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I Say, Who is Manish Tiwari!

So Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari wants to maintain the dignity of political discourse and in the course of stating it denigrates the job of a film comedian; and Johny Lever is the unfortunate guinea pig. His sneering remarks were aimed at Katrina Kaif for her statement describing Rahul Gandhi as half-Indian.

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So Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari wants to maintain the dignity of political discourse and in the course of stating it denigrates the job of a film comedian; and Johny Lever is the unfortunate guinea pig. His sneering remarks were aimed at Katrina Kaif for her statement describing Rahul Gandhi as half-Indian.

In her interview to a newspaper she reportedly remarked that she is not ashamed of being half-Indian and compared herself to Rahul Gandhi stating he is half-Italian and half-Indian.

Despite what Manish Tewari says in defence of the first family, I believe Katrina has spoken the truth. He may think only the Congress politicians have the right to free speech and not anyone else. The Congresswalas are touchy on any issue raised in connection with Sonia and Rahul. On the other hand, Sonia and Rahul do not help matters by sitting in the ivory tower and dictating the course of the nation through the opaque fortress walls and emerging only when the time and place are convenient. Why the secrecy? Don't the ruled have a right to know the rulers well enough – who they are, where they come from, what they stand for?

The concern of the Congis on what effect the fact that Rahul is not fully Indian will have on the voting populace is quite understandable. However, if performance is the criterion, this should not matter. Only where there is no performance or competence, these issues come to the fore. If Congress and Rahul were able to perform and deliver on the multitude of challenges facing the nation, then they are sure to win the next election. This is far from reality, the Congis know this, and so comes forth the hysteria. There are no solutions from the ruling elite for the sky-rocketing inflation, raging corruption scandals, ineffective "I-don't-know-anything" prime minister, etc.

Of course, the learned coterie will bring up erudite legalese to prove that Rahul is in fact completely Indian. This may be true as per law of the nation, but we all know the law is a donkey and so let us keep the law aside. The truth of the matter is anyone born to an Indian and a foreigner is only half-Indian as no amount of politicking can erase the genetics.

Katrina talking of a fact is not damaging the dignity of political discourse. It is the untalking of the fact that about 20% members of Lok Sabha have criminal cases against them that is damaging the dignity of political discourse. Many of them are booked for serious criminal cases like murder and rape. These law-breaking criminals are donning the role of law makers in this parliament. Still Manish Tewari does not think this is injurious to the dignity of political discourse.

Manish Tewari should be commended for his alacrity in seizing the matter ahead of Digvijay Singh who will be ruminating on a wasted opportunity to exhibit his unabashed loyalty to the Gandhis. He might even have gone all the way and claimed that RSS has instigated Katrina and that he got a phone call from her before the day she uttered those foul words.

To quote Manish Tewari, "Who is she? I do not know. Tomorrow, you will ask for our reaction on the statement of Johny Lever. To what level you want to bring down the level of the political discourse in the country?" The people know who is she but are asking "Who is Manish Tewari?"

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this writing are solely of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of League of India, its Editorial Board or the business and socio-political interests that they might represent.

This article was first published on his blog here

K Murali Krishnan


K Murali Krishnan is employed with the Business Services sector. He lives in Chennai and blogs prolificly at0WattBulb


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PM Modi Today in Mandla in MP for National Panchayati Raj Day Program

The winners of  Rashtriya e-Panchayat Puraskar and Gram Panchayat Vikas Puraskar Yojana under Sarvasreshtha Panchayat Puraskar Yojana will be felicitated on this occasion.

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MANDLA (Madhya Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Mandla in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday on the National Panchayati Raj Day.

He will launch the Rashtriya Gramin Swaraj Abhiyan, at a public meeting, and address Panchayati Raj representatives across the country, from Mandla.

Preparations are underway for the visit with cultural celebrations and performances reflecting the local culture of the region.

Prime Minister Modi will unveil a Road Map for the overall development of tribals during the next five years highlighting the focus on Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas.

In keeping up with the Government’s commitment towards clean, healthy, and electrified India, the Prime Minister would felicitate the Sarpanches of the villages which have achieved 100 percent smokeless kitchens, 100 percent vaccination under Mission Indradhanush, and 100 percent electrification under Saubhagya Scheme.

The winners of  Rashtriya e-Panchayat Puraskar and Gram Panchayat Vikas Puraskar Yojana under Sarvasreshtha Panchayat Puraskar Yojana will be felicitated on this occasion.

Prime Minister’s visit to Mandla on Panchayats Raj Day is an indication of the government’s commitment to bring people in remote regions into the developmental mainstream.

The Felicitation of panchayat heads will prove to be a source of inspiration to the rest of India and highlight the achievements and best practices of these interventions.

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BJP Charges Congress with Disrespecting Constitutional Authorities

BJP charged the Congress party with harming the reputation and independence of the judiciary for political gain.

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NEW DELHI: The BJP on April 23 criticised the Congress Party for attacking the institution of the Chief Justice, charging the party with wanting to create anarchy by making people “lose” faith in the judiciary.

While the Congress Party has alleged that the Rajya Sabha chairman had not followed due process, the BJP hit back saying the Rajya Sabha Chairman’s office is not a post office meant to forward petitions but has to apply its mind judiciously and take a call.

Even after the Rajya Sabha Chairman refused to admit the  motion seeking removal of Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra, the matter has not come to a rest. The Govt and ruling Party have come down heavily on Congress for not respecting the Chairman’s decision… saying that the party has no respect for constitutional authorities.

BJP charged the Congress party with harming the reputation and indepence of the judiciary for political gain. The party said the voters will soon bring in a motion for the removal of the Congress party.

The Congress Party has said it will appeal against the verdict in the Supreme Court. Despite the Congress’ apprehensions, constitutional experts are calling the Congress Party sponsored notice for removal  a politically motivated one.

Experts say the chairman followed due process. It is well within the power of the chairman to disallow the motion after consulting such persons as he thinks fit and after considering materials available to him. It is only after and if the motion is accepted, that a committee of three members is consituted to examine the allegations.

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Amit Shah Accuses Congress of Trying to Save the Dynasty in the Name of Constitution

Calls the impeachment motion a part of a larger trend to demonize and weaken every institution that seeks to maintain its individual identity.

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NEW DELHI: BJP president Amit Shah has denounced the move by the opposition to move a notice of impeachment motion against the CJI.

In a hard-hitting Facebook post named – Saving the Constitution or Saving Dynasty? – Shah has lambasted the Congress for trying to target institutions of the nation and weaken its democracy.

Touching upon the notice of motion of impeachment he added that judiciary, though trusted by 125 crore Indians, has invited the wrath of the Congress and Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.

He called it a part of a larger trend to demonize and weaken every institution that seeks to maintain its individual identity and not kowtow to the dynasty. He said that the Army has also repeatedly been the Congress’ target.

He said that during the UPA years a Chief of Army Staff was targeted and the entire Army was dragged into political slugfests. He also listed Congress’ protests against the CAG and the election commission in the post.    The post makes reference to the imposition of emergency and dismissal of state governments under the Congress rule.

He also accused the Congress of deviating from the constitution given by Babasaheb Ambedkar and of spreading hate and divisions in society and said that Congress is blinded by the disdain for PM modi, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Modi hatred is fast turning into India hatred.

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