On Nov 4, I had written this in my post on “NDTV feels the pinch”
“जायिये, फ़ोन उठाईये और बड़े लोगों को फ़ोन कीजिये । सुना है बड़े लोगों को फ़ोन पर बेल तक मिल जाती है, फिर ये तो छोटी-मोटी बात है । ”
(Go Ravish, pick up the phone and call the big people you know to help you out. I’ve heard that big people can even get bail over the phone. This is a relatively minor matter)
You know, when I talked about picking up the phone and calling the “big people”, I was thinking more on the lines of ….you know who. I expected NDTV to log in to the left liberal ecosystem and get an override code from the overlords in System Administration. Instead NDTV knew of a hack and called a different set of “big people”
And the people at the secular help desk in Modi ministry did not disappoint. Thank you very much, Mr. Information and Broadcasting Minister:
On hold, for what? First tell us how it so happens that even in the Modi administration, the corrupt minions of the Congress ecosystem still happen to have a hotline to the upper echelons of government. Wasn’t the Modi mandate all about ending such privileged access? It’s not just about the symbolism of kicking journalist hangers-on out of the Prime Minister’s plane. The gesture becomes meaningless unless followed through at all levels of government.
But the hotlines seem to be still in operation. The Prime Minister himself talks about the fictitious “church attacks”. The Home Minister gets involved in thefts of Rs 8000 in Delhi schools. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra personally supervises the investigation of who threw a stone at a church. Some Bollytard gets into some trouble with his brain dead movie and the Home Minister personally meets him to sort out his problems. One student goes missing (or does he?) from JNU and we hear of an SIT being constituted. Why not tell the retards firmly to back off? Every missing person case is important and a tragedy for the concerned family, but the Home Minister cannot be expected to look into it.
While those hotlines are operating 24 x 7, the calls from your own are getting dropped. This Oct 16, BJP leader Rudresh was hacked to death in Bengaluru. Then on Nov 4, another RSS worker called Magali Ravi was hacked to death in Mysuru. Even as I write this post, news has come in of a third BJP worker, one Sunil Dongre murdered in Karnataka’s Bidar. That’s 3 of YOUR workers in about 4 weeks. But their distress calls are getting dropped, it seems. Keep in mind that these are YOUR people. These are the people who worked to get YOU into power. But it seems that the only people you want to talk to are those who would never vote for you and would like to destroy you.
Just yesterday, I wrote about Indrajit Dutta, a poor cycle repair man in Birbhum in West Bengal. He was murdered because he didn’t contribute towards observing Moharram. As yet, the only BJP functionary to have visited his family appears to be Locket Chatterjee. And excuse me for pointing out that Locket has no stature in Bengal BJP.
I should point out here that by putting the NDTV ban on hold, you have actually conceded Ravish Kumar’s charge of imposing an undeclared Emergency. We were told that the ban was about National Security. What has changed? The footage shown by NDTV India and their comments on the date of Pathankot attack surely haven’t changed for they have already happened. Then, how come the punishment has been lifted or….ummm…put on hold. If NDTV has done something wrong, they have to be punished. This process is automatic and you have NO right to show leniency to them. National Security is not the private property of the government, it is not yours to compromise. By backing off, you have proved their point.
A just and fair system is that in which punishment for crimes is automatic according to established policy, with no regard for the personal views of the judge doing the sentencing. You have now proved that you are actually running a kangaroo court in which you will sentence people and/or let them off depending on how you feel about them. NOW, it’s an Emergency. I agree with Ravish.
Have you ever wondered why so much of the media and intellectual ecosystem is pro-Congress and pro-Left? The so called intellectuals are not idiots. Have you wondered why they choose to invest all their energy in Pappu rather than you? Because they know that Pappu, however dumb he may be, will always take care of his own. If one of their own stubs his toe, the entire Congress leadership raises hell about it. Look at the case of the JNU student who went missing. Compare it to the little that BJP did about their own supporters at NIT Srinagar. Will the BJP leadership do anything about their own? That’s why no intellectual invests in the BJP. If the BJP is still alive, it is because the foot soldiers on the ground have not yet figured out this reality. The day people like Sunil Dongre, Magali Ravi, Rudresh and Prashant Poojary eventually figure this out, BJP will not have 4, let alone 44 seats in the Lok Sabha. Take it from me in writing.