Friday, March 16, 2007

N.Ram asks WB Governor to shutup

Lessons from Nandigram

Nobody takes seriously the call of the Trinamool Congress for the dismissal of the Left Front Government.

N.Ram is passing a judgment on Trinamool. This is not the first time he dismissed Trinamool or called Mamta a terrorist for opposing CPI(M). But he reserves his best for the Governor.

More disconcertingly, a usually sagacious Governor, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, stepped out of line in publicly airing his philosophical and tactical differences with the State government while expressing high-minded anguish over the Nandigram deaths. Under the Indian Constitution, it is surely not the job of a Governor to offer public judgments on how an elected government should have handled a tricky situation.

He asks the Governor to shutup and not pass public judgment on CPI(M) actions. Wonderful party loyalty by N.Ram. For a better perspective on the Nandigram pogrom read this article:

Narad among the Narodniks

He raises valid points:
1. In which State does a PWD convoy travel with a 4,000-strong police escort to repair roads?
2. Nandigram was not threatening to secede; heavens would not have fallen if the "road repair" mission had been delayed till tempers cooled.
3. So what was the big hurry? It was simply this: The CPI(M)'s writ had been challenged in an area that was traditionally its electoral bastion. The dissidents had to be taught a lesson and the Party's control had to be both re-established and seen to be re-established.
4. the initial provocation on Wednesday did not come from the "enemy". It arrived when the State administration marched in 4,000 policemen on a "road repair" expedition.

Ashok Mallik's sounds more like an editorial that educates its readers of the facts.

All you dear readers of The Chindu, dont you think you deserve a more balanced presentation than the one penned by N.Ram - asking everyone to just ignore Mamta, and the Governor to shutup.


Anonymous said...

"Under the Indian Constitution, it is surely not the job of a Governor to offer public judgments on how an elected government should have handled a tricky situation", thunders comrade Chindu. Now, does this profound wisdom apply equally to all elected govts.? Specifically, to the elected govt. in Gujarat?! Tricky situations are not lacking in Gujarat either and Narendra Modi commands popular support, (much to the discomfiture of our comrades and assorted human rights wallahs).

Anonymous said...

Of course, this is not the first instance Chindu offers unsolicited advice to "Constitutional authorities". Folks will remember the lengthy sermons dished out by comrade Chindu in the aftermath of the last Assembly (in TN) and parliamentary elections two years ago. Before the results were out, Chindu was afraid there might be a hung assembly and hung parliament, and in order to make sure that the ADMK and the "communal elements" didn't return to power, Chindu wrote pontificating editorilas under the tiltes, "What the President should do", "What the Governor should do" etc. It is an altogether different point that subsequently Chindu mysteriously stopped all its criticisms of the local Amma.

Rama Mohan said...

My feeling that we are living same as before independence days. We are electing the leaders. But the leaders acting like British. There is any thing difference between the British police and Indian? My feeling is we are living in democratic country. But our Governments ignoring the democratic policies.