Monday, January 21, 2013

Anna Hazare's Speech At Chintan Shivir - Jaipur



The former army driver and prominent social activist, Anna Hazare, made an appearance at the Congress Chintan Shivir at Jaipur on January 20. We have come to know Anna to campaign for better governance, a Lokpal bill and empowering the people, especially the poor. He has also frequently made appeals to make Gram Panchayats have a more influential role in governance. I would like to quote some statements verbatim. Note: While I quote verbatim I had to correct a few grammatical errors that were in the original text. (Quotes in blue and are numbered for reference)

1) The voices of the billion Indians are today that they want to greater say in government, in politics and in administration. This can’t be decided by hand full of people behind closed doors who are not fully accountable to them. They are telling us that India’s governmental system is stuck in the past it is become a system that robs people of their voice, a system that dis-empowers instead of empowering. But why we are in this situation, why is it I ask you, that our ministries do the work of Panchayats.

2) Why is it that the Supreme Court handles the load of lower houses of justice?

3) Power is grossly centralized in our country we only empower people at the top of a system. We
don’t believe in empowering people all the way to bottom. Every single day I meet people who
have tremendous understanding deep insight and no voice and all of us meet them, they are very
where. But almost always they are kept outside ours systems, no one can their voice, no matter
how much they try to speak no one listens. And then I meet people holding high positions with
tremendous voice but no understanding for the issues at hand.

4) Why is our youth angry... why are they out on the street...? They are angry because they
are alienated… They are excluded from the political class. They watch from the side-lines... as
the powerful drive around in their Lal Battis… Why are the women suffering... because their
voice is being trampled upon by people who have arbitrary powers over their lives. Why are the
poor confined to powerlessness and poverty...

5) RTI allows every single Indian to personally take on the battle against corruption.

6) People who are corrupt stand up and talk about eradicating corruption… and then people
who disrespect women everyday over day of their life… talk about women rights.

I could go on and on but I’m sure you can search online for the full text of the speech and read it on many sites. So what was the response to Anna’s speech? Predictably, NDTV, CNN-IBN and all similar channels were singing praises like they were Lady Gaga themselves. Well, as you guessed, the speech was harsh and slamming the govt and the Congress party for all their ills. This social champion had specially descended from heaven or flown down from United Nations to offer his expert observations on all that is ailing India. One newspaper, Free Press Journal, though didn’t seem to agree with the Barkhas, Sagarikas, Pallavis and Chaubejis:

Only a dimwit would be fooled about the real objective of the Jaipur Shivir. The entire charade was enacted to serenade the Congress’s not-so-young Prince. All else was peripheral to the exercise. Mani Shankar Aiyar, who otherwise makes much to-do about being a modern intellectual, did not see anything wrong in beseeching Rahul Gandhi to take his `rightful place’ at the head of the party.

Well, well, the speech that Rahul Gandhi gave could have come from any activist agitating at Jantar Mantar. Even Arvind Kejriwal could have given this speech. It seems all these years Rahul Gandhi was neither part of the Congress nor handling any issue related to the govt that he criticises. A man whose record of even the minor routine of attending parliament is dubious to say the least is now talking from a written script about what ails govt, our systems and the party. Shameless sycophants like Jairam Ramesh and Mani Shankar Aiyar then call his speech an “Obama moment”. Two people echoing the same statement is clearly a well thought out sound-bite for the media after the speech. Our local hero, who is mostly abroad, has nothing to show for his life except showing up once in a while here and there. The only other achievement in his life is probably being born in the Gandhi family.

