Thursday, 19 March 2009

Varun's venom: From Gandhi to Godse

Varun Gandhi's speeches in Pilibhit are ample proof of the downfall of the standard of politicians and politics in this country.

His words were not just inflammatory. The speeches were fascistic and hit at the core of our values. Ironically, the man is a great grandson of none other than Jawaharlal Nehru.

His grandfather Feroze Gandhi was a leading Parliamentarian who stood for harmony and had the courage to expose corruption cases that embarrassed his own Congress government soon after independence.

But the son of late Sanjay Gandhi and Maneka, has sought to communalise and divide the society. The speeches were even more provocative than the ones we heard during the Ram Janmabhumi movement that led to the demolition of Babri mosque.

Varun not just sought to cut the heads of Muslims but also wanted them transported elsewhere. He tried to ridicule Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and incited the masses in the name of Hindutva.

He must be made to pay for his hate-filled speeches. This should deter other leaders from using religion to divide the society in future. We have had enough of rabble-rousers in the past.

Though this young politicians apparently aims to outdo all of them. Varun claims that he is a defender of Hindutva and calls himself a proud Indian. Unfortunately he has failed to become even a Human.

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