Minister of state in Prime Minister’s office Jitendra Singh has needlessly sparked controversy by demanding the abrogation of Article 370. We should not be afraid of the article and refrain from discussing it and create awareness among the masses but the timing is not right. Initially, we have to concentrate on the basic issues. Disruptive elements like Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan will take advantage of this situation and you will be giving a free hand to Kashmiri politicians like Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti to hog unwarranted limelight. Why should you take such steps? Senior RSS leader Ram Madhav attacked Omar and said that Jammu & Kashmir will remain an integral part of India with or without the article. Madhav also asked whether the chief minister thought the state was his “parental estate”.
Newly appointed Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani has been talking about Vedic studies. Today is not the time to talk about this issue may be day after tomorrow. Through Vedic studies we won’t be able to build highways, enhance the railway safety, will not pilot the aircrafts, can’t provide cheap and abundant domestic air travel etc. Such studies are generally passed on from parents to their children. We did not learn “Hanuman Chalisa” or “Shiva Vandana” from any school but from our parents and grand parents. Vedic study is appropriate for retired persons who can devote time for its development. They will correctly imbibe the study and integrate it with their experiences of life and society and enlighten the youngsters which will pave way for their development and career advancement.
Younger persons must learn practicalities become proficient in fire fighting and fire prevention to tackle the blaze which was visible in the Surat textile market. No precautions have been taken and there was lack of patrolling where such flammable materials were stored.
Look at the barbaric incident of rape and murder of two young girls in Budaun. The law and order situation in UP is worsening and strict action must be taken against the accused responsible for committing crime. The Home minister should call the CM and ask him to have regular meetings with the district police chiefs. UP has been witnessing extensive power cuts during summer. These are the issues (pointed out by me repeatedly) which require urgent attention and action instead of revoking Article 370 or teaching Vedic education to students.