Saturday, November 29, 2008

Of mindless politicians and senseless killers

We are all aghast at the killings in Mumbai at the hands of senseless murderers but what was more shocking was the response of the Deputy chief minister of Maharastra R.R Patil who said "Aisa nahi hai. Itne bade shahar mein chhota hadsa ho jata hai. To total failure nahi hai (It is not like that. In big cities like this, small incidents do happen. It's is not a total failure.)"

Now this gentleman is the top executive of Maharastra government. He is supposed to lead in the decision making process of the government and make sure that all measures are taken that incidents like this do not recur and the security system is able to apprehend such plans much in advance.

But on the contrary he does not acknowledge it to be a major failure of his intelligence setup(which I think is a group disgruntled policemen trying to get to more profit-reaping positions)and believes it to be a 'chota hadsa'. Now I know that our friends of Mr Patil have attributed this to his poor knowledge of the language but I believe that the minister was trying to paint this as a regular kind of security lapse and not a total failure. The minister deserves a thorough official reprimand for putting his foot in his mouth and i would be more happy if this can cost him his political position.

I end this post by saluting our brave men in uniform who did an excellent job at purging the murderers. A friend of mine hinted that the security personnel were probably inefficient in taking so much time to kill the terrorists, without knowing that they were just careful and meticulous to save as many guests as they could. Had India been a totalitarian regime we would have gassed the whole hotel and the operation would have been over in an hour. And we would have never known who/what/how many were the casualties.



we need a 100 million voices like this for a change to come,the change that we earnestly seek.


17 comments:

Twisted Elegance.... said...

I think more than the attack these words by that God damn minister is more devastating. I feel sick that we people voted this guy to power. Next time I wish the people of India throw away such people!!!

Good post!

Quitessential Bartender said...

A very good post sneha :)

RR is a goddamn dimwit with no guts to face the truth...He for sure has lost his sane and needs a mental treatment....

We gotta stand this chance to change the things in the country!!!

Off the cuff said...

i wish the minister (in question) accompanied with the MNS leadership were there in Taj fighting, rather surrendering, to terror.
Alas! this is not possible in our democracy where we pay tax to provide massive security bandobast to these thugs.
Our is a democracy for the rich and famous and totalitarian for common man.

HOBO said...

To Vote or Not to Vote.
i am thinking.

Harshita said...

I am having same thoughts as Hobo now.

I am completely disappointed with the politicians in our country.

Its a good awakening post.

dil ki pyar said...

these ministers are stupids....
seriously yaar...wat are they for???

all questions but no answers....

Kartz said...

There is no known nadir to which the mind can stoop... Despicable.

How will the government react? This is how their cabinet meeting will go.

Two minutes silence for the dead…
Shivraj Patil-ji, please answer the following questions -
Any ministers injured or dead? No
Any MPs injured or dead? No
Any state CMs or ministers injured or dead? No
Any MLAs injured or dead? No
Any former PMs or CMs injured or dead? No
Any ‘important’ politicians not belonging to the above list injured or dead? No
Any film stars or cricketers injured or dead? No
Are you a zombie, Mr Shivraj Patil? Yes.
Right, we move on to the next item on the agenda.

---
Peace.

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

Patil's stance seems to be one from a hardened politician incapable of any humane emotions...i reckon that statement is an indication of his increased cynicism and ineptitude.

i was really worked up at the fingers pointed on the NSG and the other security forces involved int he rescue operations...my wrath was directed at particularly at prahlad kakkar who made these statements on air.
if you cannot understand why someone is doing something the way they are, you should understand you are probably incapable of understanding the nuances of the job. i reckon he doesnt consider the option of trying to save hostages a viable one. someone oughta explain the difference between the movies and reality to the man...

Karthik said...

In India you have many questions that are left unanswered... Everytime thr s an attack, they say "BE CALM! EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL" We gotta stand this chance to change the things in our country!!!

Nidhi said...

chhota hadsa ?? :O
i clap for Kartz comment.. loved the reaction of govt as Kartz puts it.

Writing for Crows said...

Well said. Although it is very easy to be cynical in times like this. I'm we have people blogging. This in itself is change.

Silly Village Girl said...

Well said !

R3d3MpTioN said...

Intrstn post

Writing for Crows said...

oh no typo :-s

***I'm happy we have***


oh btw. thanks for droppin by yo. ;-)

hitch writer said...

Some idiot has a problem with lipsticks,
Some idiot goes to share grief of a 'Shaheed's' father, but ends up giving him more,
Some idiots resign, some evade.

Some idiot interviews a mother who lost her son to ask how she feels,
Some idiot gets socialists to debate if the system needs an overhaul,
Some idiot discovers the bullet proof jackets are no good,

Optimism comes from a few who promise to deliver a 'determined response'

Will we chase them down...
Will we make them pay...

Will we stop the blame game...
Will justice be done to those who died....

My beloved country this is the moment of reckoning, the moment to rise, the moment to seize ...

manivannan said...

Good post sneha...

The lapse and loopholes of our security system and administration is more disturbing than the attack.

I read that the budget for the protection of politicians and Gandhi family is 180 crores and the budget for National Security Guard that protects rest of India is 158 crores...

Goddamned politicians!

Sneha said...

Thanks everyone for visiting and for your responses.:)