Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Are the Courts testing the patience of Hindus?
(Editorial in Hindu Voice, May 2016)
“You cannot deny entry of women based on traditions which are against the principles of the Constitution,” ... "In Hindu dharma there is no denomination of a male or female. A Hindu is a Hindu" observed the Supreme Court of India on April 13, 2016, on the Sabarimalai Ayyappan temple issue.
Earlier, the Mumbai High Court had observed that “women cannot be barred from entering the Shani Shinganapur temple. ... Even women can go where men can”. But the same court said: “Prefer not to interfere, era of intolerance” in the Haji Ali case, completely forgetting ‘the principles of the constitution’!
In the name of secularism, the Courts are interfering in the religious affairs and spiritual practices of Hindus alone. They are just afraid of applying the same logic (gender equality) in the case of Muslims and Christians.
Islam and Christianity are monolithic religions, whereas Hinduism is individual-centric.
The other day, I entered a tea shop for a cup of tea. There were about 10-12 people sitting in the tea shop, sipping tea. It was 6.30 pm. The shop owner got up from his seat, lit a lamp (diya) and started performing aarti to ‘his’ Goddesses - Lakshmi and Saraswati. All the 10-12 people, including myself, sitting in the shop, never bothered to respect his religious sentiments, nor did he expect any reciprocity. Remember, all of them are Hindus and perform pooja to the same Goddesses at our homes. Can this happen in any other religion?
So what is applicable to Muslims and Christians does not apply to Hindus. There are thousands of Gods and Goddesses in Hinduism. Any Hindu is free to chose any God or Goddesses and perform Pooja in the way he likes. There is no rigid formality.
Abrahamic religions say: “God created man in his own image”. Hinduism says: “Man created God in his image”. Thousands of Gods and Goddesses (Ishtadevatas) are ‘created’ by Hindus and poojas are performed to them in the way they like. This is the beauty of Sanatan Hindu Dharm. Who is the Court to say how poojas should be performed and by whom? And we call it a ‘secular’ nation! If someone does not like one temple, he can very well go to another temple. Every temple is open to all Hindus. But there are certain temples meant exclusively for men as well as women.
Attakul Temple in Thiruvananthapuram and Chakkulathukavu temple in Alappuzha in Kerala organise naari puja (women worship) and women-only annual festivals (pongals). The Savitri temple in Pushkar, Rajasthan, and Shri Path temple in Chandauli in Uttar Pradesh are women-only temples and bar the entry of men completely. Such temples are exceptions and not the rule, for scientific reasons. But no men complain.
Any person who wishes to follow certain God has to, therefore, follow the traditions of that God. That is devotion. It is Discretion, not Discrimination.
This so-called struggle for equality or ‘Right to Pray’ has no basis at all in Hindu ethos. Women or advocates who are pushing for entry into Sabarimalai Ayyappan temple are fighting the case without understanding the essence of Hindu philosophy.
There has been a newfound zeal in liberal circles to ‘liberate’ Hinduism from the grip of Hindus without under-standing the basic philosophy of Sanatan Hindu Dharm.
These are ‘Breaking India’ forces. In the name of ‘reformation’, they want to de-Hinduise and break Hindu society with superficial issues, misusing courts who look at everything ‘constitutionally’ rather than refer to knowledge and tradition of Hinduism. West trained media acts as a handmaiden to these people with shallow knowledge of religion and dharm.
The main force behind this Breaking India forces is one Trupti Desai. Is she a Hindu at all? I do not find any ‘Hinduness’ in her - neither in her dress nor in her hair style. She seems to be a gay activist. She has participated in the ‘Kiss of Love’ event. She recently abused a temple priest in filthy language. She was a member of Congress party, and then jumped into AAP bandwagon. She may have political ambitions, because after winning in Shani Shinganapur, she is trying for women’s entry into the Mahalaxmi temple in Kolhapur, and then into the Sabarimalai in Kerala. It is funny that such a woman of immoral character, along with a handful of others, has come to the ‘rescue’ of Sanatan Hindu Dharm. Arnab Goswami of Times Now patted her on her back and eulogized her, in his show. The Bombay High Court too has come to the help of such a woman of lose morals. May be, they are all birds of the same feather.
Women in India have been recognised scholars and mentioned with respect in Vedas. They have contributed ‘Richas’ in Vedas. We are worshiping women as Goddesses - Lakshmi, Saraswati, Parvati, etc. Our God, Bhagwan Shiv, has offered half of his body to his consort Parvati, and became Arthanaarishwar. So, do we Hindus need to learn equality for women from Islam and Christianity? And the courts have ample time to lecture to Hindus about gender equality, but have no time to decide on important cases, such as Ram Janmabhoomi and also on Bail for Sadhvi Pragya, Swami Aseemanand, Swami Amrutanand Devtirth, Col. Purohit, Asharam Bapu, etc.
