Vacuous Media Sleazeballs Moralize Against Mohan Bhagwat

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MediaMy dictum that the Indian English media is a whore with none of the ethics of a whore has been proven correct again. And so the latest proof of its venal whoredom happens to be a barefaced lie, a shameless hoax, which in the pre-Internet era would’ve gone unnoticed. Perchance that it was noticed, its exposure would’ve been buried by everybody starting with the gatekeepers all the way up to the CEO of the brothel. And this piece would’ve never been written.

That the media crossed all limits was proved by Radiagate. But when you abandon shame just once,you only want to better your previous record. I suppose it’s like drug addiction but I really don’t know. You need to ask Barkha Dutt, et al. The latest entrant into this Media Hall of Shame happens to be Asian News International (ANI), whose doctored and heavily editorialized reportage of RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s speech at Indore on 6 January 2013 was portrayed as theactual view of the Sarasanghachalak. In other words: lying.

Of course, predictable consequences followed. The English media spontaneously erupted in simultaneous multipleorgasms nationwide. Here’s a sample from the uber spinmeister NDTV, which spun an already-twisted report (by ANI) as follows:

‘Women meant to do household chores’: another shocker from RSS chief…right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has done it again…

But what did Mohan Bhagwat actually say? Thanks to Newslaundry for the loose translation (the original Hindi transcript is here):

[Mohan Bhagwat] was commenting on the Western model of modernity. And in that context, he was articulating his view of their view. Get it? He said in the “modern” interpretation of marriage (not his), women are bound by contract to serve their husbands. He also said that husbands were bound to look after their wives. Much like women are supposed to look after household chores and keep their husbands satisfied, men are expected to provide for their wives and look after them, as per the modern version of the marriage contract. And if either the wife or husband didn’t manage to do so, the dissatisfied party breaks the contract and contracts a second or third, as per the modern version of the marriage contract. Get it?

Notice how it was reported. And how quickly it went viral in the media. Notice also how RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav’s defence of Mohan Bhagwat was carefully buried under layers of paragraphs by these news-twisters. Typical. Spit and run journalism thrives on this to survive. Moreover, since the RSS chief is himself directly involved, it’s the Golden Chance for journalists and reporters to inject more poison into the already toxic reporting.

However, what they didn’t bargain for is the avalanche of outrage that steamrolled against them on Twitter and elsewhere online. For once, these RSS-blood-baying news hounds were forced to lick their wounds. Even the normally giggly, dumb high-school girl like Old Monk Boy’s wife was forced to apologize.

That the English media vampires hate the RSS because of their Maculayite background is just a partial explanation. The truthful explanation is the fact that they are people with no integrity. You present them with mountains of evidence to the contrary, yet they chose to willfully ignore it. Their hatred of the RSS is not irrational. It is depraved. And like all hatred, it is rooted in fear.

The depravity begins with how they have historically characterized the RSS, again, taking a leaf out of Nehru’s book. The fact that the media has consistently ignored the exemplary social work that RSS has done since its inception is a measure of the media’s intentionally blinkered vision. It’s as if the RSS exists only to foment violence and make the ultra-pampered minorities shiver in their shoes. It’s as if the RSS is just waiting for tomorrow to declare India as a dreaded Hindu Rashtra complete with doomsday visions of unchecked tyranny and violent repression. But this kind of branding has indeed served the media well. The mention of RSS evokes derisive ridicule and laughter in large pockets of urban India today. And this ridicule isn’t based even on a cursory study of the RSS’ stellar contribution throughout its existence. The naked lie accepted as gospel truth, is actually handed down second hand by third-rate writers with a spurious agenda to push.

Yet, what is the actual record of the RSS?

Name a natural calamity. Floods, earthquakes, tsunamis…RSS workers reach the affected spot first and dive right in to help the victims. They care nothing for their own comfort, eating little and sleeping even less. They ask nothing in return unlike the Christian missionary vultures whose ugly soul-trading was on full display during the 2004 Tsunami that hit India. Yet what does the media report? Nothing. They simply bury the story of the work done by the RSS. What does that show? That the media is aware of the good work but chooses only to report some statements made by the RSS that are perceived to be regressive or inflammatory. If this doesn’t show a lack of integrity, what else does?

