NOT ANY MORE
I was shocked when I heard the news that young, energetic, dynamic and charismatic BJP leader Pramod Mahajan was shot by his own brother. He is now admitted in Hinduja hospital in Mumbai and is in a very critical condition.
As Mahajan is battling for his life my thoughts went back to the promising young Indian politicians who died/killed in recent times. Rajesh Pilot, Madhavrao Scindia, Rangaragan Kumaramangalam, Rajiv Gandhi were a few who could have done a lot for the country had not their death came at a wrong time.
The great thing about these leaders was that they had a great rapport with the people. They were all truly “mass leaders” with great ideas for India’s development. People cutting across party lines respected and loved them. Rajiv Gandhi could win from any constituency from India. Madhavrao Scindia once resigned from Congress and still got elected to Lok Sabha. Kumaramangalam won elections in Congress ticket as well as BJP ticket. Rajesh Pilot in his short political career was elected 6 times to Lok Sabha.
More important these leaders were great visionaries. They had clear plans to take India to the present century. Rajiv Gandhi as Prime Minister of India had invested a lot in Science and Technology, as he understood that India need to advance in that area to compete with the world. It was ironical that even though he was an ambassador of world peace he had to meet his end in such a brutal way.
Madhavrao Scindia left his mark as an efficient Railway Minister, Civil Aviation Minister and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Chief. Rajesh Pilot played a great role in improving the Kashmir situation and problems in North East when he was the Union Minister for Internal Security. It was Kumaramangalam who initiated steps to comprehensively overhaul power sector.
Think of such scenario. If all these four were alive and in power; Rajiv Gandhi-Prime Minister, Rajesh Pilot-Home Minister, Madhavrao Scindia-Defense Minister, Kumaramangalam – Power Minister - How good it would have been for our country.
Coming back to Pramod Mahajan- he has the ability to do lot for India. Apart from Vajpayee and Advani (both at the twilight of their political career) he is the most charismatic leader in BJP. He can definitely make a great Prime Minister.
If we go to any funeral in Kerala where some young person has died, you will definitely hear “Nallavare dyvam nerathe vilikkum”(God will call good people early). Hope this doesn’t happen with Mahajan.
PRAMOD MAHAJAN-GET WELL SOON-INDIA NEEDS YOUR SERVICE