Today, Hinduism has many Sadhvis, Sanyasinis and Matajis. They have their ashrams and do yeomen services, both spiritual and social, to the entire humanity. Is there any such Matajis in Islam and Christianity? Has there been any women Imams or Moulvis in Islam? Why there is no women Bishops and Cardinals in Christianity? Why Muslim women are not allowed inside Mosques? Why Christian women are not allowed to lead prayers? Will the Court dare question these gender inequalities in Islam and Christianity? They will not, because they are scared. In fact, the concept of women Gods and God-women is alien to these Abrahamic religions.
Sanatan Hindu Dharm that worships woman as the highest form of divinity cannot be anti-woman. Therefore, this so-called ‘Right to Pray’ campaign is not about gender equality. It is a political ploy of irreligious people to wreak Hindu traditions, with the help of courts and the anti-Hindu media.
And the Courts are trying to reduce the polymorphic religion to a bunch of meaningless myths, which is bound to anger Hindus.
The Courts, and the media, will be well advised to stop testing the patience of Hindus and not interfere in their religious affairs and spiritual practices.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Anti-National sloganeering by JNU Students, a Blessing in Disguise
Anti-National sloganeering by JNU Students, a Blessing in Disguise
(Editorial in Hindu Voice, April 2016)
Asaduddin Owaisi, Chief of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, declared that he won't say "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" even if "a knife is put to my throat". This was in response to the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat saying that universities should be "cleansed of anti-national forces" and students should be taught to say "Bharat Mata ki Jai" to instill a sense of nationalism and patriotism.
On March 3, Shri Bhagwat had said the new generation needed to be taught to chant slogans hailing mother India, comments which came against the backdrop of the row over alleged anti-India sloganeering on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus.
One can understand Owaisi’s dislike for the slogan, but to say that, why should he use the language of ISIS? Putting a knife to the throat of its opponents is the culture of ISIS. How does this fit into our democratic system? Are you not talking the language of ISIS, Mr. Owaisi?
In my editorial in the March 2016 issue of Hindu Voice, I had written about making it mandatory for every citizen to say “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Vande Mataram”. I had also quoted from my letter to Shri Narendra Modi (written on 27th May 2014 and published in Hindu Voice of June 2014 issue).
I am informed that my editorial was informally discussed at the Pratinidhi Sabha of RSS held on 15-17 March 2016 in Jaipur. Along with Shri Mohan Bhagwat’s statement, my editorial (posted in my blogspot too) too has become a cause to kindle nationalist feelings among citizens.
The results are:
Rajya Sabha MP and film lyricist Javed Akhtar said in Parliament, on 16th March, "I don't care to know whether saying 'Bharat mata ki jai' is my duty or not but it is my right." He repeated ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai' three times in the Rajya Sabha.
Many Muslim leaders, such as Farooq Abdullah and Najma Heptulah, have said that they have no objection to saying 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'.
On March 17, 2016, at the Mahim (Mumbai) dargah, (from where Yakub Memon’s mammoth funeral was taken out) hundreds of Muslims hoisted the Tricolour, sung Jana Gana Mana and at the end shouted Bharat Mata Ki Jai.
The World Sufi Forum which was inaugurated by the PM on 17th March 2016 in New Delhi, saw the sporadic chanting of Bharat Mata Ki Jai by the participants.
In Meerut (UP), some Muslims have raised the slogan ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and have written it with their blood, too.
To top it all, when India won over Pakistan in the World T20 Cricket on 19th March 2016 at Eden Gardens, the entire nation celebrated the victory, chanting Bharat Mata Ki Jai.
The Maharashtra Assembly on 16th March suspended Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MLA Waris Pathan for refusing to chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'. The proposal to suspend Khan came from the opposition Congress, which was supported by NCP. Many party leaders in Maharashtra have condemned Owaisi and Pathan for their provocative stand.
The Shiv Sena too has sought the revocation of citizenship and voting rights of those who refuse to chant the slogan. This is exactly what I demanded in my letter to the PM.
Thus, one tend to think that the JNU (and that of Hyderabad and Jadavpur Universities) students agitation and their sloganeering against the nation was indeed a blessing in disguise. Their anti-national attitude has enraged every Indian and has brought out his nationalism to the fore. Look at these news:
Some of the lawyers had thrashed JNU students in the Patiala court premises. Landlords, in and around JNU, who had given their rooms on rent to JNU students, have asked them to vacate the premises as they do not want anti-nationals to stay at their premises. Auto rickshaw drivers in an around JNU in Delhi have refused to ply JNU students in their autos, terming them anti-nationals.
