Its all in the ‘Hand’



I was yet at college when Mrs Indira Gandhi split the Congress to form her own faction of the party. The Congress symbol of cow and calf, which until then had probably been very popular, got permanently frozen. She chose the ‘Hand’ instead.

Since I was still a student then I had no particular insight into popular politics but my professor was a wise old man who left me with lasting impressions of more than just the subjects he taught.

Farmer’s issues, caste politics, communal divide – everything that governs the country today he seemed to have a sixth sense about how these would play out in the coming decades. Most of what he told us then has come true.

So with yet another youngish star of the Indira Gandhi Congress  – YS Rajashekhara Reddy — dying prematurely, my mind flew back to what he had divined more than three decades ago. And this time it was not foresight into the politics of the country but literally a look into the future – he was said to be very good at reading the stars as well.

Being a science graduate I dismissed what he then said as so much mumbo-jumbo. But now I am beginning to wonder. We were discussing symbolism and, of course, the symbols in Indian politics. Symbols were necessary in a country like India which was by and large illiterate, he told us. So the cow and the calf could have been by far the best symbol for the Congress, he said, as the hammer and sickle for the Communist parties. The symbolism of both was, though, similar.

At that age that went over at least my head but what he added later, almost mischievously, has stayed with me all these years.

There had been a lot of jest, I remember, about how Mrs Gandhi and her son Sanjay had personified the cow and calf symbol of her party. The Haryana strongman Bansilal, a member of the infamous Sanjay Gandhi caucus, had been quoted as saying, “Take hold of the calf and the cow will automatically come into your hands!”

We laughed at the imagery. But then my professor said, “Mrs Gandhi should not be too unhappy. Losing that symbol puts paid to jokes in poor taste like that one. But though she may have lost her old symbol, she should be comforted by the fact that it is the hand that milks the cow after all!”

Then he slipped into his astrologer mode as he added more sombrely, “The Hand will work very well for the Congress. But in this particular form it might all be a little short-lived.”

Asked to explain, he said the life-line on the Hand symbol accorded to the Congress was too short. “In a real human being that line should lead him or her to just about their fifties or sixties. Either the party will die out soon or the Congress is set to lose many of its leaders in the prime of their lives.”

As a remedy, he suggested that they get the Election Commission to reissue the symbol with a longer life-line on it.

I thought that was all hogwash and paid it little heed. But now that I think about it, I wonder why it is the Congress, more than the other political parties, which has been losing so many of their top and most effective leaders in their fifties and sixties in such quick succession since the ’Eighties.

Helicopter crashes like the one that YSR died in this week have happened to others like the Telegu Desam’s Balayogi, for instance. And the BJP’s Sahib Singh Verma has died in a road accident while Pramod Mahajan was shot dead by his brother. But they were the odd ones out.

Look at the Congress’s list, though: Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Rajesh Pilot, Madhavrao Scindia, OP Jindal, Dr Shrikant Jichkar and now YSR. Each one of these leaders was in his prime and crucial to the party’s fortunes in their own domains and sphere of activity at the time of their deaths. Whether in a road accident, as in the cases of Pilot and Dr Jichkar, or in air crashes in the cases of Scindia, Jindal and YSR or assassinations, as in the cases of Indira and Rajiv, I believe, each one of these deaths was as senseless as it was needless.

What Renuka Chowdhary said in her first reaction to the Andhra Chief Minister’s death was very haunting under the circumstances: “The Congress has faced this so many times. So many, many times!”

That’s when my Professor Murthy popped into my head again after so many years and I wondered: was the old man right after all?

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  • http://www.hindustantimes.com Pankaj Vohra

    A very interesting blog. I am sure many palmists will also have something to say about this. I was also in the university when the second Congress split took place and I remember the drama preceding it at 5, Rajendra Prasad Road, then the Headquarters of the AICC. I also recall Kamlapati Tripathi unfurling the flag along with Indira Gandhi at the Vithalbhai Patel House on Januray 1 or 2, 1978. Y.B.Chavan was the leader of opposition of the undivided Congress but was subsequently replaced by CM Stephens who was Indira Gandhi’s nominee. The hand symbol was interesting obtained by the Congress by a veteran Congressman of Delhi, Bansi Lal Mehta who was very close to S.L.Shankhdhar, the then Chief Election Commissioner. For those who do not know, the original Congress symbol was two oxes. This symbol was frozen after the first split in 1969. The Congress (O) got the Charkha and Congress (I) the cow and calf. Subsequently, the Indira Congress won the case but did not revive the original symbol but continuedwith Cow and Calf which had proved lucky in the 1971 elections when the party was led by late Jagjiwan Ram with H.N.Bahuguna as a dynamic general secretary.

