FIRE AND FURY ON REMARKS OF FORMER VP
By Brigadier(R) Chitranjan Sawant,VSM
OF LATE A LOT HAS BEEN WRITTEN ON THE PARTING KICK OF SHRI HAMID ANSARI AT HIS FAREWELL FUNCTION
The crux of the matter is that what the gentleman had been hiding in his heart came out at the farewell function. Generally speaking, pleasantness and bonhomie are the hallmark of farewell functions. It would have been better if Hamid Ansari Ji had avoided making an unsavory remark just before his departure.
It is said by some analysts who remain aonymous that Ansari Ji felt grateful to the Congress party for having made him the Vice President and let him remain in saddle for a decade. So as a symbol of gratefulness to the Congress party Ansari ji spoke about the feeling of insecurity among Muslims in Bharat so that they vote for the Congress party in ensuing elections. However, political analysts feel that by his uncalled for remark, Hamid Ansari ji has jeopardised interests of his own community. He could have just smiled and said “Thank You” to the organisors of the farewell function that went sour.
I recall a similar unsavory remark made by the former Prime Minister Shri Man Mohan Singh while in office declaring that Muslims had the First Claim on the wealth of India. Thus he createwd such a backlash that the Hindus deserted Congress terming it anti-Hindu that its tally of elected members in the Lok Sabha just remained in forties only. Once it was a ruling party but in 2014 Lok Sabha election it could not muster even 50 MPs and thus lost the claim to be the Opposition Party.
It is seen that Muslims are damaging political interests of members of their own community. Shri Hamid Ansari has joined the Roll of Honour by enlisting himself among them.
There are many other examples to show that the Owaisi-like thought process followed by communal action is giving a new title to friends of Insecurity Brigade as the Neo Muslim Leagures who created Pakistan.
It is time that leaders of the Muslim community changed course and opted for friendly relations with Hindus and others living in India that is Bharat. The earlier neo-Muslim Leaguers chang course, the better it would be for our motherland, Bharat.