Sometimes back, a busy politician with real big political jobs assigned to him,may be feeling a little different.President’s Of India are not involved in active day to day politics. They are normally heard attending inaugurations,making foreign trips,posing with kids for newspapers,making a speech on Republic Day and at the most accepting or rejecting mercy pleas ! How is Pranab Da spending time as a President Of India ? 🙂
Fasts failed , movements died, govt congratulated itself and the nation cried !-Jack(ed) Roberts 🙂
End of yet another fast with no strong conclusion , all the more, when Baba Ramdev has declared he would not surprise the nation by announcing his political party like the Team Anna. Considerably, this was as big a flop show as was Team Anna’s with the only difference that Baba could yet pull a huge crowd in support(after all he has a chain dealers and distributors for his patanjali products).
Did all this actually effect the Government? Even the official and unofficial speakers(Kapil Sibal,Digvijay Singh,Salman Khurshid) followed Prime Minister’s path of maintaining ‘ultimate silence’. The result – neither the Team Anna nor Baba Ramdev could force the government to even utter a single word related to their demands.
Has corruption and black money become so much a part of us that we do not mind at all ? Is there really a leader who can wake us up ? With the failure of two socially recognized giant leaders – Anna and Baba Ramdev, falling flat on ground,for not being able to deliver as committed, the nation ,so much comfortable with all odds around, may remain asleep for another decade or more letting the tree of corruption strengthen itself !
In the month of April,this year, a professor had to face the music of law and administration of the state after he allegedly creating and distributing a cartoon on the CM of Bengal, Mamata Banerjee!Few days later, a college student was termed Maoist by the CM on a TV show after she asked the CM to justify the approach of the state party’s leaders’ rude behaviour!And now it was a poor farmer of the state who dared to question the CM – what she was doing for the farmers ? This questioning costed him his identity from a farmer to a Maoist, as usually claimed by the CM , whosoever questions her.
While this act has been , as usual, criticized by many but the farmer has to face a lot lawfully because of non-bailable cases being slapped on him. With so much faith had Bengal supported the TMC and with such incidents frequenting every alternate month or two , it forces to think – ‘bad was at least better than worse’.
Baba Ramdev, who has organized a protest against govt currently on its 4th day at Jantar Mantar, has warned the Government of a big revolution if it does not assure him of taking immediate initiatives to bring back country’s black money procured abroad !
Hopefully, he is prepared this time ! Last year in June , police made a sudden mid-night raid which forced Baba Ramdev not only to jump from stage and run away from venue to avoid clash between his followers and the cops but also was seen wearing salwar-kurta(woman apparel) which he had to just to banish from the venue !
Mohan Bhagwat ,chief of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh(RSS), has declared Bihar over Gujarat in effective governance of states of India,as per some foreign journalists. While RSS has clarified that his statement has been incorrectly quoted and what he meant was people of each state consider their governance superior.RSS which is the mother of BJP , ranking BJP ruled state below other party ruled state is astonishing.
Should this be considered a slip-of-tongue or an intentional slip to keep BJP ally JD(U) in confidence? Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar , has threatened to quit alliance with BJP , in case, they announce Modi, chief minister of Gujarat,as their Prime Ministerial Candidate for 2014 General elections! There is no denying that people who favour NDA’s rule for 2014 would be supporting it only if Narendra Modi is the PM candidate and Nitish Kumar is yet to develop his strong repute nationwide !
Kingfisher Airlines had 19 flights cancelled following protest strikes by pilots and engineers of the airline and today it entered its second day. No staff reported for work since yesterday to protest the non-payment of salaries.Mr Vijay Mallya, the chairman of Kingfisher Airlines declared that such strikes and cancellations of flights will not put him under pressure !
Probably he prefers flying by other airlines to make sure he does not get his work hampered due to flight cancellations ! 😉
With Hamid Ansari being re-elected as the Vice President of India, Congress has managed to Castle the UPA government,even in a situation where there may not be clear results of 2014 Elections and the President needs to decide who to handover the regime ! Pranab Mukheree and Hamid Ansari being UPA candidates are bound to favour Congress, if need be !
Well, BJP or a third front may not be able to break this Castling of Congress but what about Anna’s People’s Party ? Who knows – miracles do happen ! 😀