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पधारो महाराज!

देश की और विशेष रूप से मध्य प्रदेश की राजनीति में एक बड़ा बदलाव हुआ है। लंबे समय तक कांग्रेस में राहुल गांधी के निकटतम साथी रहे ज्योतिरादित्य सिंधिया ने लंबे समय तक उपेक्षा सहने के बाद कांग्रेस छोड़ दी और भाजपा में शामिल हो गए।

 

 

पहले भी कांग्रेस के वर्तमान शाही परिवार से उपेक्षा सहने के बाद अनेक युवा नेता कांग्रेस छोड़ चुके हैं लेकिन यह झटका शायद ज्यादा बड़ा है। कांग्रेस के ‘मालिक’ घराने को युवा नेताओं से शायद ज्यादा खतरा लगता है कि कहीं उनकी प्रतिभा के सामने कांग्रेस के युवराज फीके नहीं पड़ जाएं। वैसे भी देखा जाए तो कांग्रेस में आज भी अनेक ऐसे युवा नेता हैं, जिनके सामने कांग्रेस के ये संस्कारहीन युवराज कहीं नहीं ठहरते। समय-समय पर वे ‘डंडा मारने’ और इसी तरह के वक्तव्यों से अपनी प्रतिभा का प्रदर्शन करते रहते हैं।

ये बात तो निश्चित है कि कांग्रेस में ‘वाड्रा’ फैमिली के अलावा हर किसी को अपनी प्रतिभा का प्रदर्शन करना होता है और यदि किसी की प्रतिभा के सामने आज के युवराज फीके पड़ते हों, तो फिर उसको सत्ता के केंद्र से दूर ही रखा जाएगा।

श्री ज्योतिरादित्य सिंधिया को मैंने अनेक बार संसद में और अन्य स्थानों पर बोलते हुए सुना है, अपनी शालीनता और शब्द चयन से वे हमेशा प्रभावित करते हैं। उनकी एक अभिव्यक्ति जो मुझे कुछ अटपटी लगती थी, वह भी मुझे याद है, जब सुमित्रा महाजन जी सदन की अध्यक्षा थीं, तब वे उनको संबोधित करते थे ‘अध्यक्षा महोदय’। हर किसी की, कुछ मामलों में अलग अभिव्यक्ति होती है, सो यह मुझे याद रह गई।

वाड्रा परिवार को युवा लोगों से कितना डर लगता है, इसका उदाहरण इससे मिलता है कि कल कोई चैनल बता रहा था कि कांग्रेस की संसदीय समिति में सदस्यों की औसत उम्र अब 70 वर्ष हो गई है।

खैर ज्योतिरादित्य सिंधिया जी के पिता को भी एक समय कांग्रेस छोड़कर  निर्दलीय प्रत्याशी के रूप में सदन में आना पड़ा था। जब ये लोग कांग्रेस में थे तब विरोधियों द्वारा इनके वंश को कभी-कभार गद्दार कह दिया जाता था, अब कांग्रेस वाले ऐसा कहने लगे हैं। मैं इतना ही कहना चाहूंगा कि ज्योतिरादित्य जी या राजमाता से लेकर इनके वंश के जो भी नेता राजनीति में रहे हैं, उनको उनके अपने निष्पादन के बल पर ही परखा जाना चाहिए।

मुझे आशा है कि भाजपा में ज्योतिरादित्य जी को पर्याप्त अवसर मिलेगा और वे अपना समुचित योगदान सरकार के निष्पादन में कर सकेंगे।

एक बात यह भी मन में आती है कि देश की सबसे पुरानी राजनैतिक पार्टी कांग्रेस को यदि फिर से उभरना है तो उसको ‘वाड्रा कांग्रेस’ की जगह, इस खानदान का मोह छोड़ते हुए ‘भारतीय राष्ट्रीय कांग्रेस’ बनना होगा।

आज के लिए इतना ही।
नमस्कार।

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Opposition turning irrelevant in India!

I normally avoid discussing about politics. It appears that there is nothing serious to discuss about today’s politicians, in India. In fact when I think of our politicians, specially those in opposition today, it appears that Mr. Modi   has turned them into a big zero.

 

 

Sometimes I feel that some film personalities, like Anurag Kashyap, Naseeruddin Shah, Javed Akhtar etc. etc. have turned into full time politicians and people like Rahul Gandhi have become part-time- politicians. I also feel that journalists like- Vinod Dua, Barkha Dutt, Ravish Kumar etc. are playing the role of opposition leader more seriously than Mr. Rahul Gandhi.

We often find Mr. Javed Akhtar campaigning for some candidates in elections, including for Kanhaiya Kumar, no problem I feel that he should himself enter politics seriously and contest elections, but I was just wondering whether any of the candidates for whom Mr. Akhtar campaigned, could actually save his deposits.

Mr. Modi  has developed a more direct dialogue with common people through ‘Man Ki Baat’ etc. and there are no middlemen! Earlier there were some 5-star journalists who accompanied the top politicians on foreign tours, specially the Prime Minister, stayed there in luxury hotels and were supposed to carry forward the message of the leader, who did not happen to be a good communicator.  Mr. Modi does not require such support from greedy journalists and those considering themselves intellectuals! Who wrote positive columns about the then government in spite of regular frauds and scams and are now very active members of the ‘Award Waapsi Gang’.

