Thursday, October 16, 2008

Latest Indian Political Dramas

It is the age of dramas and soap operas and reality shows in India. The visual media cannot survive without these dramas nor reality shows. Same is the case with political parties. They put out some well directed dramas to fool the people. Here are few political dramas going on in India this week. 

The government of Sri Lanka is fighting a war against the terrorist organization, Liberation of Tamil Tigers Eelam (LTTE) and the political parties in Tamil Nadu are directing political dramas to project who loves the Sri Lankan Tamils most. To make their dramas attractive they are adding so many spices to it! It was the turn of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi yesterday to release his political drama based on Sri Lankan crisis. He made his daughter and parliament member Kanimozhi to resign her Rajya Sabha seat. In this drama she handed over the resignation letter to her father and not to the Rajya Sabha chairman. With this single episode of political drama Karunanidhi achieved what he wanted – to project himself as the savior of Tamilians throughout the world. Whatever the next episode is he, can’t lose for her. Once he gets the political mileage out of this he can reject the resignation letter or send the resignation letter to the Rajyasabha chairman. If the second one happens by-election to that Rajyasabha seat will come up and since DMK is the majority party in assembly, it can easily have its candidate win that seat.

Now a soap opera from Kerala – have you ever heard in the history of independent India about a Chief Minister and the entire council of Ministers staging a Satyagraha in front of Indian Parliament to protest against the so called “cruel neglect” of the State by Union Government. If you have not, it is going to happen this Friday morning in front of the Parliament. Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandhan, his council of ministers, MPs, MLA’s of the ruling front is participating in the Satyagraha. Now who is the producer of this political drama? This drama is produced by the tax paying common man of Kerala as the Chief Minister and his council of ministers are “officially” going to Delhi to protest against the central government. It is estimated that for this drama to be enacted successfully the producer - common man of Kerala might have to spend about three crore Indian rupees. 

Third drama is being enacted in North India – to be exact in Rae Bareli, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. In this drama you could see spicy and juicy dialogues coming from all parties involved. Like a typical masala movie, threats and counter-threats are a major part of this drama. Who will emerge winner at the end of the drama? We may have to wait till the next Lok Sabha election to know the winner in this political thriller. 

This week another political drama came to an end for the time being. When this drama was being enacted, the Communist – Marxist party that was ruling in Bengal for over three decades got the taste of its own medicine. In this drama anti-heroine Mamta Banerjee forced an “imperialist” (borrowed from comrades of Kerala- for them TATA, Birla, Reliance etc. are imperialists) who enjoyed the support of the hero (powerful communist party of Bengal). At least the story ended in a happy note with TATA finding a much better industrially friendly state to manufacture much awaited Nano cars. 

The general election to the Loksabha is less than a year to go. To increase their political base and hence the seats in general elections, the political parties will bring out more and more dramas in the coming months of which majority of them stinks. 

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Anonymous Siva said...

LTTE menance should be eliminated to have any solution for Sri Lanka crisis. Indian government chose, rightly so, not to interfere in srilanks's internal matter. We should allow Sri Lankan government to eliminate LTTE and then Indian government should pressurize Sri Lanka for more acceptable inclusive deal for Tamils living in Sri Lanka.

Central government of india should not care about Karunanidhi's drama here and speaker should accept Kanimozhi's resignation if it all it is forwarded to him,which i doubt will ever happen.

I am sure there are many qualified DMK men/woman to replace this dummy who got this opportunity only because she happens to be the CM's daughter.I am sure many Tamilians in Tamilnadu and many DMK men will be happy if her resignation is accepted.

October 16, 2008 5:37 PM  
Blogger scorpiogenius said...

Politics as a whole is a drama, dear Brijesh. I'm not surprised at these cheap acts of mileage. The Karunanidhi one is the worst of the lot..huh...

October 16, 2008 9:43 PM  
Anonymous thiru said...

If you see from another angle thats what they are meant to do.Thats their job to create drama and gain political milestone..No wonder why actors and cinema writers prosper in politics anywhere.. Karuna is very good at that and thats the reason he has been surviving for decades.

October 16, 2008 10:29 PM  

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