Sunday, 12 April 2009

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...

So now Mulayam Singh Yadav and his party want to drag us back by God knows how many years by abolishing English and the use of computers. Then you have the BJP, which has been carrying out a religious progrom in Orissa along with other members of the RSS family, trying to get all the votes possible by being a party for all seasons. And of course, the Congress tops the list by fielding Tytler and Sajjan Kumar YET AGAIN, based on a "clean chit" from the CBI. Based on what evidence, I wonder? Or is it based on the fact that these two worthies belong to the ruling party? Is that the sole criterion? And then there is Mayawati, who could probably teach Robert Mugabe a thing or two about kleptocracy.

There are times when I think that the only difference between India and Zimbabwe is the fact that we have elections more frequently and there are occasional changes in the ruling party at the centre. However, we too are ruled by a bunch of thugs and kleptocrats, who, because of their lack of respect for the rule of law, have subverted every government institution to such an extent that we are vulnerable to terrorist threats from all sides. THIS IS TRUE OF EVERY PARTY, INCLUDING THE BJP. The latter used to pride itself on its discipline and its so-called cleanliness--but it has proved to be just as corrupt and equally uncaring. There's nothing to choose between Delhi 1984, Gujarat 2002 and Orissa 2008. Hence,
Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the least evil of them all?

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