How Maya would have handled Kunda?



What’s going on in the country? A cop gets killed in Kunda, cops bash up a woman in Punjab even as a tiny girl gets raped in Delhi. The law and order situation has nose-dived and some states, including Uttar Pradesh, are notoriously in the lead.

That reminds me of the old saying: “What you sow is what you reap.” It was not without reason that the media had, on the day of the oath-taking ceremony, criticised the induction of Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya in the Akhilesh cabinet. He was already facing two CBI probes and will be facing one more now. But Raja Bhaiya is not known for fearing jail terms and facing CBI investigations.

A highly-obliged Mulayam, whom Raja Bhaiya had helped form the government in 2003, ignored his blood-curdling track-record while appointing him minister in his son’s maiden cabinet. That his terror transcends Kunda boundaries was quite palpable in the Vidhan Sabha with even the Opposition refraining from making direct attacks on him.

But then it’s not Raja Bhaiya alone. Many others of his ilk have been rewarded with ministerial berths for bringing the Samajwadi Party to power. The fact is winning the elections and running the government are like two ends of a see-saw, which rarely balances on the central fulcrum. The casualty, as always is governance and the image of the government.

Mayawati who ruled the state five years since 2012 somehow established herself as an administrator. From her style of functioning as CM I have been thinking as to what would have she done that Akhilesh failed to do.

He has taken Raja’s resignation, he has ordered a CBI probe and he has also met the bereaved family members with cheques of Rs. 50 lakh as against their demand for a crore with a commitment to fulfil their eight-point charter of demands. Still there are many who feel Maya would have acted firmly.

Perhaps yes. One she would have sacked the minister instead of accepting his resignation. Second she would have got him arrested before handing over the investigations to the CBI.

But she would not have visited Deoria to meet the family members as Akhilesh did despite the security concerns of the administration. As we are told many BSP workers had penetrated into the crowds and raised the tempers in a narrow lane where the family lived in Deoria. Mobs rarely act on reasoning.

She would not have thought of dividing the compensation amount between the parents and wife of the slain cop. A senior officer told me this was done to ensure that the cop’s old parents also got some compensation. In the officer’s words, ‘ Often parents are left with family album while others move on in their lives.’

I really don’t know if the dispute should be over handling of the incident or expunging criminals from the political system. Raja symbolized Goonda Raj, he may or may not go to jail but if there can be a lasting solution, then it is checking the entry of criminals into the political system and for this all political parties will have to come on board and accept the recommendation of the Election Commission.

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  • Sumit Bose

    Ms Sujata, your tone (not surprisingly) indicates, in NM’s victory lies India’s defeat. Let me make a feeble attempt to correct your bias (but that will have no effect, as there are no envelopes attached, and we all know hunger is a terribly cruel taskmaster) in the victory of our beloved Italian ex-maid was India’s defeat, and moral bankruptcy, we have to recover from that terrible lapse.

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  • Ramesh Kumar

    MENTAL SLAVERY IS FAR WORST THAN PHYSICAL SLAVERY. I HOPE YOUR MASTERS LIKE THIS IRRATIONAL BLOG.GOOD LUCK ,SUJATA.

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  • Govind

    Sujatha,
    You are indeed good at convoluted thinking. Your blog suggests that the Gujarathi voters are a bunch of fools who does not understand what is going around and that it is only “intelligent” people like you know what is better for them.

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  • pankaj#1

    Sujata;
    Ek muhavara hai…barah saal ke baad bhi poonchh tedi ki tedi rahi.
    Your contact person here for this piece are- digruntled Fitter, some one named Ganesh Devy(?), Ayesha Khan, Zubair gopalan, and lastly, Cassim.
    What does it tell us? A very careful selection of people, who can not praise Modi, even he would have won 150 seats.
    Much senior journalists then you, have praised Modi and his administrative, political acumen, when Sangh parivar, disgruntled BJP people and Media with impotent congressis were arrayed against him. Now, congress could muster only, shankarsingh, ex BJP, Keshubhai, ex BJP to counter real BJP – Modi. Shame on you.

