The country is in turmoil. One after another VIP or Minister is going on a trip to jail for a while. Sukhram & Raja are now sharing the same cell in jail to discuss the fallout of telecom matter while the mining baron Reddy brothers & co have a rethink about their offerings to lord Balaji at Tirupati, a diamond studded crown costing several crores was of any use or benefit? . Newer and newer scandals are being unearthed. While people of Andhra Pradesh are struggling to divide the state in to two, Madam Mayawati has taken the lead to divide U.P. in to four at a stroke of pen. Other states will follow with more division.
This session of popular TV programme ‘Kaun Banega crorepati’ made many poor and common man from the street lakhpati and crorepati. So far so good but one wonders , how come in a random selection process not a single rich or senior person could make up to the fastest finger seat , forget about the prestigious hot seat. Smelling fishy? And what on earth, Swamy Agnivesh doing in Big Boss house for a TV reality show? Poor fellow could not get a better platform for preaching
Baba Ramdeo’s crusade against the corruption and Swiss bank accounts proved to be a big fiasco, while Hazare is going strong despite reported cracks in his team. He is now demanding to pass the bill for ‘Right to recall’ any elected representative. Government is not relenting, rightly so because there are every chance of misuse the ‘right ‘, given the number of political parties and their dirty politics to drag the feet of opponent to gain power. Ultimately the governance will suffer and so also the electoral. In fact Hazare should demand for ‘health certificate’ from all the contesting candidates. Those contesting the election and those governing the country or states must be healthy all the time to steer the country or state from mess it is in. Unfortunately, what is happening with these people is ‘Chest pain’! The moment a CBI enquiry or arrest warrant issued against these politicians, they straight away head for pre- arranged hospital with chest pain or hypertension. Just like yearly appraisal, these politicians must under go medical tests.
Now, MPs belonging to NDA will submit a declaration in parliament stating that they have no foreign accounts. It’s a good initiative with a shrewd move to embrace the government. If really the intention is clean, they should also declare that they have, neither hoarded unaccounted money in Indian Bank lockers nor have any Benami accounts in India. During Emergency days, a slogan was coined ‘India is Indira, Indira is India’. Now looking to the frequent and exclusive visits by Rahul Gandhi to UP makes one think if ‘UP is India & India is UP’!
Politics is a BIG game in our country and each one from ruling party to opposition party, spiritual leaders to sport players, Kamble’s revelation not withstanding, knows how to play their card at the appropriate time. Relevance of ‘United we stand, divided we fall’ is now out and ‘Divided we stand, united we make a mess’ is in thing. That’s where we Indians stand, in a big mess!