RETURN OF AWARDS OR GUERRILLA WAR?
Martin Luther King Jr. once famously said, " Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. In the same vein Mahatma Gandhi once said, " What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the name of liberty and or democracy." And it will not be inappropriate to quote Winston Churchill here. Once a woman came to him and said, "If I were your husband I will give you poison" To which, Churchill replied, "If I were your husband, my good lady, I would happily drink it."
These three carry the same kind of message. Opposition to the democratic processes that provide an opportunity for change in living conditions of people, in a continuum of the past thread of laws and values on which the democracy stood the test of times, should not be based on hatred. When voices drown in the strong winds of the currents of the ocean waves, noises made by moths get drowned in the winds and waves. When one can not fight a strong enemy in a direct war, the weak and evil minded like the Maoists resort to a Guerrilla war tactic. This leads to temporary unrest in a part of the democratic country but it is difficult to sustain such a thinly spread out war on the powerful nation.
If you glance at the events unfolding in the country after the strong arm of law started stretching its arm on the mighty and powerful, noises of moths increased in volume. Intention of these small flies is to make the wheezing noise near the ears of the rulers so that they get distracted and run away from their pious duty. They expect to escape the noose. We have seen in Parliament, how a small minority tried to derail the process of reform. Even as the Government was coming out with a solution out of the logjam, there came out a rumor that with the help of foreign funded NGOs in India and their promoters outside and some ultra left wing intelligentsia who survived their day on the patronage a very corrupt and bourgeois government that looted the money of the poor and awarded pliant intellectuals are ready for making noises that distract the growth story being told by Modi.
After Modi mauled all opposition parties in a democratic election in May, 2014 there has been lurking fear in all those who indulged in corrupt practices, looted the nation's poor, indulged in violations of all acts like FEMA, who carried out sustained propaganda on individuals to see they were out of their way, who indulged in money laundering and stashed away huge amounts of cash and assets on foreign shores. The passing of Black Money Act and the expiry of the date of voluntary submission of returns on September, 30th, only catalyzed their apprehensions. Action was needed on an urgent basis. Elections to Bihar is an opportunity to see that the hands of Modi are not strengthened. But reports suggest that is is not easy to defeat NDA there. So, something must be done. There are numerous pseudo intellectuals led by the ever Nobel Economist, Dr.Amartya Sen, who used their closeness to the powers that be at that time to lobby for and get awards. There is Media that is drawing swords on the pro-active government that started investigating dubious money laundering cases and issued notices to few. There are journalists who lobbied for Ministers' posts during the pliant and corrupt regimes and who are facing heat of the recorded tapes now. There are opposition leaders and their cohorts who are being investigated and charged ASAP. There are disgruntled bureaucrats who are being shown door. There are bureaucrats on whom raids are becoming more and frequent. There are officers who have tried all tricks in the books to book Modi and his ministers in false cases and are themselves facing heat of courts now. There are NGOs who misused funds meant for poor on wine and luxuries and were caught with evidence. There are foreign elements that want to see India destabilized. All these make noises. But. as behind these noises, there is selfishness by each to save his/her skin, the noises are getting drowned in the waves of the ocean. Government knows that it should not be tempted to hastily act on these noises and be-fooled. Those who support the Modi dispensation and believe that the "Tough go about their work when the going gets tough" should not be misled that these noises are real threat as illustrated in the following Panchatantra Story.
The Jackal And The Drum
The Fall And Rise of A Merchant
JAI HIND - BHARAT MATA KI JAI