Monday, April 14, 2008

Arrogant Congress leaders paving way for BJP

Three statements on the issue of price rise by UPA leaders show their arrogance:

First, Kamal Nath said that the food scarcity is because the poor are now eating twice a day and most people in country side are having meals both times which they never had in the past.

Then, Sharad Pawar said that the North Indians are now eating rice also while South Indians are eating more chapatis and due to this change in food habits, the situation has worsened.
And now comes Kapil Sibal's statement, saying that the 'government has no magic wand to control prices'. Why are you in governnment Mr Sibal, resign, if you can't do anything? And the industrialist-turn-politician Kamal Nath's statement reflects the same elitist mindset, blaming the poor for every wrong.
And Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar doesn't know perhaps that North Indians (people of MP, UP, Chhattisgarh and many other states) have been eating rice for centuries. Read the story at Sify site.

English dailies may not have carried the stories about such shameful statements but Hindi papers have splashed them and to the ordinary Indian who returns from the market every time with lesser vegetables annd grocery, these things will remain in the mind.

These ministers have no idea about how it feels when the LPG prices go up or the household goods prices soar. Of course, they know they can get their perks and pay increased whenever they want.

The arrogance is similar to the one displayed by BJP in the last election. When they kept claiming that India was 'shining'. Every advertisement of India Shining hurt the common man who is getting marginalised year after year.

The common citizen doesn't expect much from the politicians. But it becomes unbearable when they are ridiculed and mocked at. Congress needs to rein in its ministers, else it will have to pay heavily in the elections.