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  • Modi_is_God

    Sujata -I cant stop giggling on your frustration. You are so much frustrated by Modi’s win that you cant even write properly. You have come up with bunch of stupid and ridiculous arguments and charges against Modi. I cant stop but really enjoy your plight. People like you do not understand anything about politics and can keep on demonising Modi while actual electrorate will keep pn bringing him back with more seats everytime. I wish one day Modi becomes PM and you are forced to lick his feet….would love to see you do that.

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  • naresh

    Sujata, you are like a blind man of hindostan as beautifully described in late Gen Sundarji’s book -The blind men of hindoostan-

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  • Mesro

    Your blog is funny in a bad way!!!!! I am laughing at your frustration!!! Anyways, have a nice day!!!

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  • Indian_Abroad

    Congress and other Pseudo-seculars are almost non-existent in Gujarat now for 20 plus years. If they don’t straighten their tails they will be wiped out from rest of India as well.

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  • samk

    sour looser…. You guys will never start writing against Modi… you dont like him because its fashion among you guys to hate him. He got the thumping majority but here you are discussing as if he has lost it…. it shows your narrow mindset and certain agenda…. You cant stop him now… he will be India’s PM and you can chew your own words… poor loosers

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  • Azad Murtad

    In short ——-’When the going gets tough ,the tough gets going ‘

    is now———”when the going gets tough, the bluff gets blowing”

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  • Vinod

    THE PRO-CONGRESS MEDIA AND SECULARISTS LIKE SUJATA HAVE GONE BERSERK.

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  • Anonymous

    Real secrete of Modi`s victory is his image of terror who kept Muslim community as a surrender position,development and good governance is his mask to fool the nation.Gujarat is already prosperous from middle age,Modi`s contribution for development is nil.Definition of good governance in Modi`s dictionary is terror ,so common Gujarati love him and voted him

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  • http://twitter.com/iam_not_here Kushagra Bhatnagar

    Hello Sujata, Hope you are doing well.

    Vir Sanghvi pointed a political pattern in India: After 84 riots Congress won an overwhelming majority; 92 riots were followed by BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra. 2002 riots paved the way to Narendra Modi. However, the vital difference is both Congress and BJP-Shiv Sena were soundly defeated in the election followed whereas Modi just scored a hattrick.

    Do you feel this reflects mindset of voters in Gujarat? Perhaps they prioritise something else than
    secular beliefs?(or lack of it)

    (PS – I met you at Surya Palace in Surat when you were there
    to cover election campaign of Bhupinder Singh Hooda)

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    Sujata Anandan Reply:

    Hi Kushagraha,

    Lovely to catch up with you again. Of course, I remember we met at Surat and had an interesting conversation.

    Vir is right when he says riots always consolidate vote banks. Gujarat was no different/ The difference was not just that Modi has done a hat trick but that the government was involved in the riots and given this year’s results it worries me that the Hindutva vs secular votebank in Gujarat could have stratified — 60 per cent to Modi, 40 to Congress. For I have never known another election where each side made neither any gains nor any losses in five years. Usuawlly does not happen at least in Indian democracy. This would mean that Modi would keep winning with those 60 pc and the deprived would be increasingly marginalised. That is extremely worrying. alos because if the situation continues as it does we could have another vlood bath, this time engineered by Modi ’s opponents and that is not godd for democracy either.

    But when I travelled through Gujarat I was suprised by how many voices are raised against Modi — which we cannot get a sense of from our drawing room sitting before tv sets, and something will have to give somewhere. Lets hope it wilkl be expressed peacefully through the ballot and not the bullet. I am not disappointed. I think the process has begun given Modi got two seats less despite having everything the Congress did nt have. The next elections should be interesting.

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    Kushagra Bhatnagar Reply:

    I agree with you. It appears two neat blocks of voters exist
    in Gujarat and currently the numbers in block favouring Modi outnumbers its counterpart’s. Its potentially a
    dangerous situation for as you rightly pointed is prone to manipulation by the other side with violent results.

    But do you reckon parties who claim to be secular would actually go about engineering violence?

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  • kanishka

    Sujatha, you are not trying to pull wool over the eyes of average Indian; what you have been attempting is puling wool ALL OVER THE BODY of the readers who are educated and politically aware lot.

    MODI is a PHENOMENON that represents all ASPIRATIONAL Indians of any caste, class, gender, region or religion except pseudo-secularists of Khangrace and some diehard old horses with hidden Jehadi bones.

