India – The world proudly addresses it as the largest democracy in the world. And the world is not wrong. In sheer numbers and the amount of voters on roll, it is indeed the largest democracy. But in a much relative sense, it is the world’s largest non-functional democracy in the world. We are governed by a paralysed government at the centre. What they practice, is exactly what they preach. The forefathers preached Dynasty Rule and the successive generations are practicing it. The Gandhi family is on an absolute rampage and the shame is that people are tolerating it to the core. When Anna rebelled at Jantar Mantar, things looked positive. But Kapil Sibbal, pretended the formation of Lokpal and ducked the alarming situation. But now the deadline is nearing and to add to the misery, Baba Ramdev too joined in with a list of impossible but required demands.
The government is unfazed. What happened on the night of 4th June at the Ramlila grounds was horrifying. A place where the life of Lord Rama is portrayed during the Navratras. The lord, who is referred to as Maryaada Purushottam. The man who is best amongst all in following the principles. A king who always kept the citizens first. A king who fought for the citizens, someone who was more interested in the common man’s meals than his own. And at the same Ramlila grounds, we saw a vulgar display of power. Rightly said, Power Corrupts and Absolute Power corrupts Absolutely.If the Union Ministers are neat and not the beneficiaries of the Black Money in question, what is stopping them from giving it a green signal. Why must they not join Baba Ramdev or Anna Hazare instead of horrifying the common man.
It makes no sense to implement 144 in any area where people can stage a demonstration peacefully. When Anna Hazare fasted, how many instances took place ? None. And now the government is against such demonstrations as well. The question is, Who will stop all this Non Sense carried on by the UPA and allies? Digvijay Singh calls Baba a Thug, what happened to him, when Arjun Singh played with the Bhopal Gas Case ?? Where was Digvijay Singh when rajiv Gandhi bought Bofors ? Is A Raja not a thug ? Is Suresh Kalmadi not a Thug ?? Have heard people complaining of loose motions in summers but Digvijay has an evergreen verbal diarrhea. Too expensive a choice by Congress to make him the spokesperson.
Baba Ramdev might have had his interests, but the issues he brought to the forum were not personal. They carries importance to every citizen of India. Anna Hazare boycotted the Lokpal meet not because he wanted to but because he could smell something wrong somewhere. At the age of 73 and having immense experience, he can certainly do that with a command.
A while back, I was viewing a video of a Poem being recited by our former PM Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji and was thrilled to observe the tone in which he addressed the nation. The Intent was clear. Sad, that the opposition is not strong either. India could have been a better state if we had sensible conductors during the times when the Driver goes beyond control.The government as well as the opposition are Boneless and no wonders they are (Mis) leading the country the way they are. The onus lies on us too. We do not go out to support because it is too hot. For us, a sunburn is a bigger calamity than the Nation Collapse. We do not voice our opinion on Corruption, but go full throttle when India is playing a cricket match. Perhaps all our patriotism is confined to the Games and in the course, we are missing out on the Bigger Game that people are playing elsewhere. Right from Onions to Airlines, from Doctors to Engineers, from Ministers to Barristers, everyone is driving the process their way. Bribes on traffic signals, bribes outside courts, inside temples, everywhere. And Manmohan Singh says that it cannot be done overnight. Yes, he is correct. You cannot stop a cop from being bribed by an offender ? But Why Not ? Is it too difficult to witness such acts ? Certainly Not. Mr. Manmohan Singh, please step out of that BMW and see what happens on the streets, offices, courts, police stations… It is not duty but is your responsibility for sure.
Ordering a Lathicharge is not what an economist would term as Viable. And if the sanction for such barbaric acts comes from a Professor, it makes us one and all shameful of professors and other such respectful professionals. Our father of nation believed in Non-Violence and look what the prime minister of that nation is upto. Disgusting and Sinful.
When Suresh Kalmadi was on a spree of diluting taxpayers’ money, the concerned were asleep and when Baba Ramdev campaigned, the entire ministry, Home Minister, Officials got up and got moving. Contrasts that do not please the eyes. All said and done, we do not know how long are we going to let this country run in this direction but one thing that I am sure of is that we cannot afford it for long enough. What is the Common Man and the Uncommon Man doing? Filmstars, Cricketers, Writers — They all come for various charities, fund raising etc but why are they not out to demonstrate their feelings about Corruption ? Is it only the character they play in movies, that is against Corruption? What about the real them? Heroes or just actors ?? Pity that celebrities are busy celebrating when the nation is mourning the death of the nation. And the government has devised the perfect remedy for the common man. Keep them so common that they do not have anything to think beyond their livelihood. Well done, UPA and congratulations to Sonia. Just a piece of advise for Rahul, pls. get married soon and get some children who will embark upon the legacy leftover by your ancestors.

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