Litigation and Modi Mission seem sic passim the letter of Jayanti Natarajan

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Jayanti Natarajan’s letter to Sonia Gandhi, dated November 5, 2014, was not supposed to reach the Press. But it reached the Press and got circulated.

She has not denied the letter. But, on the other hand, has added strength to it through media yesterday.

If she is to be believed, Ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s role was not becoming of the position he was holding.

But, she has no grievance against Singh.

What, then, Jayanti’s letter aims at?

It aims at dragging Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to litigation for the damage allegedly done to her and her family’s reputation by forcing her to resign from the post of Union Minister of State (I/C) Environment and Forest on December 20, 2013.

To make out the case, she has first focused on what a family of high repute she hails from and then proceeded to how her personal and family reputation has been tarnished and shattered by making her resign from the ministerial post she was holding.

She has raised the question of ‘natural justice’ which was and has been denied to her at the time of and after her enforced resignation. “If indeed I had been guilty of wrongdoing, I would have been happy to have been given a chance to defend myself, and I would have emerged pure and transparent and victorious.This opportunity was not given to me” she has said.

Thus making out a case of denial of natural justice to her, she has alleged, “Until now, I have been unable to understand what was wrongdoing committed by me to suddenly receive what was virtually a sentence of death”.

And, then, she has enumerated the damages done to her in these words:

“Over the last 11 months I have undergone untold mental and physical agony, as a result of this incident. I have major health issues due to my tension and humiliation over the treatment meted out to me, and my future looks bleak”.

Possibly she is contemplating a damage suit against Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, holding them responsible for her enforced resignation from her ministerial position, as she has made it clear that she never holds the then Prime Minister responsible for what made her “humiliated so brutally”.

“The then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh wrote a letter to me, accepting my resignation, in which he praised the excellent work I had done as Minister, and what he termed my valuable contribution as Minister. In these circumstances, it was clearly not the Prime Minister nor my work in Government, which led to my ouster as Minister”, she has declared.

If she is not planning to drag Sonia and Rahul to the Court, she would not have been so emphatic in confronting Sonia with how she and Rahul had denied her natural justice.

“I want to place on record, that from December 20, 2013, until now, I have still not been told by you, why I was asked to resign from the Council of Ministers, nor have I ever been asked or given an opportunity to explain, if indeed I had committed any wrongdoing” she has said while further asserting that her letter is meant to do justice to her family “legacy” damaged by her “humiliation”.

“I wish to record that I tried several times to meet Shri Rahul Gandhi and you, but was not given an appointment” whereas “I need to save the legacy of my family; or children and my future generations will not forgive me”.

Interestingly, Natarajan has depicted in her letter how she was forced against her will to attack Modi in ‘snoopgate’ . To quote her:

“While I was still a Minister, an important matter which has caused me great agitation is the fact that I was called upon to attack the present Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on what is referred to in the media as ‘Snoopgate’.

“Despite the fact that I initially refused, because I thought that the party should attack Shri Modi on policy and governance and not drag an unknown woman into a controversy, Shri Ajay Maken telephoned me on November 16, 2013, while I was on tour and asked me to come to Delhi immediately to address a press conference on the issue. I expressed my disinclination to do this, and refused the assignment, mentioning that I was a Minister at that time, and this should not be taken as the point of view of Government. I suggested perhaps an Official Spokesperson should do the Press Conference, if so desired. Shri Maken told me once again, that this was a decision taken at “the highest level” and that I had no choice in the matter. After the press conference throughout the controversy which followed I was told by Shri Maken to fiercely attack Shri Modi, on TV channels and during debates, although I was otherwise never fielded in the media after appointment as Minister”.

Considering her disposition displayed in her letter, it is difficult to accept that she was also taking orders from Maken and implementing them.

So the mention of the Modi matter, indicating that in her view it was wrong to attack Modi, has a strong indication and that is, Kalyani Natarajan is building her up for Modi Mission.

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Impose Ceiling on Private Wealth Mr. Modi, don’t threat Common Indian with Further Financial Burden

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has expressed in a meeting of his party workers in Goa that the economic ruin his predecessor Manmohan Singh has pushed the country into, warrants tougher steps that may also affect the purse of the common man.

