Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Belgium citizen, advising an Italian Christian Sonia, on how to run a Hindu Nation

From Democracy to Oligarchy?

A Belgium citizen, advising an Italian Christian Sonia, on how to run a Hindu Nation of 121 crores!
(Editorial in Hindu Voice, May 2011)

When the Britishers could not withstand the heat of our Freedom Fighters and were afraid of their lynching at the hands of our Revolutionaries, they looked for a safety valve. They created the Indian National Congress in 1885, which acted as a buffer between the Colonialists and the Indian Revolutionaries.

Today, when the Congress is not able to withstand the heat generated by the Yog Guru Baba Ram Dev by his Bharat Swabhimaan Andolan, it was looking for a safety valve. In Anna Hazareji, it has found out one.

Anna Hazareji is a Gandhian and is fighting against corruption. No one can suspect his honesty, sincerity and commitment. However, people outside Maharashtra do not know him. Baba Ramdev, who is carrying on a campaign against Black Moneys stashed away in foreign countries, included him in his Movement for Nayi Azadi and Nayi Vyavastha and introduced him to the entire world through the Aastha TV. Baba’s anticorruption rally in Delhi on 27th Feb. 2011, included Anna Hazareji, but the entire media boycotted the event although more than a lakh people attended it.

The secular gang and the Congress which were uncomfortable with Baba’s movement (which he has taken to far flung areas like Madurai and Koilpatti in TN, Dimapur in Nagaland and Kannur in Kerala), were waiting for an opportune moment to sabotage his movement. When Anna sat on a fast on 5th April 2011, the entire secular gang, with the connivance of the Congress, jumped into the bandwagon and hijacked the entire show.

It is noteworthy that Anna never mentioned anything about the Bharat Swabhimaan Andolan of Baba Ramdev during his 5-day fast, although Swami Ramdev did attend Anna’s Fast. Possibly, the secular gang surrounding him saw to it that he neglects BSA. Also, the saffron flag of the Bharat Mata picture at the background was changed to tricolour. With a grand media hype, Anna too got his ego satisfied and got carried away. He even batted for the NAC and sought the help of Sonia, the queen of corruption, in fighting corruption!

Can just one Law make miracles and curb corruption? Under the existing laws, is not corruption almost zero in Gujarat? Has Gujarat not developed? Anna himself has certified this. (For that, he was derided by the gang of civil society activists). So what we need today is not additional laws. We need honest and dynamic leaders (like Narendra Modi). Baba Ramdev is exactly trying to do this. What is the contribution of Anna on this count?

The entire exercise of forming a Joint Drafting Committee amounts to subversion of democracy. Here, I am not talking about the merits or demerits of the Lokpal Bill. In a democracy, it is the elected representatives of people - both from the ruling party and the opposition - who form Joint Committees. But in this case, the so called members from the civil society have replaced the opposition. Whom do they represent? Whom are they answerable to? Have they not made the opposition irrelevant? Where are we heading? Is the communist ideology of throwing democracy with “people’s power” at action?

First, it was the extra-constitutional National Advisory Council headed by Sonia Gandhi, with members from dubious NGOs which was imposed upon the cabinet. Now, this Joint Drafting Committee relegating the opposition, which is again an extra-constitutional body. Democracy, in spite of its shortcomings, is the best form of governance. But what we are seeing today in India is oligarchy. This is a dangerous trend.

If one looks at the composition of NAC, one would be shocked to find many names, who are running known anti-national and anti-Hindu NGOs. One of the members of NAC is Mr. Jean Drèze. He was born in Belgium in 1959, and became an Indian citizen in 2002. He is going to advise Sonia Gandhi - on what only God knows. A Belgium citizen, advising an Italian Christian Sonia, on how to run a country of 121 crore people, more than 85% of whom are Hindus! Doesn’t it look weird? Do they have anything to do with India and its spiritualism, culture and tradition?

Under the NAC, there are various Working Groups. The WG on Communal & Sectarian Violence has again set up an Advisory Group and a Drafting Committee to develop a draft bill on communal and sectarian violence.