The choreography was even better. He gives his speech like a college boy driven by idealism and Sheila Dikshit is moved enough to hug him and kiss Sonia Gandhi’s hand. There’s nothing wrong there. What exactly was the substance of the speech? Nothing really! The whole exercise of the so called Chintan Shivir was not to accept drawbacks, crimes and improve but glorify the Gandhis again and make the elevation of RahulG to VP some celestial event. Their spokie comes out and declares RahulG is now No.2 in the party. If the media and other Congress members really thought that called for a statement then I don’t think I can imagine bigger idiots on earth. When was the Gandhi less than No.2 or No.1 anyway? Like it or not Priyanka Vadra, (who becomes Gandhi when needed) is any day No.3 so maybe these guys will hold another ceremony for her someday.

Sure, the playing badminton with Indira Gandhi’s guards, deaths in the family provides an emotional touch and tear-jerking for some. But what was the context or relevance other than emotional appeal for his own party members? Weren’t they already slaves anyway? All the numbered quotes reflect on evils that have been brought about by none other than the Congress party itself. Let’s take it point-wise on his quotes:

1) He talks about people running systems behind closed doors. Has he ever looked at his own PM? MMS is a guy who even runs his press meetings behind closed doors. What kind of PM does that? RahulG himself is a pathetic hide and seek player who invited the press to a secret breakfast meet during the UP election campaign in March 2012. Who exactly is hiding behind closed doors?

2)  If the SC handles lower courts issues it’s simply because unless the SC is moved the corrupt ministers in the Congress and UPA don’t seem to be prosecuted by natural law. Even today, most of the corrupt from the party are gleefully in top positions and free. Is it any surprise the speech could have been drafted for Anna Hazare?

3) Youth is angry? They’re out on streets? Well, where were you hiding when they were out during the Lokpal agitation? Where were you when they were agitating over the Delhi Gangrape incident? Where do you normally celebrate your birthdays while your faithful slaves cut the cake and feed it to your posters? Why are women suffering? What happened to Kalawati, probably the only woman you ever met and promised to solve her problems? Why are women molested and raped right under your own nose in Delhi? Any answers? You’re lucky that the 300 journalists you ferried to Jaipur and paid for their hotel and food aren’t going to ask you these questions. You’re lucky none of your sycophants are going to ask you these questions.

4) RTI battles corruption? Okay, let us know why your own travel information is not being revealed for years against RTI applications. Let us know why travel expense information of SoniaG is not being revealed under RTI. Who is going to answer for the strange and curious deals and funds over the National Herald that you and Sonia Gandhi are directly involved in? Will a lower court handle it or will it again take the Supreme Court?

5) People who are corrupt are talking about eradicating corruption? Which people? Did you take a closer look at some among those who applauded you or hugged you? This Congress-UPA govt has come to be known as the most corrupt govt ever in the history of Indian democracy. You or Sonia Gandhi are angels and have nothing to answer for? All this is “some other people”? Bravo!

That gentle touch of playing badminton or Mom coming into the room and crying is fine. Rediff reports that Priyanka Vadra parachuted into Jaipur and altered the script in the speech to accommodate these emotional lines. Really nice! If one were to ask some intelligent men and women in the Congress to speak the truth I have no doubts they will admit that Rahul Gandhi is no leader material but they have no choice but to use the Gandhi name for votes. Nothing less, nothing more! And this guy wants to develop others as leaders. This guy who has lived a life bloopers so far. Someone who calls voters “beggars” and even clarifies that it’s not metaphor. On the same day as this speech, Sushil Shinde made the most stupid speech about “Hindu terror”. At the heart of the Congress, such men who hate Hindus are the ministers. Chintan indeed! I’m not sure if Justice Katju is right in calling 90% Indians fools, but I’m damn sure the Congress definitely thinks so.

Lastly, “I woke up this morning in the night, it was dark outside and I found I was writing this post last night. It was an emotional moment”. If you’re a follower of Rahul Gandhi, that is not very hard to do.

59 comments :

  1. Awesome article.. I can feel the rage inside me when i am reading this.. Please do keep posting these.. People should know what kind of Drama this congress is doing.. thanks

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  2. hahahaaa,THATS FOR THE LAST PARA!Initially when I started to read thought they had bought over Anna too!LOL.One thing has definitely changed.He did not role up his sleeve this one time.MAKEOVER??

