For the public entertainment, the new ambitious Modi Sarkar has let its loose cannons to give some comic relief in these warm hours of life, with little electricity, for countrymen in general and for Delhi wallas especially. Here are some pearls of wisdom, fresh and unadulterated:
From Babulal Gaur, a BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh, speaking about rapes - “This is a social crime which depends on men and women. Sometimes it's right, sometimes it's wrong. Until there's a complaint, nothing can happen."
Another MLA from BJP brigade, Sangeet Som, who is an accused in
Muzaffarnagar riots, was caught on camera enlightening the UP cops
about the possible consequence of ‘inaction’.
"Complete justice must be done. We are not in a mood of creating 'bawaal', but if the matter is not taken care of then I will create such ruckus here that no one will be able to handle it.”
It was in response to an18-year old girl and her cousin brother had gone missing from their village in ‘Budhana’ district. The girl’s body was recovered from a nearby forest while her cousin’s body was found in a well. There had been widespread anger in the region over the murders. Not to lag behind, a man knows always in advance how the land lies, and cuts his according to wind, delivered a hitherto new proposition in any democracy.
While Narendra Modi has promised the nation 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' his cabinet colleague Ram Vilas Paswan is not willing to say ditto. He seems unimpressed by the attempt to put an end to vote bank politics. He is the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. He made his classical thinking known to lesser mortal during a felicitation ceremony organized by Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in Hajipur in Bihar.
First he made a strong prediction: “I would break my own Guinness World Records for winning a parliamentary election with the highest margin. He had won from Hajipur in 1977 with a margin of 4.24 lakh votes.”
And then he spewed the howler - “Will take care of party workers but we will also weed out fake workers...will analyse booth level vote numbers. He will ask those who will come to get their work done which party they voted for and how many votes (I) got in their area, adding that he will decide on getting 'the work done' on the basis of vote figures from the respective booths. It would not be like that one comes wearing kurta payjama and I will get the work done.”
There is no dearth to these quotable quotes this season.
However, to cap it all, now we have to wriggle out of the cul-de-sac type controversy of ‘Eveready Magnet’ of strange situations – Ex-Gen V K Singh, and his handling of his junior when he was in the army.
What should V K Singh do now? According to legal luminaries and Congress, the NDA government's affidavit in the Supreme Court on the issue of Army vice chief Dalbir Singh Suhag's promotion was an expression of "no confidence" in him.
Let us remember that Singh had a running battle with the UPA II government over a controversy on his date of birth. Incidentally, he is caught in another lethal battle again.
The circus of politics an power is in full swing while the lights in Delhi sometimes flicker these days.