Before venturing further about superhumanness of Indian
politicians in the aftermath of the Uttarakhand disaster, the Indians need to
deliberate on the most burning question of the day – is Rahul Gandhi a common
Because, if, he is a common citizen, he cannot be a
Indian politicians today are a privileged class much above
any other social stratification while the common citizens are like those killed
and stranded in different areas of Uttarakhand after the disastrous cloudburst
and rains of June 16. They do not come on any priority list until they directly
affect the political fortunes of the politicians.
And there is no such sorry sounding description for Rahul
Gandhi. He doesn’t follow rule. He makes rules.
In fact, politicians like him prioritize about lives of over
a billion of this country, much in the same way as Rahul decided to visit the
state when the home minister of the country had already asked the Uttarakhand
government not to allow any VVIP visit.
Rahul Gandhi cannot be a common citizen. The tag ‘common’ is obnoxious for
politicians and certainly a pariah for someone like Rahul Gandhi who inhabits
the top of the political elites in the country where the central-most
qualification to inherit a country, even if the country is the largest
democracy in the world, is to have the lineage of a powerful political family.
Nepotism, dynasty politics and family preferences are
universally seen as detrimental to a progressive democracy and yet they have
become the basic tenets for political elites of this ‘democratic’ country.
Common citizens cannot subvert the universally acceptable
values. If they do so, they are made to face the consequences.
The universally acceptable rules of a civilized society
are for the commoners like following the law, waiting in queues, writing
countless papers to get educated, toiling hard to earn a livelihood and retire when
it is the time, and that too, is the state-defined, a state that is run by politicians
like Rahul Gandhi.
The political elite of this country certainly don’t fit in
this description. They feel they are above it.
How can they, then, be the common citizens of this
country? So, how can Rahul Gandhi be a common citizen?
So, a Rahul Gandhi, who is being presented as the common
citizen of India,
is certainly an ironical point of debate in a country where politicians are
perceived as a class beyond the rule of law.
Also, talking of the rule of law, ‘this common citizen’
Rahul (pity Congress spokespersons like Renuka Chowdhury and Digvijay Singh) decided
on his sortie in the flood-ravaged state violating the order of the home
minister of the country issued to ensure smooth relief and rescue operations as
the VVIP visits were hampering the progress.
How can a home minister’s order contain a ‘common citizen
Rahul Gandhi is not a common citizen like us. It is self
MAN-MADE DISASTER, THE HUMAN MISERY AND OUR SUPERHUMAN POLITICIANS