But perhaps the greatest strength of the RSS is its staggering number of voluntary workers or karyakartas. These are people who give up everything in life to serve the nation. They go where the RSS orders them to go and undertake any task, however arduous. And thousands of these karyakartas are qualified, intelligent and competent enough to earn six figure salaries had they not opted to serve India. Yet they go out to remote locations, to places where people desperately need help or to serve the nation in numerous other ways. They train and educate other people’s children by willingly forgoing the opportunity to start their own families. They put even their lives at risk in places like the violently Stalinist Kannur, Kerala. Indeed, I’ve even stopped reading news that reports the death of yet another Swayamsevak in that morbid State. Yet they are undeterred, and tirelessly lead such a near-ascetic life of national service propelled by the only hope that their efforts will bear fruit some day in the form of an India that had once led the world in high culture, refinement, arts, philosophy, and material riches.

It is this commitment that has earned it the goodwill and a firm place in the hearts of millions of Hindus (and thousands of non-Hindus) worldwide. A goodwill that has sustained and remained in tact over seven decades and continues to grow. It is this goodwill that unleashed the torrent of rage on social media yesterday against ANI and likeminded media charlatans. It is this goodwill that has made the RSS the largest network of its kind in the world. Name just one other voluntary organization in the world which has this awe-inspiring network of people dedicated only to serve a nation. Just one. What’s more, the kind of harassment meted out by the Dynasty to RSS at regular intervals, the kind of atrocities perpetrated against RSS workers by various Congress and Communist Governments would have broken the back of a lesser organization. The Emergency was truly the darkest period in the life of the RSS. An organization with even 1/10th of the RSS in terms of size, network, and influence in any other country would’ve reacted very differently. Yet how did the RSS respond? Its then Sarasanghachalak instructed thekaryakartas to forgive Indira Gandhi and the Congress party because “after all, they are one of our own. They are fellow Indians.”

And yet, what kind of sick minds find humour in vulgar descriptions of the effects of wearing “khaki shorts? The same Newslaundry that chided ANI & co for motivated reportage of Mohan Bhagwat’s speech also says this:

Bhagwat – whose main sin appears to be that he wears khaki bermudas despite the effect the vision might have on unsuspecting viewers

How would the reporter feel if I wrote something similar about the panties his/her mother or sister wear? Would he/she write the same thing about his father’s bermudas or whatever other shorts? Oh! I’ll write that in all good humour, of course. But knowing this breed, they’d say “ah! I knew you’d say this kind of stuff about my mother and sister.” This kind of response is the direct outcome of shamelessness becoming the norm. But I digress.

But yet, what kind of moral and mental pollution prompts the media sleazebags to depict nuns and fathers and brothers as saints—the actual parasites on the ground who prey on unsuspecting non-Christian souls and lead to civil wars—while they portray the genuine and selfless workers who serve the nation as dreaded goons?

One answer to all these questions is just one word: fear. The media fears the RSS. Here’s a vast organization made entirely of voluntary workers intent only on serving the country that has stood its ground amidst severe adversities and which takes the most strident criticism in its stride. Here’s an organization which has sustained for more than seven decades and despite best efforts, hasn’t budged or accepted defeat much less been broken. Courts have consistently taken its side. Every effort to tarnish its reputation has failed. All these are eminently plausible reasons for someone to fear its moral strength.

But look at the record of the lives, behaviour and character of the selfsame media men and women who’ve demonized RSS both through force and fraud. There’s nothing but filth there. From putting out doctored news reports, from making crass accusations, from indulging in vulgar jokes, there’s no depths of depravity the media has plumbed where the RSS is concerned. Even if we overlook this, what’s the kind of ethics and professionalism the media has displayed? Radiagate? Openly campaigning for the Congress party? Land grabbing? Paid news? Killing stories? Calling for the “sudden removal” of Narendra Modi?  What is the wager that these guys can’t lead the lifestyle of Mohan Bhagwat for even half a day? And yet they occupy some kind of a self-righteous moral high ground and criticize the RSS and Bhagwat. What world do they live in? More importantly, what bizarre nightmare are we living in, to tolerate this all-round sickness?

