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Congress at it again-Modi bashing

Congress at it again-Modi bashing.
Is something basically wrong with the Congress’ spokespersons that they just cannot put forth their views in a calm way but must spill their rancor and their hatred against Modi whenever they have to speak on Modi and the Gujarat riots? It was hey day for the TV channels and the Congress’s spokespersons to indulge in a subject –Modi. Somehow they seem to spit venom and make wide accusations. Congress is fixed in Gujarat riots of 2002 not because its heart bleeds for the loss of lives but because the vote bank politics must be furthered and reinforced. If it is loss of lives of ordinary people-and the justice dimension that bothers the Congress then we need to assess this concern hindsight.
After the assassination of Indira Gandhi when Congress leaders led butchers to the Sikh areas and supervised the genocide of some 3000 and odd Sikhs what was the callous and cold hearted attitude of the Congress party to this pogrom?
Should we say that there is entirely a different perception and assessment of lives of Indian citizens depending on who the victim was/is and who was/is the perpetrator? What role did the Congress party play-then and now and during the whole period of 25 years? Even the UPA government had to be pressurized for the compensation amount. But look at the cheek of Manish Tiwari quizzing Amitabh Bachchan whether he endorses the role of Modi in the Gujarat riots. And may I beg to ask what is the role Manish Tiwari and his party ascribe/prescribe to Modi? On the other hand we had Rajiv Gandhi justifying the pogrom of the Sikhs. For three full days the Congress government just looked the other way. It has the audacity now to keep harping on the role of Modi.A role which the Congress has thrust on Modi for its own petty political gains. Can we detect at least an iota of regret, a concern for the lives of people in the Congress party in general, and in its leaders in particular? There was no pressure on the investigation agencies-the handmaids of the UPA governments to hasten the process of justice and to book those involved. On the other hand the three leaders identified were Bhagat who is no more, Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar. All these three enjoyed the patronage of the Congress to the hilt and went about in their leadership roles. Jagdish Tytler was off the hook through crook may be, and it was Sajjan Kumar who is now in the net of justice. The CBI was unable to trace him till he got anticipatory bail. It would be interesting to watch how this case is moving and what the Congress has to say about it. The media’s silence in this case is deafening. He was supposed to be the Congress candidate for the last elections but when public resentment was evident then ticket was denied to him and his brother got the Congress ticket as a Congress candidate.Is Sajjan Kuar treated as a political untouchable What does all this show. At no point of time did the Congress or any of its loud mouthed spokespersons condemn Sajjan’s role and distant themselves from him. Do we then take it for granted that the Congress party continued without any remorse its accomplice to the massacre of the Sikhs? So, what moral right does the Congress and its spokespersons have to quiz Amitabh Bachchan if he endorses Modi’s ‘role’ in the Gujarat riots”? What if he does, and what if he does not?
And what is the ‘role’ of Modi is yet to be ascertained. Such prior pronouncements not only prejudging Modi ,hindering and hampering the judiciary process, vitiating the whole atmosphere and thrusting its own perception as the ‘public’ perception on Modi’s role is unethical on the part of the Congress. This is unjust, and fraught with misguiding the people. Using Modi to hit at the Bachchans is politics of a low level and is indulging in third degree harassment. This is nothing short of hate politics which the Congress is practising. AB has his right to stand by whomever he wants and likes. Why should he go by the Congress’ likes and dislikes? Why should he not be the brand ambassador of Gujarat and its people? Is Gujarat Modi and Modi Gujarat? This is because the Congress cannot separate personalities from their own perception of India and its people. It survives on personality cult. Thus we have ‘India is Indira’ and now it is the first family all the way-the rest do not count. It is Rahul Gandhi who is the brain and the brawn behind all the development taking place in India and his mother-Mrs Sonia Gandhi is the mother head not only of the Congress but of India. It suffers from a kind of fixation. This has been projected in its perception of Gujarat and Modi. True, one cannot deny-no matter how hard the Congress tries, that Modi is one of the best, if not the best CM of the country. Is that fact so galling for the Congress? Why is it resorting to hitting below the belt .Modi must be faced, challenged and fought political. The oldest (I am not referring to Priyanka Vadra) party in the country is not able to do so because of its own inbuilt weakness-.a dependence on one family syndrome. It was shocking and nauseating to listen to the loud brash and shrill illogical, unethical and wild accusations against Modi. If Modi was grilled for ten hours what does it show? That he respected the law of this country-that he was like any other citizen a subject to the judiciary process. Why should Ambika Soni refer to this as Modi being frustrated because he was grilled? Can’t they sir clear of the SIT and allow it to do its job without sending strong signals of their own perception and prejudgments? Has the Congress already put Modi on trial with the assistance of the media naming him as ‘star accused’? It all seems a bit too difficult to accept that politics and politicians have stooped so