Is it Garibi Hatao or Jaeb Garmao?
John F Williams | 10 Dec 2011

Our politicians have neither principle nor any religion; they are only after power and money. Congress once again is likely to take up the Stunt Slogan 'Garibi Hatao' forming the basic campaigning for the forth coming UP elections.

OUR HONOURABLE former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi  announced this big slogan during  her 1971 General Elections and not a surprise, she made it with a two-third majority of the votes. How and why this ‘Garibi Hatao’ slogan during Rajiv Gandhi and Manmohan Singh regime disappeared is a curious thing, may be the poor class became richer.

Garibi Hatao was initiated in 1975 and was revised during 1982 and 1986 .Our National Party leaders only wake up when they have to raise their vote bank through the weaker sections and later they forget them quite conveniently.  Mr Priya Ranjan Das Munshi was the Youth Congress leader when Ms Indira coined the original slogan of Garibi Hatao. Was he sleeping all these years?

It is very ridiculous to understand our leaders, what are they up to and what is their principle of life. They are merely selfish and keep on assuring the general public with false promises only. Presently they promise to eradicate poverty but they want to first take care of their own poverty. They also want to provide power to people but in reality they will never allow public to have a pinch of it. After all, most of the time they are fighting for power only. Food security is another concern. Let them first top up their food grain godowns and other storages. They say that housing for all is provided but if that is the case then where they go.

Any slogan or plan under any scheme now is not going to work if these politicians flash them for election campaign only. Will our politicians and the leaders stop these malpractices, and perform well as per the oath they take when sworn-in. God guide and bless our politicians. Thanks to Information Technology system, Call Centres and BPOs, etc, wisdom has now trickled down to the commoners. They can’t be cheated anymore.

Talking garib is a waste of time and efforts. We should only talk to achieve growth more than 10 percent, which will solve many of social ills. Our politicians can no more exploit garib or garibi, what they did in 70s and 80s.