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  • corrupt congress party

    these congress paid writers who spent all their life demonising and criticising modi and his performance and who perhaps don’t even belong to gujrat are indeed showing their frustrations and disgust and unable to grasp one single fact that modi is on his way to be the next prime minister in 2014 or even sooner and these gossip mongers are at a loss that they cannot with all their combined efforts cannot keep modi away from his agenda and the agenda of the people of india who want to see a progressive prime minister who can and will take independent decisions as the prime minister should and not be dependent on any phony gandhi italian maid’s family members directions to take a decision and not only that these media people cannot and do not want to see india free of scams and corruptions. what a convulated article full of half truth and lies .

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  • corrupt congress party

    what a frustrated btich is this writer sujatha, all her contacts are imaginary slime bags such as ” FITTER” , ” GANESH DEVY” , “AYESHA KHAN”, ” ZUBIR GOPALAN” AND ” CASSIM”
    it speaks that you are not only asked to go on writhing garbage and un truth what ever shit it takes you to accomplish your purpose of demonising modi. if that is your misssion then you have not failed miserably but have made a fool of yourself and this writing skill is less than the grade 8 students and real thing to be ashamed of . further more it also goes to prove what calibre your bosses or employers are and if they are really proud of your article or the think that it is high time you are fired at once. either they should do it or modi would certainly make sure when he comes in as the next prime minister that a person of your calibre is not allowed to write garbage and un truth

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  • Anonymous

    Whenever I need a good laugh I read Ms. Anandan’s blog and thankfully I
    am never disappointed.

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  • Javed

    Lets gang rape this b1tch.

    Okay bad idea – too ugly. Let’s gang rape her drivel blogs. It’s only fair.

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    Javed Reply:

    Apologies But this pro Congress bias blog is too disgusting. ripping this blog to shreds comment still stands

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  • Manish

    How is he meant to reduce unemployment without getting companies to set up shop in Gujarat? It almost seems as if Modi will be ridiculed no matter what he does.

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  • AshishC

    Don Corleone, Michael Corleone and Luca Brasi.
    Michael is more suave and sophisticated than his father. But, his ultimate loyalty is to the family.
    Luca will survive till he is useful.

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    Ravi Reply:

    Now why does this analogy ring various bells.

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  • Rajendra Verma

    no compensation for soldiers fighting at the borders, country sold to muzlims

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  • Anonymous

    For people like Raja Goonda, I support fake encounter. Let Vanjara out of prison for few days..

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  • Raj Shekhawat

    What is the difference between Mayawati and Raja who is defined to be goonda. Mayawati also acted like a goonda to the gallery of Dalits. Wonder why Mayawati is made out to be any different. Her behaviour has been no less. She has equal number of goondas in her party.
    At first I was quite angry on the character of Raja Bhaiya, but find that he may be better than both Mayawati and Mulayam. He has royal blood and behaves like a royal.

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    Impi Reply:

    WoW! Please welcome an upper caste moron and his prejudices. This is why India is such a fu@c#ed up country. A ‘royal’ criminal evokes sympathy while a dalit woman CM evokes disgust, never mind that she was more effective in controlling the law and order situation than either the current CM or the Congress or the BJP.

    Mayawati made UP safe for everyone including DALITS. I only wish she could have looked to the future and built schools for them instead of statues. But in a country where ‘royal politicians’ are corrupt, criminal and murderers, and eugolized for it, why should she be far behind?

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  • AshishC

    Anand- Topalov was full of sub-optimal play- from both sides. Anand Gelfand was a mismatch. Of late, Anand rarely produces attractive and attacking games. His tournament record is also plummeting of late.
    His best game of 2013 was against Aronian in the Tata Steel tournament. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1704763

    Alas, this is the Anand we knew and admired. I would not expect him to come back. There are more exciting prospects in world chess now- including Caruana, Aronian etc.

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  • Sam

    http://www.salveovita.com/blog/tips-designing-small-fitting-bathroom

    The nature and state of the bathroom has always been regarded as a symbol of wealth convenience and decadence. The first task that you need to do is to have a work plan that depends majorly on your budget and preference. You should be in possession of accurate bathroom measurements, the essentials and other components that you may incorporate like the cabinets and shelving.

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