Rahul Just Doesn’t Have It
Every time I sit down at my computer to put down my thoughts on the present scenario of India I feel utterly dejected and disgusted — rather confused, that I give it up.
For one I am at a loss on where to begin and where to end.
It seems a continuous, unending chain of deception of the Indian people by the Congress led by Mrs Sonia Gandhi.
I think she must not think that she can fool the people of this country all the time. Her great renunciation was a big farce because she knew that she would not be able to manage India.
The sad part is she also wanted someone who would not change the abysmal state of the country. She hence very shrewdly and cleverly picked Manmohan Singh whom she knew had no guts and was incapable of governing. He was and would be good perhaps in a classroom. She also detected one his personality traits. He is malleable . That is what she wanted and thus picked him up and not Pranab Mukerjee to be the PM. All this and the rest is history.
But it is a sad refection of a woman who is Italian by birth and mind set undermining the Indian people and its ability to fight back. But she with her ruthless ‘omerta’ quietly put in place all the Nehru-Gandhi coterie-family and toadies.
She also got the National Advisory council comprising of her ‘Yes men and women’-she became the chairperson-an extra Constitutional power center. The NAC was functioning as a super-parliament thereby undermining the Parliament and the process of governance.
This NAC drafted legislative bills, made recommendations which she forwarded to the PM who in his characteristic way, meekly accepted. We had thus ten years of no governance except Mrs Sonia Gandhi’s diktat –this was all the governance India had.
But all along she nursed her one obsession– to make her son Rahul Gandhi the next PM. Till such a time she found Manmohan Singh a very malleable person who would keep the PM’s chair warm till Rahul took over.
Thus the process of grooming Rahul started in all earnest. What she failed to see with her partiality as a mother was that Rahul was no Prime Minister material.
Ghulam Nabi Azad and other sycophants failed to see the zero of a man, and with their jaundiced eyes viewed him as a hero.
> One is reminded of the story of the king who thought he was dressed in splendor–a make-believe which his courtiers very well adapted. Dressed in his so called magnificent ‘clothes’ he went in a procession-Not one dared to reveal the absurdity and the simple truth. It was a child who shouted out, ‘The King has no clothes’.
This is the apt analogy for what is happening with the Rahul Gandhi’s continuing grooming as Great Leader. The Congress and his mother fail to see that he is simply not capable of the task they want him to take up. He is no stuff for Prime Minister–not even for a leader.
> The Congress party which has absolutely no respect for the Constitution now swears by the Constitution for every little action and happening. Unfortunately for Mrs Sonia Gandhi and her party the people of India which her Italian mindset could not gauge had greater insights and voted en mass for a change in government.
Thus the BJP came to power with Modiji as the PM.This has upset her plans and the Congress is all out with its courtiers and coterie and sycophants to by hook or crook to destabilize the government and pull down Modi. The media goes along with their designs. Because Mrs Sonia Gandhi-the Italian woman has no real love for the country and under her the Congress wanted to keep the country and its people perpetually in the shackles of poverty and backwardness.
The events that we witness-the media’s continuing zealotry is a testimony of this. One can take at least a few incidents and events and political statements to prove this.
This is exactly what is happening in the country. If in a state a man is lynched no matter what the reason be-if a dalit house gets torched and in the process two children are burned it is Modi who is to be blamed for it all.
Opposition leaders who think that every incident against dalits–BCs, OBCs, Muslims are all because of Modi then are they simply crazy and off the track. This is what VK Singh meant when he mentioned that even if a dog is killed it is blamed on Modi.
There was such an uproar-Mayavati (who goes to London for her hairdressing) wants to throw VK Singh in jail. Why misinterpret the language? If a person is lynched because of bee, then again it is Modi’s fault. If farmers commit suicide then it’s again Modi’s fault., If fishermen are in agitation it is again Modi. If the FTII students are on strike it is Modi and his regime to blame.
The target is Modi and only Modi.
But that all these incidents are in the States and that it is the responsibility of the States to tackle these is conveniently ignored. Had Modi interfered otherwise in other governance matters then it would be said that he is a dictator. And everyone will scream that Federalism is at stake.
Where does Rahul Gandhi figure in all this?
In all places and in all incidents of intolerance-communal discord, turmoil- Rahul is there in the front line to stoke the burning fires. Is he politically mature?
From what he says and in his actions he seems to want only trouble for Modi and not peace and harmony for India. His utterances are so childish one is troubled that his mother could even dare to project him as the PM candidate.
He uses a few catchy, vacuous slogans and thinks that he is making a profound point. So for some time it was his ‘Suit boot ka sarkar’. The media went gaga and his sycophants made it appear that he had stated something historic!
To all disgruntled sections he promises that he would stand by them. What I cannot understand is why does he always point out that Modi had not visited the victims? Modi has time to visit other countries but cannot visit you. He instigates the victims. But he forgets that Modi is the PM and it is his duty to visit other countries.
Why does he demand that Modi has not reacted to incidents of intolerance? Did Manmohan Singh visit the families of farmers’ who had committed suicides? Did Manmohan Singh make any comment or condemn violent acts of communalism? Even when Mumbai witnessed a bloodbath from an enemy nation, Manmohan Singh had no comments. Neither did Sonia Gandhi have anything to say. All that the UPA government, its Home Minister did, was to appeal for calm.
