Politics in India

The evil effects of political rivalry in India

In India, almost all the political parties are of the view that the country should accord top priority to end the terrorist menace caused by religious and political extremists. They have indeed coordinated the services of all concerned towards this purpose, but the trouble arises when they implement their plans. When a trap is laid to hook the culprit, someone at the top applies a break saying that it will affect our secular image. Sometimes it looks like a football match. The players smartly pass on the ball from one to the other overcoming all sorts of obstacles and just when one of them is all set to score the goal the referee blows the long whistle to indicate a foul (the replay would show that there was no foul). The name of the game is political rivalry which eclipses everything else. If the state concerned is Gujarat you would hear the long whistle of the referee off and on.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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