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    Sujata Anandan Reply:

    Thanks, pankaj. Didn’t know aout the two bullocks symbol, though

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    Pankaj Reply:

    Funny! one Congresii complimenting another . :D ha ha!!

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    sudhir kekre Reply:

    Pankaj, correct me but I think the election commissioner was S.L Shakdher.

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  • http://incorrectpolitically.wordpress.com/ Akhilesh

    Hi Sujata,
    Two points I wish to make on the interesting blog above :

    About Congress having an unfairly highly proportion of accidental deaths :

    You quote Renuka Chowdhary well. Various meanings could be derived from it, if one reads between the lines. Indeed barring a few exceptions, there has always been a controversy regarding these untimely deaths. And this question has always agitated the minds of people, that whether the accident or assasination was just what appeared surfacially, or was there a deeper conspiracy not uncovered?

    This is especially true about Rajiv Gandhi’s assasination and to a lesser extent about Rajesh Pilot’s death too. Althogh at least, at present, there is no whiff of such an angle in YSR’s death. Yet considering his past strong-man image and his ruthless decimation of his rivals in the state, I fear it is not far away when some of these theories will start floating. Infact Renuka Chowdhary herself was on TV that fateful day, raising all sorts of questions – like who were the pilots, what are thier affiliations, was the absence of satellite phone on the helicopter a mistake or deliberate etc.

    I just hope that there is no conspiracy in this episode.

    About YSR’s death and the reactions:

    If this episode has had one positive fallout, then it is the universal outpouring of grief on his untimely and tragic death. In India, innured by cynical media, especially the 24-hr electronic media, politicans of late have become a hate figure – only to be despised and loathed. Unlike say, US, where at the time of coronation of Obama, people were weeping with joy, at the ultimate triumph of democracy. The reactions to YSR’s death has shown that electronic media notwithstanding, people still love their politicians, especially those who deliver. And this cynicism pervades only the chatteratti in metros and not the hinterlands.

    Equally heatening has been the reaction across political spectrum. As the Indian Express reported, this is the first time that the BJP’s flag flew at half mast in respect of a Congress leader. The reason, I suspect, again – YSR was seen to be a man who delivered to the masses. The media constantly sermons that at least some things should be above politics – BJP has set a healthy trend by following this advice.

    Although YSR also had his share of controversies, especially those pertaining to financial transactions. But as a columnist wrote in Outlook, people all over the world love public figures who are very good at thier primary vocation and ignore their transgessions in other fields. Thus YSR, inspite of rumours of financial scams, was so loved because he was very good in his delivery mechanism at the grass root level. Just as Shane Warne is admired inspite of his off-track antics. Or a Salman Khan is still loved inspite of his numerous transgessions.

    As I read this article in Outlook, my mind took me to Modi. He is widely acknowledged to be very good in his delivery mechanism too. Indeed there is not even a whiff of financial impropriety against him. Almost similar in many aspects to Shane Warne and YSR – very good in his primary vocation but with a controvery around him.

    I wondered then, would the secular stalwarts show him the same large heartedness that has been shown to YSR, or Warne or Salman Khan?

    I hope so. Would it not immediately reduce rancour in our public discourse? Although my brain tells me that the there is always a gap between secular stalwarts preachings and practice. Would this gap be bridged, Sujata ji?

    Regards,

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    Sujata Anandan Reply:

    I can speak only for myself — I do not know what the poltiicians would do. Much as you support Modi — and I don’t deny his development work – you have to admit, he does come with a baggage. You know, don’t you, that the international fDi Asian personality of the year award to Modi was withdrawn because of that track record? It has been given to the Gujarat government instead and Modi will be unable to collect it because the US government is still refusing him a visa…

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    Akhilesh Reply:

    Much as I admire your erudition, I have to point inconsistencies in your arguments. Sample the below :

    1. Modi comes with a baggage – Absolutely he does. Leave aside the issue whether the baggage is deserved or not, the point of discussion is whether he is good in his primary vocation or not. The answer – as you yourself concede – Modi is good in his development work.

