Thursday, December 21, 2017
2G verdict: a shot in the arm for Congress!
Shocking – is a milder term if we consider the just delivered 2G verdict. Here after we can use the term ‘2G-ised’ when we come across the kind of verdict we got on 2G corruption case. And it is doubtful whether we will ever come across a repeat of 2G corruption – because such cases, even if they are far greater (or worse) than 2G corruption, would never see the light of day given the kind of nexus in which the political hand is a big suspect.
The biggest gainer is not even the DMK, it is the Congress! Congress has been acquitted of any corruption image as 2G was made out to be face of corruption of all times perhaps. Now we see everything so so good of Congress. It is a corrupt free party. It is secular embracing all religions, Christian, Muslim and now Hindus also. Look at how Rahulji is making temple visits. How Rahulji is younger than Modiji in age and maturity. How Rahulji has not even married for the sake of service to the country. How Rahulji is caring about his mother and women and everyone. Is there anything that is not in Rahulji that you find in Modiji?
What a wonderful template has been handed over to Rahul to help his baby steps make giant leaps! Is the BJP aware of image make-over that Congress has got from this verdict? No one would believe the theory that the court has delivered this verdict without a remote control behind it. If in the coming days BJP sings paeans on the DMK, if Dr Swamy opens his mouth praising the DMK as a Hindu party with which BJP can align and if corruption cases are filed against ADMK leaders, know that a remote control has indeed worked.
Elections are fought in this country on ‘anti’ platforms. BJP gained in the last elections due to anti-Congress vote. Congress was perceived as a corrupt party (thanks to 2G case) and also an anti-Hindu party. Rahul had taken care of latter as was seen in the just concluded Gujarat elections. Now the 2G verdict has wiped out the corrupt image of the congress as a zero- corrupt party. On what plank the BJP is going take on the Congress in 2019?
Food for Thought from Mahabharata:6-9.
Sanjaya to Dhritharashtra:-
“Brave kings conversant with virtue and profit have become covetous of Earth. Endued with activity, they would even cast away their lives in battle, from hunger of wealth...Desirous of enjoying Earth, the kings, O chief of the Bharatas, have become like dogs that snatch meat from one another. Their ambition is unbounded, knowing no gratification”.
This is the state of Bharat 5000 years ago, and continues to be so even after monarchy has given way to democracy.