BUSY, BUSY AND BUSY
This time around, our Country and the states who are going ahead with the polls, are too busy for words with the alternate polling campaigns. This is not to clash with the opponent parties to each other’s campaign in any given area. Despite that we can see the clamour for one party to be heard above the other, the desperation in their body language, to sling mud, volley of words, raking the past to give it a glorious finish for this campaign to reach to the people as the factor decider, who is holier than thou? In Tamil Nadu the ever existent two major parties, are at it again, keeping them busy.
The latest busy buzz news being that RAGA (RAHUL GANDHI), is filing his nomination at Amethi today. At last we find him, to have out grown his diaper days, mustered up some courage to file a nomination from this constituency, which has had his famous ancestors too, contesting from. For a moment it was baffling because, it seemed as though he was very sceptical, doubtful, about the strong opponent contender who has also filed her nomination and has had great blazing guns going for her this time.
IMAGINATION COSTS NOTHING, JUST A FUTURISTIC SCENARIO……...
Just before today, I thought since the lone ITALIANO changed his nomination from Amethi to Wayanad in Kerala, next time what would he do? He would certainly think of filing from CHINA, the precedence runs from his great grandfather days, who gave into China’s wishes at the cost of our Country, the latest news about the UN member Council membership, took priority over our Country’s and how his great-grand father supported their cause gave it on a platter. Even now this FAMILY DNA TRAIT, support for CHINA, at the expense of India, runs in the family.
The next option would be for RAGA to contest from is PAKISTAN, being in India, we all know, the likes of Mani Shankar Iyer and the other staunch UPA members are nationalistic towards PAKISTAN, over INDIA. They will definitely support the cause for ARTICLE 370 to permanently exist, gift POK rather than fight against terrorism, if possible gift the whole of J&K, defeating the purpose of keeping this Country unified, not to bring back the Kashmir Pundits back to their home land fold, all for vote banks.
Next, RAGA can file from SRILANKA, having gone up to WAYANAD, it is easy to file his nominations from a short distance from there, next time around. We all know how his father shared his aficionado, for LTTE, later he himself fell prey in their hands and that was the end of his SAGA. The joint partnership-ALLIANCE, on and off with DMK, after the death of RAJIV GANDHI, for power, money and stronghold, went to show all is OK, when it comes to POLITICS. This is ALL IS (UN)FAIR IN POLITICS, with the past conveniently forgotten, for a futuristic ideology combines. The political games played by the players are never to be taken seriously, but to be looked at, as a comedy show with all the actors playing their part with full understanding of the individual characters!!
The next destination for NOMINATION, for RAGA for the next elections would be ITALY, the mafia mother land of his, with the pope’s blessings I am sure he would not hesitate to do so, when pushed to make a choice, out of desperation. Having not understood till date, how our country works, what is the past of BHARATHAM, what would he know about the rich culture, tradition our country has, had, which he is clueless till date and would remain to be so. I am told his bags are ready and packed post elections, for his impending trip to ITALY to make up for the family time, with his grandmother. RAGA, it is your choice ultimately where you want to contest from the NEXT TIME AROUND!!!! Provided it is allowed, that is a million-dollar question isn’t it????
ON THE OTHER HAND, SEETHA, soft and timid woman, GEETHA, the proverbial gutsy, no non-sense, brave girl who fights against ill-treatment, (FILM SEETHA AUR GEETHA) the reel life goddess, in her campaign trail at Mathura, drove a tractor, her performance as a FARM WOMAN, has had the farming population confused whether this is REAL OR REEL, the drama unfolding before them. She wanted to be one with the farmers to identify their problems and aspirations. That too when? NOW? Ms. HemaMalini, this is not done at the fag end of the upcoming elections and too on a campaign.
Few days ago, actor-turned-politician was seen lending a hand to women working in a wheat field, carrying bundles of freshly harvested crop, carried it some distance much to the amusement of villagers, in Govardhan area of Mathura. HemaMalini joined farmers and tried her hand at cutting the wheat crop. It is imperative to note that, HemaMalini is the sitting MP of Mathura constituency and is seeking re-election from the seat.
Ms. HemaMalini what should have been done is visiting your constituency periodically, meet and work with the farmers now and then, visit lots of villages, to know their way of living, their problems, it is not done just at the last minute as a POLITICAL GIMMICK, marking attendance that “you too have visited your constituency”. At times one has to come out of the reel life to be real isn’t it? Probably you can take cues and suggestions from your party member MS. SMRITI IRANI, for all the good work she has done in her constituency, AMETHI, which even made RAGA, run for his money to think of filing for a nomination, till today.
Whatever said and done, this election is keeping not only the parties, party members, but also the state heads, the district heads, busy on their toes for a smooth, controversy-issue free elections all over. We are also busy watching the never ending drama saga unfolding, watching out for them too.
IT IS THE PROGESS REPORT, WHAT GOOD THEY HAVE DONE TO THE COMMON PEOPLE, WHAT HAS BEEN DONE BY ANY PARTY IN THEIR RULE TIME SHALL SPEAK OF, HOW MUCH THEY HAVE BEEN BUSY, BUSY AND BUSY………...
VIJAYASHREE RAMESH, ADVOCATE & SOCIAL ACTIVIST.