My preoccupation with a new book that is to be released on March 1 kept me away from the keyboard even though momentous events were taking place in socio-political sphere of our nation. I tried to find a common thread to the major events that have shaken us up as I gleaned the news of last three weeks.
Rahul has been viciously attacked and insulted after his interview on TimesNow news channel. One of the offshoots of this noise is that entire interview has been reduced to 2002 vs 1984, communalism vs secularism. Though, it is also true that there is unanimity about Rahuls disinterest in or ineptness for leadership now.
Narendra Modi gave a rousing speech to frontline BJP cadres in Delhi recently. It should surely enthuse his followers and his fans. His response to tea vendor is typical Modi, taking fight to the enemy camp and milking every mistake of opponents to the hilt. However, it is clear that BJP and Modi have deliberately avoided mentioning AAP by name or taking them seriously. Though, both the BJP leadership and cadre are aware of the AAP risk, the message to the cadre seems to be not to take AAP seriously. But, is it right approach?
Manmohan Singh may be one of the rare leaders, even if only a figure head, who ruled his country for a record number of years, but could not leave behind any legacy worth talking about. Unless, you consider his great record destroying the Indian economy through sheer inaction, closing his eyes and ears when others were chipping away at its foundations.