Ashok K.Jha is the Editor of ‘Mithila Darpan’,a Hindi Weekly News Magazine.He also contributes to several International Online News Portals.
Ashok K. Jha
November 17, 2007
Addressing the All India Congress Committee session in New Delhi on Saturday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed determination to push all-round development with an aim of ensuring benefits for all sections of the society.He said special focus was being given to education, health care, rural development and infrastructure building besides upliftment of minorities and backward classes.
Describing the NDA government’s ‘India Shining’ campaign as a ‘flawed concept,’ he asked: “Shining for whom? Shining for which region? Shining for which class of people?” He referred to the incidents of terror and communal riots during the BJP-led rule and said his government will not allow communal and divisive forces to gain an upper hand. Communal tensions were at their peak throughout the country and attempts were being made to divide people on the basis of religion, caste and language,” the Prime Minister said. Dr. Singh referred to the 2002 Gujarat riots, terror attacks on Parliament, Akshardham temple and Raghunath temple.The Prime Minister painted a dismal picture on the economic front during the NDA rule.
The Prime Minister reiterated that till the time Congress was in power ‘we will not allow communal and divisive forces to gain an upper hand in any part of the country and we will ensure that every individual can live in an environment of peace and security.’ Regarding minorities he said that his government had appointed the Sachar Committee to find out the factual position about their conditions and the panel had established that the same was unsatisfactory and a lot needs to be done to improve them. “We have started a massive scholarship programme for minorities,.”
Now that Our Prime Minister has started talking,behaving and addressing like a true Politician very loyal to the Gandhi family there are few concerns and questions which the citizens of this country would like to be answered.There are millions in this country more intelligent and smarter than the certain “Rahul Gandhi” for whose coronation all this drama is being enacted.Does his lineage make him automatic choice for the highest executive post of this country?There are several other anomalies too.Why is this ?
Sikhs getting slaughtered in thousands was only a big mistake;Hindus getting killed in Kashmir is a grave political problem ;Muslims getting killed by a few hundred is no less than a holocaust ;Poor protesters getting shot in West Bengal under Left Govt is just a plain misunderstanding;Banning Parzania in Gujarat was Communal;Banning Da Vinci Code and Jo Bole So Nihaal was indeed Secular;Kargil attack was Government failure;Chinese invasion in 1962 was just an ‘unfortunate betrayal’; Reservation in every school and college on caste lines strengthen Secularism;Reservations in minority institutions is Communal;Fake encounters in Gujarat [Sohrabuddin] was Modi sponsored ‘BJP’ Communalism;Fake encounters under Cong-NCP in Maharashtra [Khwaja Younus] was only an instance of Police atrocity;Talking about Hindus and Hindu appeasement is dangerous and Communal;Talking about Muslims and Islam is Secular;BJP freeing 3 terrorists to save Indian hostages was Shameful;Freeing 4 militants to save the life of the daughter of a minister [Rubina Sayed] was a Natural Political dilemma;Attack on Parliament was the result of BJP ineptitude;
Not hanging Afzal Guru,the mastermind despite Supreme Court orders is due to Humanity and Political dilemma;BJP questioning any religion is communal;Congress questioning Lord Rama’s existence was simply a Clerical Error.
Is there any end to Congress and it’s shameless hypocrisy ?
What about Mumbai local train blasts, Hyderabad blasts and Maharashtra blasts during UPA regime,Nandigram violence , Tsunami rehabilitation fund misappropriation?.
BJP had almost completed the “Golden Quadrilateral Project”.UPA could not complete the rest of the work left.Also, BJP did not name that project after their leaders name.That is the difference between BJP and Congress.Even if a toilet complex is built in India,it is named after Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi or Jawaharlal Nehru.
Just to refresh his mind, all riots, scams, terrorism, religious crimes, etc have been started by either the congressmen themselves or in their tenure.Dr. Manmohan Singhs’s term has also contributed to new developments in India – caste reservations, exploitation & barter of violence in your favour (Nandigram), protecting & justifying corruption (Laloo, Natwar Singh, etc), grabbing of state powers (initially Karnataka, Goa, Bihar, Jharkhand) … and so on.
Why is UPA not able to move on National Highway projects, river joining project, etc? Why are we struggling to get cooking gas under UPA rule?
He started on the wrong foot from the very beginning by accommodating several tainted ministers in his cabinet and defending their appointment. Then coterie of Sonia Gandhi dismissed four governors appointed by the previous government followed by a series of events that smacked of cynical disregard for constitutional proprieties and democratic decencies in Jharkhand, Goa and Bihar.
It is a known fact that Mr.Singh is an stop-gap arrangement till the crown prince is firmly in command of both the Party and the government.But its unbecoming of a person of the stature of him to be seen so submissive and and lame.Mr.Singh might loose his credibility if he continue with “Darbari Politics”.