the tricolour-that made the heart throb-to see waves and waves of tricolour for a purpose being waved.It was symbolic that Indians have matured politically.They cannot be taken for a ride anymore-the middle class came out of their indifference and took to the roads-it was Anna,Anna all the way. In  schools in Vadodara the children fasted for one day This is a moment in history which defines the course of events to follow.

Articles have come-I have read two good ones one by Jaithirtha Rao

‘Erring on the side of good sense (IE 29th Aug) the other by Gururmurth’Anna stir a balance sheet’ More will follow I am sure and it is good to put down one’s thinking.

What struck me hard was how the Parliamentarians were quick to safeguard their ‘rights’ and this means their right to bribe and to sully-nay violate the very forum of Parliament. How can they hide behind Art105(2) to go scot free in taking bribes to vote and to speak? They stoutly opposed any move to bring in their actions within Parliament under the Lokpal bill. Similarly whether the Lokpal should have powers to transfer, suspend or even remove officers guilty of wrongdoing so that they do not influence the process of investigation was again opposed by the MPs that it clashed with Art 311 and 320(3)(C)Naturally they were against the removal of ministers because this clashed with Art 75.So what the MPs are holding out is that they must be immune to action against them and for this they hold out the Constitution.

It must be remembered that the Constitution is for the people and for good governance and not the other way round. The people and good governance cannot be sacrifice to uphold a Constitution-change the Constitution-amend it, attune it to the changes and the demands of the time. Surely the Founding Fathers would not have envisaged criminals to become MPs. They would have then put in a clause that such should be taken to the open grounds by the people and shot down. The powers of the MPs flow from the people-the sovereignty of the Parliament is not created in abstract or from a vacuum but from the power of the people. The Parliament must and is obliged to uphold the wishes of the people-to articulate their aspirations and hopes and accordingly function. It is not to uphold the wrong doings of the MPs and a Parliament that does not reflect the wishes of the people has lost its sovereignty. That’s what we witnessed and we will witness people’s power more in the coming days I am sure and hopeful of.

Is it not for the MPs to say that their deeds and misdeeds have a blanket covering and cannot be scrutinize by the people who elected them? It is nonsensical for former Speakers and MPs to talk about the sanctity of Parliament when they have violated that sanctity. When at least 105 criminals are sitting as MPs where is the sanctity of the Parliament. It is also illogical to state that the people who sent them as their representatives have no voice and authority to question their deeds within Parliament. This is defeating the very spirit of democracy. It looked ridiculous how MP after MP stood up to ridicule Anna and to robustly defend their powers and uphold the sanctity of Parliament.We the people are thoroughly ashamed of such MPs-through hood and crook –through money power-their get themselves elected to the Parliament to safeguard their own vested interest and begin the loot. How many of our Parliamentarians would pass a rigorous test of honestly in functioning, honesty in governance and show clean hands? It is a shame on India and they still want to loot the people. Heir time  of reckoning has come

But then first let us examine if we really have democracy when the MPs, ministers and the PM were so closely guarding something which we do not have. Hence they blame Anna for undemocratic ways and strategies. Where is democracy and democratic norms. It all started from the day  when Mrs Sonia Gandhi made her renunciation democratic norms were throw to the wind.We have a nominated and handpicked Prime Minister.Is that democracy? Constitution was amended for representatives to be nominated in the Rajya Sabha from places where they did not live. Is this democracy? Why was the Rajya Sabha created? So we have a PM with a house rented in Assam and a ration card he holds to prove that he is a resident of Assam.Is this not defeating the spirit of democracy? We have an NAC which advises the PM-which drafts bills and has become a mini parliament presided by Mrs Sonia Gandhi. Who should advise the PM-what is the council of ministers then for?We have for every issue a panel/committee and a commission. What is the task then of the Parliament. ?It is not parliamentary democracy by a panel raj. Who is the head of the government-not the Prime Minister but Mrs Sonia Gandhi who orders and rules from No 10 Janpath road. From the moment she entered into active politics democracy died. She became a super/extra constitutional power and the PM a puppet. Is this democracy? Now people are wailing and weeping that they missed Sonia Gandhi who would have tackled the Anna episode better. I am sure she would not have succeeded- Because she is the root cause of everything.

And that everything is the augmentation of corruption. Corruption on an unprecedented scale at the highest echelons of the government. She looked down on people with begging bowls and talked of food security and wanted strategies on how to throw a few more crumbs into their bowls while the country was looted. There are any number of articles saying that the most powerful woman is the most corrupt and so it is to a nation which sees her as the mother head of corruption and all that is wrong in democracy that her sycophants keep saying that Mrs Sonia Gandhi would have handled the Anna issue better. To get a cabinet position she formed the NAC and became its chairperson. At every step she belittled the authority of the PM. But that Manmohan Singh asked for it is another aspect. Why had he to be her humble subservient handmaid? India was inching slowly but steadily into becoming a banana republic-thanks to Mrs Sonia Gandhi.