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  3. I needed more Rahul bashing, how much ever you read u cant have enough of congress bashing, I am having never ever dying hunger for it, keep bashing these bastards,retards

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  4. It would have been rather more appropriate for this site to manage a name which is real reflector of your work. Anyway, deft effort. Moreover,conflict of interest and/or sources of bias is a universally acceptable module.

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    1. What is this bizarre comment? Part of the Prince's declaration not read out before the subjects at the Durbar?

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  5. I cannot understand what was "news" about this whole RG & Chintan Shivir episode? Why are news channels flooding with him being anointed for his "rightful gaddi". I thought all Indians knew this all way along that he was anyways going to come one day, speak like a yuvraj and again be done with it. Whether him or our current prime minister, who ever is in the position, it doesn't matter, life of Indian politics & public will remain same as long as Congress will remain the ruling party.

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    1. Why are news channels flooding with him being anointed for his "rightful gaddi"..?
      Coz all these media houses are GHULAMS of KHANGRESS...:) LOL

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  6. haha!!! amazing read.. you are such a wise and real crook! I sincerely hope this article is printed in a news paper and many more people read it ....:)God bless you!

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  7. Rahul speaks as if he was in some other plane these days!He is also responsible for all the ills of present govt including corruption. If he has some novel ideas for India's development and if he is serious about that, he should immediately take over as PM and allow us to have a sample of his magic before 2014 elections. His speech was bereft of politics !

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  8. Great, excellent. At least now Poodle is not No. 2 or 3 is a great news. As for the Amul baby he loved to play badminton with Shuttle Corks, now it is more of supple $$$$s. Well not much has changed. Congis are born corrupt. When they join Congress they know damn well that they can never be a PM, as long as a Psuedo Gandhi is there. But they know well there is no Accountibility or Responsibility and you are free to loot country like Nadir Shah. Mr. Poodle Singh has ruined the economy and what ever is left, this baby will ensure is gone. To me we better call India a Doomed Nation. Sad, but true. Republic is doomed, nothing to celebrate on this 26/1.

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    1. Celebrate 26/1..? Huh!... It's like celebrating slavery of congress..

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  9. Well when I saw Rahul Gandhi speaking and media channels breaking news for us that he is "now" no 2, I laughed my ass off. I know the moment when this half damanged sperm reached soni's egg. Sorry for being rude but see I am not as half as rude as the Gandhi's are to the nation and insult to our intelligence.

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    1. atleast we should maintain the sanctity of this space (as the blogger maintains)by not using such language.it is very easy to use abusive language while replyin. peace and respect.

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  10. Dear Ravi - Great Job

    The chap has not excelled in any activity in life. Had he not been a "Gandhi" would have found it difficult to make the ends meet.

    Is it just a coincidence that the Joker of a Home Minister goes talking about Hindu terrorism to support the point of Clown Prince made to foreigners.

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  11. This speech was all over the news but they didn't bother showing the Vibrant Gujarat summit.

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  12. During my school days, number 2 meant shit. Till yesterday, RG was unofficial number 2 and now congress has officially acknowleged RG as number 2.

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    1. Dear Bhrastacharpeeditindian,

      Your Joke was Innocent but Under the belt. ha ha

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    2. 'Under the belt' - Ha,ha,ha, you have 'raised' the joke !

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  13. This article which actually exposes the congress in its entity, should be translated in Hindi and circulated every where, can any one? translate and i will put my efforts to ciculate to maximum possible.

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    1. Best way is through a free newspaper

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    2. Idea is good but which of our newspapers will have the guts to publish such an article?

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  14. Simply brilliant.

    It beggars to believe what the intelligent Congress see in this Gandhi family. But at the same time it tells you how disgustingly corrupt this scum ministers are that they are happy to take back seat and continue looting the country while putting a puppet like Mon Mon Singh or Rahul baba in the limlight.

