Because, the Representation of the People (Amendment and Validation) Bill,
2013, brought by the United Progressive Alliance’s (UPA) government led by the
Congress is very much alive and kicking.
Rajya Sabha has already
passed it. Disruptions didn’t allow it in the Loksabha in the Monsoon Session
but it is slated to be presented and passed in the lower House of the Indian Parliament
in the Winter Session.
Where was Rahul Gandhi when
all this was happening?
The ordinance cleared by
the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Manmohan Singh, which Sonia Gandhi was
also a part of, is nothing but yet another attempt of political brazenness to
subvert the guiding principles of democracy by planting the provisions of the
RP Act Amendment Bill ‘immediately’, that would otherwise be in place by
December, to save some big political names from immediate disqualification.
….everybody does this….but
would Rahul Gandhi stop this nonsense, the RP Act Amendment Bill that, in
essence, is the inspiration behind this silly ordinance, in the Winter Session
We need to wait till then
before making any opinion.
Because, Rahul Gandhi says the political parties should stop making small
But what about big
Should the political outfits
continue singing the ‘compromise’ (say the coalition ‘Dharma’) tune when it
comes to some big compromise like the crucial number games of forming the
government even if it means taking support of some historysheeter member of
Parliament or someone like Suresh Kalmadi.
What is this small or big segregation?
Does it mean ‘not shielding
the convicted politicians by not manipulating the lawmaking authority given by
the Constitution’ is a small compromise while subverting every administrative,
legal and moral norm to save someone like Robert Vadra, whose only connect to
the fame is that he is son-in-law of the Nehru-Gandhi Family, is a big
compromise and so is to go for?
Ethics cannot be
compartmentalized as ‘small’ or ‘big’.
Rahul’s sudden outburst,
that many would have thought be a masterstroke of positioning him again as an
outsider, as the politician with a difference (that he sounded so when he had
begun), falls flat by the record of his active years in politics.
There are plenty of other reasons
to reason why taking Rahul Gandhi’s voice of conscience as ‘a genuine voice of
concern of an outsider politician’ needs much more than this ‘public’ outburst
of his anger?