So it is comical to fall back on democracy and watch the MPs hurriedly standing up with their wit and hollow words as champions of democracy and the Constitution.The fact remains that persons like Lalu Ptrasad Yadav against who cases are pending on his disproportionate assets naturally will not want a stringent Lok Pal .So these jokers stood up as champions of the Constitution to the mirth of the people who saw their wit and their jokes as nothing but a camouflage of their corruption.

Parliament cannot be forced and hastened to act was the chorus.But then Parliament did hasten things when it wanted. Jaithritha Roa in his article ‘Erring on the side of good sense’, has pinpointed two instances :when in 1985 PM-Rajiv Gandhi signed an accord with Sant Longowal who was not a minister .To bring peace to Punjab Rajiv Gandhi overlooked the approval of Parliament and the Standing committee and his own cabinet. Rajiv Gandhi signed another accord with the All Assam Students Union which represented no government and no political party. So there are precedents established by the Congress. Another glaring unconstitutional and break of tradition was when President Zail Singh swore in Rajiv Gandhi as Prime Minister even when he was not a minister. There was no sanction from the parliamentary party. So if these things could have been done why does the Congress and the Parliamentarians first question who Anna Hazare is and why the civil society pressurizes Parliament and resorts to undemocratic ways? May be Kapil Sibal, P.Chidambaram,Lalu Prasad Yadav  and Rahul Gandhi should read up history of  our democracy and its unfolding at various periods.

Coming to Rahul Gandhi: somehow the very fact that the Speaker allowed the MP to use the zero hour to read out a draft of three pages does not auger well for upholding parliamentary y norms.Would the Speaker had given such permission to someone else?

So when Rahul Gandhi stood up at the zero hour he already created a feeling of animosity-thanks to the Speaker. But then his long treatise did not go down well because he was silent all these days, because the Gandhi family was silent all these days and is seen as being at the root of all that went wrong with democracy. And to say that one Lokpal is not enough was laughable. To make it similar to the Election Commission is not very encouraging because the EC members are nominated by the political class and look at the case of Naveen Chawla.The same is for all our investigation agencies-they are subservient and used by the ruling class for their own vested interest. So Rahul Gandhi making his sermon did not click. A dirty hand cannot speak of abolishing corruption and will not be seen as a clean wiper. Rahul Gandhi is projected as the youth icon and assess what he has achieved in his 41 years? Everything has been given to him-his position as the General Secretary of the Congress did not come to him because he put in hard work. He has to think long before he speaks and when he speaks he reads a draft. He has the red carpet spread-can walk into the PMO and demand that the NREGP to be expanded-can any other MP do that? So RG is seen as one who is pampered and who has lost touch with the travails of the people. Does he have to bribe anyone to get anything? He has lost touch with the people-nay with India.Mrs Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi has become irrelevant in today’s India . It is time they realized this hard truth.

Finally corruption is all pervading. It is not limited to land and mining as stated by Rahul Gandhi.Land and mining are only the natural rich sources which the political class misuses to throw up corruption. Corruption cuts across caste, class, rich and poor There was an attempt to bring in majority/ minority in the corruption issue I know a number of cases of corruption indulged by the minority-by the learned and the ignorant, by the religious and the irreligious. For each category I can cite instances. But the inability to arrest corruption by the Prime Minister, his silence, his inability to intervene is also corruption. One need not assess the assets but his functioning did abet corruption. So in corruption there is a wide range- of direct players and silent players who by their silence are guilty and this is one reason why the Prime Minister must come under the ambit of the Lok Pal.

The value of honesty seems to have disappeared. Money power and muscle power counts-with these two statuses can be acquired-.Hence there should be a conversion of human minds towards the value of honesty. To give bribe and to take a bribe is equally corrupt. Anna revolution must echo in each and every Indian heart to make a resolution to adhere to the value of honesty no matter how hard, no matter the cost. The Political class then can be tackled!

Dr Hilda Raja
Vadodara

August 30, 2011 at 6:07 pm 20 comments

On ‘How to wipe out Islamic terror’

A former student of mine brought this article to my notice and wanted my reaction. Subsequently I found a number of email friends forwarding the web link. The following is my reflection and response on Dr Swamy’s analysis on how to wiope out Islamic terror

My immediate reaction  is that it was brilliant. That the HM-P Chidambaram must be thankful to him and pick up this blueprint and implement these if he really wants to counter terrorism. Instead of creating a mirage of saffron terror and picking on that as an extension of the appeasement policy the GOI is betraying Indians and India’s security. It has defaulted all these years and we have watched this betrayal with hollow promises-we will fight terrorism’ but allowed the Hindus to be led to the slaughter house with their hands tied behind and with absolutely no defensive action .The GOI-has made the Hindus immobile so to say and a soft target with their minority appeasement policy.

