This article has not been written by me. I have merely edited it for readability, and am re-posting it. These are not my views either.
|Pretenders can never be the pioneers|
Rahul Gandhi once said, "I feel ashamed to call myself an Indian after seeing what has happened here in UP". Please don't be ashamed of Uttar Pradesh, not just as yet. Not until you have gone through the facts!
Congress ruled the State for the Majority of the duration Pre Independence to Post Independence from 1939 to 1989 (barring the Periods of Emergency). Thanks to your Grandmother Indira G. and a couple of transitional Governments, eight out of the total fourteen Prime Ministers of India have been from UP, six out of those eight have been from Congress. Your party had more than half a century and half a Dozen PM's to build a State. The reason that Mulayam Singh, subsequently came to Power is because your party wasn't exactly ‘Gandhian’ in their dealings in the State. So, maybe if you look at it in totality, the present chaos in UP is the outcome of the glorious leadership (don’t miss the sarcasm) displayed by Congress in UP for about 50 years.
So, please don't feel ashamed as yet Dear Rahul, for Mayawati is only using the Land Acquisition Bill, which your party had itself used to loot the farmers numerous times in the Past. WHY DIDN'T YOUR PARTY CHANGE THE BILL WHEN IT WAS IN POWER FOR SO LONG? Not that I endorse what Mayawati is doing, what she is doing is unacceptable, but the past actions of your party and your recent comments, puts a question mark on your intent and consistency. You really want to be ashamed, don’ you? I will not let you go disappointed, I shall give you ample reasons to feel ashamed. Ask Pranav Mukherjee,w why isn't he giving the details of the account holders in the Swiss Banks. Ask your mother, who is impeding the Investigation against Hasan Ali? Ask her, who got 60% kickback in the 2G Scam? Kalamdi is accused of a few hundred crores, who pocketed the rest in the Common Wealth Games? Ask Praful Patel, what he did to the Indian Airlines. Why did Air India let go of the ‘Profitable Routes’? Why should the tax-payer pay for the Air India losses, when you intend to eventually divest it anyway? Also, how does one expect the same people who can't run an Airline properly to run the entire nation? Ask Manmohan Singh, Why/What kept him quiet for so long. Are Kalmadi and A Raja mere scapegoats to save bigger names just as Harshad Mehta was in the 1992 Stock Market Scandal? Who let the Bhopal Gas Tragedy accused go Scot Free? (20,000 People died in that Tragedy) Who ordered the State Sponsored Massacre of Sikhs in 84? Please read more about, How Indira Gandhi pushed the Nation under Emergency in 76-77, after the HC declared her election to Lok Sabha void! (I bet she had utmost respect for Democracy and Judiciary and Free Press)
I guess you know the answers to all these questions already. So, my question is, why the double standards in judging Mayawati and members of your family and party. I condemn Mayawati, but is she the only one who has brought you shame? What about the ones close to you, for their contribution to the nation's misery is beyond comparison? You talk about the land being taken away from the Farmers. How many suicides have happened under your party’s rule in Vidarbha? Does that not ‘ashame’ you? Your party gave those farmers a 72,000 crore loan waiver (which didn't even reach the farmers by the way). So, why don't you focus on implementing the policies which your government has undertaken, instead of earning brownie points by trying to manufacture consent by bombarding us with pictures of having food with poor villagers? Do you still want to feel ashamed? You can feel ashamed for your party taking credit for debiting the public money (72,000 crores) from the government coffers and literally wasting it.