Everybody has the right to criticize the RSS but such criticism must be rooted in truth, honesty, and a thorough knowledge of what it stands for. But then we have a media that’s incurably allergic to such concepts. Whatever be the ideological or intellectual failures of the RSS, they are patriots of the highest order and their record of national service is both unparalleled and unbeatable anywhere in the world. And I say this as an outsider.

No wonder the media is full of people like the likes of Old Monk Boy who can’t sleep without alcohol.

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Non-Hindus to sign faith form to enter Tirumala temple in Andhra Pradesh

Vishakanya entered the sanctum without giving declaration and the mainstreat media never even talked about it.

Lets see if it is merely an appeasing declaration or an article of determination.

Non-Hindus to sign faith form to enter Tirumala temple in Andhra Pradesh
A SRINIVASA RAO | Hyderabad, July 27, 2012 | 18:39

The Tirumala temple in Andhra Pradesh.

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which manages the affairs of the country’s richest temple of Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh, has now banned the entry of all non-Hindus into the temple, if they do not declare their faith in Lord Venkateshwara, the presiding deity.

The decision was taken by the TTD at a meeting on Thursday, apparently in the wake of recent controversy over the entry of YSR Congress Party president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, a devout Christian, into the Tirumala temple without bothering to sign the register declaring his faith in the Lord despite repeated appeals by the temple authorities. Jagan’s indifferent attitude in respecting the tradition has raised a lot of heat and dust in political and religious circles and the TTD authorities had to face the wrath of Hindu organisations, besides political parties for allowing a Christian into the temple, in spite of he deliberately flouting the traditions.

According to TTD joint executive officer K S Srinivasa Raju, non-Hindus must necessarily sign the declaration form at the Vaikuntam queue complex before having the darshan of the Lord. Though the practice had been in vogue for several decades, it was only followed as a tradition and not a rule by only those who volunteered to give the declaration.

Now, the TTD authorities have made it compulsory as per the government order (GO MS No. 311 of AP Revenue Endowments-1) under Rule no. 16. “It is now a mandatory rule for all those belonging to various faiths other than Hinduism to sign a declaration form before entering the hill temple stating that they have faith in the presiding deity,” Raju said.

For the convenience of devotees, the declaration forms would be available at all sub-enquiry offices, besides the Peshkar and JEO’s office.

The TTD also took a serious note of the attempts by certain people representing evangelist organisations to propagate Christianity on the Tirumala hills. Last week, the TTD vigilance authorities caught red-handed three TTD employees who were in possession of literature, CDs and pictures pertaining to Christianity. The employees were found to be clandestinely propagating Christianity among the pilgrims coming from different parts of the country. The TTD authorities transferred them to the head office in the Tirupati down the sacred hills.

In the last one week, the TTD authorities made extensive study of the background of the people working on the Tirumala hills in various capacities. It is learnt that at least 100 persons, including a few employees and contract workers of the TTD, were from other religions. A few months ago, the TTD authorities caught three hotel workers staying in staff quarters right behind the temple having pictures and literature belonging to other religions. They were arrested and sacked from the jobs.

“We will take serious action against those indulging in preaching of other religions on Tirumala hills. Right now, the vigilance authorities are making thorough searches to weed out the people of other faiths on the hills,” TTD executive officer L V Subrahmanyam said.

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/non-hindus-to-sign-faith-form-to-enter-tirumala-temple-in-andhra-pradesh/1/210621.html

 

Anna Hazare and Co. – Coloured Revolution in the Making

Radha Rajan
19 Aug 2011
Kapil Sibal chose to overlook the fact that FDI in the print and electronic media is 26% when he thumped the pulpit in bogus anger two days ago at a seminar and demanded to know who was funding Anna Hazare’s drama and how he managed to get this kind of advertisement and publicity for his every sneeze and sniffle.

