A cavalier attitude to governance and a casual visit to Pakistan have caused the Pathankot pain for India with seven soldiers having had to make the supreme sacrifice of laying down their lives in the defence of the country.
To mask their failures, even in the face of such adversity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party leaders are giving meaning to the maxim, “Nero fiddles while Rome is burning.”
Attacking the past governments and giving a discourse on yoga while jawans were dying is the height of inappropriate behaviour from those in power.
Here are some statements we heard from the BJP leaders the last few days:
- “Unlike the earlier governments, the BJP government has brought terror to the global centrestage”: Mr GVL Narsimha Rao, always known for sycophantic, jingoistic nonsense.
- Get Real, Mr Rao, the world is simply not bothered about what is happening in India. What brought terror to the global stage are attacks in Paris and elsewhere.
- The governments there act swift and deliver a telling response without throwing mud on those who were in power earlier.
- The West is risking the lives of its citizens by coming together to fight terror. What is India’s contribution to the fight against ISIS? India simply cannot think beyond India
- “Enemies of humanity who are unhappy with India’s rise indulge in such attacks”: Narendra Modi
- Oh, is that so Mr Modi? Where is India rising? Yes, when you compare India with the likes of Pakistan and Bangladesh. Aren’t you still miles behind bigger countries intellectually and economically?
- But then your government is an intellectually impoverished one.
“We will give a fitting reply to Pakistan”: Rajnath Singh
- What is your idea of a fitting reply, Mr Home Minister? Another visit to Pakistan and let them launch another attack on the sly?
The truth is: Your Government failed the country with careless adventures. Governmental actions during the last around 20 months only indicate that Mr Modi is seeking just personal glory.
Indian leaders must stop all silly diatribe and resort to meaningful action. However, Indians love to listen to rhetoric, so their chosen leaders will continue to dabble in it.
G Joslin Vethakumar