Thirty months ago, in the year of 2004 a marvelous thing had happened, which had not happened anywhere, as far as I know. A great lady of the First family of Indian politics had “renounced” the post (which cynics say was not offered at all, by The Honorable President) and appointed (forced to nominate some one) a humble man as the Prime Minister of INDIA.
WOW! What a day it was! Full of Drama, Suspense, Thrill, Adventure, Action and Wailing of Congress men and women (in Central Hall of Parliament) requesting her to be the PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA (as if they felt ManMohan as an Imposed PM).
I watched (enjoyed) from a distance, as the drama-unfolded day in day out.
Long pagans were sung in praise of Sonia’s spirit of sacrifice. Reams of pages were written by the “Friendly and Secular” press. Hours of prime time (if not days prime time) were spent discussing the phenomenon of what was euphemistically called “spirit of sacrifice”; the “Liberal, Secular and Progressive” electronic media aired endless episodes of “Big Fight and We the People” eulogizing the “Sacrifice”.
There were those “communal” people like, yours truly too (happy being a cynical), who were skeptical and were chewing on this affair with sacks full of salt. But could do nothing. Because as soon as we opened our “communal” mouth we were shouted down by the “secular people” who claimed, “We have got mandate of the people”. Mandate! Oh Really?
This forced “Sacrifice” of Sonia ‘Maino’ Gandhi was literally converted to her Sainthood by the sycophant Men, Women, Babas and Babes of Congress .She attained the status of the ‘Goddesses of Sacrifice’. Balidaan Devi!
The new Balidaan Devi who could manage just five seats more than BJP but less than what Sita Ram Kesari got; Sacrificed (what was not, probably offered to her?) and Conquered (As Chairperson of UPA, thus Omniscient, Omni Known and Omni Potent, without any accountability to any one).
Thirty months down the Time and the goddess of sacrifice has truly emerged as a real Balidaan Devi!
Balidaan Devi! Indeed she is.
I am fully convinced, NOW, that she is a true Balidaan Devi. Just Like Maa Kali the original Balidaan Devi!
How? Since you asked, let me explain.
Just as Maa Kali is offered Balidaan (sacrifice of an animal or some thing else) by her devotees seeking Divine blessings. So is with Sonia, the Balidaan Devi! Only difference is: In her case the ‘Prasad’ is ministry or any other perks of power and devotees are Congress walas and walais or the cronies of left or left of center parties, partners in the Govt.
Have a look at the Balidaans made at the altar of Ma Sonia: Congress sacrificed ever thing (Values, Morality, Ethics, Propriety, Rules, Conventions or even Constitutional obligations and proprieties).
As we witnessed at the time of formation of the alliance they named as “United Progressive Alliance” or UPA. How much United they are does not merit any debate now. Progressive? Huh! With reservations over merit and now on the basis of religion explains amply, to make the matters worse the frequent and ever increasing suicides by the farmers is another case in the point, to name only just few.
Alliance, Indeed! Of opportunistic petty politicians and parties, post elections-nay-post results-post negotiation for the ministries desired. Alliance of Chor, Daku, Murders, Looters – who fight among themselves? And interestingly or ironically, these ‘allies’ fought and shall fight elections against, Congress alone.
The pivot of alliance!
All norms and morality were sacrificed to appoint the persons who are tainted, or are believed to be. Even the Spirit of Constitution was sacrificed because the image of Balidaan Devi and ‘Her Majesty’s Govt.’ was at stake as we witnessed the rape of democracy in Goa, Jharkhand and Bihar.
Even the good office and honor of the Office of the President of India was sacrificed too, Office of profit Issue and the late night call to the President when he was away to Russia and getting the recommendation signed for the dissolution of Bihar assembly, which The Honorable Supreme Court had termed as “UNCONSTITUTIONAL” are the shinning examples of sacrifices made in the honor of Balidaan Devi of the Congress.
Even the persons who had become a threat to Balidaan Devi image were sacrificed. Buta Singh, Jagdish Tytler, Ajay Maken, Natwar Lal –oops – Singh to name few.
If this is the frequency of the Balidaans demanded, day is not far when the whole Nation might be at risk.
Whose turn it will be to offer nextBalidaan?
Shiela Dikshit? Arjun (reservation) Singh? Shiv Raj (blubbering) Patil?
OR ManMohan Singh?
Watch This Space.