The media is not a philanthropic entity, as Kapil Sibal knows; money dictates editorial policies and nationalism is passé. The most important role in legitimising Sonia Gandhi’s neo-colonial ambition to rule a country not her own has been played by the media and Kapil Sibal cannot pretend that he and other worthies within the Congress and opportunists like Mamata Banerjee and Lalu Prasad Yadav did not bask in this media manufactured sunshine. Sushma Swaraj allowed FDI in media and the NDA may yet rue the day.

 

Kapil Sibal also chose to ignore the fact that the same forces which paratrooped Sonia Gandhi into the nation’s polity and the same forces which advertised Rahul Gandhi’s every sneeze and sniffle was almost certainly behind Anna Hazare and Co. And if, as the writer suspects, Anna Hazare is the means to realize Sonia Gandhi’s agenda for her family and for the country, then the conduct of all the dramatis personae, the lines they are mouthing and their actions fall in place.

 

The bizarre and uncharacteristically offensive statements made by Kapil Sibal gives the impression that Sonia Gandhi’s loyalists in the government actually wanted to provoke people to take to the streets in anger and force the Prime Minister to make a reckless move. And arresting the Gandhi-like toothless wonder with his own Mahadev Desai, Mirabehn and other service providers in tow, was just such a move.

 

The writer said it before and is saying it again – Anna Hazare’s campaign is neither nationalist or in national interest; the forces orchestrating the mass hysteria are looking to the future to create another Libya, Egypt and Indonesia-like chaos followed by take-over of the country by hooligans on the street. The take-over will be hopefully followed by prolonged chaos and then we will see the triumph of democracy when some American stooge like El Baradei or Au Sang Su Kyi will stand for elections and the kingdom of god will be established in India.

 

Anna Hazare is just a test run for things to come. The Generic Church is using Anna Hazare to assess what brings Indians to the streets and the reactions of political parties and other important organizations to mass hysteria and the media’s own self-whipped frenzy.

 

Just so people who are jumping into the issue fingers to nose and feet first come to their senses, they should pause, step back and contrast the drama unfolding around Anna Hazare and Co. (don’t lose sight of the Co.) with how the same government dealt with Baba Ramdev’s protest in June at Ramlila Maidan against the same corruption; only Baba Ramdev, unlike the more wily Anna, named names forgetting the all-important Congress/BJP bi-partisan commandment: Thou shalt not take the name of the Lady.

Isn’t it strange that all cataclysmic events in the country impacting this family happen in the absence of the Lady, who (like Bollywood’s police) always arrives in the interregnum between the climax and the denouement and reaps the benefits!

 

The Plot

 

Get rid of the Prime Minister who is now standing like a soldier between the Manchurian Candidate and the Throne.

As if to prove the point, Arnab Goswami, holding forth from his newsroom told us, hiding coyly behind “unnamed credible sources within the Congress”, that the whole thing was a “mess because the Prime Minister is refusing to avail of the reservoir of experience” available in the party. The reservoir of experience referred to Ahmed Patel and AK Anthony who, in her absence, are Sonia Gandhi’s flies on the wall and whom the Prime Minister is keeping at arms’ length.

Dramatis Personae

 

–        The Prime Minister

–        Sonia Gandhi and her coterie

–        Anna Hazare and Co., primarily Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal, beneficiaries of the Rockefeller Foundation munificence who aspire, like Sonia Gandhi and her son, to be power centres without going through the democratic process within the party or within the country

–        The 24 hour English News channels which are being trained by the Generic Church to become important instruments towards the Coloured Revolution

 

Unmasking Anna Hazare

 

–        Is Anna Hazare’s campaign against corruption or is it to coerce the government to accept his draft of the Lokpal Bill?

–        If the campaign was against corruption why did he not join forces with Baba Ramdev or invite him into the movement?

–        If, as Anna Hazare hinted, Baba Ramdev’s campaign was flawed because it was political, why did Anna Hazare meet Advani on 1st July and Sonia Gandhi on 2nd July?

–        If Anna Hazare is the common man’s man and his movement is apolitical he should not have sought the support of leaders of political parties and individual Members of Parliament

–        Can any effective movement against corruption keep politics, political parties and politicians out of it

–        For a man who claims to be the face of RK Laxman’s cartoon with his ears to the ground, did he not know about the innumerable charges of corruption that Dr. Subramanian Swamy has levied publicly against Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and her family in Italy?