Instead of being thankful to Dr Swamy they are raising all sorts of doubts and accusing him of spreading hatred. Where is the hatred in ‘Analysis: How to wipe out Islamic terror”? That Islamic terror is a fact-a reality cannot be denied because it has cost the nation dearly with lives and blood. The recent Mumbai blast on July 13th 2011 after 31  month this terror attack has shaken us to the reality that we have to live and die with Islamic terror-otherwise some soul searching much be done and strategies to defend ourselves must be envisaged and implemented. It is in this context that one would think that P.Chidambaram and the GOI should be grateful to Dr Swamy. Otherwise it is proof that they really are not keen on countering terror but using it against the Hindus and furthering the vote bank by the appeasement policy. It seems to remind us of the tragic situation Hindus are.

The response/reaction of the GOI is not only hollow but hypocritical. The lame duck excuses from a lame duck government are-human error, systems failure, intelligence failure, intelligence gap and finally no intelligence failure because it never picked up the intelligence. Yet we have five Intelligence agencies and with what audacity does the GOI give such excuses for the loss of lives, loss of limbs, pieces of flesh strewn on the roads, streets bathed in blood, families orphaned and untold misery and pain and suffering? Candle lights and flowers to sedate the bruised psyche and the battered bodies?

So Dr Swamy proposes this brilliant defense strategy. Mind you it is defense and not an offence strategy and yet those in the power echelons are trying to spread canards about him and his strategy. They bring in caste-as usual a strategy by which they have divided and ghettoed the nation. The caste of Dr Swamy is not the issue but the issue is terrorism and countering Islamic terror.

P.Chidambaram,Rahul Gandhi,Digvijaya Singh et al are only bothered of ‘Saffron’ terror while more virulent,more blasting more terrifying,more numerically  and more real is the Islamic terror not only in the Indian context but also globally.In the Indian context it is abetted or backed by cross terror from Pakistan.This is a well know fact.Yet these Congressmen want to shadow box the ‘saffron’ terror.What is ridiculous is that while the Mumbai blast of July 13th is being investigated PC is cautioning of ‘saffron’ terror’-which according to him is more dangerous. How has he arrived at such a theory? Facts and figures do not prove his theory.

I have nothing more to add to Dr Swamy’s five goals except that I would shuffle the five goals and prioritize them in the following order

Creating of a Hindu mind set-an essential mental attitude as is put- it is a necessary part of a virat(committed) Hindu.This is what will call for the whole Hindu community becoming one .Nothing strange and new because the Catholic Church has this as a belief. It is called the paschal mystery of Christ. Right from the Pope down to the small lay catholic are all united as one body in Christ. Hence if one part is affected the whole body reacts and is affected. This is exactly why the Kandhamal incident made the Pope sit up-it made the European Union pull up the Prime Minister. This kind of evolving as one is not there in the Hindu community. Each seeks salvation through adhering to Sanatana Dharma. So Dr Swamy is not calling for anything that does not exist in other religions but only inserting it in the Hindu context and giving the call to be united and be sensitize because everyone must feel this Oneness and there must be a collective response to anything that affect one/a few Hindus.I would put this as priority one

The rest can follow if this is acquired. His goal 3 must become second because this can be easily achieved. A common civil code is something that has been demanded by women’s groups and for the empowerment of women. .Wonder why the NAC is silent on this instead of adopting all patronizing programmes and making the women more bonded.

Goal number 4 becomes three because the migration policy and the Family Planning are changing drastically the demographic pattern of India.Goal number one becomes goal four and Goal 3 becomes five. Except for the changes in priorities I find the proposal of Dr Swamy not only brilliant but enforceable, achievable and relevant and above all Hindus must start changing the mindset and becoming one. Unless politically too there is a vote bank nothing can be achieved. We are seeing this and politicians understand only this-Why not then form a vote bank on the above mentioned premises?

Dr Mrs Hilda Raja
Vadodara

August 2, 2011 at 6:41 am 13 comments

Mumbai blasts-13/7

Should the nation not be grateful to P.Chidambaram because Mumbai was safe for 31 months and there were no blasts? Should we not thank him that it was not an intelligence gap but only failure to pick up intelligence? Should we not be amazed at the brain wave of Rahul Gandhi that the UPA government had stopped 99% of attacks and his honesty that one percent cannot be stopped? Why does RG always put his foot in his mouth when ever he opens his mouth.He has become a ridicule. How is the nation to know that 99% of the terror attacks were prevented and only one the UPA government was not able to stop? How did he arrive at this 99% of attacks stopped? The nation has a right to know what sort of terror attacks were stopped and who were the terrorists involved.

