Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Just Think... What Does The Country Need Today.
Strange things are happening in Indian politics. Of course, I am talking about the Anna / TMC Delhi rally on the 12th March 2014. It does not really make any difference whether it was the show of TMC or Anna Hazare. I am also not much concerned about the number of people who attended the rally. Still I have to make some observations.
Yes, I am wondering about the reasons of Anna Hazare supporting Mamta Banerjee and her TMC. With nothing against that since it is his personal choice; I would have been happier had Anna decided to support any candidate irrespective of the label. Why restrict to a single party if your aim is to promote probity in public life? It would perhaps be better to put your volunteers to scan all the candidates in a constituency and recommend one. Then you can canvass for that particular candidate even if he belongs to the Congress, BJP or AAP. In that case, there will be many people who would be there to listen, appreciate and support your act.
If we talk of simple living, Mamta Banerjee, Manohar Parrikar and Manik Sarkar are excellent examples, because they are actually living the life that Arvind Kejriwal pretends to. And see, they all belong to different political parties. None of them has made their simple living a publicity point and this aspect of theirs is worth appreciating. Still, I don’t think that alone should earn them votes. Certainly we need simple and honest people; but governance has to be the bottom line. If you are able to spot such clean, capable AND performing candidates and support them, how does their label matter and how does it matter whether there are 1,000 people or 100,000 in a rally? The fight would be for the principles.
Now this has not happened.... And I think the most important point today is to have stability at the Centre. We can hardly afford to push our Parliament to the same state what we have witnessed lately in Delhi Assembly.
Make your choice keeping that in mind!