–        If Anna Hazare can meet Advani and Sonia Gandhi, why did he not seek a meeting with the Prime Minister, unless he thought he could get the Prime Minister to do what he wanted through Sonia Gandhi and not through the Indian Parliament?

–        Was this not petty politics on the sly and smacking of self-interest?

–        If the campaign was against corruption, why did he sidle up to Sonia Gandhi against the Prime Minister?

–        Why was Anna Hazare’s letter to Dr. Manmohan Singh on the eve of Independence Day disrespectful of his person and the high constitutional office of the Prime Minister?

–        Anna Hazare like an obedient minion of the media made the media’s heroes his heroes and the media’s villains his villains; this was a dead give-away that the forces who pull the media strings are pulling Anna Hazare’s strings too

–        Anna Hazare is threatening to go on an indefinite fast until the government accepts Arvind Kejrival, Prashant Bhushan and Kiran Bedi’s draft of the Lokpal Bill

–        This brazen Gandhi-like coercion to use the nation’s ordinary people to fulfill a personal agenda (accept my Bill) actually means Anna Hazare has not only no faith in the government, but is insisting now with the villainous media playing the chorus that the Prime Minister ‘read the writing on the wall’ and without delay pass his Bill

–        Those promoting Gandhigiri with so much hysteria must sit down with Gandhi’s Collected Works and find out for themselves the number of times that Gandhi undertook fasts – we can count them on the fingers of one hand – full fast, partial fast, fast for a predetermined period, and indefinite fast, and learn how many of these fasts were undertaken for the nation and how many for his fetishes

–        Expressing mistrust of Parliament or denying Parliament the right to discuss and then reject (or accept) the Draft is akin to questioning the entire democratic process which made this parliament and an insult to the last citizen of this country who participated in the process, warts and all, and expressed his preference for those representing him

–        Most importantly, Parliament is accountable to the people; Anna Hazare and Co. are accountable to none

–        Anna Hazare is now insisting that the government and the entire nation must accept only his draft of the Lokpal Bill; the Gandhian despot is out in the open

Sonia Gandhi’s Coterie

 

As the writer pointed out immediately after President Obama’s state visit to India, the fact that Sonia Gandhi was not given any pre-eminence during the formal reception or subsequent state functions in the President’s honour pointed to the fact that all was not well between the Prime Minister and the Congress President. Even the President of India, widely seen as Sonia’s appointee, was kept at bay.

 

On the issue of corruption too the divide between the Prime Minister (polite for government) and Sonia Gandhi (polite for the Congress party) became obvious once the dichotomy government vs party began to be openly talked about. Obviously Sonia Gandhi no longer controlled UPA II as totally as she had controlled UPA I or continues to control the party; there are ministers in the cabinet whose personal loyalty to Sonia Gandhi outweighs their loyalty to the cabinet, Prime Minister or Parliament.

The Prime Minister is being checked and stalled by this group on every move that he wants to make to deal with the crisis of corruption within his own party and within the institutions manned by the boss-lady’s appointees. After all he did get the CVC removed and he did get the CAG report out too; Suresh Kalmadi and Sheila Dikshit are not the end points in the trail of corruption; and if we factor in the imminent disclosure by Wikileaks’ Julian Assange of the list of Indians who have stashed money abroad, the time had come for the Prime Minister to be removed.

The essential difference between the movements led by Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare was that while Baba Ramdev’s focus at was on black money stashed abroad, the focus of Anna Hazare and Co. was not corruption as a pervasive phenomenon but on the Lokpal Bill which this team had drafted.

 

The draft Lokpal Bill is not the same as the issue of corruption, and Sonia Gandhi’s coterie, better than any other group in the country understood this; as did the Prime Minister. And that is why Sonia Gandhi personally and her loyalists, Ahmed Patel, AK Anthony, Kapil Sibal and P Chidambaram with Digvijay Singh scoring the music dealt with Baba Ramdev in the manner seen at midnight on June 4 and succeeded, and why the same entities stood aloof and allowed the Prime Minister to deal with Anna Hazare and why the Prime Minister failed.

