Immediately after his honeymoon with the country’s media was over, Arvind Kejriwal declare that all the media persons should be locked in prisons. It is not hearsay what Kejriwal said during a private gala fund-raising dinner at a deluxe hotel in Nagpur. There is a video tape available. The next day he unhesitatingly took a “U” turn claiming he had not said so. This “U” turn in politics is now known as “Kejriwal” turn in Delhi. But, the threatening of media has not stopped yet. Kejriwal, apparently, is yet to land after he went up in sky with power in Delhi.
More than three decades have passed after the emergency of June 1975. The generation born after emergency has no experience of being locked in jail. But, many of the generation that experienced the harassment meted out during emergency are still alive. This generation either in sixties or seventies very well knows the significance of losing an independent press. Those blindly loving Kejriwal may support him on this count. But, no other political leader has ever threatened the media in this fashion.
It is really good for the public at large that the fascist attitude of the leader of the political party born without any ideology are bein exposed. A Hitler was born under the mask of false (YebHekeÀ) nationalism and false socialism. Fascist powers are always born in the vacuum of hopelessness.
The corrupt regime of the Congress-led UPA government has given birth of two major calamities in the country. Narendra Modi and Kejriwal are the faces of these two catastrophes. A blurred political picture of a heavy weight political fight is created in the country after Kejriwal decided to contest against Modi in Varanasi. Behind are backed by corporate capitalist powers. The only difference is that Modi has on his side domestic capitalists, while foreigners are supporting Kejriwal. America opened its doors for Modi only after it realized that Kejriwal cannot replicate Tehrir Square in India. They realized about Kejriwal’s limitations little later. Otherwise, they would have prepared to install a prime minister right from Ramleela Maidan. Media took little note when Swami Agnivesh revealed that Anna Hazare was supposed to be martyred at Ramleela Maidan itself. But, there was substance in the revelation and that was the reason why Anna Hazare parted ways from Kejriwal and company.
Anna’s stand was that Swaraj and foreign money can never go together. And he was right, because we can deliberate on the issue of foreign capital in Indian market, but using foreign funds for political purposes is like mortgaging sovereignty of the country and our legislature to foreign capitalist powers. No nationalist would be willing to surrender his liberty of decision making. For that you need not even be a socialist or belong to leftist thought. About 33,000 NGOs in India are receiving foreign aid. The aid amount in 2011-12 stood at staggering figure of Rs. 11,546 crores. American contribution was Rs. 3,838 crores. Anybody can easily guess why foreign funding has risen by 11 percent during last three years. The task of demolishing the socialist and leftist movement in the country has been done through these NGOs. It was beneficial to the ruling class under the Congress umbrella and was intended at weakening the movement of county’s poor and downtrodden.
I really have no objection, if these activists, who hated politics till yesterday, are coming to its fold. Howsoever clean they may be, there lies a threat to Indian democratic set up if they seek to politically interfere on the basis of foreign funding. You can easily realize how huge the threat would be if you check agenda and economic program of the foreign funding agencies.
Most of our population appears under influence of fascist thought namely, Narendra Modi because of which not only the minorities, but also those who respect and are for to independence and social justice are under threat. We still have two-and-half months before our next Prime Minister occupies the seat. But, Narendra Modi is moving around as if he is already the Prime Minister of India and is badly slapping senior leaders from his own party like a dictator. Now, the environment inside BJP seems to remind senior leaders like Lalkrishna Advani, Jaswant Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Nitin Gadkari of emergency. His own party leaders are now experiencing how Modi will behave if he becomes Prime Minister of India.
Somebody compared Narendra Modi with Bhashmasura from Mahabharta. But, it appears that Modi’s ideal is Aurangzeb. Same longing, same modus operendi. Aurangzeb killed his own brothers, but not his father. Narendra Modi is equally compassionate. He thinks that if he captures highest leader of his party, the gate to Delhi will automatically open for him.
A specific class of neo rich people in our country do have attraction towards Modi’s development principles. It is easy for the corporate world and the media obliged by them to portray colourful stories as to how Modi is non-corrupt and how the development express highway passes only through Gujrat. But, Modi’s road to development has been constructed through criminal exploitation of natural resources, inhuman displacement of farmers, exploitation and bloodied hatred.
Those who have seen Modi’s attitude must have noted the alter ego within him. Howsoever he may try to cover himself with liberalness, Ramrajya, the cruel animal inside him has not remained hidden.
What did he say in Goa? Modi said, “Goa is lucky for me. It was here in Goa, I got license to run Gujrat.”
Is a state like a shop or a vendor’s cart? What one can say, if the Sangh-Putra, who keeps singing songs of the motherland, treats the state like a shop or a vendor’s cart?
A large section of our society rode the wave of globalization and has reached the border of higher-middle class. The middle class once raised voice over issues of social justice and problems faced by poor, but now it looks at these issues with hatred. Now it feels burdened because of these problems and therefore, this class has attraction towards both Modi and Kejriwal simultaneously. This attraction is not towards these two persons, but towards presidential democracy.
Though Modi and Kejriwal are contesting against each other in Varanasi, both have a common agenda. The way Kejriwal fought Delhi elections and the way BJP promoted Modi abundantly makes it clear that both these parties are propagating presidential democracy. Their further agenda is also common. Congress may not have formally nominated Rahul Gandhi as its prime ministerial candidate, but the “primary” experiment done by Rahul Gandhi for selecting party candidates at some places, shows that it also has attraction towards presidential democracy.
India is a union republic. (mebIejep³e) Market-oriented capitalists have the agenda of demolishing India’s parliamentary democracy system and take it towards presidential democracy and if the same program is being implemented by Modi, Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi, then the threat posed before the country is graver. Dr. Babasahed Ambedkar was attracted to Presidential democracy till 1935, however, while preparing draft Constitution for the country, he accepted parliamentary democracy. He had warned that there was threat of turning the presidential democracy into dictatorship, especially in view of the tendency towards worshiping individuals in the country filled with social differences. He had in clear terms said no to handing over future and independence of the continent-like country to one person.
Those who have decided to contest 2014 LokSabha elections on the lines of presidential democratic system have posed a challenged to our constitutional set up.