It is callous on the government to allow people bleed to death-and victims with limbs missing-families mourning and wailing for their beloved ones and the government goes about with the same kind of hollow promises. Words which mean nothing. One side the Prime Minister assures that he will see that future no such blasts takes place. How are we to believe him? The past is an indication of the future. His whole governance was and is marked by inaction. Why the future what happened to the present and the past and what is the extra expertise that has since come in that we should believe in the PM’s hollow assurances. It is a bad thought but I need to articulate it.

I wish some of the netas are victims to terror acts.Unless they feel the brunt of the blasts-the agony of it-the loss of loved ones they have no feelings.It is a big drama This because they live in security and Rahul Gandhi goes to UP to learn from the farmers with a three layer security. Chidambaram must go to the market without security. The PM and Sonia Gandhi must walk on the streets without security.No they would not dare. They use the tax payers money to protect themselves and reel out pious platitudes and assurances which means nothing. The people are fed up with this lip service. Shameless to say that one percent cannot be prevented-what if that one percent is directed to the netas.Remember when Indira Gandhi was assassinated Rajiv Gandhi had the sinfulness and shamelessness to say that when the big tree falls the small plants around die. This he said to justify the genocide of the Sikhs. This is the kind of netas we have. Lives of people have no value.Does the value of a life depend on the background on the muscle and money power that person possess. It seems so.

Is the Congress really determined in action to arrest terrorism? Surely one does not see in action the determination.Take for example when it is clear that the IM/SIMI and LeT are behind the latest blasts why this hesitation –why was the Congress so quick to term ‘Saffron terror’ in the Malegoan blasts.Now this great reluctance to call it Islamic terror.It is a mask that the Congress is wearing.They do not want to rub the Muslims and hurt them.They do not want to take stringent action against the Muslims perpetrators those involved lest they lose the Muslim votes.This is precisely why Digvijay Singh went to Azamgarh to console and reassure the Muslims that they are innocent.What was his visit aimed at. Now he must be trying his best to dig out some ‘Saffron’ colour and then will be quick to give his theory which he has coached Rahul Gandhi with-that in India it is the Hindu terror which country is threatened with.That this theory makes them both the laughing stock is no bother to the tutor and disciple.

May be Rahul Gandhi’s one percent terror which cannot be prevented must have also been outsourced from Digvijya Singh.So lets wait for that one percent but first we must know the 100 percent terror threats –of which 99 percent was stopped. Is it not ridiculous and to think that RG is waiting at the side line to step in as Prime Minister. Lets hear more about this arithmetical calculation. What were the ‘saffron’ terror percentage and the green terror percentage? After the great enlightenment of the rural urban divide and after the great knowledge padaiyatra in UP now we must have some calculations on percentages.Both Digvijaya Singh and Rahul Gandhi remind one of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.They have become ridicule because they are just not comical but senses and directionless in their utterances and their perception.

Why not bestow on Digvijaya Singh the ‘command responsibility of the National Investigation Agency? By now he would have traced the blasts to the RSS. How and why he suffers from this RSS phobia only he can explain. But what is terrible for the nation is that he is the Congress spokesperson and his utterances not only block proper investigation but also gives a handle to the perpetrators. It is persons like him who have encouraged ‘green’ (Islamic) terror. He must be indicted for his unfounded comments and for airing unfounded views. The Investigation agencies have already found valid leads and the needle of suspicion points at IM. Where is the need for Digvijaya Singh to poke his nose into this area? If he suffers from RSS phobia that has to be treated at a personal level but to betray the dead, the victims and to mislead the investigators is not only dangerous but treason.

This is no laughing matter. People are suffering and are in anguish and we have this percentages thrown at us. We have P.Chidambaram saying that after all 31 months Mumbai was free from terror attacks. So what-what does it mean? That it was time for them to experience a bath of blood? Mr Chidambaram have you ever experience a beloved ripped to pieces-have you seen and cradled in your arms a beloved soaked in blood? Have you touched the body of a loved one limbless? Have you felt the pain of a crushed hand with no fingers? You whom we protect cannot protect the ordinary. It is time for some accountability and it is time to stop this ‘nation on high alert’ siren blown whenever there is a blast. Your articulated words mean nothing and you presence makes a pitable spectacle.