This makes two things clear:

Firstly, Modi was ignorant of the economic condition of India before he cultivated BJP pimps to market him as their prim-ministerial candidate. Had he any real knowledge about the country’s economic condition under Manmohan Singh, instead of now telling the people that, they are to bear the financial burden to help him rule them, he should have told them about how he was to salvage the country from the economic strait, if elected. He kept the people in dark about his ideas, and now threatens them with new financial burdens! If they were to be further exploited to help the juggernaut of Modi move, they could have refused him the mandate. They are now going to be cheated.

Secondly, Modi knew the details of the economic ruin Manmohan Singh had dragged the country into, where economic aggrandizers prospered and common man perished, as was bound to happen under capitalism. Modi had nothing to say against that, as he also belongs to the same nasty school of capitalism. In fact, in his entire electioneering, capitalism was never criticized. He had never uttered a single word of disapproval of Manmohan Singh’s political economy, because he is also to continue with the same baton. He deliberately hurled abusive words at the Congress President and her family and with the help of Goebbels in the media, made the election person-centric instead of ideology-centric. And, while doing so, he knew that the government he was to run will impose burdens on the common man so that his show shall continue unhindered, exactly as Manmohan Singh subjected the people to all sorts of nefarious exploitation by the capitalists and compradors with the assurance that the end result thereof would benefit the people.

In these pages we had shown how Anna Hazare was used to divert people’s spontaneous uprising against misrule of Manmohan Singh from ills of capitalism to corruption, as a prelude to emergence of a new mask of capitalism. And that new mask is Modi.

Yet, he was the best thing to happen, in absence of any effective alternative that could have brought Communism to power. Many alert Indians to whom Modi is an anathema to the purpose of Indian Republic, supported him under the pretension that the election 2014 was an opportunity to chose between American Imperialism represented by the Congress and Indian Capitalism represented by the BJP. So, it was patriotic for them to prefer the BJP.

Therefore, Modi’s emergence as the Prime Minister is based on patriotic preference of a large number of Indians, in the battle of American Imperialism versus Indian Capitalism.

This preference will not stay if Modi precipitates a battle between Capitalism and the common man.
As the Prime Minister, he is to run his administration which must ensure strong defense of the Republic and pursue the projects of welfare. And for these basic purposes, he must need enough money. As a man groping about in the dark now, he has expressed his mind to collect the money from the people. He must not proceed in this direction, because people have already been exhausted by paying for making the rich richer.

What should, then, he do?

Only two steps he has to take.

He has rightly taken the first step to recover black money stashed by dishonest Indians in foreign banks. He must expedite it and bring back the money from the coffers of the traitors.

The second step he should take, is, imposition of ceiling on private wealth and confiscation all wealth exceeding the ceiling.

The country has already had the experience of ceiling on landed properties. In view of this precedence, it is just and proper and entirely legal to impose ceiling on private wealth in terms of money and confiscate the excess amount.

So enormous funds, thus, would be available that there shall be no necessity to impose any more financial burden on the common man.

If he does not heed to this advice, a new era will come to Indian Republic through a new battle between capitalism and the common man, nobody knows how, though, when Modi fails as the last hope in the present circumstances, it must.

Pranab Mukherjee should voluntarily vacate the President’s chair

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Mr. Narendra Modi has taken over as the 15th Prime Minister of India on May 26 after President Pranab Mukherjee administered oath of office and secrecy on him and his colleagues in the Council of Ministers. He is now to start seriously with his avowed scheme of “minimum government, maximum governance”, so that the jargon could be practically understood.

People have not given him the mandate considering him as a paragon of virtues. They have just avenged the most irresponsible administration, which Manmohan Singh had subjected them to. And, in absence of any other national alternative, people have preferred Modi and his party.

So, notwithstanding what he means by “minimum government, maximum governance”, Modi is to take steps to save the country from many a mischief of Manmohan Singh for which the people of India have changed the government.
The new government shall have to review the decisions taken during Singh’s decade long administration that were designed against India and are continuing to threaten our present and future generations. As for example, the nuclear deal with USA.

The deal was designed not to serve India’s interests, but basically to give “bonanza “ to US firms” (Reuters, August 25, 2007).

Even as M. V. Ramana, a physicist and nuclear affairs analyst attached to the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Environment and Development in Bangalore, maintained that the “ethnic Indian-American and U.S. business lobbies prevailed” in materializing the nuke deal, to Ron Somers, President as he then was of Indo-US Business Council, it laid “the foundation for major trade and investment opportunities in India for U.S. companies” (Inter Press Service, November 20, 2006)

Senator Joe Lieberman, known for his role in policy making and proximity to President Bush, was sure that the deal will get support of both the Houses of USA Congress because “it is so clearly in the interests of the United States” (Reuters, on August 12, 2007).