Recently I happened to attend the Annual General Meeting of a co-op. society, of about 400 members. At the end of the meeting, to every one’s surprise, they stood up and started singing Jana Gana Mana, for the first time, ending with Bharat Mata Ki Jai.
The message that goes out of all these events is that every Indian wants to proclaim, in some way of the other, that he is a nationalist and loves this country. Caste, Creed, Language, Party, Region and Religion does not come in the way of his patriotism.
Thus the attitude of the JNU students has strengthened national integrity and the entire nation stands united against their anti-national activities. Indians will not brook any nonsense from these university students, even though they are only a minuscule section.
Taking advantage of the surcharged atmosphere in the country in favour of nationalism, this is the right time for the Modi Government to bring in a law to make it compulsory for every citizen to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai'. Those who refuse to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai' should be disenfranchised.
A handful of Owaisis, Pathans and Bukharis may oppose it. The Govt. of India need not bother about these communalists and bigots. And they should be promptly disenfranchised.
Saying ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’ is the litmus test for anyone - irrespective of his/her caste, creed, language, party, region or religion - for his/her loyalty to our nation. Those who refuse to say so are not loyal to this nation, and they should be treated as such.
Therefore, while the stickiest punishment should be given to the anti-nationals, the activities of the JNU and other university students may be taken as a Blessing in Disguise.
Saturday, March 05, 2016
The need of the hour is a PATRIOTISM Act
The need of the hour is a PATRIOTISM Act
Students are supposed to be the future of the Nation. But, looking at the attitude of some of the students of the Hyderabad University, the Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Jadavpur University, one has to put his head down in shame.
The Osmania University students hosted a Beef party. The Hyderabad University students organised Pro-Yakub Memon rallies. The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students paint a martyr out of Afzal Guru. So in effect, these universities have become terrorist hubs.
Look at the language they used while demon-strating: On 3rd February, some of the Jawaharlal Nehru University students organised a demonstration, in front of the RSS Office in New Delhi (not in Jantar Mantar as should be the case), protesting against the suicide of Rohith Veluma in Hyderabad University campus. They used filthy slogans, such as “Bhangi ke Aulad”, “Bhadva”, etc. for our Prime Minister.
The demonstration on 9th Feb. 2016 by the students of JNU, had more dangerous portents. They raised slogans such as “Bharat ki barbadi tak jung chalegi" (there will be war till the destruction of India), "Bharat tere tukde honge, Insha Allah Insha Allah" (India, you'd be divided, Allah willing, Allah willing) and “Kashmir ki azadi tak jung chalegi”. They raised these slogans in a “Cultural” event organised to condemn the “judicial killing” of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Many other slogans, such as “Azadi for Kashmir”, “Azadi for Kerala”, “Azadi for Manipur”, etc. were also raised.
The extreme Left groups - the Democratic Students Union (DSU, a CPI-Maoist front) and the Democratic Students Front - were behind the protest on February 9.
Can we expect any better future for the nation, from these type of students (a minuscule section)?
This is not the first time JNU has been the object of popular anger and public scorn. They worshiped Mahisasur in place of Goddess Durga during Navratri festival. They invited Kashmiri separatist leader Geelani for a meeting and asked for beef in the hostel mess.
In 1999, in the midst of the Kargil war, the students in JNU organised an India-Pakistan mushaira. In 2009, when 76 CRPF men were killed in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, there was celebration in the campus and the Indian flag was burnt by the activist of AISA and other naxal group. They also organised night-long revelry to ‘celebrate’ the massacre of 76 CRPF jawans. The next year, Arundhati Roy, speaking to her admirers at JNU, justified the killing of security forces to loud applause and louder cheers.
These are just a handful of many such instances which have never got the limelight that it deserved. Further, no action whatsoever was initiated against all those involved in the incidences by the then UPA Govt.
In fact, the UPA was treating these anti-nationals with kid gloves. It had a soft corner for these antinationals, which is even continuing today. For example, Rahul Gandhi has defended these anti-nationals. But, look at the irony:
The JNU students were protesting against the hanging of Afzal Guru. Afzal was hanged during UPA govt. Rahul comes out in support of JNU students knowing that they were actually protesting against his party’s decision. JNU students readily accept Rahul's support knowing that he is the representative of the govt who hanged Afzal.
All the political parties, including the Congress, but except the BJP, have come in support of the JNU students. CPI leader Daniel Raja's (a Rajya Sabha MP) daughter is also among the anti national activists.
