In Rahul'sworld of fantasy Hindutva is unIndian. Yankee is Indian? ?There nobody asks your caste or religion.?
Only, they demand your thumb impression, and biometric scan like those of a criminal.
Asking religion is quiet embarrassing to the neo-Gandhis. For, we have seen many streams merging in to create a real Christendom in the end. And in a country where 87 per cent still swear by Hinduism, it is not a convenient political tag. The greenhorn brilliance informs us that ?forces like Hindutva is unIndian because it sets up exclusive areas of Indianness.? Oh gracious-if it were forces of Islam or Christianity? No problem. Because we have the world over such wonderful countries, which have only exclusive Islamic or Christian ruling systems, which allow no room for any other minority denomination. India is India and a Rahul or Sonia can talk the way they do because it is Hindu-exclusively Hindu in culture.
Take for an argument'ssake what Rahul says. There is ?poverty everywhere. India is not shining?-whom will you blame? The family that ruled the country for five decades with an iron grip or the last six years of a democratic coalition, which tried to change, for the better? Rahul wants to go back to the dynasty-every member of that family promised, three of them in a row, that they will change everything, that they will remove poverty. Throughout those five decades, 40 per cent of the population lived below the poverty line. Today, in the last six years, this is coming down, rapidly declining, touching 20 per cent. No small achievement-Rahul should read history for it is economics, on the heartbeat of a nation in transition-from developing to developed.
Many Indians will complain that their country has not given them anything as Rahul says. But the family after all cannot. They have got a lot more than what they deserve from this country at the cost of all those who complain, for, they were less fortunate; they were not born in the privileged families. -R.B.