Convinced that the deal will only benefit USA, and hence, fearing that a future government of India may nullify it in Indian interest, the US Senate, while approving the ‘Henry J. Hyde United States-India Peaceful Atomic Energy Cooperation Act of 2006’ on 9 December 2006 had laid down that the “Indian Parliament must agree to the text” of the said Act, so that the deal shall have legitimate interminable life (‘Insight Briefing’: World Nuclear News, 12 January 2007).

But without placing the “text” of the Hyde Act in the Parliament, rather keeping the Parliament in total dark about the said Act lest the Parliament disapproves its “text”, Manmohan Singh had told the Press during an informal chat during the swearing in ceremony of Vice-President Hamid Ansari that, the deal had become final and “non-negotiable” as it was already “signed” and “sealed” (ANI,11 August 2007).

Pranab Mukherjee was the most active and relevant partner of Singh in this crime against India.

Despite it becoming an international deal because of such treachery of Manmohan Singh and Pranab Mukherjee, it is terminable, because of the fact that the “text” of the Hyde Act was not discussed and approved by Indian Parliament, before it was, as per Singh, “signed“ and “sealed”.

This deal has created the necessary environment to destroy India’s nuke independence that our scientists had developed with our own Thorium mother Nature has given us in abundance. The deal Manmohan Singh signed is not a trade deal; it is a “cooperation” deal and legitimatizes transfer of Thorium and the method of nuclear fuel cycle that our scientists had developed with our own Thorium to overcome the USA-led nuke boycott we were facing.

In fact, after the deal, within a period of six years, Thorium worth Rs.60 lakh-crores has been plundered (Times Now, 4 September 2013).

If Modi is really serious about giving a good governance, this mischief is to be exterminated and the deal signed by Manmohan Singh is to be scrapped and the former Prime Minister is to be subjected to criminal prosecution for the foul play he played against India at the behest of USA. But in this matter, the most discernible ally of the former PM was Pranab Mukherjee. The nation should be helped to ascertain his responsibility.

The UPA-II government was noted for mega scams involving thousands of lakhs of crores of rupees and for having reduced the country to a safe place for economic crimes. From Rs.1,76,000 crore 2G spectrum scam to ISRO – Devas S-Band transponders scam that caused, till location, a loss of Rs.2,00,000 crores to the exchequer; from Tatra to Chopper scams involving about Rs.825 crores in the area of defense deal; from Coal scam to the tune of Rs. 1, 86,000 crores to loss of Rs.20,000 crores to exchequer in Sarada group chit fund scam and Rs.11,000 crores in Vodafone tax offense, Manmohan Singh government’s footprints also bear the stamps of Pranab Mukherjee as his closest ally.

Prime Minister Modi has addressed his cabinet to issue of black money, in its first meeting. And, soon, if he is sincere in his mission of the yet undefined “maximum governance”, action will begin against the perpetrators of the scams, samples aforesaid.

This may be very embarrassing to Mr. Mukherjee.

Be it so or not, to ensure that the inquiries into and actions against the scams are free of possible higher influence, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee should voluntarily vacate the President’s chair and help the people’s mandate matter.

Gang of Giriraj Singh could not have infested India had Congress heeded to CPI advice of 1942

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The Communist approach to 1942 Quit India call has remained an enigma to many even today. While supporting the preamble of the August Resolution of the All India Congress Committee, all the 13 Communist members in the AICC had, as per Party decision, opposed the operational part thereof so tellingly that, even though the amendment they wanted had failed, Mahatma Gandhi had, in his concluding speech, congratulated the Communists for their courage of conviction. The Communists had insisted that the decision should be addressed “to achieve all-in national unity for the purpose of forging mass sanctions to secure the end of British domination and the installation of a Provisional National Government and with this end in view to make an earnest effort to effect agreement and joint front with the Muslim League.”

This approach had evolved on deep study of the global situation vis-à-vis India. When the first phase of the war (September 1939 t0 22 June 1941) with USA-backed-Anglo-French ‘Allies’ in one side and German-Italian-Japanese fascist ‘Axis’ on the other side, notwithstanding which side wins, was to give victory to imperialism, the 2nd phase, precipitated by Hitler Germany’s malicious attack on the Soviet Union, had become a people’s war against fascism.

