(This is a MaxiPost)
India and Pakistan aren’t exactly at war but they aren’t “bitter friends” either. Still, if the Army Heads of the two countries ran into each other at some international event or an international meeting of military heads it is natural that they will be cordial and courteous to each other. And they may shake hands too. But what would you think of our Army Chief if he is frequently at parties and functions with his Paki counterpart, laughing, joking and having drinks? You would obviously wonder if the guy is serious about his commitment to the Indian Army and Jawans. It may not be the best judgement but people are often known by the company they keep. A Shekhar Gupta or Bachi Karkaria in the company of Tarun Tejpal wouldn’t alarm us. They are natural mafia-friends. So why would our media go nuts if Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif run into each other at multilateral meets like SAARC or UN? Their obsession with a failed state and its PM can only be “motivated” by forces other than common sense. I believe Pak is a nuisance and hindrance to the progress of SAARC (or to the progress of anything). Let’s read a bit of what TheJaggi has to say:
“India needs to downgrade SAARC to a mere talk-shop, and focus instead on bilateral deals with the rest, excluding Pakistan. The only reason SAARC exists is to give the members an appearance of amity; the only reason it cannot be shut down completely is because it gives China an opening to create its own South Asian Forum by excluding India… Pakistan has been a virus in the circuits of SAARC for as long as one can remember. As this NDTV report today (26 November) suggests, in the current summit as many as three agreements - two for improving road and rail connections and a third for integrating the power grids so that SAARC countries can trade in electricity – will be junked as Pakistan has said nein. And Pakistan is placing roadblocks because it wants to force India to start talking and do a deal on Kashmir – which is impossible. Apart from resuming talks without purpose, there is no way to make a deal on Kashmir without further vivisection – which is not acceptable to India”.
Yet, Pak’s “useful idiots” in India like Barkha Dutt, Sudheen Kulkarni, S. Varadarajan & Co and even the high-decibel ranters on TimesNow have reduced every international meet to a Pakistan and Nawaz Sharif chorus. Their juvenile obsession with this Pak nonsense blacks out every other good thing that India may be achieving with other neighbours. There has to be a reason. Some of these “useful idiots” have to be ISI-funded or Fai-fighters:
Even in these comic bursts they aren’t really seeking anything other than to poke holes into the Modi-Sarkar and waiting around the corner for a major gaffe to happen. They were trashing BJP when it was in the Opposition and they are trashing it now when it is the ruling party. Nothing changes. NaMo doesn’t have too many friends in the media (or even in his own party or Opposition). A majority of them are sworn to bitch about him all their lives. They coin terms according to their convenience for veiled and subtle nonsense as this tweet and a response to it shows:
I have added “more” to the tweet above as the word appears to have been missed out. So “Soft separatism” is the new invention. It does not occur to Radiagirl that people can also be absorbed into the mainstream process with the condition of shunning all kinds of separatism. But for her and her media-mafia to thrive, some level of conflict has to exist. This is what Modi-Sarkar has to watch for in the media and I am sure his media cell or whatever is observing this but some of the signals coming from his govt are quite bizarre. There is, however, acknowledgement from some that the media’s out-dated games are not fooling people anymore:
Because the BJP is seen as a party of the Hindutva agenda the media and the Sickulars and their cronies will trash and blow up anything beyond proportions. That’s what they did with the Sadhvi Niranjan episode. After the recent terror-attack in Kashmir in which 11 Jawans were killed Commies like Sitaram Yechury and Rashid Alvi of Congress want Modi Sarkar to start talks with Pak. That is like they want to reward a rapist with a harem. Yechury, member of the #65traitors, says in Parliament “Forget black money, we must bring back PM to India”. As a sarcastic remark that is fine but what do these morons imagine? Let’s see, the BRICS meeting in Brazil was organised by Modi for a joyride? The UNGA was organised by him? The SAARC meeting was organised by him? The ASEAN meet was organised by him? But the anti-India forces will continue to attempt creating untruthful perceptions as they have done for over 60 years. But the BJP has been voted to power, with a clean majority, precisely to change these fake perceptions and do so boldly. They have been voted for change. Decisive change and not Incremental fallacies!
