Sunday, March 22, 2009

Election commission tamasha - Varun Gandhi Chronicles

The Election commission is now a fully functioning organ of the UPA government. In a recent statement the EC condemned the BJP's nomination of Varun Gandhi, stating his recent comments should be condemned,
The Commission expects that the least that the party [which has disapproved Mr. Gandhi’s speeches] must do is to deny the party nomination to Mr. Gandhi as its candidate at the present general election to the Lok Sabha. Any sponsorship of his candidature by the Bharatiya Janata Party, or any other political party at this election, would be perceived as endorsing his unpardonable acts of inciting violence and creating feelings of enmity and hatred between different classes of citizens of India, destroying the social, democratic and plural fabric of the country, as enshrined in the Constitution.

WTF ! I say WTF! Let me see the numerous ways in which this statement is filled with hypocrisy. The EC has been silent and inactive when numerous other activities of communal hatred and castiest violence were pursued by 'secular' parties and leaders like Laloo Prasad, Karunanidhi, various CPM leaders etc.
Now for it to come and offer advice to the BJP is ridiculous to say the least.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Almost all the politicians from Kashmir routinely campagin on anti-national platform. They have never been censured. On the contrary, Chindu and fellow travellers sympathise and empathise with the jihadis.

And in today's Chindu, Siddharth V writes a centre piece with a bombastic sounding title "A stench that is all too familiar".

He goes on to pontificate thus: "The BJP is upset about due process. It has also complained about double standards, since the Congress is again fielding Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, despite their more than questionable role in the November 1984 massacre of Sikhs. That the Congress should do so is shocking and condemnable but two wrongs don't make a right." Chindu never deemed it necessary to write so many editorials and centre page "opinions" on the Sikh massacre! Why is just a massacre and not genocide or pogrom or ethnic cleansing?