Narendra Modi,the Gujarat Chief Minister, who is being accused of playing a major negative role(accused of promoting violence against minorities) in the 2002 riots of Gujarat , is looking for a makeover of his image.He has suggested several amendments in law, right from electoral laws (to boycott candidates with records of communal violence)to laws of punishment for people spreading and involving in communal violence ! How decent ! 🙂
Vijay Darda, the Congress MP, has been facing severe criticism and media attention since he praised Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi , in a religious function attended by Mr Modi and Baba Ramdev along with Mr Darda. He addressed Modi as the lion of Gujarat and a religious saint. While the media and even Modi noticed his words and also commented that he is worried about how Congress is going to react listening to this statement from its own MP praising Modi !
As expected , once the news spread like wild-fire Mr Darda was seen busy explaining and justifying his statement for Modi and that he never referred Modi as a religious saint.He gave a funny reasoning, that addressing Modi as a lion was to criticize his involvement in 2002 riots of Gujarat and also to indicate BJP (and RSS) are held hostage by Modi in Gujarat(the political parties he belongs to).
No matter whatever points of sarcasm he may come up with , it is clear that he was actually praising Modi by addressing him as the king of Gujarat as that is what we mean when we use lion and tiger words for an individual!Funny is, all political parties are so scared of losing their reputation (which either ways none have) and their vote bank that they end up mocking themselves by defending or criticizing such small incidents !
At two different places in Uttar Pradesh , Dr B R Ambedkar, the Dalit Icon’s 3 statues were vandalized by miscreants but new statues were installed at the earliest by the state administration to avoid any controversy !
Well, if this continues , SP government may end up spending more in replacing statues , than what Mayawati government had spent on the making of statues of herself , dalit icons and her party symbol ! 😉
Ram Gopal yadav,General Secretary of Samajwadi Party declared Shahid Siddiqui was not a part of the party and that he left the party long back to join Lok Dal and appealed Media not to mistaken him as part of SP ! All this happened after he took interview of Narendra Modi , Gujarat Chief Minister, for a Urdu Newspaper , as a journalist(Siddiqui is a journalist as well) where Modi claimed if he be termed guilty in the Gujarat riots of 2002 , he would not mind being hanged. Anticipating the interview might indicate probable upcoming closeness between SP and BJP, the party preferred to clarify that Siddiqui was in no way associated with the Samajwadi Party ! After all, how can SP risk the minority vote bank ? Had the political parties been more bothered to impress voters with their work rather than connecting to their religious and caste related sentiments , shape of Indian economy and overall progress would have been completely different ! Anyways, is their anything wrong in performing the job of a journalist as a member of a certain political party and interviewing someone from the opponent party ?
Dare anyone criticize the Government in front of Digvijay Singh or Salman Khurshid ! Be it Mamata Di, Anna Hazare or Baba Ramdev , Digvijay has never missed any opportunity to take dig on any of these and many others who seem to be accusing the government . In the recent past, Union Law Minister, Salman Khurshid seemed to be added in the team of ‘Unofficial Speakers of Congress’ and now he misses no chance criticizing Team Anna in the media !
Well,is it right on part of leaders of national level popularity to indulge in such activities at the risk of their repute ? Do they not understand that in the process of counter-attacking Team Anna and referring Baba Ramdev as fraud they lose their own gravity ? Is it necessary to contradict people just like that ?
After Anna Hazare’s announcement of a new political party, among the most expected Congress leaders to comment and dare Team Anna where Digvijay Singh and Salman Khurshid ! 😉
Baba Ramdev, the yoga guru, who is also considered a marketing guru by critics has joined Team Anna as their Rescue-Ranger to add numbers to the thinning crowd at Jantar Mantar !
Well, undoubtedly Baba Ramdev has a steady number of followers and being the sole face (unlike Team Anna) to represent his issues in front of the nation and govt , he is more organized and has sustained any and many attacks, the government has made on him via Digvijay Singh !On the other hand, Team Anna which includes about 7-8 people, considered core team members , are an easy prey to be dragged into controversies because of their own lack of co-ordination !
Threee youth workers of a less known political group ‘Nav Nirman Sena of UP were detained by cops for hammering off the head and hands of one of the statues of Mayawati following which BSP leaders demonstrated protests at many places in the state. The State Government however, quickly responded by promising immediate replacement of the vandalized statue of BSP supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister – Mayawati !
Mayawati , the former CM of UP,more known for being garlanded with real currency notes , disproportionate wealth cases(which the Supreme Court dismissed recently) and for using state’s money to make memorial parks and statues of Dalit leaders,saints,elephants(her political party’s symbol) and amazingly her own statues as well, had asked her supporters to keep calm when the incident occurred !
Low turnout at Jantar Mantar , supporting Team Anna’s fast , has indicated nation’s falling interest in the Team’s activities . Meanwhile, Anna Hazare has indicated the importance of launching a new political party People’s Party !
Guess, Team Anna has understood that the times of British and Gandhi ji is no more hence those old methods of raising voice against government policies and corrupt leaders will never work !
Team Anna members – Manish Sisodia,Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai are beginning their fast at Jantar Mantar,today, in demand of a Special Investigation Team to probe charges of corruption against 15 Cabinet Ministers.Anna has been requested not to fast on Health Grounds , however, it is learnt that he would be sitting on fast from 29th of the month provided the government does not listen to their demands by then!
Interestingly, a parliamentary committee will hear a complaint against Arvind Kejriwal, key Team Anna Member,on 12th and 26th March of this year by two Congress MPs – Sajjan Singh Verma and Jagdambika Pal,accusing Arvind of passing derogatory remarks and defaming parliamentarians ! 🙂
Till date, Team Anna has not got any major success as the Government has been playing very smartly, tackling the issues of Corruption and passing of Lokpal Bill, as and when , Team Anna has picked it up ! Rather they have been buying time since 2010 . It would be interesting to see the result of this fast of the Team !