This war, however, was offering a great opportunity for emancipation of the peoples all over the world from autocratic dictatorial exploitation based on fascist terror. So the peoples were to gain their real freedom if fascism was defeated on the basis of united action of the peoples against the fascist forces in the second war.
This particular approach was most relevant to India as the mischief of some of the Congress top brass and Congress financiers had already drove a menacing wedge into its population comprising the Hindus and the Muslims, the naked picture of which is available to us in Pandit Motilal Nehru’s 1926 letter to his son, that forms a highly referable part of the book ‘A Bunch of Old letters’ published by Jawaharlal Nehru.

Unity of all the Indians, particularly of both the Hindus and Muslims as the major segments, and participation in the war as one people, was essential for safety of the territory of India on achieving her independence.
But the Congress played to the tune of the fascists and by the strength of majority in AICC, rejected the amendment advanced by the Communists and executed the foresightless resolution that ultimately, after the war, divided the people and precipitated partition of India, the ancient land of knowledge and humanitarianism, on communal lines, that still continues to deny emancipation to the people as bloody fascists have gathered unrestrained strength to even fight elections armed with brutal fascism to the extent of openly threatening to throw out into Pakistan whosoever opposes Narendra Modi!

The correctness of the 1942 stand of the Communist Party of India has been fully proved by political independence of India in 1947 and liberation of China in 1949 and also by emergence of socialist states belonging to the peoples that gave birth to a new era. This was possible only because of victory over fascism that had weakened imperialism by the end of the war. Had the Communists’ advice to join the peoples of the world in the war as an united people against fascism been heeded to by the Congress in 1942, fascism in India could have been completely extinguished by August 1947 and the pack of Giriraj Singhs could not have raised their fangs of fascism and the country could have been saved from capitalistic terror.

The passionately patriotic appeal of the Communists to the Congress not to discard the historic responsibility of uniting the people of India with the peoples of the world then fighting fascism, instead of pushing the country into chaos by a Quit India call to the British when it was in war against fascism, attracts our attention in the pages of “Forward to Freedom” (February 1942) published by the underground headquarters of Communist Party of India.

In clarifying the Communists’ stand, it notes, “There has been a shift within the vicious circle of stalemate itself, from the policy of Gandhian negation to a policy of political inaction. The compromising tendency of the national bourgeois leadership expresses itself in waiting for imperialism to make a move. Their reformist tendency expresses itself in not even thinking of a mobilization of the people. The national leadership leaves the nation without a lead, without a direction, without a course of action that will enable the nation to realize its destiny through its strength, through its own action”

This speaking piece of Communists’ collective wisdom, expressed through the pen of the legendary P. C. Joshi, unequivocally says, “We Communists opposed the slogan of National Government during the imperialist war. We advocate now as the only way out for the nation during the people’s war. This is so because of the different aims of the war in two periods, because of the changed objective reality.

“Formation of a National Government will mean the exact opposite to what it meant during the imperialist war. Then it would have been a Government of National Surrender, today it will be a Government of National Advance. A National Government during the peoples’ war enables the Indian people to tell the peoples of the world: We have brought India into your war, because it is our war too.”

Had the Congress leadership heeded to these words of political wisdom evolved in the underground headquarters of the Communist Party of India in 1942, the people of India, as a whole, could have joined that war against fascism. And, had it been so, and had a National Government in India been possible during the period of that war, the country would never have fallen in the trap of the “Malaviya-Lala gang” that Birla was funding, as Motilal Nehru had informed his son in 1926 (Jawaharlal Nehru, A Bunch of Old Letters, 1958, p.47) as well as the British bureaucrats; and partition of India could not have occurred and the occasion would never have come for fascists in hot pursuit of power to threat the Indians that do not subscribe to their notorious design with banishment from their motherland.

Reaching the crux and locating the soft threads of patriotism and responsibility for the peoples in the fabric of politics is not always easy. Yet, it is a patriotic necessity that whosoever loves India must try to fulfill.

Unseen significance of Modi’s emergence as BJP’s candidate for Prime Minister post

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The month long drama having ended with the parliamentary board of BJP deciding to plant Modi as its prime-ministerial candidate, the ruling Congress has succeeded in its conspiracy to destroy India’s parliamentary democracy, that it had started with projecting its chairperson’s son Rahul as its choice for the post of the prime minister.

People of India are too simple-natured to understand this nasty design, the sole purpose of which is complete transformation of the country from democracy to plutocracy, which cannot be possible unless collective political wisdom is subjugated to individual overlordship.

