Our Petty Politicians

Politicians and celebrities are always in the public eye. Both of them have to think twice before they utter anything because the ever alert media is wanting to grab something that makes sensational news. This is why, they both are always acting. I mean they are always pretending to be what they are not. 🙂 Inspite of their best foot forward, sometimes they end up making statements that leave us surprised, shocked, terrified, irritated, frustrated and whatnot!! After reading some of these statements, one is left gaping with a wide open mouth, thinking aloud ‘How could they?.’ Some very brash and brazen statements have made people sit up and take notice, making them not famous but very infamous.

1.Long back,Late Marri Chenne Reddy had the courage (audacity?) to say “if Madam Gandhi asks me to collect a crore of rupees towards party funds, I’m not a fool to collect that much only.” Corruption at its bravest and honest best,I think.

2.Not very recent, but who can forget the “cattle class” statement by the very sophesticated Shashi Tharoor, putting animals and humans on the same level, insulting both?

3.The much hyped future P M from BJP, Narendra Modi crossed his limits by calling Sunanda Tharoor, “the fifty crore girl friend”. Coming out from a staunch bachelor, it sounds like a case of sour grapes 🙂   On a serious note, as long as men don’t learn to respect women, they will not get respect from anybody.

4.The month of January saw too much of it, what with Mamta didi asking the media if she should go and beat up the PM!!  No regards for the position nor age of the PM. Anyway, ever since we’ve known her, Mamta has been famous for two things– her rude talk and her heavily accented English. Its a diifferent matter altogether that except for Dr Man Moun Singh everybody is reacting sharply to this. 🙂

5.Our Home minister Mr Sushilkumar Shinde displayed a very irresponsible attitude when he said, “BJP and RSS have training camps which promote Hindu Terrorism.” Such a baseless statement by a cabinet minister without facts and figures to support it, suggests that he’s only trying to please his bosses by saying such things about the Opposition Party. What else could it be?

6.And then, Mr Gadkari, throwing all caution to wind tried threatening the IT officials (in a typical Gabbar style-yeh dushmani tujhe mehengi padegi Thakur)- He sais, ” IT walo Kaha jaoge baad me, na Sonia rahegi na Chidambaram, bachane ke liye.” Its really hard to believe that an active politician can stoop so low and threaten people like a local goon.

7.When we are talking of threats can anybody forget how our Law minister(?) Salman Khurshid threatened (hindi me iske liye right word hai-lalkarna) Arvind Kejriwal that ‘if he comes to Farrukhabad we’ll see how’ll he go back’.  He also said that he had been wielding a pen till so far and that now, is the time to replace it with blood! Law minister giving out war cries!!

8.The most recent, stupid, rash statement came from a Samajwadi Party minister from U P, Mohammed Azan Khan. He blabbered in a speech “I would’ve led the frenzied crowds had they decided to bring down the Taj Mahal.” He was referring to the crowd that demolished the Babri Masjid. This is because the honourable minister thinks that building the Taj was a criminal waste of public funds by Shah Jahan! (??)  God, why’s he talking of wastage of funds of 17th century when, in today’s context, there are innumerable people using public fund( in his own party also) as though its their own -a Robert Vadra, the Chautala father and son duo, a Mayawati madam, Lalu and Mulayam Yadavs etc etc have amassed crores and crores of rupees bypassing rules and regulations. Is that not a wastage of public funds? More than anything, how could anyone even think of razing THE TAJ MAHAL, one of the wonders of the world, a world heritage sight visited and admired by millions of people from all over the world?

When I read about these politicians and many more like them in the newspapers and see them shouting and mud slinging at each other on the news channels( on supposed to be Debate Hour)-I don’t think of them as fools-I think We, The People- who voted and elected them -are the Biggest Fools, obviously, because we’ve made a wrong choice.

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2 Comments

January 31, 2013 · 12:00 pm

2 responses to “Our Petty Politicians

  1. CM

    Excellent compilation! I had read these headlines at different points during the last few months but by bringing them together in this post, you have reminded me yet again that we live in a land where one grey cell is shared by all our politicians.

    So often I hear, people quoting George Carlin’s theory for not voting;

    “I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don’t vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, ‘If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain,’ but where’s the logic in that? If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and they get into office and screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote — who did not even leave the house on Election Day — am in no way responsible for that these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess that you created.”

    I have never supported it but reading your post really made me wonder – is there even a point to voting in our country?

    • Thanks CM for the nice words. I really liked what George Carlin has said. I wish I had seen it before you so that i could have included it in my blog. 🙂 Thanks anyway.

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