It is to be noted that the people who protested Rohit Vemula’s suicide in Delhi and those who organised Afzal Guru cultural programme are the same.
When the entire country seems to have junked Left ideology for good, the JNU campus still reverberates with the shout of “Lal Salaam”.
JNU has always acted as a recruitment ground for radical ideologies. CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat and politburo member Sitaram Yechury are living examples of how campus life helped boost political careers.
After academics and politics, the most sought after career for JNU students has been journalism. Some of the top editors in both print and television are from JNU. No doubt, we see Rajdeep Sardesais and Barkha Dutts in the media, who are more interested in highlighting the beating of a few journalists in the Patiala court, than exposing the anti-national and terrorist activities in JNU.
The Modi Govt., unlike the UPA govt., has taken on these terrorist hubs. Cases have been filed against some of the JNU students. This is not enough. Students of Jadavpur University, who shouted slogans in support of Afzal Guru, and students of Hyderabad University, who eulogised Yakub Memon, should also be hauled up. These universities should be cleansed of these anti-national elements, so that they bring out nationalist students.
As a first step, the HRD ministry has instructed all universities to fly the national tricolour. Fine. But this is not sufficient. Much more needs to be done.
First, there should be a loyalty test for every Indian, about which I wrote in my letter to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on 27th May 2014, which was also published in Hindu Voice, June 2014 issue, titled ‘Simple ways to Hinduise Bharat’.
I wrote: “Make the slogans ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’ compulsory for every citizen, to ensure their absolute loyalty to India - Indian first and Hindu, Muslim, Christian later. These were the slogans which kindled nationalist feelings amongst Indians and brought them together during our freedom movement. They unite all Indians, irrespective of their caste, creed, language, religion and region. ... Any one refusing to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’ should be disenfranchised. The application form to enrol new voters should carry an undertaking to this effect.”
I further wrote: “Bring a new law to declare any one as persona non grata, who intentionally - insults our National Anthem; refuses to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’; shouts Pakistan Jindabad; insults our security forces; burns our National flag; spews venom in the name of religion and castes; talks of dividing India; supports giving away any part of India; talks of human rights for terrorists; etc. Their voting rights and fundamental rights must be forfeited, and they be allowed to just subsist.”
For the last many decades, the Nehruvian Congress has allowed to prosper a group of people as the fifth columnists. To eliminate them, such a law is imperative.
Sunday, February 07, 2016
Modi - the weakest Prime Minister?
(Editorial in Hindu Voice, February 2016)
"I feel there was never a weaker Prime Minister’s Office as now," said Arun Shourie on 27th October 2015 at a book launch function in New Delhi. At that time, we all frowned at his statement, and dismissed it as one coming from a disgruntled person. But looking at the recent events, one tend to agree with what Shourie said.
In fact, today no one seem to care about Modi or the Central Government. Any one can say anything about Modi, and even abuse him, and still go scot free. Similarly, any State Govt. can act in any irresponsible manner, without fearing the intervention of the central government.
Take the case of Arvind Kejriwal. He said that the Prime Minister is “a coward and a psychopath”. Can some one, and a Chief Minister at that, make such a derogatory statement against the Prime Minister of the country. Still, there is no action against Kejriwal.
Recently, the Arvind Kejriwal Govt. appointed a commission of enquiry to probe alleged irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). Delhi being a Union Territory short of full statehood, a commission of inquiry may be ordered only with the concurrence of the Centre, through the Lt. Governor. Thus the action of Kejriwal govt. was illegal.
Kejriwal has continuously been at war with the LG. Why can’t his govt. be dismissed for violation of the constitution?
Now take the case of Malda. About 2.5 lakh Muslims held a protest rally in Kaliachak on 3rd Jan. 2016. The rally turned violent and vandalized Kaliachak Police station, forcing the police personnel to run for their lives. Several BSF vehicles were torched. A NBSTC bus was also burnt. Over 30 people including police officers were injured. Shani Temple, Durga Temple and other Hindu temples were attacked at Baliadanga and around 25 houses and shops owned by Hindus were vandalized.
While Malda was burning, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamta Banerjee, was enjoying a musical concert with the Pakistan singer Gulam Ali in Kolkata on 12th January 2016. There is not a single word of apology or concern from her for the atrocities of Muslims on Hindus or for the property lost. She had the guts to not allow a BJP delegation to visit Malda.
This is a fit case for using Article 356 of the Constitution - to dismiss the West Bengal Govt. and bring in Governor’s rule. Will Modi do it?