Mr. Modi  is not giving  chance for any negative commentary, his government has taken many bold decisions for the nation, scrapping of Article 370, legislation regarding Triple Talaaq are two very bold decisions and so is the CAA, which gives a promise of a bright future to the persecuted minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afganistan, who are already living a hell like life in India, they would now live with full honors as desired by Mahatma Gandhi Ji and many leaders like Nehru Ji, Man Mohan Singh had also raised this issue earlier.

But now the opposition leaders are just misguiding people and specially the Muslim population through wrong interpretation of Citizenship Amendment Act. In fact they are continuously finding themselves left behind and just fighting this lost battle with the support of the so called intellectuals, who enjoyed undue benefits during congress rule.

There could be some bad elements in all parties, no doubt many outspoken leaders are there in BJP also but there is no doubt that Mr. Modi  has worked day and night for the nation and taken so many bold steps.
I just remember the words Mr. Rahul Gandhi said during his very short campaign in Delhi, when he said ‘after 6 month people would beat Mr. Modi with stics, he would not be able to move out of his house’.
The same Rahul Gandhi recently on the news of Mr. Modi  leaving social media platforms, commented that Mr. Modi should leave ‘hatred’ and not social media. I just remembered what an example of love Mr. Rahul Gandhi had given when he said that people would beat Mr. Modi with stics, and this was not the only expression of love by  Mr. Rahul Gandhi, he has done so many times earlier.

The lyric writer and full time politician, Mr. Javed Akhtar also called Mr. Modi a ‘dictator’, there are many others who say so. I think they are right in saying so, since the mother of Mr. Modi lives like a very ordinary citizen, his brother also comes to the rallies as a common person, would it happen with any other politician of today. How much money Mr. Modi is earning and for whom? He does not have royal blood, does not belong to any professional political family, how dare he became the Prime Minister of India without the clear disapproval of those of those few, who consider themselves to be the Kingmakers!

Today so many opposition people speak so irresponsibly and never consider that most of the time they are not speaking against Mr. Modi but against the nation, the examples of Mr. Sharjeel Imam and very recent disclosure about Mr. Harsh Mander should become eye openers. But they play with the emotions of common people by making wrong interpretations of government decisions and are openly defying Supreme court directives, like the illiterate ‘Dadies’ in Shaheen Bagh, who are just made to sit their by shrewd minds behind them.

I sincerely express my gratitude towards the person called Mr. Narendra Modi for  selflessly working for the nation and I do feel that our opposition leaders have really lost their relevance and it is not good for a healthy democracy.

These are my humble views on the #IndiSpire prompt- Politicians today tinker with emotions. Debate. Write for or against. #PoliticsandEmotions

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What’s wrong with Indian politics?

We Indians are the proud voters and masters of the biggest democracy in the world. After getting independence in 1947 we have made steady progress, which might be at a slower pace compared to some other countries, may be at higher pace compared to some others.

Some of our problems were born with us, since on gaining independence, our country was divided into two, on the basis of religion by the British rulers, for which we now know that the ambition of our leader was also responsible to great extent.

Anyhow the ambitions of some leaders continue to spoil our democracy. It could have been better if we had 2, 3 or 4 political parties with national presence and effective leaders with vision and mission for the progress were active participants of these national parties and compete with each other for winning elections and after election form government for welfare of the people.

In such a great democracy there needs to be competition based on policies, but no political parties should be termed as unfit or anti-national, and for that parties should not take stand on issues of national security, which are clearly anti-national.

The reason of so many family based parties being formed is simply that for some individuals their being at the helm of affairs is the basic aim, they can’t accept any formation in which they are not on that coveted seat. It is a strange thing that other than BJP and Communist Parties, almost all other parties are controlled by some families.

It is also a strange thing that after so many years of being independent there are small considerations on which our people have to vote- getting cheap food grains, loan waivers etc. etc., which is only because our rulers have not made any significant change in the living conditions of common people.

Further there in no national feeling in the minds of our politicians and they teach the same thing to common people. For example there are court cases continuing since long between adjoining states for distribution of river waters amongst them and at the time of elections also they make it an issue. Two chief ministers of the same party fight with each other, for getting votes in their own areas.

In short, we are a great democracy, have had so many great leaders, but the level of civility amongst our leaders is going down and down, with leaders like Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejrival, Mamta Banerji etc. etc. who are even challenging the federal structure of the nation and using very cheap language in the political debates etc.

I just hope that our voters become more responsible and make the politicians answerable for their words and deeds.

I wish all the best for our great republic, which is shortly going to get a new government after the general elections starting shortly, which would take more than a month’s time in various phases.

Yes corruption have been a big problem, our political system has been lately attracting more persons coming due to professional aspirations and no vision or mission for the progress of the country.

This is my humble submission on the weekly prompt- What is the biggest evil that plagues Indian politics? Corruption or lack of leaders with vision or…? #IndianPolitics

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