Update: July16,2008. 10AM.
[...This came amid reports that Chatterjee had written a letter to CPM general secretary Prakash Karat, indicating his unwillingness to resign and his inability to vote along with the BJP during the July 22 trust vote....]
“Will not vote along with BJP…”, imputed to Dada.
If it is true, then for the very ‘same reason’ he should resign with out a second delay.
“Speaker is above politics”, is what is his refrain contradicted by clinging on to his seat, which ‘HE’ thinks is ‘Supreme Most’. But by saying/writing/ or even being accused of being saying so as above ( as being reported by a Secular and Liberal TV channel IBN) … does not at all inspire any confidence in his being ‘impartial’ .
Dada, in these past four years has threatened to resign at the drop of hat and as a matter of fact ‘lamented for being‘ Speaker’; too often he expressed his desire to be just an MP. Live on TV – please check with the Lok Sabha archive.His reluctance to put in his papers has put the party CPI (M) he belongs to, contested on their ticket and elected too – in a funny situation akin to like a ‘chew gum in hair’. Well, Debbrata Vishwas has a point that Som Dada is an MP first then a Speaker.
If Dada still argues-as he is arguing; rightly though -that Speaker’s post is ‘supposedly’ apolitical and impartial and above party politics, indeed it should be so, so be it. But then his this above ‘sentiments’ (if true) proves it otherwise. In any case, his conduct had never been ‘an evidence’ of that. Swapan Dass Gupta, Ronit sen (head less chicken fame..chuckle J…how apt) or even Subash Kashyap were in his line of fire for ‘alleged’ insult to an institution he presides over!
If tomorrow, I too am ‘summoned’ to be reprimanded for writing this, do not be surprised but I will be only too glad. Period.
Sorry for digression, coming back to the ‘bias’ as this video news report reflects…
But then Dear Dada, BJP happens to be the second largest party in Lok Sabha (DULY elected representatives through ‘Democratic process’ by the people of India)!
Perhaps, Mr. Speaker is only betraying his ‘partisan’ and ‘prejudiced’ attitude.
If only Dada do really believe in that the post of Speaker is above party politics and Speaker should be neutral to all the parties, his this assertion is highly unbecoming and objectionable.
If at all Dada is so ‘allergic’ of being seen with BJP, he should resign first from Lok Sabha as BJP (elected members) too sit there, he should then immediately migrate to some other country as here many ‘idiots‘ who still and will vote for BJP.
Why not DADA declare all BJP members and their ‘millions’ of supporters as persona non-grate and hang them by the nearest tree?
Dada is clinging on for some months more? Or … lest I am accused of something, I stop short.
DADA, please do take your call for ‘No God’ sake and resign.
Be assured, you will not be missed, SIR.
Happy Retirement. May you live long and healthily to write your memoirs. I promise to read if sent a complimentary copy.
Till then, Bye Bye.