The plenary session of the Congress (I) party throws up some very interesting comments from its participants. The headline of the TOI reads ‘Sonia launches 5-front assault on corruption’.
First and foremost both the Congress (I) and the media should stop referring to it as the GOP or as the INC. This is neither the same party nor worthy of being associated with the Congress party that fought for independence. The current Congress is the creation of Indira Gandhi and its name is Congress (I). Associating it with the old Congress is as disingenuous as mistakenly associating the ‘Gandhi’ family with Mahatma Gandhi as many in foreign countries do. The ‘I’ can stand for many things – Indira, Independent, Irrational, Incompetent and, of course, Islamic depending on the topic one might be discussing. The last 3 seem more appropriate in the current context of the Congress.
For a start, it is heartening to note that Sonia Gandhi has woken up from her deep slumber to realise there is corruption. All the fancy speeches are made to a bunch of sycophants who will neither question nor debate the utterances of those who speak. This is the real sign of a fascist party. Nobody will remind her that corruption was institutionalized by none other than Indira Gandhi’s governments. Ever since, it has plagued India. Hmmm, what about her own foray into Indian politics indirectly? This was the time when Rajiv Gandhi first became a PM. His government is most remembered for the Bofors scam, with some of Sonia Gandhi’s Italian friends alleged to be involved in that scam. Obviously, that to her isn’t corruption. The CWG, Adarsh Society, 2G and all the other scams were happening right under her nose and surprisingly she just got enlightened for an assault against corruption. And the best way to fight corruption is to reinstate tainted ministers yet again into positions of power as they did with Vilasrao Deshmukh. Appointing a tainted officer as CVC, that’s fighting corruption. And to top it all, blame the Opposition parties for all the evils.
Stung by the scams and also the unbelievable rout in Bihar elections, the party is simply inflicted with hallucination. Therefore, instead of introspecting and looking at ways to reorganise itself or cleanse itself, the Congress chooses to attack Hindus and Hindu organisations as terror outfits and Nazis. What are the signs of fascism? When a party president says “Indira is India and India is Indira” that is fascism, that is almost like saying ‘Hail Hitler’ ! When a Rahul Gandhi takes no responsibility for Bihar and the sycophants blame everyone else, that is fascism. When Digvijay ‘Dhimmi’ Singh compares Hindu outfits with Nazis, that is fascism. When a party, as an ideology, paints a majority community outfit as a terrorist group lending support to the nation’s enemies that is fascism!
In no country in the world is the majority community associated with the ideology of terrorism, except in Islamic countries. It is only in India that the Congress (Islamic) accuses Hindus of terrorism. Not just accusations, Digvijay Singh even patronises a book launch. A book with the title ‘26/11 An RSS Conspiracy’ and the only ones smiling are the Pakistani terrorists. The Bihar election results, one thought, would have taught a lesson or two to the Congress that divisive and identity politics may be out of fashion. But will they learn? Let’s see if abusing Hindus well help their future.
In her times, Indira Gandhi often blamed a ‘foreign hand’ for all the evils she and the country faced. Oddly enough, we can blame the ‘foreign hand’ even today.