Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ram's Predicament

One must pity Ram's plight. The day after the Gujarat results, he must come out with an editorial. But to his horror, the BJP almost repeated its 2002 performance. Being a "champion of secularism" , he cannot praise the BJP. The Congress deserves praise and commiseration - not criticism. The left is a non-entity in Gujarat and no credit can be given. So he goes about whining like a school boy . Interestingly, there is just one mention of Sonia Gandhi. The ink in Khare's and Ram's pen would have run dry writing "Sonia Gandi" had the Congress won. All credit would have gone to her.

Some spirited campaign remarks aimed at ‘merchants of fear and death’by Congress
president Sonia Gandhi and at Hindutva extremism and communal politics by
Digvijay Singh, which ironically attracted the displeasure of the Election
Commission of India

I have read in my science chapters that nuclear reactors are surrounded my an impregnable lead wall to insulate the surrounding from harmful radiation. I wonder whether Ram did journalism or Nuclear Engineering at Columbia. He and his paper have be amazingly competent in insulating Madam S from any responsibility for this defeat.

After doing his best to discredit Modi and the BJP , he lets Harish and his pet readers like T Marx vent their ire on the BJP.

Gujarat verdict
The Gujarat verdict is a setback to the values of pluralism, secularism, multiculturalism and democracy. The BJP won the elections by dividing the Gujarat electorate on communal lines. Narendra Modi ran a sectarian, foul and demagogic campaign, which implicitly justified the cold-blooded murder of Sohrabuddin Shaikh in a fake encounter. He has emerged as the mascot of a muscular, hard-line version of Hindu nationalism.
T. Marx,

This is Harish's loudest grunt in a long while. But he uses this opportunity to prove that he is firmly behind Madam Maino in this hour of crisis.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sri V. Sundaram (retd. IAS) writes: Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965) had our newspaper men in view when he wrote 'An editor is one who separates the wheat from the chaff and prints the chaff.'

For more on our Angrezi media, particularly Chindu, by this author see:

Ugly Indian secularists and ugly Indian media - III