    Then why can YSR be forgiven his financial misdeds – Maywati can be forgiven her financial as well as murdering misdeeds ( read the slaying of an engineer who refused to pay for her birthday) – Buddhadeb can be still lionised as a good man inspite of Nandigram ( where he himself boasted of his partymens’ strong arm tactics) – but Modi cannot be measured on the same yardstick.

    Why these double standards Sujata ji?

    As about the award being withdrawn, I am sure you know, don’t you, that much of the jury in these awards is as neutral as the most if Indian English media is.

    The true yardstick of what neutrality is will be this – a piece written on devoplment work in Gujrat mentioning absolutely nothing on Godhra and Gujrat riots and Modi’s image.

    Equally write a piece on Modi and his politics and slay him with al the amunition at your command.

    But what happens is practice is this – a piece purportedly on Modi’s development work – includes a par on his achievements – two paras demolishing his claims – and three paras on Gujrat riots.

    Since you speak for yourself, will you at least take the lead in reversing this double standard?

    Regards,

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  • Bob Mathews

    What a comparison!!!! YSR to Modi and then Shane Warne and Salman Khan!!!

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    Sujata Anandan Reply:

    I heard someone say on television that YSR was the Narendra Modi of the BJP but then Shekhar Gupta of The Indian Express added an important clarification — YSR was a development person without ever playing communally divisive politics and that is why so many turned up for his funeral..

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    Akhilesh Reply:

    Sujata Ji,
    Development person with a percieved divisive politics is very very bad – but being a development person and being mentioned in all the financial scams in your state in the last 5 years – ( Hyderabad Metro, Satyam, etc) is not that bad.

    Being a finacial crook and amass wealth of Rs. 22,000 crores ( as Outlook reports) in 5 years ( yes, thats what YSR did as per reports) is not bad – if Modi is squeaky clean then so what, it’s his probelm – no credit to Modi on this account.

    Introducing reservations to Muslims – which was struck down by the courts as unconstitutional – is not divisive politics – how can it be, since it is done by a Congress government.

    Muslims have the best per capita income in Gujrat. Yet, it is Modi’s and BJP’s fault that they languish on the margins and the poorest in secular states like West Bengal ( where BJP has never ruled),
    Maharashtra ( where BJP has been in power for 4.5 years out of 62) and Bihar ( where the great doyen of secularism, Lalu, ruled for 15 years uninterupted).

    Ask the Muslims farmers of today’s Gujrat – would they prefer the communits of WB, or the suicide enducing situation in Maharashtra or the golden rule of Lalu – and be ready for a shock !!

    Regards,

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  • Anil

    About violent deaths there are couple of persons who deserve mention. A couple of them belong to Panjab. Pratap Singh Kairon of undivided Panjab was shot dead. He was the force behind Nehru and can be aptly called the father of modern Panjab. Darbara Singh was another CM who met similar fate. Datta Samant, a maverick union leader from Bombay, who met such fate. It’s said that local goons killed him. By and large there are more Congressmen who are in the list. That’s maybe because they have been in power for longer time.
    The original symbol of the Indian Congress party was “Charkha”. How and when the oxes and the plough came into being (they did) I have no idea. Symbols of various parties have some amusing stories. Janata Party settled for wheel after much deliberations with kisan, plough and wheel. CPI lost the hammer and sickle to CPM. They have since then, used it quite effectively.

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    Pankaj Vohra Reply:

    You are right. There are many examples. But Darbara Singh was not a victim of terror. It was Chief Minister Beant Singh who was killed in August, 1995. Sant Harchand Singh Longowal was killed due to political reasons. So far as Pratap Singh Kairon goes, he was killed because of personal vendetta by Sucha Singh and his companions at Rasoi village, 18 miles from Delhi in the mid sixties. His killing can be compared to Pramod Mahajan’s in some ways. Kairon indeed was the tallest leader Punjab has produced.

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  • Atul

    There was also Mr Kumaramangalam, Minister of Steel many years ago.

