The day was May 14, 2004. One day ago, the Vajpayee government had lost the election. The newspaper dropped off on our front porch that morning had the screaming headline:
“Amazing! Power of the finger: BJP swept away in tidal wave”
I remember it like yesterday. I remember the sharp pain that headline caused me. The scoreline was:
Indian National Congress : 145
Bharatiya Janata Party: 138
It was these 7 seats that pushed the BJP into 10 years of humiliation. The UPA embarked on a massive corruption drive: the Mameluks helped themselves to everything of value they could find: coal, spectrum, thorium. Money for irrigation in Maharashtra? Gone! Money for ambulances in Rajasthan? Gone! Relief money for Uttarakhand floods? Gone! Money for Commonwealth Games? Gone! You name it, they stole it! While they were busy ransacking the nation, the Queen brought in Christian missionaries to feast on the endemic poverty and destitution caused by the UPA’s loot and the Nehruvian socialist legacy of the Dynasty. NGO owners went on lavish shopping sprees all over the globe with cash collected in the names of various causes: from giving wheelchairs to the disabled to building memorials for Gujarat riot victims. On July 30, 2012, the UPA government literally plunged half the nation into darkness:
That night, that exact same night when lights were out across half the nation, power Minister Shri Sushil Shinde was promoted to Home Minister! And while all this was happening, intellectuals were busy collecting their loyalty Awards and every night Presstitutes would dance on our TV screens explaining why the BJP is responsible for all the problems in the country. Yes, the ruling party of 55 years would join together every night with all other parties from across the country to blame the BJP alone for everything.
It’s still the same today: there are still just 2 sides: BJP and everyone else. But at least we are in power, damn it!
So, Kejriwal says today that the Modi government has given the CBI a supari to “finish all other parties”. Okay…so Kejriwal’s CM Office got raided by the CBI. Okay…so in Arunachal Pradesh, the elected Congress government has just been toppled by the BJP yesterday. Okay so Chidambaram’s son has just been raided by the Enforcement Directorate and Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh is being pestered by the CBI. And of course the Gandhis are going to court tomorrow!
Some of these are about the courts and have nothing to do with the government. Some are about the law taking its own course and of course some are simply about political revenge. You know what…damn it! Let it all be political revenge! Yes, dear Congress, it IS political vendetta. What will you do about it? Remember how you murdered democracy in Goa and Jharkhand when you had 7 seats more than we did? Remember how the confidence vote was stolen on the floor of Parliament in 2008? Remember how Modi was dragged to CBI inquiry after CBI inquiry? Remember how BJP was singled out and victimized all these years because they had 6-7 seats less than you did?
After 17 years of being loyal alliance partners in Bihar, Nitish Kumar did not even give Sushil Modi the courtesy of letting him resign. Nitish Kumar simply dismissed him. When Modi’s rally in Patna was attacked by terrorists, they cracked jokes about history trivia that Modi may or may not have gotten wrong while bombs were exploding all around him. Ha! Today these same parties are complaining about vendetta! Ha! I say:
Arre kaun si izzat di hai jo aaj izzat maangte ho? Kis muh se izzat maangte ho? (Dear parties affiliated to the Dynasty, what respect did you give us that you have come to ask for respect today? With what face have you come to ask for respect?)
Well guess what? You won 2004 by margin of 6-7 seats. We have paid it back to you with interest by winning 6-7 times more seats than you have! How do you like that, haan? Sitting in the Opposition is not supposed to be comfortable. You know why? Because you are LOSERS and why in the world would winners and losers live the same way? So, get used to it! You have been rejected by the people, so you sit at the low table and eat humble pie. When you have your chance, go to the people, win a mandate and come occupy the high seat. Who is stopping you? Till then, learn to live in your second class role in this country.
If anything, Modi has been too nice. In his victory speech, he talked about “Team India” consisting of all parties cooperating. He even acknowledged the political role of parties that had won 0 seats in the Lok Sabha. That was his badappan (magnanimity). Madam, he took your retarded son by the hand and reassured him. Perhaps the Opposition took this to mean that they would be honored and pampered in Modi’s India. But the reality is : losers out, winners in! If indeed there is a new Modi who has begun political vendetta, I am loving it! This was long overdue.
That’s the wicked me 😉 Can you folks ever forgive me for this post 🙂 ?