“Hypocrisy is not a way of getting back to the moral high ground. Pretending you're moral, saying your moral is not the same as acting morally”…… Alan Dershowitz.
Public memory is
not conveniently frail and the slogan - “BJP, a party with a
difference” could give is resonance even today. However, the
election campaign of last Lok Sabha exposed the double speak of the
party with a difference. Amit Shah, Giriraj Singh, Pravin Togadia –
the BJP-VHP-RSS and many lilliputians were all out to disseminate the
Hard Core Hindutva agenda of RSS while Rajnath and Narendra Modi were
talking about development. Modi was shrewd enough to sprinkle the
discussions with Bangladeshi Hindus and Hindu Rashthrawad. He was
also throwing the tit bits of good governance and employment. Lurking
behind this ‘iron fist in velvet glove’ Hindutva compaign of RSS,
was a camouflage of delivering all-round development.
TV channels were
flooded with ‘learned and well informed commentators’ who shot
the verbal bullets at anyone who criticized RSS Hindutva. They called
him anti-national and pro-Pakistan which is an old trick employed by
the Sangh since its birth. The allusion to Pakistan is also meant to
target the Muslim community which is always caricatured as being
loyal to Pakistan. With the twist of words, Amit Shah's called for
"avenging insults" which was literally mean for the
consumption for a Jat audience in an area which witnessed the worst
communal violence in recent times. It proved to be too smart and
successful, a ploy to rouse communal hatred against Muslims.
The entire BJP
leadership defended Shah by saying that he had only called for
revenge by voting. Togadia came with a novel idea in their hate
marathon - Muslims should not own houses in Hindu areas. Everyone
knows that in Ahmedabad, Vadodara
and other cities, Muslims cannot
buy apartments in housing complexes which are for Hindus only.
Ghettoisation and segregation have been put in place for the last few
Election is over
and the real battleground to deliver the promises is wide spread. The
deeds do come home to roost. Black Money – the pet topic of RSS and
Ramdev, FDI, Ordinance Raj, prices of essential commodities are few
of the specters waiting to come out of their sealed bottles.
not surprised when the prices of Diesel increased recently; I was not
flummoxed when former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra was appointed
taking the route of Promulgation of an Ordinance. For the
enlightenment of public, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah
Naidu said,"There is no issue at all. There is no controversy at
all. My friends in the opposition do not have any other issue to rake
up. The earlier law had a lacuna and Misra was appointed on the basis
of his competence and track record.”
Let me put for
records sake - The TRAI Act of 1997 prohibits its Chairman and
members from taking up any job in the central or state governments
after demitting office. Parliament is scheduled to meet on June 4,
there was no immediacy which necessitated that the ordinance route
should be taken.
Apart from these
funny about-turns what fascinates it the TWO - Complex of BJP.
has two power centers – one at Nagpur
and other at Delhi; it has a
Minister of State, an Ex-General who is associated with 2 dates of
birth. It has a HRD Minister who claimed to have two educational
qualifications in her declarations; it has a PM who had fought
election from two places and had to give up one; it has a
mother-organization which has its allegiance focused at two flags.
But to top the two-complex it has an
Ex-Police Chief Satyapal Singh, now a BJP Member of
Parliament from Mumbai who owns so MANY accommodations that he
have had no time to visit them even once in years when he was in the
city. The height of pre-occupation in the service of Nation affected
an uncanny development of a prostitution racket
allegedly being run from his flat. It has been
busted and the apartment's caretaker arrested.
Acting on a tip-off,
Social Service Branch sent a decoy customer to the 10th floor
apartment in Patliputra Housing Society on Saturday night. Once it
was confirmed flesh trade is being run from there, police raided the
Here again, two
young women were rescued from the flat in suburban Andheri, which was
raided on Saturday, police said on Monday. Now the subject is
graduated from 22 to 33. The flat had been leased out to a well-known
business house for 33 months and Singh said he is taking legal action
against the private company for breach of contract.
And here is what the MP
has to say, “Leasing out the flat is my only fault. I never thought
the flat would be used for any such activities. I am taking legal
action against the company. The lease will be over in September."
I believe he is innocent
but he is careless to the hilt, a trait which could be the least
desired of a police officer and I don't know. God forbid, what
happens when he is a cog of the wheel of the Nation's Chariot.
Law grinds but slowly and
the dance of democracy has a lot of interesting aspects. It is never
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