Posts Tagged ‘Samajwadi Party’

Yesterday, I expressed my shock at the Samajwadi Party’s decision to put up Sanjay Dutt as their candidate from Lucknow.

And then today, I see more developments that continue to disgust further.

The sycophants of the Congress party, starting with their senior leader, Pranab Mukherjee, are talking about Rahul Gandhi becoming the PM after the next elections. And why, may I ask? Does he have the experience? Has he shown any kind of brilliance to understand the country, its challenges, the economy, to warrant a jump start of this kind? And what about the other politicians who have put in years? Like working in a family owned company, do these leaders have a glass ceiling that they cannot penetrate?

Goddammed sycophancy, at a time when the country is scaling new heights, and is being considered as a future global superpower?

And in all this, where does the existing PM, Dr. Manmohan Singh figure? While he is still in office and leading the country, a senior minister of his cabinet, and a senior leader of his party, is talking about someone else becoming PM of the country, if their party comes back to power in a few months, after the elections? And poor Dr. Singh cannot even protest?!

Then you read the other shocker of the day, from Amar Singh of the Samajwadi Party.

He says that if for any reason, the courts not allow Sanjay Dutt to contest the elections (considering his none-too-proud crimilar record and his legal tangles), then his recently wed new wife, Manyata, would be the candidate from Lucknow?!!

I don’t even have the expletives in my vocabulary to condemn a statement and a step of this nature.

Think about the people of Lucknow, whose representative is being talked about.

How can a film actor with questionable criminal and drug history, suddenly come from nowhere, and take care of their interests in Parliament?? And what’s more, if that does not work, then there is his wife.. a person whose antecedents are not known, nothing is known about her education, qualifications, experience… and someone annoints her as a candidate to represent Lucknow!!

God, where is our politics sinking? From thugs and dacoits, now we have strange choices like the above mentioned ones. And we still expect India to be a leading superpower of the world, in coming years. HOW??? Damn! Double damn!!

It is rightly said that people get the governments that they deserve.

It has to be our complete lack of interest, as citizens, in the political landscape, that we get elected representatives who are thugs, murderers, defaulters, fraudsters. And they sit in Lok Sabha and decide our future.

Because we could not care more, we keep getting such representatives, and then we complain about our dear country.

A case in point at this time, is the proposal by the Samajwadi Party to have Sanjay Dutt as their candidate for Lok Sabha from Lucknow!

Yeah, the Munnabhai who was also Khalnayak.

The celebrity star who has gone to jail because he was found to be carrying AK-47 at his home, post Mumbai riots. The same person who had a long drug problem. He who has had confirmed connections with dreaded mafia dons.

Yes, he has been celebrated as the candidate for Samajwadi Party. And the SP have won a battle of sorts, as in fact, the Congress was also after Sanjay Dutt, to have him represent the party as MP. After all, his father and his sister have been Congress MPs earlier.

What has our country come to? Can’t we find a better candidate in our teeming millions?? It is shockingly horrifying.

The cases pending against him, and I believe he is part of the long list of accused in the 1993 Mumbai riots cases, will be all forgotten. He will get a state pardon, and if his next Munnabhai film becomes a bigger hit, and if the SP is a part of the government then, we may even see Sanjay Dutt as the next I&B Minister!!

Where do we go from here??