Mocking at , Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh’s speech, addressing the nation,stating money does not grow on trees, Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi said for Congress, money grows on 2G and coalgate trees(the scams exposed in recent past where involvement of Congress politicians has been sited).
In the recent times, some politicians and political parties have taken Cartoons very seriously. Instead of getting the message from them they are dragging the cartoonists to the court of law.
Politicians somehow seem to be reacting impatiently towards criticisms and while most of the parties talk about democracy and secularism , they seem to be hating democratic rights of other citizens.
The fact is , columnists ,journalists and even cartoonists working under the banner of big media houses can never be questioned but if it is a commoner (like in case of Mamata Banerjee cartoon row and Aseem Trivedi who supports Anna’s India Against Corruption Movement)the administration leaves no stones un-turned to teach the commoner a lesson for lifetime.
Suddenly,everyone has a problem with cartoons and cartoonists. But why ? There are hundreds of aggressive (and factual) articles on newspapers everyday condemning , criticizing and/or attacking the administration and tens of live chat-shows accusing and debating on current political issues. Why are they not questioned if cartoons and cartoonists are ?
The biggest issue in Indian politics is that we are always made to choose between the worse and the worst. Almost all political parties misuse their position and power once they get enough votes and support (with all hopes) to form a state or national level govt. If our political parties were to be ranked for scams and corruption, they would certainly top the list throughout the world.We are a country mismanaged almost since independence,looted and re-looted by our administrators and today we are dying out of options when it comes to selecting the right political party to govern the country for betterment.
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 !