low-churlish in their behavior, lacking in public probity and absolutely no dignity in their approach to men and matters –with only one motive to bash Modi and to score brownie points. It is not befitting for the Congress who is leading the government to play such dirty games-to treat a CM of one of the most biggest and prosperous States of India with such contempt. In doing so it is revealing its contempt for the people of Gujarat. This will not be forgiven. After all Modi won the confidence of the people before the Gujarat riots and after the Gujarat riots. If the Congress believes in democracy then the people’s elected representative must be treated with decorum and respect. This is the minimum one would expect of the Congress and its allies. Modi is not a political untouchable, he commands the respect of the people of Gujarat-no matter what the likes of Teesta Setlvad and others think and say. But a political party as the Congress needs to adhere to public probity. It is only those who are weak who will lose their cool and it is only those drunk with power who will arrogate to themselves the role of prejudging others.
A second example relevant to be cited in exposing the double standards of the Congress: during the ethnic cleansing in J& K from 1989 under Dr Farookh Abdullah and the CMs after him some 1400 Brahmin pundits were massacred and driven out of their homes. What action had been taken against Farookh Abdullah and the CMs of that State? Were they probed? Was it not their duty as heads of the government of J&K to prevent this genocide? Till date what did the State government undertake for rehabilitation and compensation of the victims and those affected? Why this ominous silence on the part of the Central government? So here again it is so obvious that the Congress is not concerned with loss of human lives or/and to uphold justice but only to eliminate Modi from the political scenario at all cost. If its heart bleeds for the loss of lives in the Gujarat riots then the heart should also bleed for the Hindu pundits massacred in J&K? Why this differentiation? Does it not expose the hypocrisy of the Congress and the hollowness of the tirade unleashed by its spokesmen/women against Modi? It is recorded history that the Congress has never been a great upholder of Justice.
A third instance-in 2008 prior to the riots in Odhisa the brutal and gruesome murder of Swami Lakshmananda and his four ashramites shocked the people. Swamiji had requested in writing police protection from Naveen Patnaik. But the State government did not bother and the CM was indifferent .This resulted in the murder and the subsequent riots. Should not the same kind of treatment meted out to Modi also be extended to Naveen Patnaik? Where is this NGO for Justice and Peace? Why has the CM of Odhisa not been probed for abetting the murder of Swamiji resulting in the riots in Kandhamal? This is a blatant double standard of justice and a double standard of the Central agencies investigation approach to bring to justice the perpetrators. Swamiji was not Eshan Jafri-that makes all the difference. A simple question -is it because the victims were Hindus/Sikhs in all these cases cites above that the Congress was indifferent and looked the other way? There was no vote bank returns for it. So a direct and honest assessment is-the victims if Muslims will activate the Congress, its heart will bleed, it will spend sleepless nights and its spokespersons will raise their shrill accusations and condemnations and investigation machinery will move in the ‘right’ direction-not otherwise .Does it not speak volumes of the ways of the Congress-its motive and its concerns?
But in the whole picture the biggest disappointment is the media-Why is it also blindly following the political agenda of the Congress? Why is the print and the electronic media politicized
Another example is the Jain Commission report after demanding that report to be first placed in Parliament and then shouting itself hoarse for the Action Taking Report-pulling down a government , the Congress was like a deflated balloon-it gave the Jain Commission Report and the ATR a quiet burial after the purpose of the Congress had been served.
The recap of recent Indian history is a sickening revelation. The thousands forgotten and buried without been wept in Indian history, the thousands of Sikhs brutally massacred in one of the well organized and supervised genocide of Delhi by the Congress men, the forgotten and unmourned victims of the Mumbai blasts, the charred bodies of the unfortunate victims of Godhra a stark story of innocent people burned alive for no fault of their own, not even found a mention, the quietly swept away gruesome murders of Swami Lakshmananda and his four Ashramities all these and more are staring at our faces. Their ghosts will haunt us unless and until justice is done.
The political scenario that unfolds today is the low level of the culture of politics, the biased appeasement policy, the blatant double standards, the lack of honesty, the lack of concern and refinement, the insensitivity to people’s sufferings, the lack of public probity, the lack of basic courtesy and respect for one’s opponents are the very depressing jagged contours depicting a very bizarre picture of political India today-and does not auger well for the future of this country. Political parties should not bull doze over all basic human qualities and political norms and drive recklessly to the seat of political power. The bottom line question is: What is the political and human qualitative legacy that the present politicians are going to leave for the future generations?
Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,
Vadodara

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March 30, 2010 at 10:03 am 16 comments


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