    What about the conspiracy theory doing the rounds? Do you think that has any basis?

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    Sujata Anandan Reply:

    Kumarmangalam died of illness.

    And in India we see a conspiracy in everything. Ths particular crash could have been just that — bad weather, pilot error or even political insistence in the face of better wisdom are what might have caused it

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    Pankaj Vohra Reply:

    I think Atul is talking about Mohan Kumaramanglam, Rangarajan Kumaramanglam’s father who died in an Indian Airlines plane air crash over Delhi on May 31, 1973. You are right, it is very difficult to prve conspriacy theories. Best regards.

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    Akhilesh Reply:

    “it is very difficult to prve conspriacy theories”

    This coming from a man who every week revels on writing about conspiracy theories concerning the RSS and BJP !!!

    Must say this has been the most hilarious moment I have had on the net in a long long time.

    Good to see peole like Pankaj Vohra evolve from a chamcha to a buffoon.

    Regards,

    Rajeev Reply:

    Rice cake..i.e. idli

    Bob Mathews Reply:

    “Commonplace minds usually condemn what is beyond the reach of their understanding”
    François de la Rochefoucauld quotes

    Rajeev Reply:

    Rice Cake..eat more..

    Bob Mathews Reply:

    “Obstinate people can be divided into the opinionated, the ignorant, and the boorish.”
    Aristotle

    Pankaj Vohra Reply:

    Do not introduce your own agenda in every blog Akhilesh. Whatever I write on the BJP and RSS is the truth. They are not conspiracy theories. Anachronistic views have no place in my book. You revel in promoting half truths and falsehoods. I think this is what you were taught in your formative years. It is very obvious as to whose Chamcha you are. So happy Chamchagiri in the future.

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    Rajeev Reply:

    Mr.Vohra,
    Are you a journalist or a clone of Manish Tiwari?

    I find every HT journaist as spokesperson of congress starting from Vir Sanghvi.

    You guys should seriously self-evaluate else you will become nothing but VOICE OF SONIA.

    Akhilesh Reply:

    Sujata Ji,
    In an earlier blog, you had mentioned about your pain – at Hindu Bigot’s hijacking of blogosphere and how all their responses are “abusive” and “denigratory” as opposed to the eclectic approach adopted by liberal writers like you and Mr. Pankaj Vohra.

    Now wonder how you characterise Mr. Vohra’s reply above? As ecletcic? Or abusive?

    Calling someone a chamcha is a political critique. It basically implies that the person being critiqued is compromised and thus his / her views do not stand the test of objectivity. Journalists frequently employ this word while writing about politicians, bureaucrats, etc.

    How does Mr. Vohra reply to this political critique though? By questioning my upbringing in my formative years. A political critique met by a personal abuse.

    I address this reply to you and not Mr. Vohra because of three reasons -

    first – this is your blog page,

    second – Mr. Vohra is probably the only HT collegaue who constantly post replies on your blog ( and thus I presume friendship)

    and finally – and most importantly you yourself had clubbed yourself with him and others as part of the liberal gang.

    Any comments?

    Vigilante Reply:

    @Rajiv
    @Akhilesh

    Constant provocation NOT = Reality
    Constant accusation NOT = Truth
    Constant condemnation NOT = Justice

    Dont feed off negative emotions.

    Go, fix your party, youselfs

    Dont feed off negative emotions

    Vigilante Reply:

    Akhileshji

    Good English NOT = Wisdom

    Ultay haath ki padi to rone lage?

    Wah!! Kya veerta hai!!

    Rajeev Reply:

    Vigilante = BS

    Bob Mathews Reply:

    Rajeev,

    “In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.” Konrad Adenaeur

    Rajeev Reply:

    Rice Caku..

    Akhilesh Reply:

    Vijilante ji,
    At the very least I like your sense of humour. Truly good.

    Also your way of phrasing these inequalities is something that I think is good and I may use somewhere.

    But have you ever noticed that bigots like us using substantiative arguments always, while people like you and obviously Bob Mathews use whacky one liners as the best response that can be mustered.

    The day, any day, you post any comment even remotely substantiative, either here or on any other blog, ( even if the comment is condemnatory of my views) I will be the first one to commend your intellect.

    Till then I will just admire your humrous skills !

