India became a free nation after huge struggle started in 1857 by likes of maharani laxmi bai , mangal pandey , tatya tope , pursued by lokmanya tilak,ghokhale , mentored by mahatma gandhi and sacrifices of lakhs of Indians and thousands of leaders like bhagat singh , chandrashekhar azad,sukhdev , laxmi bai .
What we received as nation was not full country but country divided into two in name of religion. Mere Religions never formed nations which became obvious with creation of Bangladesh .
India chose different path than Pakistan. While Pakistan chose religion as its fundamental identity , India chose to be land where all faiths continue to be and people progress inclusively.
Since long congress stood for this definition of India. New India was promise for all caste,creed,faith,gender,ethnicity to be who they are and contribute in their own lives as well as nation.
Since emergence of Indira gandhi who single handily demolished democratic congress , the grand old party became enterprise of one family. The family prevailed and leaders started being sidelined or quitting congress.
Loyalty to family became norm in congress and at times loyal but corrupt people prevailed.
Congress kept on selling “secularism” and continue to rule in spite of many corruption charges against many congress people since last 40 years.
Today as we are approaching the elections , same old debate of communalism vs secularism is being brought by congress .
It is true that ethos of India is secularism . It is true that soul of India is secularism but does secularism give license for corruption and misgovernance.
UPA-2 is worst government ever as far as charges of corruption , economic performance and policy paralysis is concerned.
India growth story is not more making world lined up for investment. Crime rate is on rise (though it is state subject but it reflects over all besharmi) . Scheme meant for poor is used for filling pockets of corrupted people , food grains are getting wasted year by year , we are loosing hope and congress doesnot want elections to be judgement of its performance but wants to bring secularism v/s communalism debate.
It is like ‘yes we are corrupted , yes we gave most corrupted regime , yes we misgoverned but choose us because we are secular’.
Secularism doesnot and should not give license to misgovern or corruption.PERIOD.