Thapad se darr nahi lagta shaab , pyaar se lagta hai…The dialogue belong to film dabangg and this dialogue made sonakshi sinha enter hearts of millions in India.
Today same thapad was received by none other than Sharad Pawar , veteran politician who is ICC chief and more importantly agriculture minister of India.
Harvinder Singh, common man who slapped pawar shouted slogans against corruption and price rise. Earlier he had also assaulted sukhram , whose sukh manifested in form of bribe in 1995 which made ex chequer loose money.
All political parties including BJP condemned the attack which is understandable . No one would promote use of violence as modus of protest. Our dear prime minister dr manmohan singh aka maun rakho singh broke his maun and called up pawar inquiring about his health and condemning the attack.
India is huge huge country with over 122 crore people living in it. It has almost all faith followers residing in it . It has so many linguistic groups , so many caste as well as regional identities. But there is one thing common in every Indian and that is effect of corruption and price rise on one’s psychic…
If we see recent outrage among people , one thing even deaf can listen is frustration , anger . It is not that congress was all clean party since day one. First scam of India came in year 1948 which was known as Jeep scam . We have LIC Scam in nehru regime which was brought out by his own son of law and Indira’s husband. Corruption and Indira gandhi are well written nexus while rajiv too had his name coming up in bofors. Narshima Rao was seen bribing shibhu soren for votes.
So people who have voted for congress ,always knew that corruption was part of the game which congress played. Only thing which has kept congress winning is its inclusive secular image and pro poor image. This along with mahatma’s brand had kept congress getting back to power again and again.
What has frustrated people in recent times is terror attacks like 26/11 , scams after scams after scams without feeling ashamed about it , volume of scams and last but not the least the price rise and government’s indifferent towards price rise.
We had seen people coming down to streets during 26/11 terror attack. Soon people got back to life and cosmetic changes which upa did like getting shivraj patil , vilasrao and r r patil resign was soon undone by posting them to various position. Nehru clan loyalist shivraj patil was made governor , vilashrao is cabinet minister in center while R R Patil is back to where he was during 26/11. People forgot and politicians soon went to their old habit.
People rose again in form of anna movement. Anna being follower of mahatma , we didnt see any violence barring one incident in the movement. People coming out on streets was manifestation of anger and government did seem to read the emotions of the people but what followed was plain politics trying to defame civil society and make sure people remain divided so that politics can do their business as usual.
Now the slap on face of pawar raises very important question. Are we loosing patience and faith?. Since last 20 years my dad has been saying this to me that day would come when aam aadmi would enter houses of this politician and beat them up. I never want that day to come. For politician this slap can be treated as wake up call or treated as one of incident. If treated as wake up call , all politician must wake up and get to actually job of theirs which is serving people . Right now politics is business for most where they make money and let people suffer…
On this incident I just want to request of all those who love this country. I understand your anger because I am angry too. I understand your concerns , your frustrations , your cynicism but direct that not in form of slap but in form of vote. Vote upright person who doesnot talk on religious ground or caste grounds or regional grounds . Talking about muslims or hindutva is divisive tactic which had worked for congress and bjp till now. Vote for person who has honest track record, who has plan at place and who can be hold to account ,once he/she wins the election.
For politicians my only request is read the mood of people. People are loosing patience and faith on system and in democracy people are the boss. None can withstand might of people power , so please dear politicians work for people’s sake atleast for 10 years….