History repeats. Yet another high profile politician from the Nehru-Gandhi Family, is getting groomed for 7, Race Course Road. Just like his father , and before that his uncle, Rahul Gandhi has finally joined the official High Command of Indian National Congress. Being the General Secretary of INC is not an easy task,[just think of Kodikunnil Suresh who had to work almost 30 years in the party, and had to contest 5 [ or 6?] Loksabha elections before reaching the elite post], unless you are not born in the Royal Family of India, the Gandhis. I don’t know if people will mistake this as the family of Gandhiji, the poor influence less Father of the Nation.
And this is the first and foremost reason I hate the group of people who calls themselves a political party called INC. This lack of the backbone. Lack of self confidence and belief. The default or self-grown presence of subordination and slavery. Democracy, in its most brief description, pushes out the idea of dynasty rule or leadership-in –blood ideology. This powerful weapon of self governance took birth as a replacement for the empires and kingdoms of the society. It stands for the concept of equality, where anyone can rule and anyone can be ruled over. But even after 60 years of independence from the United Kingdom, the leaders and members of INC [ No: of leaders > No: of members!] still believe that their leader should come from one particular dynasty, from one single bloodline. And who ever thought different was kicked out of it asap.
Statistics might prove that each time with a Gandhi on top, INC performed well in elections . And this is the reason for that phenomenon also. The leaders of the party are not ready to agree each other and everyone is happy to have a Gandhi on top of them than a Pawar or Mukherjee. The cadre of the party also show a similar kind of mindset and they wholeheartedly work for the party, only when a Gandhi lead them. I was lucky enough to visit the National Defence Academy, Pune , way back in 2002 and they have a big encryption on the gate “CRADLE OF MILITARY LEADERSHIP”. I think it is high time we fix a similar board “CRADLE OF CONGRESS LEADERSHIP” somewhere in New Delhi.
I just remember a scene from the hit Malayalam film “Pathram”[NewsPaper]. A dialogue by Shekharan[ Actor:Murali] to a character name Kodikunnil Surendran, a congress leader.
Shekharan: “ Aniyaa, ithingane irumbuvala pole puthachondu nadanna pora[ khadhar shirt].. kuranjathu ithinu mukunna kanjipashayude enkilum bhalam ulla oru nattellu koodi venam ithinakathu.. enkile nannavoo ninte oke ee prasthanam”
Those who want a translation can contact me!
PS: Media is waiting for the corporate electoral campaigns and historic statements from the new Gen Secretary. Even though he couldn’t effect the UP election results much, he was a real treat for them!