    Vigilante Reply:

    Akhileshji,

    Brevity is the soul of wit.

    Nalaayak vidyarthi ka basataa hamesha bhaari rahaa hai.

    Kabir ka doha yaad karien – pothi padhe padhe jag muaa……

    Dont take life too seriously. No one has ever survived it!!

    Atul Reply:

    @Sujata

    I wasindeed talking of Mohan Kumaramanglam, and remember as a kid hearing conspiracy theories discussed in the drawing room.

    But you made an interesting point – are there known instances (no names if you wish) where political insistence (despite the pilot’s better judgement) may have led to an air crash?

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  • Bob Mathews

    There is a group with an agenda that contributes comments to these blogs that are tasteless and vicious. The agenda – Repeat lies and half truths and call those who have divergent views and opinions, unpleasant names.

    Remember, these members claim to be supporters of the RSS and BJP!!!!

    The only laughable thing is their constant reference to Narendra bhai as ’squeky clean’!!!!!!Very shortly, Narendra bhai will find himself ‘ensnared’ by the SIT and then rest assured we are in for a treat!!!

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    Indian Reply:

    Bob,

    YOu have not once posted any argument with facts – not once. YOu only keep ranting. Please do not play the judge on events. YOu do not know gujarat and are essentially trying to force the issue. Do you know that post independence gujarat has seen 38 odd riots with 36 of those under congress with many more hindus dying than muslims (including 2002)? Please, please argue with facts. You do not know enough about the RSS. If you do, then please write those things supported by facts. If you write with facts then there is scope for a discussion, debate and argument. Else, the debate degenerates.

    What if I accuse you of a rabid chrisitian evangelist whose primary aim is harvesting souls and promoting soft crusader? Not funny right?

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    Bob Mathews Reply:

    With every response you hastily post, you and your parochial friends unwittingly prove the point that I am making.

    All that you and your friends are capable of is spreading lies and untruths and using personal abuse.

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    Vigilante Reply:

    Not hastily post sir, thats all they know.

    They want to behave like pack of wolfs, but only know howling at the moon

    Bob Mathews Reply:

    There is no need to post arguments with facts because the facts are known to everyone except the colour blind, the deaf and the dumb!!!!!

    And grudgingly, you know that you fit into this group.

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    Indian Reply:

    I am sorry bob, I think you are indeed a communal bigot with a single track mind. You obviously do not have any facts and are here to further your agenda. Despite my politely asking you to post facts you and your communal vigilante friend went on personal abuse and calling names. Not sure on what bases you are accusing me of personal abuse. This is the first post where I am responding in the manner in which you have chose too. It is very obvious that you abnd your ilk are liars and are the real antinationals because your line is my way or highway. It takes time and research to dig out facts which I have tried to do and obviously you do not. Also not sure what facts everyone knows – are you referring to the facts that you conjure in your stupid brains with vigilante.

    Please make sure you retort with valid points and factual data – do not cross the line by promoting falsehoods and hate. By not posting facts you are only perpetuating the hate atmosphere. Perhaps you do not have the capability to do research ort perhaps your sole agenda is to spread lies and hatred and harvest souls.

    Bob Mathews Reply:

    For Indian aka Anil aka Rajeev aka Akilesh,

    “There is no sin except stupidity” – Oscar Wilde.

    Mull over this for awhile before you resume spewing venom on this blog.

    Indian Reply:

    This applies to you. Mull over it and do not spew venom.

    Bob Mathews Reply:

    He he he.

    Why were you in such a hurry to respond. This doesn’t sound like you.

    You should have taken a little more time and then posted one of your long winded posts full of “a smattering of everything and a knowledge of nothing.”!!

    Indian Reply:

    there you go again….keep barking and be happy

    Bob Mathews Reply:

    For Indian and his namesakes,

    Thought for the Evening till your next missive!!

    “A man must be excessively stupid, as well as uncharitable, who believes there is no virtue but on his own side.”
    Joseph Addison, The Spectator 243, 1711-12-08

    Rajeev Reply:

    You are definitely a Rice Cake case. You think Indian, Akhilesh and I am same person.

    I think you are Sujata Anandan.