The time for BJP’s ministers and its members to compare their actions or statements on issues with the Congress is over. Congress is the lowest standard of politics and country-management besides being anti-Hindu, a terror-sympathiser and genetically corrupt. And changes need tough decisions. People would be more willing to swallow bitter pills in the first year of a new govt than in the last year. But it seems that everyone from Modi to the last motley minister in the new govt just wants to be “nice”. Or maybe they want to “appear” to be nice to everyone. Just like the Army Chiefs in the first para, it is okay to be cordial and courteous with politicians across the spectrum. After all politicians are a community and need not be enemies. But you cannot frequently sleep with those you should be prosecuting and claim you are bringing change. In particular, politicians cannot be bedmates of media crooks and vice versa. Any journalist who is in bed with politicians is clearly the public’s worst enemy. All the top media celebs have enriched themselves by sleeping with politicians and the establishment. The rouges naturally inspire such cartoons:
If there are BJP ministers or party members blabbering some nonsense every week then there are ministers who go one step further. Arun Jaitley is in some event or forum almost every week. He went on a TV Yatra with his Black Money crap. He then attends a show with P Chidambaram, the guy Jaitley should be prosecuting for various offences (with his son Karthi PC). PC is known as the “friend, father and philosopher” of black money. That’s the company Jaitley keeps. What is the message you’re sending to people? Not just that, he launches a book by a scumbag:
It is alright for a minister to launch a book by anyone – journalist, industrialist or artist. But why would you launch a book by Rajdeep Sardesai, one of the biggest crooks and scumbags in the media? A roll-call of Rajdeep’s significant accomplishments that landed him a Padma Shri by the Congress – Lies about Gujarat 2002, abusing Modi for a decade and abusing the general public along with his partner and being a boot-licker of Congress. Added spice includes – suppressing the Cash4Votes scam on instructions of the Congress, abusing Indians on foreign soil and roughing up a visitor to the PM’s public function in New York. You want to be seen with this scumbag and launch his book? What does it say about your commitment to those who supported you against scoundrels like Rajdeep? Still, a book launch is nothing to scream about but it seems to be a disease with the TV-hugging morons of BJP as this pic shows:
Nothing wrong in Nitin Gadkari sharing a public platform with Prithviraj Chavan but he too wants to be “nice” in launching the book by a scumbag. What is such ass-licking for? No one suggests vendetta or revenge but what are the signals this motley crew of ministers sending out? Every day one of the BJP ministers is on TV with some event or the other. How serious are you about your job? Devendra Phadnavis was hardly CM for a month and the first thing he did was go on a TV Yatra on all the major channels. And he was also busy with media events in his first month with the HT Summit crap with Barkha Dutt. What kind of CM is this? He came with the reputation of a good performer but the moment he is in power he is sending all the signals of a Pappu. “Winners get busy with business…. Losers rush to the media”.
