If the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had ample evidence against the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, why he did not venture to reveal it at the press conference itself? Elected Members of the Parliament must realise the fact that making the Parliament dysfunctional, staging violent protests and creating chaotic situations inside and outside the House, are unacceptable to Parliamentary democracy. The Parliament which consists of people’s representatives is vitally assigned to translate the will of the people. This includes welfare and development of the country. Are our MP’s sensitive to the very principles and conventions of the Parliamentary Democracy? Their actions, attitude and outlook do not give hope.
NIMAL CHARAN SWAIN, Bhubaneswar
As if the incidents of molestation of several women on the streets of Bengaluru during the New Year celebrations were not disgraceful enough, Karnataka’s Minister for Home Affairs G Parameshwara’s remark that “these kinds of things do happen”, have shocked people who expected a modicum of sensitivity from a public figure – no less than a Minister in the State Government. Worse the blame was put on the victims rather than to deal with the hoodlums with an iron hand. Parameshwara, for instance said that during events such as the New Year, youngsters “try to copy the West, not only in their mind set but even in their dressing. Instead of giving out such nonsensical remarks the Minister ought to have introspected as to how the law and order machinery, which is answerable to his Government, had failed to prevent the shameful incidents where in full public view, hoodlums grouped and molested women on the crowded streets. The gravity of the situation can be understood from the fact that the molesters were not just one or two or even three, but constituted a mob. It’s impossible for the police deployed there to have missed the hooligans, and more so when the victims cried for help. The Siddaramaiah Government has a lot of answering to do.
ARVIND JOSEPH, Bengaluru
Blow to vote-bank politics
(Redefining Electoral Politics, January 22); Apropos to the article titled ‘Redefining Electoral Politics’ by Sanjay Kumar Visen in Organiser. The Supreme Court’s
The Union Ministry of External Affairs is generally associated with high-power diplomacy across the globe. However with Sushma Swaraj at the helm of affairs the Ministry definitely has gained the title of humanitarian. The credit for which goes to Sushmaji only. She has been the fire-fighter for Indians who are in trouble abroad. Her willingness to move beyond the boundaries of diplomacy, to associate herself with the people in
distress is indeed commendable. Perhaps this is why when she was ill; her Twitter timeline saw an outburst of posts from her admirers, wishing her good health. Not just this, many even offered their kidney to her. This shows that kind – heartedness is reciprocal, as is evidenced by reactions on Twitter to Sushmaji.
VINOD SHARMA, Punjab
(Communal Cauldron, January 8); This refers to the article ‘Communal Cauldron’ by Saumyajit Ray in Organiser. Hindus are getting killed in Bangladesh and we are doing nothing. Pakistanis are doing the same. Even in Afghanistan Hindus and Sikhs have become the victims of brutalities by the Afghanis. Back home we have become so helpless that we are not checking the
brutalities of Mamata Banerjee on Hindus in West Bengal who wants the nation to be kept in total darkness about assaults on Hindus? With 30 per cent of Muslim support she is making West Bengal another Kashmir where Hindus are being constantly oppressed. Hope the nation stands behind the Hindus in West Bengal and throws this lady out of power.
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What have we gained?
(History Created, December 4); This refers to the article titled ‘History Created’ by Aniket Raja in Organiser. There is no doubt as detailed by the writer that our war heroes fought with great courage of which we should feel proud. But the big question is that what we have gained after losing our 2,000 heroes and spending huge national resources in war to create Bangladesh? Nothing. Rather our gains were thrown in the dustbin by Smt Indira Gandhi because we did not believe in Two Nation Theory. In fact
creation of Bangladesh in no way proves failure of Two Nation Theory, rather it establishes that Muslims are a separate nation, as no one in Bangladesh showed any inclination to become one with truncated Bharat, in spite of the fact that we helped them to free Bangladeshis from the cruelties of West Pakistan. Again what have we gained by sticking to One Nation Theory, University in Diversity, Hindu Muslim Unity and all such baseless slogans? We go on speaking these lies only to make space for the Muslims in truncated Bharat, even after accepting Partition in 1947 to give a homeland named Pakistan for the Muslims of Bharat. Since truncated Bharat is not a Hindu country, our Prime Minister at that time, Indira Gandhi was least bothered about the slaughter of 30 lakh Hindus and rape of five lakh Hindu women and girls and treated 93 thousand Pakistani Army men who had committed the crime as special guests. They were returned to Pakistan with full respect, after offering them a copy of Quran as if they have done meritorious job.
ANAND PRAKASH, Panchakula, Haryana
Bear small- term pain for long-term gain
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s address to the nation on December 31, which marked the end of the year and also the 50 day deadline to exchange high value currency notes may not have been as explosive as the November 8 announcement, but various schemes unveiled by the Prime Minister will
significantly impact the marginalised and the weaker sections of the society. The Prime Minister’s kitty had a number of incentives for the populace—the poor, underprivileged, women, senior citizens and small businessmen too. He
acknowledged that demonetisation had a cascading impact on the economy as well as the citizens of the country. But he said, “People will have to bear small-term pain for long-term gain.” I also totally agree with his views. This set the tone for what was to be unravelled.
SANTOSH RATH, Odisha
Misguiding the Youth
(Need Adolescent Care, November 27); The article titled ‘Need Adolescent Care’ by Jaibans Singh in Organiser is an eye opener to the burning problems of Kashmir. The militants are misguiding the youth and tapping their energy for
terrorist activities by poisoning their mind. What is lacking is, counselling, moral support and needful guidance to the Kashmiri youth. And all this can be achieved by providing proper education to these youth.The State and the Central Government should jointly conduct
seminars, symposiums in this connection throughout the State to guide the youth from getting diverted towards the militant forces. Here I wish to point out that the RSS is an ideal platform for a good
counselling for the youth.
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BJP has an edge in UP
The long drawn election schedule has been announced for Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Manipur. However all eyes are on Uttar Pradesh which promises to be the mother of all battles. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has left no stone unturned to prove that the masses thumbs-up for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 general
elections was no fluke. Then there was an undisputed Modi wave. Now people will have to judge the Prime Minister based on his two-and-a half-year performance. The very fact that no chief ministerial face has been projected in Uttar Pradesh means that the BJP is confident that the people will repose faith in Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. It goes without
saying that the demonetisation has
generally been welcomed by the common man and the feeling will be reflected in the result. A fragmented Samajwadi Party will also help the BJP
GANAPATI BHAT, Akola