    Sujata Anandan Reply:

    I am not a coward, Rajeev. Unlike you, I do not hide behind the mukhauta of a false identity. My views are in the open. So spare me the trouble and do not insult your own intelligence.

    Rajeev Reply:

    I am not a coward, Sunita. Unlike you, I do not hide behind the mukhauta of a false secualrism. My views are in the open. So spare me the trouble and do not insult your own intelligence.

    Sujata Anandan Reply:

    I am not Sunita

    Rajeev Reply:

    See I can’t remember your name..just shows how insignificant you are…

    Here is the amended version-
    I am not a coward, SUJATA. Unlike you, I do not hide behind the mukhauta of a false secualrism. My views are in the open. So spare me the trouble and do not insult your own intelligence.

    ripal mehta Reply:

    who is this bob,

    typical communal congress chamcha, side kick, mounth piece ? these communal bigots what for congress just because it is anti hindu, and its leader is from vatican. he keeps on saying that bjp supporters post half truth and repeat lies, then why dont you expose the half truth with your full truth. its like saying 2 plus 2 is five, how i dont know? this communal bigot shoud be condemned for spreading hatred and animity among indians.

  • ripal mehta

    had this bob written anything close to what he has been writing in pakistan this rice cake either would have converted to islam or would have died.

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    Bob Mathews Reply:

    So, another bigot has joined the party!!!

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  • ripal mehta

    who are those guys this bob the convert keeps on quoting, what is he trying to prove by quoting those unknow guys. bloddy christian fanatic he didnt quote any indian even once .. bloddy communal… u convert dare to give me your address i swear by bajrang bali i will kill you ” *** hole” ..

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    Bob Mathews Reply:

    “Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions.”
    Charles Caleb Colton

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  • ripal mehta

    seriously bob .. how did you convert and why did you convert? tell me …. is this guy rajeev right in saying that you guys convert to christianity for a rice plat? if thats true…its really pity.. what z your cridibility? huh? religion is some thing which should be very dear and personal to every body.. buy you guys … shame on you …you have sold your self .. its even a bigger sin then selling your mother for a rice plate… you dont deserve to be alive… down with you converts… very very sad act… rather rice act..,.

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    Bob Mathews Reply:

    “Intolerance betrays want of faith in one’s cause”
    Mahatma Gandhi

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  • ripal mehta

    what does bob means? i mean all indian ( hindu) names have some or the other meaning… so just wondering… or is it just a short form of boobs.. or some thing?

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    Bob Mathews Reply:

    Your sense of humour is a true reflection of a sick mind!!!

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  • amit

    Among young rising stars, I think Lalit Maken,was the most promsing leader, which Congress lost.

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  • Anonymous

    “Maya keeps them poor, gives them states”

    Agreed but Sonia keeps them poor, doesn’t gives them states..

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  • http://nuclearsupremacyforindiaoverus.blogspot.com/ Satish Chandra

    November 18, 2011: When I say the new Chief of Air Staff, N. A. K. Browne, is a CIA-RAW man, I mean he literally sits at CIA-supplied terminals to participate in crimes against India. More than a thousand Indian Air Force aircraft have crashed since 1970, the vast majority of the crashes caused by microwaves from U. S. satellites. In his first week in office as Chief of Air Staff, Browne caused two Indian Air Force fighter planes to crash with microwaves from satellites, to give a boost to his bid to buy worse than worthless foreign aircraft for several tens of billions of dollars of which he will get a hefty cut along with the Defence Minister and the Italian woman who gets the largest cut.//

    I said on October 11 ‘11 ( IndianAirForcePilotsMurderDOTblogspotDOTcom ) that the ’suicide’ of the chief test pilot Baldev Singh was murder, to facilitate the claim of the fraudulent ‘delay’ in inducting the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft, being used to justify the worse than worthless purchase abroad. India builds Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft from raw materials; why do you need to buy fighter aircraft from abroad?//

    N. A. K. Browne, A. K. Antony and the Italian woman should be booked for the murder of Baldev Singh along with the head of RAW. All former heads of RAW should be booked for the murders of hundreds of Indian Air Force pilots.//