Why only highlight this arrest? Dear Rahul, to refresh your memory, you were arrested/detained by the FBI at the Boston airport in September 2001. You were carrying with you $ 1,60,000 in cash. You couldn't explain why you were carrying so much cash. Incidentally Mr. Gandhi was with his Columbian girlfriend Veronique Cartelli, allegedly the daughter of a drug mafia. For 9 hours, he was detained at the airport, and later on freed at the intervention of the then prime minister Mr. Vajpayee. FBI filed an equivalent of an fir in US and released him. When FBI was asked to divulge the information, by right/freedom to information activists about the reasons Rahul was arrested, they asked for a no objection certificate from Rahul Gandhi. So, Subramaniyam Swami wrote a letter to Mr. Gandhi, “If you have nothing to hide, give us the permission" , he never replied! Why did that arrest not make headlines, Rahul? You could have gone to the media and told, "I am ashamed to call myself an Indian". Or is it that, you only like to highlight symbolic arrests (like in UP) and not actual arrests (in Boston)? Kindly clarify.
In any case, you want to feel ashamed, please read along. Your mother's so called sacrifice of giving up the prime minister post in 2004. According to a provision in the citizenship act, a foreign national who becomes a citizen of india, is bounded by the same restrictions, which an Indian would face, if he/she were to become a citizen of Italy (condition based on principle of reciprocity). [Read: Annexure- 1&2] Now since you cannot become a PM in Italy, unless you are born there, likewise an Italian citizen cannot become Indian PM, unless he/she is not born here! Dr. Subramaniyam Swami, the man who exposed the 2G scam, sent a letter to the President of India bringing the same to his notice. [Read: letter to the president in annexure-3]. The President of India sent a letter to Sonia Gandhi to this effect, 3:30 pm, May 17th, 2004. Swearing ceremony was scheduled for 5 pm the same day. Manmohan Singh was brought in the picture at the last moment to save face! Rest of the sacrifice drama which she choreographed was merely an eye wash. In fact, Sonia Gandhi had sent 340 letters, each signed by different MPs to President Kalam, supporting her candidacy for PM. One of those letters read, “I, Sonia Gandhi, elected member from Rai Bareli, hereby propose Sonia Gandhi as Prime Minister”. So, in my opinion, she was pretty interested, until she came to know the facts! So, she didn't make any sacrifice, it just so happens that Sonia Gandhi couldn't have become the PM of India at that time. You could be ashamed about that dear Rahul- one credential Sonia G. had, even that was a hoax!
Think about yourself. You go to Harvard on donation quota (Hindujas gave Harvard 11 million dollars the same year, when Rajiv Gandhi was in power), then you are expelled in 3 months/ you dropped out in 3 months (sadly Manmohan Singh wasn't the dean of Harvard back then, else you might have had a chance. Too bad, there is only one Manmohan Singh!). Some accounts say, you had to drop out because of Rajiv Gandhi's assassination. Maybe, but then why did you go about lying about being Masters in Economics from Harvard, before finally taking it off your resume upon questioning by Dr. Subramaniyam Swami (the gentleman who exposed the 2G scam). At St. Stephens, you fail the Hindi exam. Hindi exam! And, you are representing the biggest Hindi speaking state of the country?
Sonia Gandhi's educational qualifications- Sonia G. gave a sworn affidavit as a candidate that she studied English at University of Cambridge [See Annexure-6, 7_37a]. According to Cambridge University, there is no such student ever! [See Annexure -7_39]. Upon a case by Dr. Subramaniyam filed against her, she subsequently dropped the Cambridge credential from her affidavit. Sonia Gandhi didn't even pass high school, she is just 5th class pass! In this sense, she shares a common educational background with her 2G partner in crime, Karunanidhi. You fake your educational degree, your mother fakes her educational degree. And, then you go out saying, “We want educated youth into politics!" Letters sent by dr. Swami to EC and then speaker of Lok Sabha are in Annexure 7_36 & 7_35 respectively.
Contrast that with Mahatma Gandhi, who went to South Africa, became a barrister, on merit, left all that to work for South Africa, and then for the country. Why lie about educational credentials? Not that education is a prerequisite for being a great leader, but then you should not have lied about your qualifications! You could feel a little ashamed about lying about your educational qualifications. You had your reasons I know, because in India, we respect education. But, who cares about education, when you are a youth icon! Youth icon, you traveled in the local train for the first time at the age of 38. You went to some villages as a part of election campaign. And, you won a youth icon tag. That is why you are my youth icon, for 25 million people travel by train every day, and yet you are the only person to win a youth icon tag for doing so. Thousands of postmen go to remotest of villages, none of them have yet gotten a youth icon. You were neither young nor iconic! Still you became a youth icon beating iconic and younger contenders like Rahul Dravid.