The party of sycophants and American gizmos – Indian National Congress – in its eagerness to please the Americans, whose interests may be best served if collective wisdom of India is done away with, willfully projected Rahul Gandhi as its prime-ministerial candidate giving necessary impetuousness to the BJP to name its candidate too.

And, in the process, Narendra Modi has emerged.

From now on, for the party of the fascists, the approaching general election would be Modi-centric instead of being party-centric.

The nexus

Despite the gang of four – Manmohan Singh, Pranab Mukherjee, P.Chidambaram and Sonia Gandhi – having forced India into the grip of USA trade designs including the nuke deal and FDI, there are enough reasons for the global imperialists to apprehend that their designs may fail, if party-centric Indian parliamentary democracy wakes up to defend itself.

Manmohan Singh could have done everything the Americans might have wanted; but he couldn’t, because the party he belongs to and the parties he allied with appeared not bereft entirely of collective wisdom.

So, relegation of collective wisdom of political parties to individual overlordship under their respective banners has become essential for the foreigners that want to grab Indian markets and natural resources.

To their advantage, Indian Communists and other self-proclaimed progressive parties cherishing to be named Left, but not Communists, have lost their credibility by misguided alliance with capitalists in the power game. Regional parties are sorts of private fiefdoms of particular individuals known as the “supremo” to their followers.

And, hence, to utter misfortune of India, only the two parties – the Congress and the BJP – are able to acquire national power.

Unseen danger

Imperialism wants them both to seek mandate not in the name of the party, but each in the name of a particular individual, so that collective wisdom in their respective environment would give way to individual overlordship, which the imperialists can easily exploit to remote control India.

This is the greatest danger India is to face. Whosoever loves motherland India should think of how to extricate the country from the environment of Hobson’s choice created by the Congress and BJP nexus.

The remedy

Patriots must rise up to revive the days of freedom struggle even if militancy be the means; because, to save the motherland from the present juncture is more calling than abiding to laws that fails to foil foreigners’ evil design.

Modi in Orissa and the election mood

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Modi has come and gone after having a Darshan of Lord Jagannath at Puri on July 16; but he has awoken the election mood in Orissa, which, despite change of gear, Congress, the main Opposition in the State, had not been able to do so far.

My friend Prasanta Patnaik, in his column in a language daily recently, has very ably shown how political parties in Orissa are in discernible crisis in absence of second line of leadership whereas their front line leaders have lost political credibility. To him, BJP suffers also from this syndrome.

I have no reason to disagree with him; yet, there is every reason to say that from now on, Modi would matter, not the BJP in Orissa.

The allegation of communalism against him will have no effect; simply because, the allegers are also communalists. Who of the so-called secular leaders is not communal? Was the mass killing of Sikhs by the organized Congress hoodlums in 1984 non-communal? Does the Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh not display his communal color with the religious turban on his head? Are the caste-politicians, who oppose Modi, not the worst communalists themselves? Do the Communists shun religion? Can adherence to any religion be taken as non-communal? Have the so-called seculars not imposed on us a caste-based census? Is caste-identity not a communal identity? Are castes not rivals in societal space? So, is caste not carrier of community rivalry? And, is community rivalry not communalistic in character? In such circumstances, singling out Modi as communal is not tenable. So, denigration of Modi as a communal leader by the communalists will not click.

With Communists having no political consistency and hence no decisive role to play in elections, even the working class in the State, resigned to their fate and hence to supremacy of God, majority of them being Hindu, Modi’s unreserved Hindu nationalistic approach is quite capable of capturing the working class in Orissa, the land of the believers.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s exploitive meretriciousness has reached the last brim.

People of Orissa are silently watching how he has been pushing our people into abject poverty and displacement to hand over their beloved soil and natural resources and living environment to foreigners like POSCO and non-Oriya firms like Vedanta and how opposers to his tyranny and treachery are perishing in jails being framed up in false cases.

They are eagerly waiting to take the revenge in the election booths.

They are determined to avenge their insult and loss through the ballots as they had done in case of his father Biju Patnaik, in the 1960s and thereafter till his death, rejecting him at least in two consecutive elections after supporting him once. The Communists could correctly have taken up their leadership. But except the Naxals, none in the left has any credibility left.

