Everyone is angry in India these days. And while it is not too tough to decipher who is angry with whom, its damn simple to figure out why.
That’s right. I have it all worked out while people can go on ranting about how diverse and complex this nation is.
It’s like this:
Congress couldn’t digest that they lost to BJP. The Left being realistic about their own doom, also were equally flabbergasted that Congress lost to BJP. The journalists couldn’t change with the times and government because many were married into the opposition. Congress decided to be angry at India for voting against them. (How could we minions possibly do that?) And of course, nothing should move in this country without them and decided to use its Lutyen’s power to stop everything. The Hindus are divided as always, and some are angry for being punished for being the most tolerant religion, while others are continuing with the anti-hindu stand that has served Congress well. Every other religious minority were not that wary until the Congress made issues of all those things that they had themselves left untouched for many decades. The Hindus feel that finally their voice against others may be protected and have started speaking out. Tables have turned. The Left have lost all their agendas amidst the din of decadent sloganeering. Wonderful how the pro-Left student and university teacher take tremendous pride in free speech and the power of words, but are quick to defend wrongful comments with a ‘these are just words’. In effect, the pro-Left, Leftist and ultra-Left continue to do what they have done for ages – nothing. Wonderful. Our most ‘intellectual’ (self-proclaimed) group of people are counter-productive for the country. Congress has a good laugh at their life-long Left baggage and shed it as they feel like. But nobody can afford to stand next to a fool for too long. BJP knows that no matter what they do, they can’t fill the egos of the Congress. Its a big empty balloon and only air can do this job. BJP has loose tongued blabbermouths who make sure that the religious minorities remember whom they are being governed under. Modi realizes that governing a state is very different from a nation, and is angry that he isn’t being left alone to do what he had planned to. With only a few good wo/men, he has to figure out how to shuffle the cabinet. The common man suddenly finds Delhi’s politics in ALL national news channels. Surely there’s more to India than Delhi. As a resident of Delhi even I find that a bit too much. Thanks to that a raw, clever and selfish party like AAP gets into national politics without any expertise in running a state.
The court seems to be solving more state problems than civil ones.
(that was simple enough, no?)
Congress has led from the front all these years by suppressing the majority’s voice through clever infiltration into the system. I remember of an incident two decades ago, when death of a policeman in Jamia Nagar by a mob didn’t even make news, was hushed and remained word of mouth. As a Hindu, I was terrified of entering into Muslim neighborhood. Not that they would have done anything but this is the propaganda that Congress survived on. Keeping the two communities apart. Making sure that any wrong done by one against the other, never reached out. And remember that the media was heavily controlled by the government of that time. The Left fought this for the underdogs like they always do. So minorities and backward classes got a voice. And the rest, waited for BJP to come to power.
BJP has a relatively honest and outspoken bunch of people and do not know how to weave into the system quietly. Its not that their ideologies are better or worse than the others but no one can be as cunning as the Congress and as deceptive as the Left.
And then there is road rage, and each individual, charged and opinionated with political fuel from the news of the previous night’s primetime, thinks they can behave as irresponsibly as the politicians.