Well, Politics was a bad word for me, in my earlier days. I do think that it was just a prejudice which was deeply bedded into me while I witnessed first election in my village for Panchayat. Money, liquor, slogans, guns were the indistinguishable element of politics. The man, who had guns; who had power; who had money and obviously apparatchik people, won the election. So the image of contestants in election had overridden the word ‘politics’ for me. Slowly, as I grew younger, I realized that politics is an integral part of a country that sustains the development for country; makes rules and responsible for its implementation for the welfare of the people.
Jashwant Singh's book has created a storm in the political plot of BJP. I wonder how a book can lead a man to the end of his three decades political persona, in a county like India where freedom of expression is well illustrated in constitution. This Talibanised act is really shameful. It is attack on free expression and threat for anyone who wants to express his thoughts freely.
How can we forget that India is different from Pakistan where books of history are not manipulated for fulfilment of their selfish motives?
I have no deep knowledge of partition, nether about Jinnah but I believe that one cannot clap by a single hand.
Just think!why does Jaswant singh want to praise Jinnah and want to make Patel more responsible for partition?
Does he want to end his political career and want to be a notorious author? (When he was completely aware what happened to Adwani after saying Jinnah, a secular one.)
I don’t think so.
No doubt, Jaswant Singh is an intellectual being. Before writing his book, he has devoted many years to collect facts and to analyse them. And when he wants to share his analysis and his view, some few brainless pigmies are wailing as he has done a most dreaded crime in the history of India. His books are being banned. I think, these types of things will discourage the people to think and express freely.
Politician never wants to make people intelligent as they feel, Knowledge is dangerous for their existence. I give my unconditioned support to Jaswant Singh and feel pity on top leaders of BJP for their pathetic decision.
Jai Hind J
* All the pictures are taken by the courtesy of google image.