Sonia Gandhi’s unelectable minions in the government and party made sure the Prime Minister was isolated on the issue and also that he would fail to check Anna Hazare so that they could now legitimately ask for his removal and promote the Manchurian Candidate to the throne.

So whose cause is Anna Hazare really serving?

 

Kapil Sibal went out of his way to make a villain of Anna Hazare by repeatedly stating that Anna Hazare was usurping the function of Parliament by drafting the Lokpal Bill. If it was bad in principle, then this was not the first time. As pointed out earlier, Kapil Sibal was uncharacteristically offensive with a Gandhian (!) besides taking liberties with the truth. It was not just Anna Hazare and Co who had drafted their version of the Lokpal Bill; Aruna Roy, another beneficiary of Rockefeller munificence had her version of Lokpal Bill ready too.

The scandalous Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill was also not drafted by Parliament; it was drafted by Sonia Gandhi’s NAC and her loyalists had indicated that the government intended to place this Bill too in Parliament and pass in the monsoon session! It was almost as if Kapil Sibal wanted to inflame passions using the more than ready media to do it. At a time when senior ministers in the Cabinet ought to have watched their words and reacted with caution, Kapil Sibal and Ambika Soni were doing the exact opposite.

 

If the idea was to push the government deeper into the crisis and hold the Prime Minister responsible, they succeeded. The Manchurian Candidate after all, is ready and waiting. The Hinduhas already said so.

 

The Media wants a Coloured revolution

 

The role of the media in the unfolding drama has been no less villainous than the role by Sonia Gandhi’s henchmen.

–        Are the people outside Tihar jail the aam admi or are they political?

–        We are here for Anna, screamed one while another wore a fetching cap with “I am Anna” slogan printed on it

–        This is not like Baba Ramdev; this is not communal. We are here for Anna.

–        Let me pan my camera on this gentleman. He has come here all the way from Hyderabad for Anna

–        This man has ‘bunked’ office and he is here for Anna.

–        People March, government crawls, screamed Times of India

 

All that the media wanted to hear, all that the media wanted to show. Not a single unseemly sight, not a single discordant note. India is with Anna screamed the media the whole day. A question though – how did the media in all that milling crowd find that one man who had come there for Anna all the way from Hyderabad or that one man who had ‘bunked office for Anna or that one lady who screeched this is not political, this is not communal, we are with you Anna.

When Sonia Gandhi ordered the midnight Stalinist assault against Baba Ramdev and his bhaktas, we did not see the media reacting in self-righteous anger. Electricity to Ramlila Maidan was cut off at night, women and children were forced to wander on the streets at night and Baba Ramdev was forcibly removed from Delhi and ordered to stay out of Delhi for the rest of the month.

 

The media did not ask how this was any different from the British government transporting Tilak and Savarkar away from their own country into exile or how this was different from Kashmiri jihadis forcing Kashmiri Hindus from out of their homeland.

 

The media is making the same pernicious distinction between ‘ordinary people’ and people with political affiliations that Lalu Prasad Yadav made when he almost justified the burning alive of men, women and children in the Sabarmati Express at Godhra Station by describing them as ‘karsevaks’.

By the media’s definition, ordinary people deserve the halo aam admi only when they are not karsevaks, not RSS cadre, not Baba Ramdev’s bhaktasand not Hindus.

 

Warning

 

The very idea of Lokpal Bill is bad in law because it envisages an extra-constitutional body which will usurp the functions of parliament, police and judiciary.

http://www.vigilonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1511&Itemid=71

The media has instigated a section of the people against their lawfully elected government. The media has shamed the country by depicting the government as being susceptible to blackmail.

This is eerily similar to the days when the media paraded hysterical relatives of the hostages of IC 814 and took great pride in having forced the government to succumb to jihadi blackmail. It does not bode well for the nation if the media delights in getting the government to ‘crawl’ whether before Anna Hazare or before terrorists.