Did Rahul’s mother have any answer for Nirbahya’s horrendous rape right in the capital of the country and that too in a public transport? It was the Congress who was in power both at the State and in the Center.
And then look at Rahul Gandhi who rushes to Pune to the FTII and assures the protesting students that he is with them. Does he really know the problem of the FTII? He even asks them to go to Delhi and promise them to raise the issue in Parliament. The fact remains that the FTII has a long history of Cultural Delinquency.
Look at those who headed it: all had political leanings–Mirnal Sen was a Leftist, Mahesh Bhatt was a Congress supporter and he even campaigned for the Congress. Girish Karnad is rabidly anti BJP and opposed Modi as the PM. UR Ananthamurthy too, was vocally opposed to the BJP and to make it clear, he stood for elections to fight the BJP. It is a clear case that Gajendra Chauhan is a BJP supporter and hence the opposition to his appointment.
And so Rahul Gandhi jumps into the fray and is ready to take up the issue. Of course, it was fine when the Congress packed every institution with its men and women.
The Congress and the Opposition is just communalizing every issue. If rape is committed and the victim is a Muslim then it is communalism and the Hindutuva forces are the ones which perpetuate it. But daily in the newspapers, when we read of rapes of Hindus by Muslims, there’s selective silence.
Why does Rahul Gandhi, his mother and the Congress see in every brutal killing a religious dimension? Rahul Gandhi must realize the ethos of this country–he must feel it and sense it. He cannot disappear at frequent intervals and then return to make statements which are stupid and immature.
I remember some years ago a leading English new paper screamed in its headlines that a church was vandalized. Later it was discovered that a window pane broke because of a cracker. This was printed in a corner inside one of the pages. I rang up the editor and asked him why it was not given headlines. Similarly when three nuns were raped in Jabhua in MP it was immediately telecasted and printed that Hindus were the perpetuators. But when probed it was discovered that dacoits and tribals were involved and 12 of them were Christians. That was not given publicity.
Today Christian schools and churches are targeted for its money and wealth–it attracts robbers and dacoits mostly migrants–and not for its religious character.
But the opposition gives it a religious color and brings in communalism. It is the political parties that abet and keep alive communalism for vote bank purposes.
Recently the Sahitya Akademi award winners have registered their protests against the growing intolerance in the country. To make their point about 33 returned their awards. It was ridiculous because the awards were not given during Modi’s regime and how many of them protested against the imposition of Emergency and later against the abrogation of democracy by Sonia and her party? How many protested when the poor divorcee Shah Bano was denied her dues? How many protested when Rajiv Gandhi banned Salman Rushie’s book to please one community?
If one scrutinizes the names of those who are in various panels, committees and Trusts and national institutions it will be clear that they are the Congress’ handpicked coterie of the Nehru-Gandhi family.
The latest utterance of Rahul Gandhi is that Modiji is trained by the RSS to tell lies. ‘But you are the PM’ so he requests him to stop telling lies.
See who is talking about lies and what sense of probity does Rahul have? He further states that he knows the DNA of the RSS. Does he?
One wonders what he is aiming at and what he wants to get across to the people. In reality, Rahul Gandhi is a self-made disaster. Does he have no other topic, no grievance, no models, no vision of India which he would like to share? What did his mother do? She and Manmohan Singh had no government at all. Yet Rahul dares to question Modi who is doing exceptionally well on all fronts.
It is not for the PM to be running around to Kalvathi’s hut or take a minister from the UK to see the backyard of a Dalit.
Then Rahul reverts to the comment of VK Singh. This is only a way of talking when one says that even if a dog is killed the blame is on Modi. That does not imply that the Dalits were referred as dogs. He forgets that his father uttered callous and insensitive remarks in Parliament against Arun Shourie and Jaipal Reddy.
The nation is fully aware of the ten years of the UPA and what it has achieved. Nay, for more than 55 years the Congress party was in power and today it has the sick mind to talk of poverty and backwardness and communalism that is ever growing. Who abetted, foisted & nurtured these? If this country is still backward and in poverty the sole responsibility rests on the Congress.
It wants to keep the country in this state perpetually. Hence the one PM who India has seen since Independence who really works and who has a positive vision for India, the Congress wants to target and pull him down.
Is it not strange that Rahul Gandhi has not questioned Abhilesh Yahav for the lynching of a man in Dadri? Is it not strange that the Sahitya Akademi award winners and the media is not questioning Siddaramaniah who is the CM of Karnataka and Mrs Sonia Gandhi for the murder of the rationalist? How is Modi answerable and responsible?
It must not be forgotten that communalism was injected into this country’s polity by the Congress.
Rahul Gandhi thinks that politics is child’s play and one big ‘tamasha’. The people are fully aware that a family name is nothing and cannot be the criterion for leadership.
The Nehru-Gandhi family name has lost its sheen. Rahul Gandhi must prove himself which he simply cannot. He has so far contributed nothing and the way he is going about his political journey will eventually lead him deeper into the wilderness.
A zero cannot become a hero.