What is happening in Mahatma Gandhiâ€™s India? He was an embodiment of truth and non-violence. Thousands of his followers stood by these principles before and after independence. But things began to change and truth became the first causalty. Now it is the turn of non-violence to quit the scene. The politicians make provocative speeches and their followers do the rest.
Now, on the eve of the general elections the air is thick with hate speeches. One says, â€œI will cut their handsâ€; another says, â€œI will crush him under the rollerâ€; yet another talks about blood bath inâ€¦â€¦These are a few samples. The election commissionerâ€™s hands are full with complaints, but the ones who make such speeches would come out with their ready made answer, â€œMy speeches were doctoredâ€. These are the ill effects of vote bank politics.