If CPM has no hesitation in loud-thinking about having a fresh alliance with the Congress of Manmohan Singh-Sonia and the CPI national secretary feels no qualms in saying that his party would like to have an alliance with BJD, oblivious of how this party is acting against indigenous people to serve the purposes of POSCO and Vedanta and TATA and the likes in Orissa, there should be no surprise, if in public perception, official communists appear as hidden enemies of the people.

An axiom in Oriya says, “a hidden enemy is more dangerous than a known enemy”. This ancient wisdom may guide the people of Orissa to strategically support Modi in 2014. He, in his visit to Orissa yesterday, has ably ignited the electoral feeling that to save the country from the nonchalant Manmohan Singh-Sonia combine that has dragged the toiling people into unbearable economic straights, the pro-American, pro-POSCO politicians must be thwarted out of power.

This feeling will gain momentum as Modi makes more political visits, if he does not remain indecisive in naming Naveen for all the ailments Orissa has been inflicted with.

Till the nation gets the lesson that unless social ownership over all means of production is politically established, there shall be no freedom from the ills India has been subjected to, people’s emerging preference for Modi epitomizing Indian capitalism against agents of American imperialism like Manmohan Singh and his collaborators will not wane away. That the pro-American elements in BJP are not happy with rise of Modi as its campaign leader and de facto Prime Ministerial candidate, is a clear indication of how they also know that he is the man people have started looking at as the ready remedy to subservience of India to American interests.

What would happen after Modi takes over as Prime Minister, if he becomes, is of no relevance at the moment, as the essential need of the moment is saving our national sovereignty from the evil design of the agents of Americas. Election mood in Orissa is getting tuned up to this need.

BUDHIA TO GUDIA: IS THERE ANY CONGRESS BEYOND THE CONCEPT?

IF THERE IS NONE, IT WOULD BE PATRIOTIC TO REJECT THE CONGRESS

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Budhia means a withered old woman whereas Gudia means a baby girl far below the age of maturity. Both of them are unproductive as neither is fit for parturition.

Star campaigner of BJP Narendra Modi, howsoever unbecoming it may be of a provincial Chief Minister to use these epithets for a rival political party, has used these terms sans qualms for the Congress Party in the ongoing battle of ballots.

Calling the Congress Budhia is crude? Ok. I’ll call it Gudia, told Narendra Modi to the Indian public in a manner of a rejoinder to Priyanka Gandhi’s poser, “Does my mother or do I look old?

The epithet Budhia used by Modi for the Congress may not look like coming from a decent politician. But was it necessary for Priyanka to put this poser? Are the voters of India interested in her or her mother’s age? And, who is she to put this poser? Is she the Congress? Is her mother the Congress?

Modi had used political wit to tell the voters that the Congress party having reached the age of 125 years is like a crone that can no more be expected of delivering the desirable.

Where from Priyanka got the idea that Modi used the word Budhia for her and / or her mother Sonia?

By interpreting Modi’s Budhia in the line of her and her mother’s age, not of the Congress, Priyanka has only made it clear that the Congress is no more a political party that her mother heads but is a mere mask that she and her mother use to their personal advantage.

This reminds one of Mrs Indira Gandhi, who had developed the fancy that she was India and had ventured to force-feed the peoples with this idea through her factotum Dev Kant Baruah who shamelessly had sung, “Indira is India and India is Indira”. India had woke up to thrash the scoundrels blue and black.

Foreign born Sonia domiciled in India by virtue of her marriage to the elder son of the same Indira Gandhi is perhaps using her mother-in-law’s modus operandi, as her daughter Priyanka’s poser suggests, to equate herself with the Congress, which many of modern Indians mistake to be the party that had fought for our freedom from foreign yoke.

Modi placed the Congress party in the fold of old age. And, Priyanka calculatedly posed, “does my mother or do I look old?” In other words, “If neither my mother is nor am I old, how can the Congress be old?” she wondered.

Is there any Congress beyond this at the moment?

Is there any Congress where Sonia is the President of Congress, not the Congress?

Is there any Congress where Priyanka is the daughter of the President of Congress, not the Congress?

Is there any Congress where Rahul is the son of the President of Congress, not the Yuvraj (Prince) of the Congress, as media is now projecting him?

Is there any Congress, which is not the son and the daughter of Sonia and Sonia herself?

By tossing Congress from Budhia to Gudia, Narendra Modi has helped us rise to cogitate if there is any Congress beyond the Sonianisation concept.

If there is none, it would be patriotic prudence in election 2009 to reject the Congress.