The Muslim rioters in Malda were demanding the ‘death’ of Kamlesh Tiwari, a Hindu Mahasabha leader. In fact, Tiwari’s remark was similar to that of Azam Khan who had said that all RSS Pracharaks are homosexuals. While Tiwari is in jail, Azam Khan is cosying up as a Cabinet Minister in UP. Had the UP govt. been dismissed for the Dadri incident, there would not have been any award wapsi and also BJP would not have lost Bihar elections.
The Malda violence has spread to the neighbouring Purnia (Bihar), where Muslims vandalized the Baisi police station and destroyed several vehicles parked.
In Bihar, a JD(U) legislator Sarfaraj Alam (son of RJD MP, Mohd. Taslimuddin), and his bodyguards misbehaved with a couple travelling on the Delhi-Guwahati Rajdhani Express on 17th Jan. According to sources, 578 murders have been reported in Bihar within two months of the Assembly elections. If this is not jungle raj, what it is? Why can’t the JDU-RJD govt. be taken to task for this poor law and order situation in Bihar?
In Tamil Nadu, a Conference on Abolishing Idol Worship is being organised by a Muslim Organisation, on 31st Jan. 2016. Banners and posters have been struck even on temple walls. How dare they do it, in a country which is 80 Hindu and idol-worshiping. The Muslim-loving Tamil Nadu Government does not seem to ban such a conference. Will it not lead to a communal situation, leading to law and order problem? Will the central govt. instruct the TN govt. to ban such a conference?
The lethargic attitude of the Modi government has even emboldened the Judiciary to unnecessarily interfere in matters concerning Hindu culture and spiritualism.
First, it was Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu is a bull-taming event practised in Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations. It is concerned with Tamil culture. These bulls are reared with love and special rituals are performed for them. Where is the question of torturing bulls?
Second, it is about women’s entry into Sabarimalai. A Muslim has gone to the court demanding entry of women into Sabarimalai temple. What is his locus standi? Will he demand entry of women into Masjid? And the Supreme Court has no compunction in entertaining such a petition from a Muslim, about matters concerning Hindu spiritualism.
The third is about the dress code in temples. The Madras High Court has stayed an order of the State Government to implement from January 1, a dress code for all temple goers.
In the first case, the judiciary is not bothered about the sentiments of the people who have elected a government which is all for Jallikattu. In the second and the third, the court is unnecessarily interfering into Hindu spiritual practices. In all the three cases, the judiciary is questioning the age old customs of Hindus. What rights do they have, to do so? Why is the judiciary singling out only Hindu customs and traditions. Does it have the guts to questions the customs and traditions of other religions? Above all, Is this secularism?
As I said earlier, it all amounts to the lethargic attitude of the Modi govt., which seem to think that ‘development is the solution for all problems’. You are wrong, Mr. Modi. Development cannot stop Malda, Purnia, Muzaffarnagar. You talk to any Mullah or Moulvi, he will confirm that for Muslims, IDENTITY is more important than development. For Hindus, it is a question of self-esteem.
So Mr. Modi, be bold. Be on the offensive. Dismiss some of the state governments for violating the constitution, for failing to maintain law and order, etc.
To show that you are bold, the first and foremost thing you should do is to ask Sonia Gandhi to vacate her official bungalow, 10 Janpath, and allot her another bungalow befitting a MP. While Sonia’s home (10 Janpath) is spread over 15,181 square metre, your official residence (7 Race Course Road) sprawls over 14,101 square metre. Show me one country in the entire world, where an ordinary MP occupies a house larger than that of the PM of that country! It can happen only in India. This situation should change.
Dismiss Sonia from 10J and show your
boldness in administering the nation.
Friday, January 08, 2016
Is Modi suffering from Prithviraj Chauhan syndrome?
Is Modi suffering from Prithviraj Chauhan syndrome?
(Editorial in Hindu Voice, January 2016)
It is said that Prithviraj Chauhan, the Hindu King of Ajmer, pardoned his attacker Muhammad Ghori, a Muslim invader, many times. However, when Ghori defeated Prithviraj Chauhan at last, he (Ghori) ruthlessly killed Chauhan.
In today’s context, it seems, this is exactly what Modiji is doing with his enemies - forgiving them of the sins they had committed when they were the rulers of Bharat. And when they are returned to power (if at all that happens), they are bound to lynch Modi, as Ghori did to Chauhan.
