“If a majority are capable of preferring their own private interest, or that of their families, counties, and party, to that of the nation collectively, some provision must be made in the constitution, in favour of justice, to compel all to respect the common right, the public good, the universal law, in preference to all private and partial considerations… And that the desires of the majority of the people are often for injustice and inhumanity against the minority, is demonstrated by every page of history… To remedy the dangers attendant upon the arbitrary use of power, checks, however multiplied, will scarcely avail without an explicit admission some limitation of the right of the majority to exercise sovereign authority over the individual citizen… In popular governments [democracies], minorities [individuals] constantly run much greater risk of suffering from arbitrary power than in absolute monarchies…”……….John Adams
The Elected Power bows before the Unconstitutional Ribald Outfit
27 May 2015, New Delhi: In his first response to the Rahul Gandhi’s oft-repeated “suit boot sarkar” jibe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said in an interview to news agency Press Trust of India that Congress is still smarting from its crushing defeat in last year’s national election. The Congress has not been able to “digest” its crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha polls even after one year. The Prime Minister said in the current dispensation, power is now “wielded only by constitutional means”. If the charge is that “we are working through constitutional channels and not listening to any extra constitutional authorities, then I plead guilty to that charge,” PM Modi said. “The people have punished them for their sins of omission and commission. We thought they would learn from this, but it looks as though they are proving right the earlier saying that if con is the opposite of pro, then Congress is the opposite of progress.”
Sep 3, 2015, New Delhi. Within four months, all those tall claims look like the long drawn bows. The RSS and ministers of the government are holding a three-day coordination meeting here that began on Wednesday. You accused your opponent of what you yourself are doing today in the broad light without inhibitions. I don’t know what this tactic is called. The only appropriate word that comes to my mind and which could sum up the situation is BOOMERANG. A boomerang is traditionally a long wooden device that comes in many shapes and sizes depending on their geographic or tribal origins and intended function. Ancient Egyptian have been pioneered and experimented with returning boomerangs. BJP is facing a boomerang this week as the teams of ministers are registering their presence in the court of RSS; presenting their report cards to Mohan Bhagwat and Co and taking instructions of how to proceed further while they run the government.
Simply put, 31 percent of Indian voters have catapulted Narendra Modi from the remote conclaves of Gandhinagar to the center stage of Delhi. They had voted for ‘Sab ka saath Sab ka Vikas’ ‘Return of Black Money’ ‘Corruption Free Governance’ and ‘Secure Borders.’ Each and every promise on which the 31 % Indian voted NDA is ending in smoke as the government is expressing its inability to fulfill those promises; pushing the excuses and taking turn after turn and U turns. Farmers are unhappy; Business leaders are getting impatient as nothing seems to move and retired soldiers are gathered at Jantar Mantar, staging their protest against the hard promise that BJP had made about OROP. In this atmosphere of frustration and hopelessness, ministers of the government giving presentations to a non-elected questionable entity and the members of a supposedly non-political organization is behaving like the Real Super Power that has kept on leash the elected representatives. The RSS is appraising the performance of NaMo government. Literally it is nothing but a grave travesty of democracy. “A government is answerable to parliament and people of India and NOT to an outfit that had been banned thrice since it came into existence. The first restriction on RSS was imposed by no other than the Iron Man of India” – Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.
The Congress has criticised the meeting of RSS and BJP leaders and said that the central government was controlled by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. “It confirms that the RSS is controlling this government and its ministers are answerable to RSS rather than being accountable to the people of India. This explains why the prime minister has remained mum through all the scams, the slide in the economy and the rapid fall in development of the country,” he said.
Congress spokesman Shri Surjewala said a constitutionally elected government was being held captive to the diktats of an “extra-constitutional, divisive and fascist organization like RSS”. “It only goes on to prove that the government of the day is neither run by the elected representatives of the people nor is it guided by the idea of welfare of the people. It is run by ministers who report to and take orders from an organization – the RSS – that does not believe in India as defined by the constitution. In that sense, this entire drama is a grave mockery of the constitution itself”
How shameful it’s for history of democratic India that instead of the holy precincts of national bodies, India’s national security and education matters are being discussed with the members of an organization whose founder leaders had the proven records of collaboration with the British Masters; those who were admirers of Hitler and believed in discrimination based on religion and culture.
“RSS Samanvay Biathak today discussed scenario of national security (internal and external) besides national education scenario,” RSS prachar pramukh Manmohan Vaidya posted on the official RSS Twitter handle, summing up the day’s deliberations. According to sources, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani made a presentation on the education scenario in the country. Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a presentation on national security. Article 370, the Naga peace accord, border related issues and the recent terrorist attacks figured in the deliberations. And Gujarat’s Patel reservation issue also figured in the meet.
BJP president Amit Shah, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar and Health Minister J.P. Nadda attended the meeting. Ram Madhav, a Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary who was formerly with the RSS, and BJP general Secretary (organisation) Ram Lal were also present. It is expected that deeper discussion would follow when Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the BJP-RSS meet being held at a Madhya Pradesh government guest house in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.
“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!”……….Bob Marley
By Naim Naqvi