    The murders of several politicians by air crash have also been accomplished by microwaves from satellites. A recent example was the murder of the Andhra Pradesh chief minister by air crash. In my blog I have described how Indira Gandhi when prime minister in 1980 went to her kitchen with the then U. S. Vice President and former CIA Director, George Herbert Walker Bush, to arrange for the murder by air crash of her son Sanjay Gandhi who had taken to slapping her in the presence of others under my influence and the then CIA Director, Frank Carlucci, publicly claimed credit for that air crash via a letter that appeared in National Review.//

    November 17, 2011: Integrated Circuit chips made in the United States are required to provide for access to the United States National Security Agency so it can monitor and take control of their operations at will. Components and electronic equipment from the United States should be absolutely “haram”; far from lamenting ‘technology denial’, equipment from the United States should be rejected even if it is offered on a platter and free of charge as I have said. India’s bought-up Defence, Atomic Energy, Space and other officials deliberately close their eyes to this threat. This also applies to U. S.- made civilian aircraft, for example. There are two hundred thousand Indian engineers and scientists working in Research & Development for foreign companies in India but instead of putting its money in Research & Development ( in my letter dated January 5, 2004 to the press — see my blog — I had suggested one million Research & Development workers in India in government-sponsored projects), India’s CIA-RAW government buys foreign equipment in all fields to keep India poor, weak and enslaved. India’s government lends hundreds of billions of dollars to the U. S. government in exchange for worthless U. S. paper but seeks foreign investment and World Bank loans for projects in India, giving ownership and control of India to India’s enemies, despite the unlimited capital available to India by simply printing the money; see ‘How India’s Economy Can Grow 30% Per Year Or More’ in my blog; as is described there, the United States has been applying my proposal about money by stealth and now also openly but Manmohan Singh refuses to do so because this bugger — a CIA appointee — does what serves the United States’, not India’s, interests.//

    I had asked the Indian Army to arrest the top one thousand or so officers of RAW. It has not done so. But, as I have said, India’s nuclear forces obey Satish Chandra. He does not need India’s conventional forces or the rest of the government and citizenry to defend India which requires the destruction of RAW which will be done by nuclear means, that is, the simultaneous nuclear destruction of New Delhi, Washington and New York, with a warning that additional U. S. cities will be destroyed, with nuclear warheads already emplaced in them by special forces, if there is any retaliation. //

    I am India’s expert in strategic defence, the father of India’s strategic program including the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program, the world’s greatest scientist (my biography can be found in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World, 2011 and earlier editions) and India’s legitimate ruler; for more on the subject above see ‘What You Should Know About RAW’ in my blog titled ‘Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U. S.’ which can be found by a Yahoo/Google search with the title.//

    Satish Chandra

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  • Anonymous

    A very balanced article.

    It would be wrong and stupid for us to forget the acrifices our defence personnel have made.

    Not to forget, the jehadis i Pakistan are being primed to attack us again…

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  • Anonymous

    How bad ? The PM has to assure the EC, ” Beta, do your work, no body will bother you !” Does EC look like a Constitutional authority ? Will the fate of Lokpal be the same ? The Khangress has reduced our institutions in to street show plays, inspired, written & directed by Maino clan.

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  • Raja Babu

    Facts about Jyoti Mirdha: M.B.B.S. Educated at SMS Medical College,Jaipur, Rajasthan. Of note, she was not selected through Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test, but because of familial political influence, she was nominated as a State candidate (Governor’s quota) of Manipur or Mizoram. This is strange as she was not a resident of either state; whereas these seats are reserved for state citizens, who on completion of medical training, return to these states where there are no medical institutes, and provide essential medical services to their citizens (which “Dr.” Mirdha has never done. Infact, “Dr.” Mirdha has never practiced medicine after “passing” out of MBBS and once even contemplated doing a fashion/interior designing course before jumping into politics on her Grandfather’s “Jat jagir”. She has wasted a seat from these North-Eastern states after obtaining it illegally and now is an MP). Later, her selection for post-graduate medical training was cancelled by a Rajasthan court, as she was found to be amongst the 30 undeserving candidates (who secured the 1st 30 positions in the 1997 Rajasthan Pre-PG Medical examination, never having performed with such brilliance in their MBBS course) found to have used unfair means (obtained a paper unfairly prior to exam- a leak) when taking the Rajasthan Pre-PG Medical test

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    dheeraj jain Reply:

    This is completely rubbish and defamatory…bunch of lies…

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