i dont know why kanchan is complaining. after all, democracy is too
important to be left to the masses :-)
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the
incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
actually nehruvian stalinist 'democracy' is one step ahead of shaw: it
practices appointment by the corrupt few behind a facade of election
by the incompetent many.
of course, rabri devi will come back to power in bihar.
The marauders of democracy
Kanchan Gupta | March 03, 2005 | 11:32 IST
On Wednesday, March 2, 2005, two monstrous lies were
perpetrated on the citizens of the Republic of India,
making a mockery of constitutional norms and
delivering a body blow to democratic ethics.
The first lie was perpetrated by the governor of
Jharkhand, a certain Syed Sibtey Razi who has spent
the better part of his life fawning over members of
the Nehru-Gandhi family elected from Amethi in Uttar
The Indian National Congress, whose members?can go to
any extent every time Sonia Gandhi snaps 'Fetch!', has
perpetrated the second lie.
It is an established fact that the BJP-JD-U alliance
has won the largest number of seats in the February
assembly election in Jharkhand. With 36 seats, this
alliance is ahead of the JMM-Congress alliance whose
tally stands at 26.
It is an equally established fact that the BJP-JD-U
alliance presented five Independent MLAs before Syed
Sibtey Razi while staking their claim to form the next
Yet, Syed Sibtey Razi has installed the JMM-Congress
alliance in office, anointing Shibu Soren as chief
minister. He has then gone on to justify his
contemptuous disregard for established norms and
practices by telling a blatant lie: that he is
convinced the JMM-Congress government born of the
unholy union between immoral undemocratic means and
amoral political avarice is not lacking in legitimacy.
There is only one explanation for this. Syed Sibtey
Razi has behaved in the best traditions of a Congress
henchman. His was no considered decision; it was a
command performance carried out with brutal precision
and shocking brazenness, consequences be damned.
The Congress, of course, has brushed aside the
well-founded charge that it manipulated events in
Ranchi, turning a situation stacked heavily against
it, to its advantage. 'The governor acted on his own,
he went by his conscience,' claims the Congress.