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Date: 8/15/2012 3:47:07 AM
There is a high quality drama going on in the capital, people have shifted from entertainment channels to 24 x 7 news channels. A few days ago Anna Hazare was being portrayed as the new Gandhi because of his non-violent protest against the Indian government, then came Baba Ramdev with his excellent event management skills, promising to bring back all the Indian black money stacked in Swiss accounts. The familiar talk in the drawing rooms, TV channels and social networking sites is, things can’t go on like this and there must be a change. Netas from different parties are exposing skeletons of different sorts in each others cupboards, pots are calling the kettles black and in turn kettles are fuming and steaming with anger.
Today is “Independence Day” and I am trying to be happy and thankful. The Prime Minister has unfurled the National Flag and has started the customary address to the nation from the Red Fort. He is making new promises and trying to tell us what all they have achieved in the last one year. I am not able to believe what he is saying, every word sounds pretentious. Can’t believe when our politicians say they are hurt by riots in Assam, can’t believe when they say they are pained by the recent violence in Mumbai. All these tragedies look so choreographed and planned by one group of politicians and their supporters or the other. OB vans and cameras with journalists are confusing us and we are unable to differentiate between rumours and reality. Let people in govt and opposition fight about fiscal deficit, revenue deficit, budgetary allocations and other such technicalities, we, the people are concerned about governance.
No matter what he says and promises, the opposition will trash the Prime Minister’s speech and the ruling party will show us the moon till the next Independence day. All we want is, a less corrupt system( can’t dream of an incorrupt system) where there are equal opportunities of growth for all Indians. Basic health and education be made available to all, arrest of the ” Gopal Kandas” and a criminal Justice system that works for the “aam admi”. Is that expecting too much?????.