Airbrushing Narendra Modi’s hypocrisy won’t help

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By Priyanka Chaturvedi

Addressing a public rally at Kawardha in Chattisgarh on 14th November, BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi said, ”Had Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh been in Congress, his son Abhishek would have been given ticket. But we have given ticket to another candidate. This is BJP.”

Now cut to three days ago. BJP’s Central Election Committee, under the same Narendra Modi, nominated Chief Minister Raman Singh’s engineering graduate son Abhishek as party candidate from the Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha constituency in Chhattisgarh. So much for the value of the promises publicly made by the Mr Modi!

“But which party doesn’t have dynastic leaders?” is the immediate retort that comes from across the aisles. Yes, but the issue here is not dynastic politics. The issue is the sheer hypocrisy of BJP and its PM candidate, where words have little meaning and promises even lesser value.

The Kawardha rally might be a more striking case but the BJP’s hypocrisy on the issue of dynastic politics is known to everyone. From its oldest ally Thackerays’ Shiv Sena to the long-standing ally Badals’ Akali Dal to the latest ones like Paswans’ LJP and Ramdoss’ PMK, there are only dynastic politicians there. It is not only the allies of the BJP. From Vasundahara Raje and Dushyant Singh to Dhumal and Anurag Thakur to Jaswant and Manvendra Singh, numerous such examples exist within the BJP.

Should we then be banning these people whose families have been in politics? No, even though the BJP’s PM candidate has been trying to insinuate the same, as he did at Kawardha. In a democracy, you cannot bar any one from contesting elections, either on the basis of the family name or on the basis of wealth acquired by her. The solution does not lie in raising a barrier for anyone. The solution, instead, lies in lowering the barrier for others, those with no family name and no wealth. You can’t close the system for the privileged; instead, the system needs to be opened for the not-so-privileged.

And that is what Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has been trying to achieve. The complete organizations of the Indian Youth Congress and NSUI are democratically elected, and that is how I and many of my colleagues, with no family background in politics, have progressed. In the same vein, Congress party has made a start has been made by holding primaries for 16 constituencies for these Lok Sabha elections. These are small but significant steps initiated by Rahul Gandhi. Unlike the malicious rhetoric and hollow palaver of BJP’s PM candidate, the Congress Vice President is walking the talk. That is what Rahul Gandhi reiterated in his latest interview: “But you are not going to wish away dynasty in a closed system, you have to open the system.”

Who is opening the system by holding primaries and who is closing the system by running to RSS headquarters at Nagpur and Delhi every single time, that is clearly visible to the public.

If it was merely limited to the hypocrisy of BJP and Mr Modi, it would be still understandable as duplicity has historically been the hallmark of that party and its leadership. Mr Modi’s team is wiping away all the evidence of his hypocritical stance. Try looking for the video of that speech delivered by Mr Modi at Kawardha in Chattisgarh on 14th November and you will come up with nothing on Youtube. Forget Youtube, on Mr Modi’s own website, where all his other speeches can be easily found, only this one video is missing. Here is the link of that page: http://modilive.in/shri-narendra-modi-addressing-public-meeting-kawardha-chattisgarh/

This is not the first time videos of Mr Modi’s speech have been removed from the web. Try looking for videos of his rabid inflammatory and communal speeches made after the 2002 Gujarat riots, and the likelihood of finding anything is zero. Such is the kind of image sanitisation being carried out by Mr Modi’s team. No surprises there about the airbrushing. After all, the man himself proclaims to have a 56-inch chest. Thank God, he didn’t claim the world record, which is held by Arnold Schwarzenegger at 57 inches!

We live in an age where models and actors heavily airbrush their images, showing them with flawless skin and looking much younger. That might earn them some false appreciation at first but it doesn’t change the reality. People soon become wiser to this airbrushing and the model becomes an object of ridicule.

Politics is even less forgiving than modelling. The Indian voter is very wise and she has displayed her wisdom time and again during the last 62 years. Mr Modi’s hypocrisy is being noted by the masses and no amount of airbrushing by his team will save him from the ignominious fate that awaits him. Our job in the opposition is to only hasten that process.

Priyanka Chaturvedi, 35, is a Columnist, Blogger and spokesperson for Indian National Congress. She tweets at @priyankac19

