Friday, April 3, 2009

Role of Congress Party

With awe and shame we watch Indian leaders attempt to lodge Sonia as the Prime Minister. It is even more astonishing to see the 119 year-old Congress party's inability to find a leader from among its Indian-born members, and its overwhelming dependence on the "dynasty". Every responsible Indian of all political affiliations should challenge Sonia's Indian citizenship and challenge her allegiance to India.
Sonia's Italian origins in the 1999 Parliamentary elections, the Congress Party said that it too would make Lal Krishna Advani's birth origins a major poll issue and campaign against him by projecting him as a "Pakistani". Said Senior Congress leader Janardhan Poojari: "We have also taken it as a big challenge. We will campaign against Advani in every nook and corner of the state. If they say Sonia Gandhi is an Italian, we will say Advani is a Pakistani and demand that he should resign from Deputy Prime Minister's post."
It is pertinent to note that Advani was born much before the partition, in an undivided India, ruled at that time by the British. He along with lakhs of Hindus consciously chose to be a part of Independent India. Among others who also chose to be a part of Independent India was present Prime Minister of India Mr Manmohan Singh of Congress party and also Mr I.K. Gujral, the former Indian Prime Minister, who incidentally had occupied the PM's chair then with the backing of the Congress. By comparing Advani's birth origins with Sonia's, the Congress Party is displaying its own moral and intellectual bankruptcy. While the Congress had undoubtedly played a major role during the freedom struggle to throw out the foreign British Powers, it is sad that their present crop of leaders want another foreigner, an Italian, to be the leader of our Nation.Sonia Gandhi, leader of the opposition Congress party in India, resigned in reaction to complaints from within her own party that she was a foreigner. Three prominent politicians sent her an open letter stating that she was unsuitable to become Prime Minister because as she is not Indian-born. Similar charges had been made by politicians from rival parties. The rebels called for the constitution to be changed to restrict the country's executive posts to Indian-born citizens. Sonia Gandhi eventually withdrew her resignation, leading commentators to suspect that she had used the affair to increase her control over the party. The three rebels were expelled and the party’s leadership were forced to publicly back her. The glass of Ex-president of Party's car was broken. These leaders were punished because they dared to say the truth. It was good that Mahatma Gandhi is not alive to see this drama otherwise what he would have done only god knows.
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