Standing in his spotless white dothi and creaseless shirt he is a contradiction to the victims and a question mark as to the efficacy of his governance. Should he not take the blame for the failure in his ‘command responsibility’? He owes it to the nation as to why there was no intelligence input. Jugglery with words will not help-Intelligence failure-intelligence gap etc-the fact remains that those under his supervision were not able to pick up the leads. This is a grim reminder of how Headely visited India at least a dozen times and the Agencies under him were blissfully ignorant. They go running to the CIA to gather what they have gathered! It is for the Home Minister to undertake a study how the USA and the UK could prevent terror attacks. He must study the methodology and dynamics of the agencies in Israel. This is important and not wax eloquent. It is the security of the citizens of the people-it is the security of the sovereignty of the nation that is at stake and how coolly these netas are about their business

Less one talks about the Prime Minister the better. He cut such a sorry figure. How ridiculous he looked when he promised to prevent such blasts in the future-Words and words which mean nothing. Catch the PM taking action-he is not an action oriented man. We have had enough of this government. If it is not scams then it is blood baths-the citizens of this nation surely deserve a better deal-when and how is the big question.

PS-Kasab and Afzal guru must be celebrating-they must have ordered biriyani and chocolate cake on the 13th July which would have been readily served.

July 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm 17 comments

Who is afraid of Baba Ram Dev?

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,
Vadodara

June 10, 2011 at 4:28 am 13 comments

The US panel at it again

The news item of US panel seeking Modi’s probe came again as a shock. The US Commission of International Religious Freedom (USCRIF) has put India on the watch list. It is unhappy that justice for communal violence continues to be slow and ineffective. This is something the GOI should sit up because the USCRIF is interfering in the internal affairs of the country. It is a different sort of a terrorism of targeting Modi.In some way it is instigating anti-Modi sentiments and arousing hatred This is communal terrorism. Who is the USCIRF to point a finger at our judicial system and fault it for slowness and ineffectiveness? What does it want? Is this not a violation of our sovereignty and integrity of the country?

Does the USCRIF think that it is a  super cop and can trample on our democratic rights? Let it keep its house clean.There is discrimination and anti-ethnic violence in the USA and other countries.Why does it always want to target Modi.It is none of its business because Modi is an elected Chief Minister of the country and has the mandate of the people. The Congress has its backdoor envoys through which it is engineering this blackmail and this will not work. The NGOs most of which are foreign funded keep feeding this anti-Modi grist to the USCIRF. Anything against Modi is sweet to the ears of the donor countries. Knowing this well the NGOs have upped their ante. It is one thing to proceed legally but it is another thing for a USCIRF to meddle with Indian affairs. This is not called for and is a blatant violation of the country’s integrity. Manmohan Singh and the GOI cannot allow the USCIRF to get away with this kind of biased and prejudicial statements.

The USCIRF is not bothered about the torture and the brutalities inflicted on the Sri Lankan Tamils,It had nothing to say on the Yagoon Junta,it is silent on the massacre of the Brahmin pundits in Kashmir, the persecution of minorities in Pakistan and  Bangle Desh.These and more anti human and anti people violations the USCIRF silently watches or is not even aware of. Its business is only a single agenda-that is dislodging Modi-punish him for the Gujarat riots. This without even giving a thought and mention to the agony and the brutality in which 59 Hindus who were roasted and burned. It had no hind sight understanding of the Congress which had engineered a genocide against the Sikhs in which 30,000 Sikhs across the country were butchered.The USCIRF does not know perhaps that Gujarat riots is not the first of its kind.

All this does not mean that it has the right to invade this country’s sovereignty. But these are mentioned because it looks that globally it is only Modi which the USCIRF has marked as a culprit for the Gujarat riots. There has been greater number of people who through Warren Anderson’s act of negligence been dehumanized and deprived of human dignity-Through the USA’s Union Carbide’s callousness and carelessness and profit avarice had rendered people homeless,  people have been killed, and others maimed and crippled. After 20 years the surviving ones are carrying on with their mult-ailments and penury lives. It is this country which wants to stone Modi. Why not arraign Warren Anderson for Justice? Why pick and chose cases for Justice. Warren Anderson is very much in the USA and the injustice organization of the USA has not rendered justice to those whom it deprived. He who has not sinned let him throw the first stone. This the  USCIRF must be well aware of. All lives are unique-one cannot make a case only for lives of a particular religious community

We the people of India know about Modi and the Indian judiciary with all its weakness is equipped to deal with the matter. The Congress party of India can keep its leaders silent because they sent powerful messages Be it P.Chidamabaram or Kapil Sibal who rush in to praise the discredited cop Sanjiv Bhatt because he has given evidence against Modi after 9 years of silence betray the Congress party’s over reach to get at Modi. So one has to infer that the Congress party has its extended private foot soldiers and over seas agencies through which it is trying to target Modi. All for the same of political power. No wonder its Indian extensions through the NGOs are in the National Advisory Council. The design is sinister and clear .Modi is the only stumbling block for the Congress and it is unable to dislodge him. Well no matter what the Congress party and its over seas private bodies try the people of Gujarat shall not allow Modi to be dislodged because they know the truth and Truth will triumph.

