Tuesday, August 10, 2010

When Attaining Power Take Precedence over People and Rule of Law

The Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee held a massive rally in Lalgarh, where she shared stage with lot of Maoist leaders. How can a Union Minister share a stage with Maoist leaders who have declared an all out war against Indian state? Isn’t the same Maoist responsible for killing of over seventy security personal in the Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh? Isn’t the same Maoist responsible for the killing of close to hundred people in train sabotage in Jhargam, in West Midnapore district?
Indian Government is trying hard to eliminate the threat of Maoist and here is one Minister in the same government, supporting them. Can this scenario happen anywhere in the world other than in India? In the quest for power, the unwritten rule is that you can join forces with anyone who has a good chunk of vote and Mamata is just doing exactly that. In the mad run to capture power from Communist party, who is ruling the state for the last 30 odd years, Mamata doesn’t care if the support comes from those who is fighting a proxy war against the Indian state.
An Union Minister supporting the Maoist – what message it will send to the people especially to the arm forces who is fighting the gorilla tactics of Maoist under the worst possible conditions – “we are risking our lives fighting Maoist and politicians are cementing their power base by signing an under table deal with the same people we are fighting against”. Just imagine the morale of our arm forces in that region when the news of a Union Minister supporting Maoist movement that killed seventy of their colleagues.
Will such a situation happens in any progressive country in the world in the 21st century? Just imagine, suppose a group of extremists killed seventy police officers in a particular state in United States and couple of months later, a senior politician in the ruling party shares stage and declared solidarity with the leaders of the group that killed seventy police officers, - could be the end of the political career of that leader, right?
When the one and only aim of the politicians in India is to attain power and somehow stick on to it by any means, such things are bound to happen. Personally I also like to see the communist government thrown out of power in the next general elections but if Mamata Banerjee plans to do that with the active support of the forces fighting the Indian state, then she don’t have my support.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Umesh said...

Brijesh, your anger and frustration is well documented. But are you surprised this is happening? Are you also surprised that the Congress highcommand who oversees its cabinet ministers has not called her and given her a "show cause"? The govt has no balls to confront her or the maoists. Until the people are given their rightful path to education and grow their own thinking, this cycle will continue. It is the middle class that suffers every single time, and a boat load of innocent people.

August 10, 2010 8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brijesh,

It seems like the same thing has happened in the US too. Obama is facing heat for mentioning his support to having a mosque built at Ground Zero. I dont know about the political mileage he is going to get, but seems like he is going to be the made look bad by the press and the Republicans.

August 16, 2010 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems u should look thru the Mao angle also. They work for the underdeveloped and needy.. Just that their way is of Netaji.. if u cant get it by birth, then grab it by any means. thats what.

August 26, 2010 12:07 PM  

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