Saturday, November 29, 2008
Competitive Politics of India
Prime Minister's statement that "Competitive politics must not be allowed to divide our people on the basis of religion, caste or region" are the words of wisdom worth their weight in gold delivered at HT Summit. One wishes that the Prime Minister should have delivered this message to his Cabinet colleagues and the party he represents. The country has witnessed the division of people on religious grounds under the garb of secularism which has been given new meaning and connotation viz. Anti Hindu. The reservations in jobs and and other public offices are on caste basis sowing the seeds of division. The recent events in Maharashtra where Congress party rules the roost have unabashedly raised the slogan of division on regional basis with the open support of party big wigs. It requires introspection and soul searching by the Prime Minister as to who will translate his words into action.