    Shameful and disgusting. Really disappointed with the likes Ayer and Jairam Ramesh.

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  15. The IITs were not required to produce thinkers like Anna Hazare.
    What is the use of IITs if they produce intellectuals like Jairam Ramesh?

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  16. Rahul G's speeches are greatly admired by one amazing scholar- Sanjay Jha.

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    1. Sanjay Jha.. a shameless character, whenever opens mouth..utters venom...

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  17. Hi,

    WTE ( waitress turned empress ) is dividing india on basis of religion , caste , gender and even “states for FDI and against FDI”.

    Queen bee and AKD ( akkal ka dushman ) never come on TV –as they cant think clearly and cannot answer questions. They can only read out prepared speeches.

    THEY CANNOT DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN DESH DROHIS AND DESH BHAKTS.

    Indian Hindus and now cornered in their own country , and invaders religions are sponsored by sops and force.

    super slimy mani shankar aiyar supports shinde regarding "hindu terrorism"--to cement his place with hindu hating queen bee. rajya sabha must be abolished-- such jokers can never win an election.

    Punch into google search IS RAHUL GANDHI FIT TO BE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA VADAKAYIL

    Capt ajit vadakayil
    ..

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  18. Absolutely brilliant!!!!
    Wonder how many months it took Rahul baba to train for this speech...He must be so exhausted by now that he will jet off to London/Paris et al for teh next 5 months to recuperate...

    He talks as though somebody else is responsible for the ills plaguing our society...Congress has been ruling for 60+ years , so if they are not the ones who created this mess , wonder who it is......

    Waiting for Jaggi to write a piece on baba's speech

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  19. Rahul spoke that when his father took over as PM India was considered to be a worthless nation...Hello werent your illustrious great grandpa and grandma ruling the country since Independence? So you are accepting that it was your own family which is responsible for the ills visited upon this nation.
    Secondly I wonder how in a democracy media can use words like "coronation", "prince", "heir apparent"? Either we are a monarchy then or this is a sham democracy.

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  20. Well said! Is Congress such an impotent party that it cannot have even a good speech writer? Sibal says Rs 100 cr needed to counter BJP on the social media. Is the Congress thinking that mere propaganda is responsible for people coming out on the streets? A clueless party with listless leaders manages to hoodwink people again and again. I believe this trend will be broken in 2014

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  21. Salute Raviji .. the funny thing of Rahul's speech was people seating there at Shivir.
    Rahul Says: Congress is indiscipline organization ..
    Response: Clap Clap Clap ..
    Rahul Says: "&^!&£%&^%*^*£(*&"
    Response: Clap Clap Clap ..

    foolishness .. and i never found speech emotional at all. It looked like they are playing some drama over there.

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    1. If the microphone at the meet was re-wired and anti-congress speech was aired blotting out the actual speech, it would have been funny!

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  22. There is a saying in Telugu which roughly translates to "street dogs celebrate every marriage in town". MSM reaction to Rahul Baba is no different. I could not get what is so much great in reading out a written speech and citing own family incidents. Earlier "standing ovation" given to really great things. But it has changed dramatically that "standing ovation" seems a way to stretch your legs.

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    1. @PPR - "street dogs celebrate every marriage in town" he he hee great one.May be our forefathers knew that some day some moron will be "made" to rule our country.That's why they have coind such sayings so long ago.

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  23. This over-the-top Re-branding exercise of Rahul is laughable.The channels(NDTV types)/Journalists(empaneled for TV shows)went berserk in doing the PR exercise. Yesterday I saw in Nidhi Razdan's show some four journalists along with the anchor trying hard to heckle Venkaiah Naidu. Similarly in Arnab's show, "within the HUGE appreciation for Rahul and MASSIVE controversy regarding Gadkari" six journalists and two congress spokespersons along with the anchor were trying to corner Nirmala Sitharaman.Finally,one journalist Neerja Choudhary said she too started weeping in Jaipur when she heard Rahul Gandhi speak.Instead of mixing one or at the most two spoons of sugar in a cup of tea, they have already mixed 15..20..spoons and still continuing. Where is the common sense?