Exactly on these lines, a Joint Drafting Committee has been formed for the Lokpal Bill now. By sidelining the duly elected opposition, these so called civil society activists, as also the NAC headed by Sonia Gandhi, have usurped political power unconstitutionally. In other words, they are digging the grave for democracy.

The Congress is not at all afraid of Anna Hazare as he is not a political threat. But Baba Ramdev is. He is forming a political party and is going to challenge the Congress at the next parliamentary election. The Congress (like the Britishers in 1880s) was on the look out for a buffer and Anna Hazare (like MK Gandhi) has fit the bill. So he was promoted with the help of an obliging media and multinational companies waiting to take revenge of Baba Ramdev.

If Anna Hazare continues on this trail, he will be doing a national disservice. Instead, he should join the Bharat Swabhimaan Andolan of Baba Ramdev, and strengthen his hands. Otherwise, there will be two parallel anticorruption movements, dividing the people (voters), benefiting the Congress. This is what the Congress wants, and this is what Anna should desist from doing, if he is really interested in eliminating corruption and corrupt politicians.

By the way, Swami Ramdev has planned an anti-corruption Satyagrah in Delhi from the 4th of June 2011, with more than a lakh members of BSA. One hopes that as a true patriot Anna Hazare too will support this Satyagrah. Let us all wait and see how the mafia media covers this event.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Swami Ram Vs Anna Hazare?

This is further to my msg dated 8th April 2011. Anna Hazareji has ended his fast. The Govt. has agreed to form a committee to draft a Jan Lokpal Bill. If one law can solve the problem of corruption, that is well and good.

The media is overenthusiastic in reporting the entire event live. Swami Ram Dev who first started the anti-corruption movement, is visiting each district through out the country, where lakhs of people assemble to listen to him. The same media has never reported his meetings or speeches. What is their enthusiasm in reporting Anna Hazariji’s fast? Is it a Congress managed show?

The Congress is not at all worried as long as there is no threat to it from another political party. Anna Hazare has not uttered a single word against Congress - the fountain head of corruption. He has also announced that he is not interested in politics. And this is exactly what Congress wants.

Contrary to this, Swami Ramdev has decided to form a political party and challenge the Congress. Looking at the public response to his campaign, the Congress became jittery. And in Anna Hazareji, it has found a good safety valve. By driving a wedge between Swami Ram Dev and Anna Hare, the Congress wants to take some winds out of the sails of Swami Ramdev.

Anna Hazareji has not mentioned a single word in support of the Bharat Swbhimaan Andolan of Swami Ram Dev. On the contrary, he has announced that he will form an organisation, taking advantage of the groundswell of support from youngsters. Now what this new organisation will do, as it is not going to enter politics? Will it be complimentary or competitive to BSA?

When Anna Hazare broke his fast, he took Nimbooz by 7Up, a Pepsi product described by Swami Ramdev as "toilet cleaner". This will definitely boost the sale of Pepsi, against which Swami Ramdev is carrying on a relentless campaign.

In fact, what Anna Hazareji is doing is exactly fitting in to the scheme of things of the Congress. It has divided the anti-corruption movement - one with Swami Ram and the other with Anna Hazareji, supported by Art of Living and some dubious NGOs having a soft corner for the Congress - two parallel organisations working against corruption, in the process dividing the people (voters) into two. And in the entire episode, the Congress party is the winner! To escape from the fury of revolutionaries, the British Government established the Congress party, as a safety valve. Today, the Congress is propping up Anna Hazareji, to escape from the fury of Swami Ram Dev. History is repeating itself.

P. Deivamuthu Editor, Hindu Voice & National Spirit

Friday, April 08, 2011

Anna Hazare Vis-a-Vis Swami Ramdev

Like all Indians, I too support Shri Anna Hazare’s fast for eradicating corruption. But the few people around him create doubt about the true intention, which even Hazare ji may not know.

I am talking about (1) ‘Swami’ Agnivesh, a known supporter of Kashmiri separatists and Maoists, (2) Medha Patkar, notorious for blocking development projects like the Narmada Dam, and (2) Mallika Sarabai, a known Modi-baiter. Sandeep Pandey is another dubious character who is supporting HazareJi.

