NGOs will govern us now

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“Hum layen hain toofan se kashti nikaal ke. Is desh ko rakhna mere bachon sambhal ke”. “Spare the rod and spoil the child”. In today’s scenario this message does not apply to our kids, it definitely is applicable to Prashant Bhushan. Bhushan’s statement pertaining to having a referendum for deploying army in Jammu and Kashmir has triggered a controversy. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal distanced himself from the remarks of Bhushan by saying that it is his personal comment and the party doesn’t support it. The BJP also criticized AAP for taking a stand which is detrimental for India’s sovergnity. Later, Bhushan clarified that Kashmir is an integral part of India. Such type of people are making lumpsum money in Delhi and making statements which, persons like me will never even think of and yet they are being allowed to thrive.

Congress and the BJP must now introspect and bring about changes very quickly that will align them more closely with the common man. They must give up extensive display of power by pruning security and surrendering vast and expensive bungalows. They should use more fuel efficient vehicles.

The major reason behind Congress party’s debacle in the assembly election is lack of communication between Manmohan Singh and people. The same aspect is applicable to Sheila Dixit. If the Congress would have fielded a young leader in Delhi then things would have been different. It is the unwillingness of old leaders to shed political ambition that has frustrated people and they will just vote for anyone but not the Congress. The party must realize this and start mending their corrupt ways. They must induct young men and women who are well educated and have performed good work in their profession or in their locality. Sons and daughters of the politicians must not be inducted into politics.

AAP has selected the name “Aam Aadmi” which is all so encompassing that even Salman Khan will be stumped in finding himself supporting a party in his forthcoming film. Many people will come forward to contest Lok Sabha election with AAP money (opportunity of a life time) but the party must be very watchful and reject them. The same aspect is applicable to other parties. Why should the BJP issue ticket to V K Malhotra’s son who enjoyed a luxurious life in Delhi or Priya Dutt of Congress? The party which was served by leaders like Subhash Chandra Bose, Annie Besant, Abul Kalam Azad, Pandit Nehru is frightened of Kumar Biswas.

I was watching a young woman activist of AAP wearing spectacles talking to Barkha Dutt addressing her “Barkha” with such an ease as if she knew her for ages. There is no harm, let them enjoy themselves because leaders like ND Tewari, L K Advani, Uma Bharti, Ram Jethmalani, Vinay Katiar etc; have enjoyed visibility on television for a long period of time. The woman looked ferociously mature had no girlish smile, lack of softness in expressions.