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  24. SUPERB piece yet again, Ravi!! You hit the nail on the head! The Congis must think we are a nation of fools if they think people will buy into all this crap. I just hope we don't prove them right by voting this Govt. back in in 2014.

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  25. I remember Russell Peters, Canadian Stand up Comedian saying in his one of the show: that his father use to scare him saying "SOMEBODY GONNA GET HURT REAL BAD" and he never use to tell that somebody is who? but Russell and the whole auditorium knew that Somebody was Russell himself. lol

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  26. as you have rightly put, its a charade, a nautanki. i mean, a master making an emotional speech to his slaves to tighten his grip as a master. 65 years of independence and rule is a long enough time. congress created a mess all these years and ironically does not know whom to blame. not one thing is in genuine control of this government whether prices, economy, inflation, internal security, external security, infrastructure, drinking water, electricity, sanitation, irrigation, healthcare, railways, roadways nothing, absolutely nothing. and how can it, when the vision itself is confined to majority and minority, all these issues are complex nuclear physics and rocket science.

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  27. a speech which can be safely termed as garbage, the whole media and the sycophants are head over heels. had there been even a percent of substance, god help us.

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  28. Readers of this blog, Please also read this-
    http://www.beingcynical.com/2013/01/rahul-gandhi-as-vp-beating-around-bush.html

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  29. I spent 40-45 minutes to download and watch his speech, and those seem one of the worst few minutes of my life. What a loser !

    Anyone who clapped/hugged or praised his speech is a paid hypocrat. Period.

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  30. After MSM went to town hailing the "Obamesque", "reading of speech" of RahulG, I heard the speech and agree with your assessment totally! The forced and unnatural passion, out-of context emotional references to badminton, father crying, grand-mother dying, could not have been missed by any-one with average intelligence! The height of the childishness was to announce to the slaves, that emotional part of the speech will follow! The clever ploy to berate the Govt & his own party as if he belonged to another planet, was disgusting. It is clear, however hard Barkha may try, this species can't be evolved ever!

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  31. When Anna was arrested I wrote this on Facebook.. thogh the narrative has changed but contents are still cogent-
    Considering the extraordinary knack of congress for knavery and mischief, I think, only way they will think of wriggling out of this stronghold of Anna and break this logjam (of janlokpal demand) is to make “PM scapegoat”!!! I don’t have any doubts, unlike Yeduyarappa’a case MM Singh will pose any problem. Either he himself willingly (to show his loyalty to 10 Janpath) resign or will be forced easily by congressmen to tender his resignation (of course on health ground.. don’t think absurd).. He became PM not because of his knowledge, experience or educational background but “by default” as the need of the hour (desired quality at that point of time was) a meek, week and submissive personality and who else than MM Singh was more worthy for the job, and his past experience as Bureaucrat was an added quality as it ensured that he will not question Netas for any wrong doings!! Sonia Ji knew that he won’t pose any problem when asked to step down, whenever “Yuvraj” is fit to be throned!!! And congressmen got more in return than they could have imagined!!! They projected a Mr. clean image for MM Singh and encashed and utilized it to the maximum!! It would have been difficult for Sonia to manage any other seasoned politicians as PM (like Pranabh Mukharjee, Arjun Singh (he was alive then), Chidambaram etc.) .. She also knew her trusted ones like Diggi raja, Motilala Vohra, Fernandez, Anthony etc won’t be accepted by common man as PM.. So who else than MM Singh was more befitting for this job… He was like god sent for her.. Clean image, great acceptance by nation, a biological wonder (according to Subramanayam Swami our PM is a biological wonder as he is born without a spine), Noddy nature makes him fit for the job… she could run the show with the help of Sibbal, PC, Pranabh Mukharjee and he just acted as rubber stamp but in all wrongdoing they would hide behind clean image of PM!!
    Now after exploiting his clean image to maximum, he is of no use to the party!! I don’t think nation can take any more corruption on face value of Mr. MM Singh!! His credibility and image is lost… And probably lost forever.. So he has lost his usefulness as a puppet and now can be of use to party only as a scapegoat!!!
    Now comes the time for Mr. Rahul Gandhi to enter as savior!!! Will talk to Anna ji… accept his demands.. Obviously showing all the demands as his own vision and thought and indispensable for nation!! After Rahul’s recent visit to Swiss (which according to Vishva Bandhu Gupta and Ram Jethmalani was to transfer all money from Swiss Bank to another safe tax heaven and to sign some treaties and deals so the names can never be disclosed) he is fit (clean and purified) to be the head of the state!! I think, in a nation where half population is illiterate and one third just surviving somehow as Rs 20 per day (forming the major vote bank and making so called educated and aware middle class irrelevant)… Rahul ji will be new incarnation of God… A new Avtar!!! Born to correct the wrongdoing of “present PM”!!!