The Congress was hell-bent on defeating Modi in the 2014 parliamentary election. They used all sorts of invectives against him like “Mauth ka Saudagar”, “Ghanchi”, “Chaiwala”, “Chap”, etc. The Congress was making herculean efforts to put him behind bars, by cooking up many false charges against him, through out his tenure as the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
In spite of all these persecution, Modi has come out unscathed. No SIT, CBI or Court could find him guilty of any offence. On the top of it all, the people of this country gave him (BJP) 282 MPs, a comfortable majority.
But after becoming the PM of this country, Modiji has become a changed man. We are not able see in him the fighting spirit with which he faced all his opponents at the time of the election. Now, he has become soft and suave towards his enemies.
What was the need for him to call Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh to his residence for tea? What was he expecting from them? Was the purpose served? For me, it was a complete surrender before the enemy. The Congress - the Mother-Son duo - wants to defame Modiji and the nation, through out the world. They do not want the nation to prosper. Hence, inspite of his request at the Tea Meeting, they have failed to ensure the smooth running of Parliament.
It is exactly like expecting good neighbourly relations with Pakistan. You make any efforts, however genuine it may be, Pakistan is likely to shoot it down and continue with its anti-India and pro-terror policies. (One has to wait and see whether the present efforts of India - to have better relations with Pakistan - will bear any fruit).
Similarly, inspite of the PM and the many ministers requesting Congress not to disrupt parliament, the Congress is bent upon blocking it, in one pretext or the other. They have successfully blocked the present entire winter session of parliament too, repeating the disruption of the monsoon session, holding up important Bills.
One feels that the Prime Minister is too considerate towards Congress and other opposition parties. The entire nation is aware that they are neck deep in corruption. Instead of taking action against the corrupt ex-ministers and putting them behind bars, Modiji is talking of only “development”. No doubt, development is important, but the people of this nation also wants those who involved in blatant corruption and misdeeds to be punished. Modi govt. has not taken any action against them. And they are allowed to roam around freely.
Not only that, those who should be behind bars by now, are questioning the credentials of the Modi government, as though they are clean and honest. Had action been taken against them, they would have been running for cover by now and would not have dared to question the government. The indulgence given to these looters has emboldened them to make malicious and baseless allegations against the government and some of its ministers and chief ministers.
Luckily, Dr. Subramaniam Swamy has brought both Sonia and Rahul before Justice in the National Herald case. They both are now “accused on bail” in the NH case. There should have been many such cases against Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka, Vadra, Chidambaram, Hooda, Virbhadra Singh, Sheila Dixit, Digvijay Singh, Jagdish Tytler, etc. The list is endless. By this way, BJP can keep them tied to their cases with no time for them to dabble in national politics.
Modiji, and BJP, are loving their enemies - receiving Amir Khan, having tea with Sonia Gandhi, trying to shake hands with Rahul Gandhi, etc. - and hating their friends who stood with him in his darkest hours. Modiji wants to be loved by Muslims and Christians, which will never happen, except a few exceptions here and there. On the contrary, helping Hindu causes (which he has completely neglected so far) will fetch him rich dividends at the time of elections.
With just 44 MPs (8%), the Congress party is holding Parliament to ransom. This shows the Speaker’s inability to run the parliament. What stops her from suspending/dismissing all those unruly MPs, and run the show with the remaining 92% MPs?
To defang the Nehru Dynasty, Modi govt. should immediately ask Sonia Gandhi to vacate 10 Janpath. 10 Janpath, similar to 10 Downing Street in London, was supposed to be the official residence of the PM. Sonia Gandhi is now just a MP. Hence, she should be allotted another accommodation befitting a MP, and Modiji should occupy 10 Janpath.
While Modiji is being praised by the world leaders as the best Prime Minister India ever had, anarchist Arvind Kejriwal has the guts to call him “a coward and a psychopath”. He has used the language of a Street Thug . And he is allowed to go scot free.
Narendra Modiji should come out of the Prithviraj Chauhan syndrome and follow Bhagwan Sri Krishna’s advice, i.e. Vinashaya Cha Dushkritam (annihilating the wicked). Tolerating intolerance is not good. In a spiritual country which is 80% Hindu, we are hearing 5 times a day, even as early as 5.30 a.m., on loudspeaker the holloing “There is no God, except Allah”. Can there be a better example than this, for tolerance of Hindus?
Therefore Modiji should not bother about the hullabaloo about intolerance, created by the secular gang, and ruthlessly go after the corrupt and anti-nationals. Then, and then alone, people will trust him for his ability to govern, and he can hope for a second term.
Monday, September 07, 2015
Is Congress becoming Irrelevant?
(Editorial in Hindu Voice, Sept. 2015)
The monsoon session of Parliament, which began on 21st July and ended on 13th August 2015, is a complete washout. The entire blame should go to the Congress party, especially to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, the Mother-Son duo.
