India – Tall Order

October 31, 2018

Subversion of Democracy in Indian Sub-Continent


India – Tall Order

Padmini Arhant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government in New Delhi and BJP governments in regional states fad for statues of political and historical legends such as former Indian Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel and Maratha ruler Chatrapathi Sivaji in western states of India is quite a display at a time when the nation is tired of awaiting response from PM Modi on the controversial Rafale scandal and latest CBI fiasco.

More than the Statue of Unity, India is desperately in need of Government of Integrity which has been proved to be a tall order in the past decades and up until now.

The government of transparency and accountability would also be the preference by those entities to whom these monuments and memorials are built with political season in the offing.

Apparently, none are exempt from being used as pawns whether it be Lord Sri Ram or the rulers and political icons of India.

Such is the state of political affairs in the relentless efforts to deflect public attention expending tax payers money for gala events.

What might cross the minds of Sri Ram, Chatrapathi Sivaji and Sardar Vallabhai Patel when they are elevated to the sky?

Meanwhile those whom they deeply cared about i.e. the ordinary people and the poorest of the poor are economically minimized and socially marginalized prioritizing political pageantry. 

Indian electorate deserve truth and facts on series of political debacles without having to approach the Supreme Court on all matter in a manner the judiciary substituting legislative branch and independent inquiry agency or committee. 

What is the next target for government having neutralized the investigating agency CBI, monetary authority RBI and to a large extent the ECI – election commission of India?

Indeed, the tallest statues towering over monumental abuse of power beckon national attention.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

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