Wait! Two ministers launching the same book wasn’t enough. The Johny-come-lately in the Central Cabinet couldn’t resist. Manohar Parrikar too was launching Rajdeep’s book at some LitterFest. Only a failed writer and a failing book would need so many launches over and over again (Rajdeep also had a Patnaik-launch in Odisha). What does it say of a so-called journalist when he wants politicians to launch his book? And what does it say of the politicians when they line up to launch the same book repeatedly? This is nothing but mutual ass-licking of the worst kind. Modi once taunted Sheila Dikshit as a “Ribbon-cutting-CM”. How exactly are his ministers any different? They’re not just busy with ribbon-cutting but these Johnies are cutting the same ribbon over and over again. Parrikar, in particular, cut a sorry figure and attended the silly event on a day that 11 Jawans were killed by terrorists in Kashmir:
It didn’t stop there. Parrikar later made a statement that the fight against terror will continue:
To be continued… ? I am sure Parrikar means well but how is that any different from the statements of the Congis? “Cowardly act, dastardly attack, attack on democracy, India will not bow to terrorists, strongly condemn”… Blah Blah! Statements are fine but people do want to see some action, they are tired of words. Nobody is suggesting go to war or bomb Pakistan. Surely, there must be other ways to retaliate. Stop trade with Pak; evict all Paki squatters from India. Where is the brains trust of BJP with any new idea to combat this menace? This menace has been so chronic that it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have an “Anti-terror Ministry” to focus on it. There may be many things being done which may not be available to the public but people do wish to see some action. On TimesNow, the morons keep screaming with a hashtag #IndiaFightsBack. Really? How exactly is India fighting back? 11 Jawans and 9 civilians killed by 6 terrorists. That’s a fightback? A fightback is when a country hits back and pushes terror operators and grinds them to dust. Soldiers dying in “defence” cannot always be a fightback. This jingoism will not help Jawans who keep dying for no reason at the hands of terrorists or Left extremists within India. Modi too praised the dedication of our soldiers but people are asking questions about politicians:
People want change and people want to see a change in public discourse. The BJP spokies are diseased with FEAR. They believe that if they don’t go to silly TV debates their opponents will run away with the issue or score points over them. On the contrary, the more you are seen on TV the more the people’s revulsion for you. And if TV debates held any meaning BJP wouldn’t be in power at the Centre and in the many States they recently won. Choose the debates and appearances carefully. Not all issues need a debate on TV and the BJP ministers and spokies need not feed the nonsense of the media orgasms. This may be a mutual game for politicians and the media but ordinary people do recognise the foolishness:
It’s not just ordinary people on social media; even your humble neighbour-hood Auto-wallah doesn’t miss the point. He reminds himself every minute with a sticker “I hate news channels – Big Liars”:
In a media interaction Arun Shourie says ‘Modi may be an agent of change, but he has to reshape an entire ocean’. A little excerpt from his interaction reads as under:
“So the reform has to be much deeper. When people assume office, they forget how deeply the system has to be changed. They get surrounded by an impenetrable fog of self-satisfaction. And media makes the fog more dense. Their photographs are everywhere. The industrialist says you are ‘almighty’s gift to us’. I am told secretaries have started speaking this way. They think change has already come. Our job is to keep them awake”.
In his campaign Modi had stated repeatedly that the difference in the 2014elections was that people not only wanted to throw out a non-performing, corrupt govt but they want the corrupt punished. His govt and his ministers are hardly giving any signs of punishing the corrupt. Nobody is expecting any miracles but at the same time nobody expected the cavalier conduct of Modi’s ministers or their frivolous penchant for the media. Nobody expects Modi Sarkar to be indulging in vendetta but nobody wants the govt to be “nice” to the corrupt.
On a different note, the Opposition agitated in Parliament and Sadhvi Niranjan quickly apologised for her “Haramzada” comment. The Opposition got it too easily without having to agitate some more. The BJP wanted to play the “Nice guys”. Since they got the apology all too easily and tasted blood, the rag-tag Opposition continued to agitate for a censure motion and kept demanding her resignation. They continued the blockade of parliament over the issue. They get the apology and then gloat that the PM is on the “defensive” as does the media. There is no problem with the apology but if you concede too easily then they will want to score even more with their continuing agitation and demands. The stalemate ended with the RS Chairman’s appeal to all MPs to be civil in their language. Absurd drama!
Little Miss Margery Meanwell went through most of her life with one shoe till a rich man gave her a pair. So she went around town telling everyone she now had two shoes. She grew to be a good woman and married a rich widower. She earned the nickname “Goody two shoes”. The BJP had one shoe, the people gave them two. And now they are running all around telling everyone they have a pair. Nobody voted you to be “Goody two shoes”.