Not that anyone cares, but I have wanted to express myself about what I feel about the current political scenario within the sphere of my understanding.
It’s 2013 and we have elections the next year. On one hand we have the congress and the UPA which has proved to be severely crippled in its thinking in how to run this complex country and cannot get its act together on economics, secularism or infrastructure. The rains in the capital have again showed how vulnerable we are as far as civic infrastructure is concerned. The Uttrakhand tragedy has manifested the carelessness of the state government and how deeply infected is corruption is the entire system. It’s like anything can be done in the country by bribing a few the political class and the bureaucracy.
Congress hasn’t projected a prime ministerial candidate since there is apparent reluctance on the part of the man who is touted to be their leader. Dr. Manmohan Singh has unfortunately proved to be a spineless leader, whatever the circumstances have been. A Prime Minister who would not say what he stands for has no right to be the Prime Minister. He may be wrong but he should at least speak out what he believes in and where the country should be going. He is silent and the butt of jokes aimed at his conspicuous and eerie silence.
Fuel prices are skyrocketing which is fueling the inflation further, women are getting raped in the face of a woman chief minister who has been there forever, the Delhi Metro is only one of a few countable examples in the otherwise dilapidated infrastructure the country has.
This is the first option.
On the other side, we have the BJP- a party whose sole aim is to spread communal ism in the country and make India a Hindu nation. They don’t have any other leader who they can project to be a prime minister and so unfortunately, they have chosen a man who can kill a few thousand and talk about puppies coming under the car driven by his driver. Who is the driver in that remark? Of course, it’s about the 2002 riots. Who drove those riots?! If he wasn’t the driver, then who was? Was it the national party’s decision to let thousands perish in those attacks?
Even if he did not instigate or support those riots, he did nothing to stop them, which means he supported them. A man who can walk with his head high with so many people having have been massacred while him being in power is only a very scary candidate for any post of power, forget the Prime Minister’s post. I don’t care about the development record of a man who is unashamed to have been a key figure in killing thousands and go about with a smiling face.
I cringe and think with horror of the day he does become the Prime Minister. I do not know how many people who are not Hindus will be scared for their lives and BJP will be busy building temples and doing pointless yatras.
I do not understand Modi’s electorate and people who support him. It goes beyond my understanding either from a logical or an emotive perspective.
No, I am not saying that Rahul Gandhi is a great leader since he has no clear road map for how he plans to run the country if he does become the Prime Minister. Congress hasn’t offered any other alternative either.
The third front is as ridiculous as it gets. If people like Mamata Banerjee start leading the country, we will be a country of clowns who are not even funny.
It is deeply sad that in a country of 1.3 billion people, we do not have one leader we can look up to. Not one. That’s where the morbidity of Indian Politics lies.
Thanks to comedy or it could kill us.