I started this post to socially share my opinion around the video but after seeing its sheer size I thought to blog it instead. Thank you Tharoor saheb for rejuvenating my almost dead blog.
He spoke of quite well, which to all in principle I agree; whether its usage of the slogan ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ as a litmus test for being nationalist or charging people with sedition for speaking up their mind. But then even the last government, quite like the present one, arrested people for speaking up their mind on social media; they were the creators of barbaric article 66A. Or, if he would have forgotten things of distant past than in Maharashtra it wasn’t any right wing party but his very own Congress which demanded suspension of the MLA.
All I can say that he is a good politician in a wrong party, as he tries to show. Moreover, it is astonishing to see BJP getting pushed to the wrong side of the debate. The debate might have been orchestrated to trap a hardworking PM but the onus to fall in it could be attributed to less on skillset of the opposition and more to his grossly agitated party. As Tavleen Singh jee mentioned in some of her articles that the biggest challenge for the government isn’t from across the benches in parliament but from the one’s sitting alongside. There seems a no dead-end to these high decibel shows wherein only the theme gets transformed from ghar wapsi to intolerance to nowadays azaadi.
In 2014 people of this country realized that the socialism, which was promoted since our independence, won’t lead us to a sustainable developed future and thus gave a whooping majority to Modi. Socialism of past isn’t capable in providing us good education, quality healthcare, respectable jobs, and thus high standard of living. The government must see that the present hue and cry isn’t against the capitalist attitude but a protest against the crony capitalism or licensed capitalism, which have trapped the reform of liberalisation post 90s. Sadly, the present government is allocating more funds to such old practices instead of banishing them completely. Time is passing fast and public anger from economic slowdown is increasing, which could prove to be troublesome going further.
By the way, Tharoor saheb is a master orator. Also listen to the student who says that Congress or BJP or in that case all other political parties are different only in name but same in appearance. He might have took Tharoor saheb statement seriously where he says that student life is a time to stand for your convictions, transported by the passion of your beliefs, and sometime entertain extreme ideas of which some you may outpour.
I love my country! Vande Matram.