The media’s over-enthusiasm in giving live coverage to the event giving too much importance to Agnivesh is also suspicious. Swami Ram Dev held a historic rally at the Ram Leela Maidan in New Delhi on 27th February 2011, where more than a lakh attended. The entire media blocked out the event. Similarly, the two-day seminar held in New Delhi on 2-3 April 2011, which has formed an ‘Anti-Corruption Front’ with Swami Ram Dev as its patron, also did not find much coverage in the media.

Does this mean that an obliging media is trying to drive a wedge between Swami Ram Dev and Anna Hazareji? The Seminar was addressed by a group of people, known for fighting against corruption, like Dr. Subramaniam Swamy, S. Gurumurthy, Govindacharya, Ajit Doval, Bhure Lal, Justice J.S. Verma, Subhash Kashyap, former CJI M.N. Venkatachalliah, etc. etc. And Anna Hazare ji is being supported by an entirely different group of people with dubious characters.

Anna Hazare’s letter to the PM, where he has batted for the NAC, an extra-constitutional body with members like Harsh Mander, is also creating doubts. Is he in the grip of anti-national and anti-social NGOs?

Hazare Ji’s demand is only to enact one Lokpal Bill. Swami Ram Dev is campaigning for bringing in the entire black money stashed abroad by corrupt politicians. Why can’t Hazare Ji include this demand (nationalisation of assets kept abroad by Indians) also? Does this not serve Sonia’s purpose?

Hazareji and his group want to keep politicians away. Presuming that due to the groundswell of support to Hazareji’s fast, the govt. falls (as it happened in Egypt), what is the alternative? Does he have an alternative political set up to run the country? - as Swami Ram Dev is planning. Without that, will there not be anarchy?

It has become a fashion to say, ‘it is non-political’. This is idiocy. What is the alternative to politics? In our country, every thing, including the air you breathe, depends on politics. Without politics, there will be anarchy. What we need is good and honest politicians. Swami Ram Dev has understood this. Hence, he is forming a political party shortly, and trying to send honest people to parliament - the right decision.

Also we have seen this type of mass frenzy immediately after 26/11. But when election comes, the same people vote for the culprit. After blaming the congress government for the 26/11/2008, when election was held in April 2009, all the six parliamentary seats in Mumbai went for the congress. Similarly, In spite of being termed as the "Rape Capital" and of misgovernance, Delhi voters elect Sheela Dixit again and again. How can you trust these people, for a change? I doubt whether many of them even vote!

Sometime back, I wrote to Swami Ram Dev complaining against ‘Swami’ Agnivesh, Medha Patkar, and Mallika Sarabai, for including them in "India Against Corruption". I noted their absence in the 2-day seminar which formed the "Anti- Corruption Front" and was happy. I do not know whether IAC and ACF are complimentary to each other or competitive, although both the forums seem to be headed by Swami Ram Dev.

If at all there is a split between Hazareji and Swami Ram Dev (God forbid), which will definitely help the congress, I am with the latter. Swami Ram Dev has a clear vision and a plan. He is not running away from politics. And that is his strength. Anna Hazareji should strengthen Swami Ram Dev’s movement for Neyi Azadi and Nayi Vyavastha, and should not do anything to weaken it.

For corruption in the country, the entire blame should be on Congress. Swami Ram Dev is articulating this forcefully, but Anna Hazareji does not. He seems to support the unconstitutional NAC headed by Sonia Gandhi. In a democracy, the opposition (BJP) should do what Hazareji is doing, but is not doing it for obvious reasons. Swami Ram Dev is providing the rigtht alternative under a democratic set up, which we all should support. I am sure Anna Hazareji, a true Gandhian, would understand this better than anyone else. He should be cautious about the ‘opportunists’ around him or even get rid of them, and align with Swami Ram Dev’s Bharat Swabhimaan Andolan.

Today noon, Swami Ram Dav has visited Jantar Mantar and has pledged his support to Hazareji’s fast. Still the doubts remain and the questions remain unanswered.

I now await brickbats and bouquets.

P. Deivamuthu

Editor, Hindu Voice & National Spirit