Friday, June 18, 2010

The Bhopal Ghost

By now I expect everybody to know about this fiasco. Skeletons from Congress cupboard are coming out every day. Now if one reputed columnist draws parallels between Indira Ganghi's infamous emergency of 1975 and Rajiv Gandhi's authoritarian actions of 1985, others are digging deep into the conspiracies of the Rajiv Gandhi Govt. and the Man Mohan Singh (Read Sonia Gandhi) Govt. The parallel Kuldip Nayar draws between Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv Gandhi is that both took unilateral decisions and later got the cabinet 'ratify' it. Indira Gandhi declared emergency in 1975 unilaterally denying even fundamental rights to the citizens, and consulted her cabinet of ministers later. Rajiv Gandhi asked Arjun Singh, the Congress chief minister of Madhya Pradesh to release Warren Anderson, the CEO of Union Carbide from house arrest and to facilitate his subsequent escape from India and got his cabinet to ratify his authoritarian decision. It is different that he had pressure from America. But in both the cases Indian democracy suffered a fatal blow. In both the cases all the three democratic arms, - the judiciary, the executive and the bureaucracy not only failed to uphold democratic values but helped to sabotage democracy. If Indira Gandhi made the supreme court to uphold her authoritarian rule by 5 to 1 quoting 'Doctrine of Necessity', Rajiv Gandhi made the then Chief Justice of India A.H.Ahmadi to dilute the clause put by CBI in its charge sheet. Every person in the high post had fears of the undeclared dictator.

President Obama of the United States of America has demanded British Petroleum to pay $20 billion as initial compensation for the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This despite the risk of damaging the soft part of the American corporate sector, yet, the citizen is crying hoarse that the Govt. is not doing enough! Contrast this with our Man Mohan Singh constituting a group of ministers (GoM) and appointing his Home Minister Chidambaram to preside!! I simply fail to understand the practice of constituting a GoM to find 'facts' in every trivial and most serious mishappening, when there is every tool in democracy to find the facts (if the people of the country do not know already!) And in this case, after more than a quarter century. Why does Congress not accept the realities and apologize to the nation instead of dragging its feet in such a shameless manner? I think by that the Congress will not only control further damage to the age old party but also will it regain a lot of lost public trust. The way it is shouting down its critics instead, indicates the quality of arrogance it still possesses.

After the exit of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Mahatma, Congress first lost values and now it has become a party with full of scoundrels. This statement does not mean that other national political parties are without scoundrels. The pity with Congress is that it is over a century old party and the biggest credit it earned is of bringing independence to this nation, eclipsing the contributions made by the likes of Subhash Chandra Bose and Bhagat Singh, and today it is in the hands of scoundrels behind the good face of a woman. This party has laid precedence to all forms of corrupt practices to follow by other parties. Nothing else has done more harm to the nation than Congress after independence. I truly feel pity for this party which once commanded respect from even street dog!

I sincerely wish the Ghost of Bhopal tragedy springs up into full life, boomerang and decimate Congress.

This is not a hate mail but the least I can do for the suffering masses of the tragedy.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent post. The best I have read in recent times. Many of these incidences were not known to me and now that you have educated me, I too feel the 'ghosts of bhopal' spring to life and decimate the scoundrels.