Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bonded Legislators

Congress party is hell-bent on taking one misstep after another. It has now made its W.Bengal legislators 'voluntarily' decide to give an undertaking on 'stamped' paper that they will not air any views against the party headed by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

Is their forced loyalty restricted to the Gandhis? Are the Gandhis party's leaders for life? Is not the party insulting its members by seeking a pledge of loyalty? Is this any different from the practice of bonded labour?

The pledge is possibly restraint of trade affecting the legislator's right to  cross the floor whenever his / her conscience dictates so! This undertaking given by morally deficient legislators which is anyway legally unenforceable reflects the political bankruptcy of the GOP.

Digvijaya Singh created a flutter by seeking a major surgery in the party. He has now clarified that a major surgery is not what people take it to be. It does not mean excising any part of the party. Rather it means extending an invitation to former Congress people to come home. In India 2016, words do not mean what they are supposed to mean. This makes political life simple. You can say anything and get away with it.

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