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लाखों भक्त जहाँ दर्शन के अभिलाषी हैं
वहां माँ गंगा फिर क्यूँ रुआंसी हैं।
इस शहर का भी माहौल यूँ तो सियासी है
मगर ये तुम्हारी सियासत का अखाडा नहि
महादेव की नगरी ये बनारस ये काशी है

 

Extravagant Elections! India votes!

The world’s largest democracy is put to test as it needs to elect a government for itself which can take her to the path of development and glory which she ought to be on.

The showbiz, the marketing, the advertisements, the speech, the rallies, the roadshows. Too much to look forward these elections as this time it is not just a two way fight.

With an eye on the ‘neo middle class’ people, Aam Aadmi Party has jumped into the General Elections. As it’s National Convener highlights again and again that ‘removing’ corruption is their primary target, AAP has provided the progressive people of India a third ‘promising’ option.

With BJP’s Namo Namo call, they hope they can ride on the wave and get clear majority in the lower house, which this nation hasn’t seen since the 1984 general elections when late Pm Rajiv Gandhi won 416 seats for INC riding on the sympathy wave after Indira Gandhi’s assasination.

INC on the other hand has been pushed against the wall. They rely on Rahul Gandhi’s speeches which are thought to be ‘youthful’. With Manmohan Singh retiring, he could be the scapegoat for taking the blame of all the scams in the UPA regime. The only thing INC can do to get votes is by propagating the ‘secular’ word.

The talks about polity is over, let’s talk about the other side of these general elections, the MONEY been flown like water.

BJP on one hand is using Technology like 3D holograph to reach out more and more people, INC has not changed it’s conventional way of reaching the masses.

Massive budgets are allocated for marketing and advertisements. Whether it be ‘Bhaarat Nirman’ or ‘Abki baar Modi Sarkar’, political establishments are trying to lure voters with ‘chunavi lollipops’.

But where does this much money come from? The Election Commission keeps a check on the election budgets of parties but still there are cases when Black money is involved.

With parties turning down this claim, there is enough room for doubt. As India have progressed into the 21st century, the 67 year old young nation has developed a sense of what is politically correct or incorrect.

Therefore, I leave it up to the voters’ discretion that use of black money bothers him or not. After all these parties will only run our economy after they get elected.

But don”t make it an excuse to not to vote. It is a hearty appeal to people of India especially the youth to go out and vote.

Because your vote is NOT your right as publicized by the ‘Netas’ but your duty, your obligation towards the future generation of this nation who is getting younger as it grows old.

Jai Hind. Jai Maa Bharati.

P.S. these are neutral views of the author and are not motivated by any political force. Don’t hurl abuses or use derogatory language in comments. thank you.

Is Kejriwal emulating Advani’s Yatra stunt?

With the month of April coming closer, the battle to 7 RCR has heated up. BJP and Congress have played their cards already and are putting in all those efforts to claim majority in the lower house of the parliament. Meanwhile, the new entrant into the political scenario, the Aam Aadmi Party, are trying their best to gain some good ground, if at all they want to give some stiff challenge to the old political power houses in BJP and Congress.

The party’s National convener, Arvind Kejriwal, might be avoiding a direct clash with BJP’s lead star Narendra Modi, but he understands the importance of Uttar Pradesh in the politics of the Lok Sabha. The former IRS officer has shown his political prowess in the Delhi Legislative Assembly polls and is all set to contribute to his party’s success on the National Level.

But a random thought ran across my might which made me think of some similarities between the AAP and the BJP of the 90’s. With God’s grace my historical knowledge is not as good as some political leaders, but what history tells us of the (in)famous Rath Yatras of Sh LK Advani ( now a sidelined leader at BJP) that the initial yatras brought the BJP to rise in ranks at the national level, gaining exponentially on the account of Ram mandir.

Kejri Babu is in similar sort of terms as was Advani in 92. He has come up with the ‘Jhadoo Chalao Yatra'( Cleaning Up with the BROOM) through UP and other states. Despite this striking similarity, the agenda has been totally different, that of AAP against the BJP.

Now what is the outcome of this cleaning up campaign lies in the hands of future and more in the hands of the people who vote this 2014. It would be interesting to see the prospects of the broom cleaning up the Hand or slashing the lotus.

Jhadu yatra

AK on Mission Lok Sabha

Betting for a clean Sweep

Is AK not emulating LKA. Though on a different agenda

 

Post Script : I so not support any political groups(s) and am NOT paid for writing this piece by any person(s). This is my sole opinion and yours need not be the same. So just don’t hurl abuses. Keep your word, it will be treated with respect and in return I demand for respect to my words.

Who is Bharat Ratna?

The UPA government’s decision to confer the highest civilian Award to Sachin Tendulkar has triggered a much anticipated row.

There is absolutely no doubt that Sachin deserves this honour for his contribution to Indian Cricket, but I feel it was more to lure some ‘cricket fanatic’ voters than to honour the game’s best Batsman ever.

Pillai (Dhanraj Pillai, of course.), asks the Govt. at centre to explain why it was not given to Major Dhyanchand. His plea was then supported by people from Janta dal United, who went on to say ‘For what did Sachin get this honor, he was paid for his game!’

BJP, the principle opposition party, didn’t miss on the opportunity as well. They went on to demand a Ratna for Mr. Vajpayee.

Some BJP leaders went on saying that the Bharat Ratna awarded to various Congress Prime Ministers (Gandhi-Nehru Family) were an outcome of ‘biased’ Congress governments, ignoring the leaders like Ram Manohar Lohiya, Jai Prakash Narayan etc.

The former allies of BJP, National Conference and JDU looked like were in support of the BJP.

Bharat-Ratna

 

BUT WHO IS BHARAT RATNA?

Bharat Ratna is awarded to individuals who have worked selflessly for betterment of the society, may it be social work, politics, education, economics, Science or Music. Recently sports was also included (no official announcement but as Sachin has been conferred with this prestigious award, the cabinet must have decided upon it.)

Many people of tall stature who have done exemplary work in their respective fields find their names in this elite list of notables.

In my personal opinion, not to offend anyone, every Martyr on the border is a Bharat Ratna. he need no medal or certificate for this. Those Doctor’s in remote villages serving humanity for no monetary interests are Bharat Ratna. Those youth who have left their illustrious career to work for betterment of Society are Bharat Ratna.

Well Well Well. Sachin and Dr. CNR Rao are Bharat Ratna this year. We may say anything but the reality won’t change.

Let’s just hope it’s Major Dhyanchand, the wizard with the Hockey Stick, and Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, one of the most eloquent poets and statesman of India, for next year.

Jai Hind!