Important legislations such as the Goods and Services Tax Bill and the Land Acquisition Bill have been successfully blocked by the Congress. Thus, this deliberate and forcible disruption of the Monsoon session of the Parliament by Congress in an undemocratic manner was a cynical ploy to sabotage India's economic growth. Barring the Congress, the JD(U) and the Left, almost no party wanted to hold up the GST bill. So Congress is isolated on this issue.
Even on the Land Bill, the Congress stand of undiluted opposition to the bill is losing supporters. SP has already broken ranks, and core support for the Congress line is restricted to the Left, JD(U) and BSP. The rest may be happy to support a diluted bill or abstain, making it possible for the government to pull it off some time in the winter session.
The ruckus created by the Congress members in parliament was so much that the Speaker had to suspend 25 Congress MPs for a period of 5 days.
But what happened in the Rajya Sabha - the house of elders - on 10th August 2015 was most disgusting. Members of the Parliament of Bhutan were attending the Rajya Sabha session. In his welcome address to them, the chairman of the Rajya Sabha said, "they (Bhutanese delegation) would be able to see and learn more about our parliamentary system". Immediately thereafter the opposition members broke into fits of laughter. Even as the chairman tried to silence the members, Congressmen set a very bad example in front of the guests from Bhutan. Is this the way to behave before a foreign delegation? We have to hang our heads in shame.
A debate does not suit the Congress at all. Disruption is the chosen option because it senses that the ground is slipping beneath its feet.
At one stage even Sonia Gandhi rushed to the well of the house in protest against a comment made about her relative during the discussion on 'Lalitgate'.
The Congress had two aims in this parliament session: keep the media focus on BJP scams (Lalit Modi, Vyapam) and prevent the passing of any important reform legislation in order to derail the government's development agenda. While the first aim is politically legitimate, the second aim is not. Still, disruption is what the Congress adopted as strategy. This is why it was making impossible demands like the resignation of Sushma Swaraj, Vssundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan - something the NDA cannot accept.
Going by convention and propriety, parliament cannot discuss matters falling in the state's domain. While nothing bars parliament from discussing anything, discussing Raje's links to Lalit Modi or Chouhan's to Vyapam means opening a Pandora's box on discussing many other state scams. Mamata Banerjee would not want Saradha discussed in parliament, or SP the scams of Uttar Pradesh. Nor would the Congress itself want to discuss the Goa and Assam bribery scams involving US company Louis Berger.
The Congress' insistence that the PM can order the dismissal of state Chief Ministers is constitutionally invalid and politically untenable. Further, they have not committed any wrong.
Barring family-driven parties like Congress, DMK, ADMK, SP, BSP, etc. - where the Party chief can order CMs to resign at will - cadre-based parties like BJP cannot easily act against CMs without risking serious internal revolts. We have seen it in Karnataka, where the BJP asked BS Yeddyurappa to quit after corruption allegations were leveled against him, but Yeddyurappa split the party and the BJP lost miserably in the 2013 assembly elections.
“When seniority is thrust on you, a certain level of maturity is required. The more he grows, the more he immatures," said the Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, on Rahul Gandhi. It is very true. Look at what he talked in Amethi - shirt sarkar, kurtha sarkar, pyjama sarkar, etc. Wasn’t he talking nonsense? Further, what can we expect from a person who cannot talk a few lines on his own? He had to carry a chit, containing his talks (only a few lines) in Hindi, but written using English alphabets. Such a moron is being thrust on the people of this nation, that too as the potential PM.
PM Modi accused the Congress of being "desperate as it wants power to remain concentrated with one family". "The Congress wants to save the (Gandhi) family, BJP wants to save the nation," rightly said the Prime Minister.
Looking at the results of elections to the Municipal Corporations in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, one has no doubt that the people of MP and Rajasthan have completely rejected the Congress. The hue and cry made by the Congress using Vyapam and Lalit Modi issues have not paid them any dividend. People know the truth.
Bangalore Municipal Corporation election results too show the drubbing of Congress there.
This shows the complete rejection of Congress through out the country. The Mother-Son duo may hold the parliament to ransom, but the people of this nation are watching them closely, and really understand their nefarious designs - to block the development of this country and bring a bad name for Modiji. Hence, the voters are showing them their true place - to the dust bin of history.
Yes, Congress is becoming increasingly irrelevant. This time, Congress has only 44 MPs, unfit to qualify even to be the official opposition. If the Congress persists with this kind of behaviour, I am sure, next time, people will cause to vanish Congress from the political map of India.