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    On having his son hired by the Washington Post, becoming a servant of India’s enemies, Shashi Tharoor tweeted himself a “very proud father” but was not thrown out of the Cabinet for this. The deaths of Rajiv and Indira did not matter, only the crimes against Satish Chandra matter. Both participated in the CIA’s crimes against me and both were killed by CIA-RAW because of my influence on them. I was the target in killing them; they themselves did not matter. Nehru was a lifelong British agent, Indira and Rajiv worked for the CIA and so do all Indian politicians and filthy criminals of the media, deserving to be machine-gunned and bulldozed into trenches, or the top dozen or so stories in the Indian media on any given day will be about Satish Chandra. To avoid being killed by CIA-RAW, Rajiv’s son now (on Feb 26 ‘14) made an incredibly stupid and treasonous statement “What superpower? I will rather make a woman safe in a bus” to show to CIA-RAW that he is NOT under my influence and will not entertain any thought of making India a superpower and will keep India poor, weak and enslaved. Narendra Modi should be whipped and hanged for giving a bouquet of roses to an American diplomat in exchange for a strip search and cavity search of an Indian diplomat. After my reference to Advani as Home Minister being forced, with the threat of being prosecuted for Babri Masjid demolition, to visit CIA headquarters and make the Home Ministry participate in the CIA’s crimes against me, CIA-RAW threatened Modi with prosecution for the killing of Muslims in 2002 and so today (Feb 27 ‘14) “Modi signals shift in favour of big retail”, that is Walmart, etc., reversing the BJP’s stand — while acknowledging this will harm him politically — and urging Indians to embrace foreign ownership and control of India and other BJP politicians have joined in this treasonous deal with CIA-RAW as Jaitley‘s statement today (Feb 27 ‘14) that Modi “ has been able to overcome a sustained campaign against him over the 2002 Gujarat riots“ shows; CIA-RAW dictates — with the threat of killing in the case of Rajiv’s son and threat of prosecution in the case of Modi — what Indian politicians do and say, not India’s or the politicians’ own interests. P. Chidambaram should be whipped and hanged for speaking positively about Harvard University where the world’s greatest scientist and greatest Indian of all time was publicly tortured for being an Indian. The Italian woman and son should be whipped and hanged for participating in crimes against him with the help of the CIA’s 24-hour satellite surveillance of him for the past 37 years. Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee should be whipped and hanged for associating with CIA-RAW agent Hazare, a follower of M. K. Gandhi who was a lifelong British agent and a homosexual who wrote to his white master “How completely you have taken possession of my body; it is slavery with a vengeance”. You do not shake hands with any representative of a country whose population will be made to eat one another till no one remains alive. Filthy niggers Manmohan Singh, P. Chidambaram and Raghuram Rajan made India a beggar and slave at the G-20 urging “advanced nations, like the US, to take heed of countries vulnerable to the stimulus withdrawal” and “advanced nations must recognise the impact of their monetary policy decisions on other economies and “be prepared to act if things get out of kilter” “. Why? Because “The reduction in stimulus, known as tapering, may affect capital flows to emerging markets and impact their currencies”. Why do you want to give ownership and control of India to foreign enemies when India has all the investment capital it wants by simply printing the money which is what the U.S. is doing stealing my proposal about money — see ‘How India’s Economy Can Grow 30% Per Year or More’ : HowIndiasEconomyCanGrowDOTblogspotDOTcom ? These filthy niggers Manmohan Singh and Raghuram Rajan must also be whipped and hanged along with filthy niggers Amartya Sen, Subramanian Swamy — who were both brought to Harvard and one of them given a Nobel prize expressly to provide cover for the crimes against me — and anyone else in public life you can think of. It is not too late to whip and hang filthy niggers Vajpayee and George Fernandes both of whom have been faking illness and an inability to speak to avoid answering questions about their participation in the CIA’s crimes against me. Nor is it too late to whip and hang filthy nigger Ram Jethmalani, who was also brought to Harvard to provide cover for crimes against me and rewarded with a half a million dollar per year law practice and filthy nigger L. K Advani who, while Home Minister, was brought, under pain of being prosecuted for the Babri Masjid demolition, to C.I.A. Headquarters to make India’s Home Ministry a participant in the C.I.A.’s crimes against me. Filthy nigger Kejriwal wants to provide a few services at lower rates but my proposal about money shows how to provide all goods and services free of charge to everyone. Filthy nigger M. Karunanidhi should be whipped and hanged; he was having Indian currency printed in China with the help of the Reserve Bank of India chief to provide some freebies to the people of Tamil Nadu as I described in my press releases but kept the crimes against me covered up otherwise everything could be provided free of charge to everyone in India. Filthy nigger Jayalalitha should be whipped and hanged for saying she has a vision for India but keeping quiet about the crimes against me because of which India will remain poor, weak and enslaved despite her vision. The filthy niggers that are India’s Supreme Court judges should be whipped and hanged for participating in CIA-RAW’s crimes against me and India by claiming to have lost the papers of a lawsuit I filed after duly acknowledging it as a front page lead report in New York’s News India-Times described two decades ago. I have described RAW’s trafficking of Indian children to Israel to be used as food — RAWsTraffickingOfIndianChildrenDOTblogspotDOTcom — and said that “The Jews’ fondness for human flesh is far easier sated on Indians than on those around them. Thousands of missing children from India end up in Israeli kitchens and it costs them less than goat meat … When the Congress Party president and her son spent a number of days in Switzerland recently [in 2011] taking care of their black money there, they were told in no uncertain terms by the Jewish bankers that their ability to keep their black money hidden depended on the continuation of the trafficking of Indians for food. Both the Congress Party president and her son had to partake of such food with their bankers to seal the agreement”. I have also described the torture and killing of the children so their skins can be made into shoes and handbags. The above state of affairs cannot be changed except by India’s nuclear forces simultaneously destroying Washington, New York, RAW headquarters, South Block and North Block which they must do without delay, with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be destroyed, with nuclear warheads already emplaced in them, if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation. It is important for Pakistan’s media to inform the world about this so no one will think the nuclear explosions in New Delhi were caused by Pakistan and for Russian media to inform the world about this so no one will think the nuclear explosions in Washington and New York were caused by Russia. Regardless of what Pakistan and Russia do, India’s nuclear forces are putting India in grave danger and committing suicide by not obeying Satish Chandra and triggering the warheads. Russia and the U.S. can destroy the other but will be destroyed in return but India can destroy the U.S. without being destroyed.

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