Saturday, November 26, 2011

Only One Slap!!!

I did a random google check on the phrase 'Only One Slap" and a whopping 54,200,000 entries showed up. What made Annaji make that remark is not clear, but obviously he did tickle the giggle glands of the nation. Only one slap?.....Hee Hee !! Another one, probably more apt - "Only Sharad ?"
Why only single out Sharad, when there are so many others.
It all started when Rajiv Gandhi was attacked by a Sri Lankan sailor way back in 1987. Luckily he had good reflexes and escaped with a small bump on his head. Our agriculture minister however, was not so nimble footed, and got hit square on his face. In fact, knowing what a die hard fan Sharad is of Gandhiji, I almost thought he would offer his other cheek! I know this was not taken very kindly by the Political fraternity, and was condemned all round. They are all aware that they could be the next in line.

However, this incident made me always wonder - from where does these type of lone crusaders arise. Who are these guys?
We know of Muntadhar Al-Zaidi, who singlehandedly added a new genre of online games, when his Shoe Throwing act on Bush spawned multitudes of shoe aiming games online. He may have missed his target, but the game makers did capitalize on this incident to the hilt. Then we had the Ruchika case accused SPS Rathore attacker - . Utsav Sharma. He did manage to remove that morbid smile off the face of the tainted officer, at least for a while.

With the state of our politics, many more would join the ranks with Utsav and Harvinder. But what are a few slaps and may be kicks (on the butt) too, after a life time of looting the public and amassing untold fortunes. Our beloved Netas are so stinking rich that they are now at their wits end on how to spend their crores. They already own fleets of imported cars, wear garlands of 1000 rupee notes, have temples and statues built for themselves, and a lot more. If by a twist of fate they do get caught, they can enjoy government hospitality for a few weeks or months and then again go scottfree. We do not have even a single politician who has served a prison sentence for corruption. Our courts have obviously kotowed in front of these corrupt to the core Netas, so now street justice is our only glimmer of hope.

8 comments:

zephyr said...

Such well articulated write up. We are indeed at the end of our collective wits as far as our netas are concerned and like you say, the common man will be donning the garbs of our filmy heroes who deliver justice to the masses.

Purba said...

I think the tipping point was the CWG fiasco - feeling let down by the very people we elected. And things have been going downhill since then - complete lack of governance, constant squabbles, scams. Business establishments are failing and our economy is heading south!
The rage of the common man is justified.

Good post as always.

Purba said...

Btw it was Bush and not Obama :)

Gautam said...

Thanks Zephhyr.

Thanks Purba. I corrected the goof-up ;)

Bikramjit said...

yess I hope we get together with this man .. and greet each of this dirty politcian with a SLAP maybe then they will stop..

TOtally with this man.. he did us common Indians PROUD... I do hope we all do something ...

and fancy all politcians saying how innocent and Good Sharad pawar is .. at least now we should take a look at the people siding with PAwar..

after all CHOR CHOR - BHAI BHAI ...

Bikram's

Sujatha Sathya said...

true, the netas with their riches & the aad aadmi with his salary that can hardly be stretched to the end of the month is a striking contrast

nice post

Irfanuddin said...

well...that was a well deserved slap on the minister...isn't it....

and definitely there are many more deserving in the pipe line...

well written post.

R-A-J said...

Hey Gautam, a very interesting post.. interestingly, I just read that Soniaji is refusing to file her tax statement for the year due to "security reasons" when even the Prime Minister of the country has done so..

As u rightly pointed out, with our sorry state of politics, a lot more ppl will be buying more chappals n taking more hand strengthening exercises :)

Hope something can be done...

nice post, Gautam :)