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom is being discriminatory- and is anti religious and anti-India. It is a Christian organization and seems to be against Hindus. Thus it has no credentials and credibility to be fair and it has no legal status to violate India’s sovereignty and integrity. Let it stop this sort of religious terrorism in the name of International Religious Freedom. It cannot teach India what Religious Freedom is all about.

Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,

Vadodara

May 27, 2011 at 5:57 am 2 comments

Rahul Gandhi ashamed to be an Indian

Rahul Gandhi is ashamed he said to be an Indian when he sees the plight of the farmers. He is not ashamed to be in a party which is covered and reeking with scams. What kind of a statement is this coming from one who is all set to handle the reins of governance? Throughout RG has been exposing his ignorance of Indian affairs and his total alienation from the reality that is India. One could understand if he had stated something similar out of disgust for the corruption that the Congress has blotted this nation with.

Granted that the utterance was made in a utter disbelief of the misery of the farmers coming from RG it needs to be dissected. From the time of Independence the farmers have been neglected. This started with the British when all its policies pauperized the rural masses and impoverished the rural people. Farmers fled to nearby towns-settled in the periphery of small towns as unskilled labor and the dehumanized spread of slums started. The farmers lost their dignity and their pride in these guttural urban spread.

The land policy was such that made them sharecroppers/tenants and marginal farmers. The irrigation system was such that the tail end farmers and those who were the marginal  farmers  were directly affected As water became more and more scare the farmers depended only on rain fed lands which hardly gave them sufficient subsistence .Take for example the Cauvery delta lands these belonged to just three rich land lords-one of which is G K.Vasu’s father-late G.K.Moopanar. These lands had three crops harvesting because of the water abundance and the rich soil .Even when land reforms were ushered in people like the then Congress chief late G K.Moopanar was able to wriggle out through the loopholes of the Land Reform Act. Hence the lands were held in Trusts and in benami names. The poor labourers did not know that the ‘pattas’ were in their names but they faithfully and slavishly laboured in the fields and harvested for the rich farmers the produce.

All this, and more during the time of the Congress regime. The same pattern was replicated all over India. Even at a time when India boasted as an agricultural country the farmers were in penury and the rich absentee landlords enjoyed the fruits. No government was able to change this. Except for a period of seven years from Independence till date it the Congress which was and is in power. So what is Rahul Gandhi cribbing about the plight of the farmers. Did this ‘plight’ suddenly befall the farmers or was it contained only in Uttar Pradesh.He is as usual playing politics with the suffering and hardships of the farmers/dalits. This is the game play of the Congress. The scion who talks of change cannot and is not a change agent because he is not prepared to learn. He is not prepared to change himself.

If there is going to be a change it must start with oneself. Rahul Gandhi cannot talk of change at the grassroots  level when change does not touch him and his mother. The Congress party cannot be in the hands of an Italian who does not understand the farmers plight and has no sensitivity to their hardship. The farmers’ plight cannot and should not be used as a vote garnering mechanism. This is worse than terrorism.

There have been suicides in Andhra Pradesh,Maharashtra but nothing substantive had been done to tackle the human tragedy. Sound bytes by the Congress spokespersons are cruel jokes because they only try to score brownie points and not look at the misery and the human tragedy-the enormity of the problem and accept first the failure of the GOI in tackling the problem .Then envisage measures and means not tokenism to alleviate the suffering.

Simply because UP will go to the polls soon RG suddenly became a champion of the farmers. Eating along with them-sleeping in one of their houses is no effective measure to bring the farmers succor. It has been a long standing problem. Come elections and all the political parties are up in arms supporting the farmers. They are then conveniently forgotten. Their hard labour fruits can be eaten by rodents, can fester and rot but is not available to fill the hungry stomachs of the people.

It is in this background that one must analyze the utterance of Rahul Gandhi when he said that he is ashamed to be an Indian. Does he realize that we Indians are ashamed of being Indians because of the Italian connection –because an un-Indian is at the helm of affairs because ignorance and appeasement policy have destroyed the countryside. We have an economist of a PM who is subservient to Mrs Sonia Gandhi.In no country is a political party leader more powerful than the government of the country. But in India it is the High Command-what a dichotomy to have a High command in a democracy.