 

The government is our government, our country’s government and if the government crawls as the media gloats, it is the people of the nation who are humiliated; it is democracy which has been diminished. It is the media dancing to the tune of 26% FDI which has brought this humiliation upon us.

The hysterical crowds in Delhi and elsewhere are notIndia. For every hundred individuals the media is showing the world as ‘India’ there are ten thousand sitting at home deeply concerned about the consequences of this media-orchestrated frenzy.

 

The Catholic Church alone sees the possibility that the Prime Minister is not going anywhere and if he is going somewhere at all then he will probably take the government with him. And that is why the Catholic Bishops Conference has admonished Anna Hazare and told him the country cannot be governed from the streets. The Catholic Bishops Conference would ideally like the country to continue to be governed from 10 Janpath.

 

The BJP should think long and hard about whether to make common cause with Anna Hazare just because he is posturing against the Prime Minister. The BJP must also think long and hard whether it wants to play postman and carry Anna Hazare’s parcel to Parliament or if it wants to maintain the dignity of Parliament by strengthening its law-making capacity. My enemy’s enemy is not my friend here.

These are anti-national forces staging a dress rehearsal for a future coloured revolution with a Manchurian Candidate already groomed and ready to be anointed. The BJP must not aid the forces which want the Prime Minister out and the Manchurian Candidate in; the BJP must bring the government down, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Kapil Sibal et al.

The author is editor, www.vigilonline.com

  User Comments:
Xcellent once again from Smt Radha Rajan. Thank you. Found this quote at another site. “If you’re not careful the newspapers will have you hating the oppressed and loving the people doing the oppressing.” – Malcolm X.
x
19 Aug 2011
Radhaji has asked the pertinent questions in the national as well as the interest of the Congress? Why are people refusing to see what is obvious to most.
M R Venkatesh
19 Aug 2011
agreed, lokpal is not the alternative to corruption. if the lokpal himself is corrupt, what is the way out? one exapmle is sufficient to understands this. In Gujarat congress is insisting the Lokpal of their choice. the name they suggested was the justic congeress affiliate and governer accepted it ignoring three persons suggeted by cabinet. GUJ.HC. opined for the acceptance of advise of government by the governer and not their own decision. This clearly shows the lokpal has become the instrument of revenge. In karnataka lokpal mentioned BJP CM as corrupt but ignored all previous CMs. and he announced his report on his retirement and before Anna’s movement.
dhwanant
19 Aug 2011
How do you explain Baba Ramdev visiting Anna Hazare in Tihar Jail? What is behind that? Is Baba Ramdev such a fool that he cannot see ‘the obvious’ that AH is just a stooge of the Congress? I agree fully about the media. They are bought. They behaved awfully when Baba Ramdev and his followers were assaulted. But why cast doubts on people pouring out to express their frustration against corruption? I was shocked to read that the Church has formally decided not to support Anna Hazare’s cause…and yet, here you say that only they know that the Govt should not be run by people on the streets. And one very basic Q: Govt agreed to discuss and draft a LokPal bill with Anna Hazare and Co BUT it rejected all the points that AH and Co had to offer and has tabled only its watered-down weak Lok Pal bill; is that not back stabbing? From what I understand of AH and Co’s demands is that they want their points in the Jan Lok Pal discussed in Parliament. What is seriously wrong with that? The media is completely bought and I have no respect for it…I know that Baba Ramdev’s dharna was deadly to the Govt and that is why he faced the music. But Baba Ramdev is not out of the picture yet. And people out on the streets are not hysterical…they are fed up of corruption and they have found an avenue to vent that frustration. No one is challenging the Parliamentary democracy. Let the Parliament make the laws but is it too much to ask that they consider some points made by non-elected people? If yes, then why do we have a democracy?
Sujata Srinath
19 Aug 2011
Dear wonderfull revolutionary Lady, Admire the spirit, commitment and daring stand that you have taken choosing to defy the entire world with superb logic, courage and wisdom. Let us understand why Anna and team are not supporting the move to include J&K in the so called LOkPAL draft ? How a person could be accommodated in Five Star slash in the prison? Is it not the collapse of the Governance.Bless your mission.
Prof Bhim Singh
19 Aug 2011