OROP: Let’s politicize everything and let people decide

I mean this seriously, not sarcastically. India is a democracy. There is nothing wrong with “politicization”. In fact, in the absence of politicization, we basically have oligarchy: rule of the few. Which is what we have right now. Be it national security, be it the judiciary or be it the media, what we need is more politicization, not less. Politicization brings the dirty linen out in the open. They say sunlight is the best disinfectant. Otherwise, it is too convenient for the powerful to hide skeletons in the cupboard.

Let’s be clear : the surgical strikes were due to Modi’s ability to make a daring decision. A decision that none of his predecessors in the last few decades thought was possible. Our military was always this brave and capable; it was Narendra Modi who believed in them and inspired the nation to believe in them. I didn’t think it was possible for the Indian military to conduct surgical strikes across the LoC. I got a pleasant surprise. We all did. That makes Narendra Modi the legitimate “Avenger of Uri”. We need more posters like this, not less.

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What we need less of is nonsense like this:

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No no no no! BJP should have more posters on this and leaders should highlight it courageously in rallies. National security is a political issue. Either you are able to defend the nation or you are not. For example, Nehru was an incompetent nincompoop who disabled the Indian Army, leading to the humiliation of 1962. The reason behind this is Nehru’s delusions of statesmanship and ideologically induced blindness to cold reality. Here is Nehru in 1947:

Soon after Independence the first commander-in-chief of the Indian armed forces, General Sir Robert Lockhart, presented a paper outlining a plan for the growth of the Indian Army to Prime Minister Nehru.

Nehru’s reply: “We don’t need a defence plan. Our policy is non-violence. We foresee no military threats. You can scrap the army. The police are good enough to meet our security needs.”

He didn’t waste much time. On September 16, 1947, he directed that the army’s then strength of 280,000 be brought down to 150,000. Even in fiscal 1950-51, when the Chinese threat had begun to loom large on the horizon, 50,000 army personnel were sent home as per his original plan to disband the armed forces.

After Independence, he once noticed a few men in uniform in a small office the army had in North Block, and angrily had them evicted.

(http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/dec/18chin.htm)

Please do not ask me if Nehru was on drugs. The foremost visionary of the 20th century could foresee “no military threats” to India and decided to actually disband the defense forces. Perhaps even the “competent astrologer” that Nehru consulted in 1944 to get a “proper horoscope” of Rajiv Gandhi could hav e done a better job of foreseeing the future.

Yeah, so national security is very much a political issue. Here is the official address of Vice President Biden at the Democratic National Convention in 2012, striking a hammer blow for the Obama-Biden campaign:

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Obama killed bin Laden. Obama avenged 9/11. It’s about giving credit where it is due.

And now, onto OROP. Indira Gandhi stole it, Sonia Gandhi lied about it and Modi is being crucified for giving it. Which is probably why Rahul Gandhi is laughing about it.

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But I don’t mind. No really, go ahead Rahul and politicize. This is your chance. Politicize this to the hilt. Let both sides politicize. We lay it all before the people. We tell the people who is supporting SIMI, Lashkar, Pakistani Army and JNU Naxals. You can do your stand up comedy routine on OROP like you are doing here. Let the people decide. It’s really a good thing. The other day, head constable Ramshankar Yadav was cremated, after his throat was slit by escaping SIMI “activists” from Khandwa jail. Shivraj Singh Chouhan went to that funeral, but no Congressi showed up because they were too busy crying for the SIMI “activists”. It’s all fully politicized and I am glad it is. People will decide. And I am fairly sure what their decision is gonna be. If Rahul thinks that his OROP drama will have 1% of the impact of the surgical strikes, his foresight is about as good as that of his great grandfather Chacha Nehru.

This is why I call Modi the great facilitator. Before, there were all these things that were supposed to be “above politics”. In real terms, this meant that the discourse in these spheres was dominated by an inbred and exclusive elite. Foreign policy and national security were dominated by slothful “intellectuals”. Hey intellectuals…some tremendous foresight from you all betting on the Non-Aligned Movement  and on the survival of Soviet Russia. We will forever remain in awe of your great genius. And thanks a lot for  joining the Muslim nations of the world in boycotting Israel until 1992, a favor which the Muslim nations returned by supporting Pakistan in Kashmir. Really, thanks a lot!

Remember folks, when the intelligentsia of this country were betting on the victory of the USSR and/or the non-aligned movement, the commoners of this country were betting on the success of free enterprise. They were sending their children to work and settle in the West. Have you ever heard of any ordinary family planning to settle their kids in the Soviet Union? LOL! Amazingly, when the intelligentsia of this nation was expecting the “final crisis” of capitalism, the ordinary Indian instinctively knew better who was going to win. When the intelligentsia of this nation was busy singing the praises of the Emergency, the common people booted out Indira Gandhi even though the proverbial “trains were running on time”. Common people saw value in not having a Saddam Hussein like dictator take over the country, the intelligentsia couldn’t.