It is thus not political gimmicks which will safe the country-the farmers and alleviate suffering. It is not teaching Mayawati a lesson that is called for .It calls for the Centre to bring in reforms-land reforms- land acquisition law, Farmers security, Farmers Insurance et al. .It is here that we need to concentrate and make relevant change. Change for the better will call for a genuine reassessment of land, availability of infrastructure for the farmers, storage facilities, holding capacity, marketing, land acquisition, water availability, land usage and land utilization for development.

This cannot happen unless and until the dynasty regime is dismantled and the democratic institutions are set in motion. It does not have room for NAC and least of all for an NAC chairperson. It calls for Parliament to be accountable-for the various ministries to work out strategies and for the PM to act. The Congress party is just a political party and for a democracy to be vibrant all political parties need to function and have their respective roles. Hence  the understanding and tackling of the farmers plight encompasses a whole gamut of actions and reassessment  to be set in motion

To be ashamed for being an Indian because of the farmers’ plight is indirectly striking at the Congress-its total failure and it also unconsciously reveals the real RG and his moorings. Inspite of all the failures, in spite of human tragedies in spite of poverty and penury, no sensible patriotic Indian who knows his/her country will ever utter that he/she is ashamed of being an Indian. Because the other side of the coin of the nation reflects the rich hoary parampara,the resilience of a people, the valor and courage  of a people to put up with this dynasty regime,  the values embedded in its patience, its farsightedness, its ability to still look beyond the scams and the wave of the HAND and proclaim that I am proud to be an INDIAN.

Dr Mrs Hilda Raja
Vadodara

May 16, 2011 at 7:13 pm 7 comments

The French aircrafts and the Italian connection

The Italian connection in India has deep and a vast range of earth shaking tremors as far as the Indian polity is concerned. For the ordinary Indian ‘the Italian’ denotes power without responsibility. In political circles there is awe and scare when ‘the Italian’ is mentioned. For some it denotes scams and hence a sell out of the country.

Now there is more news on this: The GOI is mulling over  buying French aircrafts Where is the Italian connection. Very much there-Carla Bruni is the Italian wife of the French President and it is alleged that Mrs Sonia’s sisters stand to get a hefty bribe on this transaction if affected. So the Italian connection which started with Mrs Sonia Gandhi placing herself well entrenched in the Prime minister’s household after her marriage has grown deeper and vicious. It was not just that Quatrocchi was able to go scot free because he as an Italian was well connected with the Italian connection in the PM’s household but that the whole world was laughing at the GOI’s agencies for chasing a wild goose. It looked not only ridiculous but shameful to make our central agencies fools. The last reason for requesting the case against ‘Q’ to be dropped was that much money was spent and the central agencies were running in circles. That they were made to run in circles is another matter.

In the process the Prime Minister who was handpicked for his subservience to ‘the Italian’ did not hesitate to tell the country that he was out of the loop. We have the PM washing his hands of the responsibility-this when a special courier was sent by the GOI to the UK to defreeze the accounts of the ‘Q’ and allowed him to take the loot and go. That too when there was a red alert for ‘Q’ is no credit to the GOI. Margaret Alva has been rewarded for this because she was in charge of Personnel  administration when ‘Q’ was quietly allowed to slip from the country.-she was given the post retirement benefit and is a Governor. Hans Raj Bardhwaj has been rewarded with governorship because as the Law minister he took orders from ‘the Italian’ and kept the PM out of the loop. All this is the past. Has the Italian connection become a matter of the past? It seems to me that ‘the Italian connection’ is not past history but very much a continuity of the history of this country.

One would think so and now the alleged news of the French aircrafts for India with the Italian connections as brokers has erupted. In France as well as in India the Italian connection is strong and thus Mrs Sonia Gandhi’s sisters are cited as alleged recipients of kickbacks for the French aircrafts which India is supposed to purchase. Poor A.K.Antony he was cited by Achuthananda as ‘Kumbakaranan’. A good man honest  himself he fits into a similar mound of the PM who may be personally honest but abets dishonesty and even promotes it. I am not sure if such a person can be termed as personally honest. See ‘no evil, speak no evil and hear no evil’ aptly fits in the role model of our PM. Can a PM be so inactive and pretend that he is not aware? Can a PM state in Parliament that it was an error of judgment in the 2G Spectrum scam and get away without facing the consequences of such an error. Can the nation afford to have a PM who is most of the time out of the loop and when he is within the loop then he pretends that it was an error of judgment? Tell me which country will tolerate such a PM? But such a role of the PM suits ‘the Italian’ connection. Who is running the GOI?A dual power centre with responsibility in one and powers in the other and the whole political nexus revolving round the power centre sans responsibility- makes things difficult and different. This is not democracy. It is a system of governance-or no governance in which every area-every project, every department of the GOI is meshed in scams

