Friday, September 16, 2011
India's Gross Domestic Politics!
By Manuwant Choudhary
As Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi begins his three day fast for `communal harmony' under national media spotlight, its hard, really hard to miss the grossness of India's politics.
And even the media give him the airtime he needs to showcase his `makeover'.
Under Gandhiji's portrait and loudspeakers blaring Gandhiji's favourite bhajans its hard, really hard to forget thata member of the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) who killed Gandhiji on January 30, 1948.
Gandhi had planned to walk across the border to Pakistan.
The white turban replacing the saffron, its hard, really hard to forget the riots in Gujarat or Godhra.
What Modi needs is not the outer, but inner - a change of heart.
And that I don't see.
The tamasha is just to project him as India's next Prime Minister.
And God forbid.
Sau choohe khakar billi chalee haj karne. (after eating a hundred rats the cat is going on a Haj!).