Indian politics has gotten me going crazy. Politics was supposed to be a helping hand for the welfare of the people, unbiased and unencumbered… although I don’t know how I could ever have been so wishful. Look at our parliament. It’s a dog house.
BJP is enjoying the time of their life. Courtesy of their win, they are controlling the proceedings of the parliament. You can see them in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, ridiculing even a genuine concern by the opposition because they have the numbers.
Your attitude is a better predictor of your success than your IQ. BJP may have great orators and intelligent members, but if the stance is unbending, then they can kiss their 2019-hopes goodbye.
But Narendra Modi, the God of Indian Prime Ministers, could win a national election even today, even after suffering Congress-led backlash for almost two years. He is different, no doubt, but being different can last you for only so long. He needs to up the ante and show more.
Hopeful future PM Rahul Gandhi is not wasting any effort to make a mockery of himself. Modi is strong, and that’s why I wish there was competition. Because Rahul Gandhi has a failed start, could the 2019 elections be any different?
Unless, of course, the Gandhi scion realises that his inadequacies could lead to the final purge of the Congress in the near future, and installs a replacement candidate for Congress’ good… But that is unlikely. What would the Congress be without a Gandhi at the wheel?
Politics is like a weapon. It decides whom to spare and whom to fry. A tainted politician in power assumes that he is beyond reproach, and without any hiccup accuses others of the same taint. It’s the gall that political power provides, blinding and beyond reason.
The politics of Uttar Pradesh reflects this reality clearly. The jibes between Azam Khan and Amar Singh are becoming amusing.
The curious case of Amar Singh’s intended return to mainstream politics is disturbing news for those who want to remain the closest to Samajwadi Party chief, Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Amar Singh has had Mulayam’s ears and confidence for a long time in the past, and the prospect of the same chemistry being re-ignited could end many a political career in UP. Azam Khan is surely disturbed.
Amar Singh is attempting to make a political comeback and Mulayam appears to be convinced that he was always a great asset. The SP sorely misses the services of a competent person in Delhi as its face after his exit, and it has affected its equations with other parties at the national level.
Mulayam, his powerful minister brother Shivpal Singh Yadav and son, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, have softened their stand towards him and there are chances of an imminent reunion.
But that’s troubling news for Azam Khan. In November, the senior Uttar Pradesh minister likened Amar Singh to garbage, saying when there is storm a lot of trash comes along… this is not a language UP voted Azam Khan to speak.
But once you win an election, who cares? Speaking of elections, UP goes to polls in 2017. If Amar Singh is re-inducted, Azam could find himself reduced to a non-entity in UP politics.