Indian Political parties pertain to winning by going to any heights. More than sharing concerns over the major issues the nation is facing, they tend to get tireless while playing the blame-game. In the ongoing Gujarat polls, it is nothing different.
The ‘Chaiwala’ buzz in 2014 general elections backfired Congress and handed them the worst defeat ever. Made with the intention to humiliate opponents, more often than not it tends to result in self-defeat. However, no one wants to learn because only ‘dirty’ and ‘blame’ politics is what makes the headlines in next morning’s newspaper.
Congress veteran Mani Shankar Aiyar has triggered another row to humiliate PM Modi by calling him a “neech aadmi”. He quoted in an interview: “Mujhko lagta hai ki ye aadmi bahut neech kisam ka aadmi hai, isme koi sabhyata nahi hai.”
No matter how he reviews PM Modi’s political deeds personally, one never gave him the license to use derogatory language, that too against the Prime Minister of a country, a country like India where people gets angry when a tennis player ‘Maria Sharapova’ tweets that she doesn’t know who Sachin Tendulkar is.
What example is he setting for the million people within the country’s boundary and beyond it? Insulting a Prime Minister in national media on the grounds of winning a mere assembly election should never be tolerated, doesn’t matter which party or how much seniority he possesses.
Although Narendra Modi could have sued Mr. Aiyar for the same but chose otherwise. He played smart and narrated the woeful story to his home state’s public for the sole purpose of gaining sympathy. Yet, one cannot blame him for that.
However, the one man who deserves applause for taking a leader-like decision in such a situation is soon-to-be party president Rahul Gandhi. Suspending a veteran leader like Mani Shankar Aiyar require some guts especially after knowing that the after-situation could be worse considering Aiyar knows the Congress party from its roots and veins. However, we have to see if his suspension was only a publicity stunt for the assembly elections in Gujarat. We’ll have an idea only after December 18.
At the end, there is no harm in elections, but the way these parties tend to approach it is what matters. Humiliating a nation’s top leader doesn’t make a good impression on the people of the country when you look from an outsider’s point of view.