Shakespeare said, what is in a name? Little did he knew, it is all in the name, especially the surname! Speaking of surname, sir do you really respect Gandhi, or is it just to cash in on the goodwill of mahatma? Because, the name on your passport is Raul Vinci, and not Rahul Gandhi. May be if you wrote your surname as Gandhi, you would have experienced, what Gandhi feels like, literally (pun intended). You people don't seem to use Gandhi much, except when you are fighting elections (there it makes complete sense). Imagine fighting elections by the name Raul Vinci. It feels sadly ironic, Gandhi ji, who inspired icons like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lennon, across the world, couldn't inspire members of his party/Nehru's family, who only seem to use his surname for the purposes of fighting elections and conveniently use a different name on their passport. You use the name Gandhi at will and then say, "मुझे ये युवराज शब्द insulting लगता है! क्यूंकि आज हिंदुस्तान में Democracy है, और इस शब्द का कोई मतलब नहीं है|” युवराज अगर इतना ही insulting लगता है तो लड़ लो Raul Vinci के नाम से| जिन किसानो के साथ फोटो खिंचवाते हो, वो भी नहीं घुसने देंगे घर में. You could feel ashamed for your double standards. You want youth to join politics, I say first you join politics. Because you haven't joined politics, you have joined a family business. First, you join politics, win an election fighting as Raul Vinci and not Rahul Gandhi, then come and ask the youth and the educated brass for more involvement in politics. Also till then, please don't give me examples of Sachin Pilot and Milind Deora and Naveen Jindal as youth who have joined politics. They are not politicians, they just happen to be politicians. Much like Abhishek Bachchan and other star-sons are not actors, they just happen to be actors (for obvious reasons). So, we would appreciate if you stop requesting the youth to join politics till you establish your credentials.
Why we can't join politics? Rahul baba, please understand, your father had a lot of money in your family account (in Swiss bank) when he died. Ordinary youth has to work for a living. Your family just needs to network for a living. If our father had left thousands of crores with us, we might have considered doing the same. But we have to work, not just for ourselves but also for you. So that, we can pay 30% of our income to the government, which can then be channelized to the Swiss banks and your personal accounts under some pseudo names. So Rahul, please don't mind if the youth doesn't join politics. We are doing our best to fund your election campaigns and your chopper trips to the villages. Somebody has to earn the money that politicians feed on.
Air India, KG gas division, 2G, CWG, Swiss bank account details, Hasan Ali, KGB, FBI arrest! You want to feel ashamed? Feel ashamed for what the first family of politics has been reduced to- A money laundering enterprise. No wonder you are not Gandhi's by blood. Gandhi is an adopted name, for Indira didn't marry Mahatma Gandhi's son. Even if you had one gene of Gandhi Ji in your DNA, you wouldn't have been plagued by such 'poverty of ambition' (ambition of only earning money). You really want to feel ashamed. Feel ashamed for what you 'so called Gandhi's' have done to Mahatma's legacy. I so wish Gandhi Ji had copyrighted his name! Meanwhile, I would request Sonia Gandhi to change her name to $onia Gandhi, and you could replace the 'R' in Rahul/Raul by the new rupee symbol! Raul Vinci- “I am ashamed to call myself an Indian”. Even we are ashamed to call you so!
P.S: Popular media is either bought or blackmailed, controlled to manufacture consent! My guess is that social media is still a democratic platform. (Now, they are trying to put legislations to censor that too!) Meanwhile, let us ask these questions, for we deserve some answers. For we are all Gandhi's. For Bapu is the father of the nation! To know more, try looking for Dr. Subramaniyam Swami. He is the reason today 2G scam is being investigated!