The proponents of great 'Bharat Hindu Rashtra' think that an Aam Aadmi should always travel in a rickshaw, buggi, or swim across the ocean to get to his or her destination. Flight, that too in a business class is a big no no!! They do not know yet who really paid for such a flight to begin with but are jealous that how come a commoner travelled business class!!!? How come a commoner leader hosted his 75th birthday bash in an imported buggi!!!? Just indigestible stuff. Isn't it? Do they need a reminding that their leader had a chartered plane at his disposal 24x7 not too long ago and exclusive air traffic clearance on Indian air space!!? They also never questioned what Indian interests were put on risks to return such a favor. Just look at the audacity and hypocrisy of makers of great Bharat Hindu Rashtra. It will be a commoner of Bharat who will reach moon soon, and there is no guarantee that he or she will be a Hindu. Such proponents should make a note of it and digest, without any antacid this time.
It seems that not a day goes by when BJP doesn't bring up religion as an issue. It is always quick to state that the mandate is for development. However, the issues it picks suggest otherwise. Case in point, Minister of External Affairs, Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, a BJP member proposed to bring Shrimad Bhagvad Gita, the holy book of Hindus as 'nation's scripture'. She is challenging the very basic tenants of the Indian Constitution which clearly portrays the Republic as a ‘secular’ state. The constitution has a well defined “basic-structure” which is beyond the powers of any amendment from the Indian Parliament. In a landmark ruling of Kesavananda Bharti in 1973, the Supreme Court of India upheld the decisions that any amendments and other laws that violated to change the “basic structure” of the Indian Constitution would be held invalid. So what is she trying to achieve here? Majority authoritarianism over minority? Many would think so.
Call it a co-incidence, but after 3 years, 3 months, 3 days of long justice system ordeal, finally brought 3 jail convictions today in Dr. Divyendu Sinha's murder case. Two of the five defendants still remain to be sentenced. The court witnessed an outpouring of community support with many holding Dr. Sinha’s photo and asking for maximum sentence.
Alka Sinha, widow of Dr. Divyendu Sinha made an emotional and moving statement describing her pain and suffering of the past 3 plus years, emotional emptiness and future opportunities which she and her two sons will never have and failure of the justice system as a whole.