Comment on BJPs dangerous game
I happened to read this post on the Retributions blog.
Unfortunately, the retributions blog software refused to take my comment saying something like “Your comment is too long or too short – split it into multiple comments”
So I am posting my comment here, this way I wont lose it. I will retry posting it later on his blog when I have some time.
If Varun is in jail today for not controlling his emotions, we Indians also need to be in locked up for voting on the emotional issue of Varun and not on policy.
A political kid bursts out emotionally in front of a huge crowd who came to hear exactly what he said. As distasteful as his speech was, this cannot be allowed to become the dominant election issue in India. It only shows how much growing up we have left to do. If the BJP throws Varun out of the party, who is going to bring in substitute headcount to replace those who were cheering for him.
Who is going to balance the strain in society created by Manmohan Singh by his “first claim on resources” speech ? By throwing Varun out of the party, the BJP would have automatically relegated itself to a trash can because they have officially accepted a title of “MUTANT” vis-a-vis other parties like the CPI-M ( Madhani) and the DMK (called Hindus = Thieves).
Varuns *speech* may have been divisive, but the Congress Party led UPA governments *actions* have been no less divisive. What do they say : Actions speak louder than words.
Does anyone recall that five years back we did not have a Religion column in any of the bank forms ? I dont think Varun created these forms.
I call upon the Indian voter to punish divisive policy (ie action) first. This will allow Indian society to evolve to a level where divisive words automatically create nausea. You cannot pursue divisive policy and forcefully bottle up reactions to it using the media.
Does anyone even care that the PM and the former FM refused a probe into the spectrum scam ?