Thus spake Rahul Gandhi while addressing a two-day media conclave of his party members on July 22: "Keep the level of debate dignified; don't let the language or the attack be below the belt. We are the party of Mahatma Gandhi". I safely assume the warning was only for language and not for actions. Even as he was speaking some of his Youth Congress goons forced a restaurant in Mumbai to temporarily shut down. Reason being a hilariously sarcastic footnote the restaurant owner had printed in his bills to protest the luxury tax on AC restaurants. It read: “As per UPA government, eating money (2G, Coal, CWG scam) is a necessity and eating food in an AC restaurant is a luxury”. Sarcasm like this is bound to offend and there are thousands of other cartoons on the Congress-UPA scams. There are also reports that clearly indicate the order to shut down the restaurant came directly from Delhi. I guess it’s exactly what the Mahatma would have done. Right? This is how our media, like a box of parrots reproduces what the Gandhi man says without questioning.
MKGandhi neither wanted Congress to exist nor would he ever be a supporter or sympathiser of the present Congress. The current Congress also has no connection to the INC but they simply usurped that name without anyone objecting. This is Congress (I) as it has been since the days of Indira Gandhi. So a truthful statement by RahulG would have been “We are the party of Indira Gandhi”. That would be justified because this Congress respects democracy as much as IndiraG did. In comparison to another deed by some of his party colleagues RahulG’s Youth Congress act of shutting down a restaurant would seem a smaller offence which is in line with the party’s usual conduct. The other act borders on treason and anti-national activities. 65 MPs of different parties had written a letter to US President Barack Obama in November and December 2012 to maintain their policy of not allowing Narendra Modi a visa to enter the US.
This appeal to Obama was placed in the public domain after a public appeal by Rajnath Singh to restore Modi’s visa during his trip to the US. Rajnath’s public appeal was a silly thing to do and he should have just talked to US officials and lawmakers if he wanted to press for Modi’s case. The letter and the appeal was an initiative of an independent RS member named Mohammad Adeeb and signatories include Abhishek Singhvi, Asaduddin Owaisi, Sitaram Yechury, MP Achutan and quite a few members of RahulG’s party. The most idiotic explanation offered on TimesNow (On July 23) by Adeeb and another guy called Ali Anwar Ansari (on the right corner of the image) was that they wrote this appeal to Obama as “Journalists”. That should tell you how brainy these people are. Regardless of whether one is a journalist or a street dancer, the letter to the American president to act against an Indian citizen, especially a constitutional head like CM, is an outright anti-national act. The letter shows it wasn’t written as some private citizen even. A copy of it being circulated on the net shows official stationery of an MP with the national emblem on it. Maybe idiotic journalists get to use such stationery too.
As usual TimesNow was holding a nonsensical debate on an issue that deserved nothing but condemnation and seeking of legal action against the erring MPs. Now, why do these MPs need to be legally prosecuted? There are some very compelling reasons. Though some Congress members have shown public delight in the US revoking Modi’s visa the official GOI stand is that it has protested the US move. The Indian foreign Secretary is also on record discussing the issue with Robert Blake then US Ambassador and objecting to the visa revocation. Therefore, the action by these MPs amounts to interfering with the official foreign affairs business of the GOI and going against the official national position on the issue. If legal action seems excessive then certain a resolution in the parliament condemning this act must be moved so that such acts are not repeated. The list of signatories being circulated reads as under:
Sitaram Yechury claimed he had signed no such document although his name and signature prominently appears on it. As for the real reasons for the US revoking Modi’s visa, I have already explained it in a previous post. This has precious little do with the riots and there have been hundreds of communal riots since 2002. The MPs who did sign the petition have actually acted against India’s national interests and it should worry everyone that we have such people in the parliament. Political differences and political fights need to be fought in the Indian political arena. Going to another country to beg for action as these MPs have done is a dangerous precedent. Tomorrow some MPs might even write to the American President or the British PM to intervene and take over an Indian state because of failure of law and order. What will the Congress do then? What will the parrots in our media do then?
No less than the Supreme Court rapped Teesta Setalvad for attempting to take the Gujarat riots issue to the UN in an attempt of misadventure. Independence and freedom never course in the veins of slaves. So what next? We remember one Congress member releasing an ad with the headline “At your feet, Madamji”. These 65 MPs just reaffirmed their slavery by indirectly stating “At your feet, Obamaji”