Monday, July 06, 2015
India, the Super Power; Modi, the Super PM
India, the Super Power; Modi, the Super PM
(Editorial in Hindu Voice, July 2015)
Forty-six Indian nurses initially stranded at a hospital in Tikrit and later moved to Mosul (Iraq) had been freed by the fighters of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. None of the nurses were touched (raped or molested, as is usually being done by ISIS). They all had been flown into Kerala on a special aircraft arranged by the Indian government, on 4th July 2014. It is a major achievement for the Indian government.
Father Alexis Prem Kumar, the head of a Jesuit organization, returned to India on 22nd Feb. 2015, nearly nine months after his abduction in Afghanistan. Talibans who have murdered many foreigners, allowed him safe return to India. Prem Kumar was all praise for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that it was because of him that he was here.
Five fishermen were spared the death sentence in Sri Lanka and freed and arrived in Chennai to a big welcome on 21st Nov. 2014. The five men were sentenced to death earlier by a court in Colombo after being held guilty of smuggling drugs into the country. They were arrested in 2011. There are hundreds of other fishermen also who have been arrested by the Sri Lankan army and latter released, at the request of the Indian Government.
Press reports say that the Sri Lankan elections were manipulated by the Indian intelligence agencies, so as to influence the election results in favour of President Maithripala Sirisena. Even the UK election was influenced by the Modi (Hindutva) factor.
Australian PM calls Modi as ‘Narendra’, whereas Obama is called Barack by Modi.
I happened to meet one Nepalee. He said this time ‘we are going to vote for Modi’. The poor fellow does not know that India and Nepal are two different countries, although very friendly. The evacuation work undertaken by the Indian (Modi’s) govt. has influenced Nepalees to such an extent that most of the Nepalees think that Modi deserves their votes!
The evacuation work at Yeman was superb. When firing was going on from all sides, for Mr. V.K.Singh to go in to the field and rescue Indians is a stupendous job. Along with some 4,600 Indians, Singh's mission rescued about 1000 citizens of Britain, France, United States and many other countries.
Now the Myanmar Military operation.
In a first such cross-border operation, special forces of the Indian Army in coordination with the Air Force on 9th June 2015, carried out a surgical strike inside Myanmar, killing about 80 insurgents believed to be responsible for the deadly ambush in Manipur that killed 18 soldiers on June 4. The strike was carried out by a crack team of about 70 commandos of the Indian Army who finished the operation within 40 minutes. Elite commandos of the army trekked through the thick jungles for at least five kilometers before they reached the training camps and destroyed two camps. Without any injury or loss of lives or weapons, our Armed Forces have achieved this fete, which makes every Indian proud.
Could all these events have happened, if India was not considered as a Super Power? World has come to believe that India is indeed a Super Power.
BRICS Development Bank, is a multilateral development bank operated by the BRICS states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) as an alternative to the existing US-dominated World Bank and IMF. The first President of BRICS was to be appointed by India. Accordingly, Mr. K.V. Kamath has been appointed as the head of the BRICS bank.
Modiji has visited almost all major countries. His meeting and talking to world leaders is starkly different from that of his predecessor, Dr. Manmohan Singh. Modiji talked to all the world leaders from a position of strength and equality, whereas Singh was meek and submissive.
Modi’s speeches are full of rhetorical flourishes tugging at patriotic heart-strings. In contrast, Singh fares poorly because of his fumbling and unassertive body language which are uninspirational.
The historic lands-swap deal between India and Bangladesh is an achievement in itself. The Land Boundary Agreement signed recently in Dhaka will allow people living stateless in border enclaves finally to choose their nationality.
In order to develop Bharat and to benefit its citizens, Modiji has launched many schemes, such as: Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Make in India, Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, Digital India, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana, MUDRA Bank Yojana, Garib Kalyan Yojnaye, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao Scheme, Pahal Scheme, Jan Dhan Yojana, etc.
Apart from the above schemes, the Modi government has allotted a sum of Rs.500 crores to raise strictly 'desi' cows. The project, named 'Rashritya Gokul Mission', aims to promote locally bred cows. This scheme aims to even maintain the cows after they have passed their milk producing stage, for their dung and urine value. "Gopal Ratna" awards will be given to those farmers who maintain the best cow centre.
June 21 was declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014. The declaration came after the call by PM Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014, i.e. within 75 days. The resolution to this effect was cosponsored by about 177 countries. On 21st June, Yoga was celebrated all over the world on a grand scale.
Has any earlier Prime Minister, within one year in office, come out with such schemes and achievements?
Yes. India is indeed a Super Power and Modi is the Super Prime Minister, who will take Bharat to its pristine glory (Param Vaibhavam).