BADAUN GANGRAPE AND MURDERS: THE EXPECTED POLITICAL ROUNDS OF PHOTO-OPS

It is on the expected line, the ugly politicking, swarming like bees to exploit the last drop mileage to score silly points of caste politics – the tragic incident of gangrape and murder of two teenage Dalit sisters in the stronghold of Uttar Pradesh’s father-son power-duo of the moment, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav, was bound to get the politicians rushing to the place once the issue started making its way to the national and international newsrooms.

So, after three days of the May 27 incident, on May 31, Rahul Gandhi reached the nondescript Badaun village where the humanity was raped, mutilated and chopped into countless pieces by the predatory animals many of whom are prowling among us misleading us by their human appearance.

And it was enough to start the detestable race to claim the political gains.

The so-called Dalit messiah Mayawati reached the village yesterday claiming the victim families were ready to accept the compensation amount from her only.

Now it is another sorry extension of such sordid tales of political opportunism that some children, possibly from the weaker sections of the society including the Dalits, were caught on camera cleaning the ground for landing of Mayawati’s helicopter, something that cost the labour commissioner of the district his job after the visuals were flashed on TV channels.

Then it was turn of the local MP and cousin of the chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, Dharmendra Yadav. Not even a single word heard from him on the incident till then, he propped up from somewhere all of a sudden but had no answer than irrelevant verbal manipulation on his long absence, that included some angry expressions as well (on reporters’ questions he had no answers of).

Today, two other names claiming to be at the forefront of fighting for the Dalit cause are lined up to visit the village – Ram Vilas Paswan and his son Chirag Paswan.

Let’s see what other names crop up.

Meanwhile, there is no word on Mulayam or Akhilesh visiting the families.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

STRONG SYMBOLIC STATEMENTS OF POPULAR OUTREACH: MODI BEGINS WITH HIS STYLE OF POLITICS

Bowing to the epitome of India’s electoral democracy – Narendra Modi touching his forehead to the steps of the Parliament building and breaking down during his first visit

Calling BJP his mother during his speech in the central hall of the Parliament – reacting gracefully and in a choked voice on L K Advani’s statement on ‘doing favour to the BJP’ and remembering and missing Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s presence

Clubbing 17 ministries under 7 ministers – small government, more governance as Modi says – let’s see the flow of the flow in the days when it matters

Department of Personal and Training circular that says the ministers cannot appoint relatives in their personal staff

ACC – Appointments Coordination Committee – a PMO committee headed by Narendra Modi responsible for appointing the staff members of the ministers ‘depriving’ ministers of this ‘privilege’

Abolishing GoMs and EGoMs – group of ministers and ‘empowered group of ministers – on a performance audit, most of the 68 GoMs and 14 EGoMs will fail miserably – the white elephants eating into the Parliament’s budget and delaying the decision-making process

Slamming the BJP MP from Barabanki, Priyanka Singh Rawat, for appointing her father her representative for her parliamentary constituency, forcing her to withdraw the decision

Addressing the ‘behind the scene workers’ of the BJP head office in Delhi – recognizing their efforts in a long, effective speech with connecting words by revisiting his long stay in a room of the BJP office – the event with a narrow spectrum of party’s office outreach reached to the nation

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/