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.


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