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  32. Great article again. I hope crores of Indians read this article and all other articles on this website and boycott the MSM.

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  33. Oh Come'on, Rahul is such a genius, how could you be so uncharitable Ravinar ?

    Please educate yourself !! http://www.rahulgandhiachievements.com/

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    1. He He Hee. :D Did the guys registered the domain only of this purpose?!

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    2. good one - the slate is clean

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  34. As always your logical, rational and factual approach puts to rest all the crap being dished out by MSM!!

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  35. I am writing this without any reference to this present blog.

    In this gloomy scenerio in our country we should thank congress for entertaining the masses everyday on TV by presenting the jokers like,
    Manish Tiwari (rememberthe comment "head to toe in corruption" regarding Anna Hazare), pornstar AMS, MMS (proponent of original theory: Money does not grow on Trees), Kapil Sibal (for giving us new word to english dictionary called sibalising the losses, PC ( for telling us that there is no loss in Coal scam since the coal is under mother earth), Sushil Kumar shinde for telling us about Hindu terror and that people will forget all scams like Bofors scam, Jaiswal for telling us that wife of long years is not attractive enough, Funny shankar Aiyar (he thinks he is the only Solomon on this mother earth),Renuka Chaudhary ( where is she nowadays? not seen on TV. Has she gone with her family on Vacation at exchequers expense? , Miss her antics. Would have loved to hear her Soundbites on RG being no.2.....and others.

    Congress is giving us such good entertainment and we ungrateful Indians are still complaining.

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  36. What is the future of our country?

    How long this will continue? In last three four years after watching Ramdev/Anna hazare, I hav concluded that these so called intelectuals are comparatively more responsible (than politicians) for the sorry state of affairs of our country.

    After hearing comments logics of these intellectuals aapne baal nochne ko dil krta hai....

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    1. I am sure ..during general elections these so called intelectuals Ramdev/Anna will favor Congress.

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  37. If RG becomes PM in 2014, we shall all be selling bananas on the street.

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  38. Hi Ravinar,
    Could you please write about moron ShitDay(Shinde).. This man has crossed all the limits...

    Regards,
    Ajuba

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  39. Yesterday while projecting Rahul credentials HT has added that Rahul has got no corruption taint which was surprising as the "National Herald Scam" worth 1600 crore worth scam by the Gandhis and their open loot was dug out by subramaniam swamy which our MSM grandly ignored.
    It was sad that even in social media this scam was rarely being talked about.

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  40. The last line isso cake-worthy that it makes me want to feed cake to your poster!

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  41. what was Anna Hazare doing in Chintan Shivir of Congress Party against whom he fasted at Jantar Mantar?
    Does that proves that it was their stooge or something?

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