The arrival of Modi sent an electric shock through the elite. They were forced to tear away their masks and join in the noisy discourse. The judiciary had to bring its political loyalties out in the open. Let the nation see which high ranking officials are arrogant and irresponsible enough to refuse a meeting with India’s Prime Minister because they are too busy in a family function. We got them all on the streets…the so called poets and writers, the recipients of Padma this and Padma that …and the journalists and intellectuals all on the streets. The so called journalists had to give up all pretense of neutrality and hit the road. They had to bare it all.  Come out on the streets, stand with your party flag and say whatever. The dalali behind closed doors stops here, once and for all. So, please please politicize! Let the people in. Let the people know!

 

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24 thoughts on “OROP: Let’s politicize everything and let people decide

  1. 1. The so called intelligentsia also send their children abroad(read western countries) to study.
    2. BJP Spokies should read your blog and blogs of Media Crooks, Being Cynical etc before embarking into TV studios.

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  2. CW…..super angle!!…..exactly all these incidents have brought all the worms from the woodwork for every body to see!!

    ‘ We got them all on the streets…the so called poets and writers, the recipients of Padma this and Padma that …and the journalists and intellectuals all on the streets.’……This statement says it all!!….even the waitress who was the super background PM also was made to come on the street!

    The credit for all this goes to PM Modi!

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  3. Well written. A good thing all the sacred CONgi idols are get a good scrubbing. All that cheap enamel paint and putty scraped off. See the fake Chacha for what he was: a lefty nincompoop – incompetent, arrogant, vain, having delusions of world leadership… i could go on.
    The truth is, he and his miserable dynasty prospered greatly, but India went just in the opposite direction. Yeah, let’s politicize every thing. Even the treacherous babus still calling the shots in New Delhi (many of whom i’m certain are on enemies’ payrolls).

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  4. Wow. You hit them hard.people are watching. The moment pappu opens his mouth, he delivers few thousand votes to bjp. This suside drama is febricated. Similar to rohit vermula. This is to reduce bjp rally in UP elections.at right time and at right place (delhi), so yugpurush kejerieal can also participate.they are thirsty for modi’s blood.

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  5. I just wanted to express happiness that ki nowdays you are writing on every day. That was only my complaint.
    I did not wanted to write more only two points.
    1 Can you posted your column late in night (written any convenient time) so that we can read in early morning like all newspapers?
    2 did you had any influence with bjp? can you tell them to why they cannot started one tv like other sickular tvs and given their version?
    Anyway thanks for writing to every day.

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  6. I will not be surprised if , Yugpurush might have received fund from pakistan as well. If this drama is getting successful, it can affect moral of our army fighting at border. This is what pak wants.

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    1. Thanks for bringing up the funding angle. Just recently the Yugpurush’s Man Friday was on a tour of certain Scandinavian countries (at other people’s expense of course). As is pretty well known by now, most of the funding gets routed through these countries or the Netherlands.

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  7. Well written. There seems to be one issue. Peddling lies all the way can be detrimental to Indian democracy as masses don’t analyze or observe too deep. I think it’s about time that SM writes the rules for a fair game and call the bluff of these vultures as it happened.

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  8. Sometimes I wonder how much more political acumen BJP has to learn? They (especially the BJP leaders whose words get counted), never try to expose the rank hypocrisy on opposition and Presstitute media. For example, if you read or hear reaction of these hypocrites just between the time the news of 8 SIMI ‘activists’ escaped and the time the news came out that they got gunned down, all of them were describing them as “very dangerous criminals”. Because more they describe them as dangerous, stronger their point would be to portray MP/BJP as negligent Sarkar.

    They don’t bring up suicide of Gajendra Singh during AAP political rally when confronting Kejriwal on Jawan Suicide issue.

    BJP leaders never point out that in J & K the separatists’ children never take part in stone pelting. In facts, their children are studying in safer parts of India or abroad. They don’t burn schools where the separatists’ grandchildren are studying etc.

    They don’t point out that Hillary and the Democrats still taking credit for taking care of Osama during the election campaign.

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  9. Surgical strikes were due to Arnab Goswami’s relentless pressure.
    Otherwise Mr Mann Ki Baat had called ISI for investigation after Pathankot attack.

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  10. Will anyone enlighten on how much pension the deceased was getting before and after the implementation of OROP ? When other pensioners are satisfied with the
    OROP ,is it not blackmailing the govt. by committing suicide ? I heard that he had put
    in only 6 years of service in which case he is not even eligible for pension ?How can AK give Rs 1 crore to the

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      1. A soidier who committed suicide is not a martyr by any stretch of the imagination.

        He is a disgrace to the army by any stretch of the imagination!

        This soldier turned sarpanch of Bamla village /Bhiwani district, was apperently under govt. investigation for declaring the village open defecation free,a lie…

        In June 2016 Ram Kishen Grewal was allegedly charged for corruption…raising fraudulent bills…

        CM OF DELHI CANT GIVE ONE CRORE ( PEOPLEs MONEY ) TO THE FAMILY OF A
        EX-JAWAN WHO JOINED SLEAZY CONGRESS POLITICS AND THEN COMMITTED SUICIDE ,
        IT CRUSHES THE MORAL OF THE ARMY ……

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