1. ‘Khoon ki dalali’ on Surgical strikes: If Narendra Modi is a God, is Rahul Gandhi necessarily evil?

‘Khoon ki dalali’ on Surgical strikes: If Narendra Modi is a God, is Rahul Gandhi necessarily evil?

Rahul Gandhi, during a rally on Thursday, accused the Narendra Modi government of hiding behind the sacrifices of Indian soldiers.

By: | Updated: October 8, 2016 6:22 AM
While, the Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi faced a lot of flak for his statement that 'politicised' the Uri martyrs, he did not completely speak nonsense. (PTI) While, the Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi faced a lot of flak for his statement that ‘politicised’ the Uri martyrs, he did not completely speak nonsense. (PTI)

Rahul Gandhi, during a rally on Thursday, accused the Narendra Modi government of hiding behind the sacrifices of Indian soldiers. More than that, he went ahead and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “khoon ki dalali”. While, the Congress Vice-President faced a lot of flak for his statement that ‘politicised’ the Uri martyrs, he did not completely speak nonsense. Although, it can be agreed, applicable across a spectrum of opinion, that Gandhi could have used a term that did not sound like an episode of sensationalist serial Savdhan India. The BJP government led by PM Modi may have garnered immense praise for his decision on ordering the surgical strikes against Pakistan, but also happens to have a few flaws in its governance. But that is only natural. No government ever existed with the complete support of all its people. And therein lies the essence of democracy. If Narendra Modi is a God, is Rahul Gandhi the necessary evil?

Criticism of the government is necessary for the existence of a Parliamentary system. What would otherwise, be the point of having seats for the Opposition in the law-making house. Surely, if the government did all the right things, those seats would be a sheer waste of furniture. India is the largest democracy in the world. And the political party that wins an election every 5 years; even if it wins by a majority, doesn’t have the votes of about half the voters. So, even though, the constitution grants it the right to make the decision for the wellness of the polity, it could not possibly speak for all its people.

Focussing on the Uri terror attack and the Surgical Strikes that followed, controversies are still ripe in the media and more importantly people still remain divided on the legitimacy or otherwise, of the operation. Now, evidence has risen following the telephonic statement of the SP of Mirpur, PoK, confirming the death of 12 men, 5 out of which were uniformed. But let us ponder for a second. If the evidence happens to be false, and nobody raises a question; we would all go on believing it for the rest of our lives. If people just believed everything their governments said, and everything the government said was true, we would all be living in a utopian world.

Considering the possibility of a such a world is the same as believing in the existence of Superman. Aye, he is good and kind and righteous, but even a slight misjudgement on his part can be deadly. The government similarly, has been provided with unlimited powers and thus needs to be checked at every step by its opposition in the parliament. This is where we need the Batman. Batman, might be wrong in his words and his ways, he may be rogue but he is necessary. Rahul Gandhi is not the hero we want or need or deserve, but he is the one we have. He is necessary.

  1. Bl Sachdeva
    Oct 8, 2016 at 6:35 am
    MEDIA NEEDS THIS BAFOON AND JOKER.THE COUNTRY DOES NOT NEED HIM. CONGRESS NEEDS HIM BECAUSE DYNASTY IS SITTING ON GOLD MINE.HE SHOULD GO TO STAN OR ITALY
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      Dheeraj
      Oct 8, 2016 at 4:31 am
      Can't really believe that you're comparing RG to Batman.. RG got his political powers, whatever those are, from his family, not by his efforts.. The better comparison would be RG- Joker, NM- Batman.. And just like the joker, RG keeps pulling off senseless fiascos and NM keeps thwarting them, just like the Batman..
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      1. Jeet Prakash
        Oct 13, 2016 at 5:56 am
        I am surprised this dumb article is having 3 star rating!!!
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        1. Jeet Prakash
          Oct 8, 2016 at 4:06 am
          The author seems to be a bit confused, and was clearly unable to put her point forward.While blaming the government 'to have a few flaws in its governance', she don't actually mentions any of such 'flaws'.She praises the government on surgical strikes, she question its legitimacy in a subtle way and then quickly moves to prove them as just story.I thought that was enough of the nonsense packed in just one article, she stoops a bit more by comparing the situation to be as fictional as superman or batman movies!!!These kind of 'authors' are a major blow to the critical thinking on world affairs.
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          1. Dhiman Samanta
            Oct 8, 2016 at 2:07 am
            What he have done is not opposition....it is a damaging act....it is damaging for the nation....it is really interesting to see that people are out in the media to justify his act by misleading logic.....
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              pratik
              Oct 8, 2016 at 8:04 am
              There are many other leaders who can constructively contribute as opposition tothe progress of nation. No... We do not need Rahul hi...
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                PM Nair
                Oct 8, 2016 at 10:11 am
                Sabko mallom hai GADHA ko dimag nahi hota...... phir bhi uske peeche jo jathe hai oh uska majboori hai...
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                  Prakash
                  Oct 8, 2016 at 6:18 pm
                  What you call Modi is irrelevant, but RaGa is dumb going closer to evil....
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                    Rohan
                    Oct 8, 2016 at 5:35 am
                    Rahul hi is definitely an unnecessary Evil to the nation.This article only shows the inabilities of Rahul hi but still trying to portray him as a needed politician which is not the case.
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                      Rajiv Vadera
                      Oct 7, 2016 at 6:27 pm
                      There are quite a few who can do a better job than him in the opposition. So he is not the only one we can have but he is the only one right now
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                        Vijay
                        Oct 8, 2016 at 6:37 am
                        After a long time we get a sane view from a highly polarized media. Checks and balances are essentials of any system more so in a democratic government.
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                        1. Vikas Talwar
                          Oct 8, 2016 at 4:41 am
                          पापु तो एक है .कांग्रेस सोचते है की पापु अगला प्राइम मिन्स्टर होगा.अकल नाम की चीज उसमे जरा बी नहीं है.कांग्रेस के नेता समजते है की उसे प्राइम मिन्स्टर बनाके.ाई खायेगे. अब तक कांग्रेस के मिन्स्टर वही काम करते आ रहे है.गोटाले पे गोटाले कर के देश को बर्बाद किया है. सत्ता जाने के बाद कांग्रेस नेता हो गए है
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                            Victor Tamboli
                            Oct 8, 2016 at 5:44 pm
                            Editor missed the main correction. FE meant Rahul hi is God and should we consider Modi the evil? Come on it was not easy to get majority for seven decades. We do worship the hi family.
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