What kind of a system is it that  allows the rich to grow richer by the day and the poor poorer. It is a system by which on one side there is such vulgar display of wealth and assets while on the other side abject poverty. It is a system which has on one side people with diamond studded slippers and shoes-while we have the masses barefooted. It is a system in which Mukesh Ambani pays 75 lakhs for his monthly electricity bill while vast rural areas have no electricity and are immersed in darkness. It is a system which allows private jets to ferry the rich for the IPLs and for personal business while the common people have flights cancelled because the public sector AI is in the red and cannot afford a decent salary for its pilots. It is a system which has a public distribute system for the BPL people but throws tons of food away after each lavish marriage. One can see humans scavenge in the garbage heaps for scraps of food to fill their empty bellies. Yes the money belongs to the private persons but the resources to the people. No body in this country has the right to waste resources. Nobody has the right to maul down pavement sleepers because they have no where to sleep except the pavement. This is system in which justice is the only light at the end of the tunnel but even that light is being dulled and at times hazy because of the powerful political class. This is a system which is called democracy but is in reality an oligarchy-a banana republic.

The hush hush voices have  now given way to open allegations that most of the scams if properly probed will have ‘the Italian connection’. Some of the information and articles on the web have openly stated that these if probed properly they will lead to the doorsteps   of No 10 Janpath. It will be revealing to find out the assets and the financial position of the Mainos today. In the affidavit Mrs Sonia Gandhi claimed that she had hardly a few thousand rupees-in fact she borrowed from her daughter-she has no cars, no house etc. But this system allows her to live in a house estimated at 400 crores .She has no cars but has any number of bullet proof cars available at the flicker of her fingers and jets to foreign countries. She has no money so her power and water charges are paid by the aam admis for whom she is struggling to get the food security bill passed. She flies across the country, jets to foreign countries in private jets-this is the ‘Italian connection’ that keeps the political and the social systems in such a mess. Manmohan Singh cannot even stand alone in an advertisement-Mrs Sonia Gandhi has to be there. Is the PM incapacitated that he needs the ‘Italian connection’ to walk, wave, stand and sit and of course keep silent most of the time?

We have Rahul Gandhi wanting to change the system-does he know what this system is? If he does then he has to change himself, his mother and the connections they both hold. Change must first come from within-within his family. First the umbilical cord of the Italian connections must be severed. The people of India had opted for a democracy and they know how to run it without the ‘Italian connection’. A parliamentary democracy has no dual power centers and no National Advisory Council as a super Parliament presided by Mrs Sonia Gandhi. These undermine democracy. There is no scope for selection but only election. There is no first family and no divine right for any one to rule this country. This basis must be reinforced

Structural changes must be set in so that the poor need not and should not be patronized. The right for food, water basic prerequisites must be available and reachable. It is not growth that must be targeted-it is equitable growth that must be aimed at. Lavishness and vulgar display of wealth must be heavily taxed. One cannot go on acquiring houses and mansions both within India and abroad unless and until the teeming millions of ours have shelter and a decent one over their heads. The present is a sinful structure because it is based on sin, on fraud on greed and on avarice. It must go and in its place a more compassionate economy one with a human face must be reflected. Let the rich oil companies pay heavily and let their profits be scaled down but let not the prices of fuel and diesel be hiked because it will immediately have a cascading effect on common commodities and will push inflation to a higher level.

Above all we need along with the annual budget a white paper presented on non plan expenditure-on the government’s spending to run a no governance GOI. Firm austerity measures-streamlining the expenditure of the various departments and of course rolling back the 5 crores per MP for the MPSLADS  are some of the reform measures to bring in food security-without patronizing. The biggest reform area lies in the electoral area. Money for votes must be stopped by all means. Populist measures to buy votes cannot to be allowed at the cost of development of the people.

Accountability and transparent governance must be put in place. This is democracy and not a one woman rule from No 10 Janpath. There is no place for ‘Italian connection’. There is no High command in a democracy. The MPs if need to be true representatives of the people then they must represent them and not represent a class of rich pampered lot-a misnomer to be people’s representatives. If some of these are initiated the rest will fall in place. People have become cynical and are fed up with the scams filled UPA. One cannot be taking the people for a ride all the time. If timely interventions are not made then the country will regret for we are becoming the most corrupt country in the world and with a population touching 1.6 billion it is going to be disastrous. We are not looking for cosmetic changes but are for overhauling the system with structural changes.

Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,
Vadodara

May 7, 2011 at 4:40 am 14 comments

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