Recent politic in india has made worldwide news but its for wrong reasons, from Karnataka’s porngate scandal to Uttarpradesh’s NRHM Scam , from B.S.Yadyurappa’s porngate comment to Mamata Benarjee’s rape victim comment..All is not well in Indian political system.
I was surprised to hear BSY’s reaction to porngate scandal in Karnataka assembly by three BJP Ministers. Three ministers are staunch supporters of BSY ,but does it mean BSY can defend them in circumstances as this ??? How could a responsible, educated politician with mass following say this?? Has he lost his mental peace over all scandals and desperate for power like a hungry fox?? The answer for all these can be assumed from his recent comments at various socio-political events across Karnataka.
BSY defended his supporters (Pondy Politicians :P) by stating “It (ministers watching porn clips in the legislative assembly) has been blown out of proportion by the media. Everybody watches it. Don’t you watch them?” .But Mr BSY they were not watching pondy in private places !! of course many watch pondy across the nation(that’s why the websites with “sex” phrase are most visited).This defiance shows his desperateness for power and to become chief minister once again!!
He is a spiritual straddler. I think he is the only known popular politician who tops in temple visits across India from Katra’s(J&K) vaishno devi to Madhurai’s meenakshi..He is a leader of lingayat sect of which the great shaiva philosopher Basavanna is founder.But nonetheless BSY seems to never follow the original path which basavanna taught ..And in fact many people doesn’t !! Some of the contradictions are : Basavnna and his philosophy teaches and preaches monotheistic concept of God(Contradicts with BSY’s Polytheist views 😛 ). And Basavanna in one of his vachana’s says:
The rich will make temples for Siva.
What shall I, a poor man, do?
My legs are pillars, the body the shrine, the head a cupola of gold.
Listen, O lord Koodala Sangama Deva,
Things standing (temples,shrines, buildings) shall fall, but the moving (knowledge, [Jangama]) ever shall stay!!!
But BSY doesn’t seem to heed to or stick to the philosophy and teachings of his sect..One of the politician in Karnataka ridiculed BSY’s recent visit to kashi saying “a crow from the south of Vindhyas cannot become a nightingale just by taking a dip in the holy waters of the Ganges. “People voted him to power to serve downtrodden. But Yeddyurappa is visiting Kashi to wash his sins by seeking God’s blessings. He cannot attain purity just taking a dip in the holy waters. The Almighty will never exonerate him,- Aptly said I think.
Politicians are in to all sorts of gimmicks to get undue attention from media and mass and garner votes and support from their own religion, caste, and sect .. but these type of politicians are not harbinger of harmony,socio-economic growth in society .. people should understand the power of vote and should vote the best out of bad in elections, then it would be possible to see loot-less,peaceful growth of society in a holistic and sustainable manner.