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Opposition in India – A Farce

Yet, the silence of the opposition about it shows beyond any doubt what a farce the opposition parties in India are; be it Congress or be it Trinamul Congress! If they took up this issue, the present powerful Modi government could easily be made to eat crow in or outside Parliament, especially since Amit Shah’s own son Jay Shah is at the helm of the fraud and crime as Secretary of BCCI.

A responsible opposition is a key to a successful democracy. Stronger the opposition better would be the democracy. Opposition is expected to act as a watchdog for the government of the day. It need not criticize or make useless and meaningless noises on each and every act of the government, but must take on the government strongly whenever it goes wrong. It not only has the right, but rather is duty bound, to tear the government to pieces and bring it down if the government makes some serious mistakes. In nutshell, the government should constantly be in awe of the opposition.

Against this background, let us try to evaluate how opposition has been acting in India, especially in recent years. First of all, by Opposition we shall be meaning majority of political parties in opposition to the ruling dispensation. Of late, there has been an interesting trend. The bills are passed in the parliament as per provisions in the Constitution, and then a limited segment of the people protests on roads, causing inconvenience to public, backed by the opposition parties. These developments become the topic of discussion for some news channels and newspapers continuously. What is the purpose? Purpose is nothing idealistic, but it is an attempt to show the government in a poor light to the people. Everything becomes too farcical. This will be clearer from the following.

Let us very broadly analyze the current farmers’ agitation that is afoot for about a month now. The farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, are agitating because they fear that through recently passed bills, they will be at the mercy of the Corporate in times to come to sell their produce to them at cheap rates. The government has its own view point and the whole thing is debatable, with government having due defense. A lot can be said for or against. So was the case with Citizenship Amendment Act and protests against it till Corona Virus made people forget it or sent it to back burner. Thus the debatable issues are being protested against. But astonishingly there is deafening silence and no protests against the Government’s misdoings where government is absolutely defenseless, its culpability being a matter of record and time proven beyond any ifs and buts!

My earlier posts/articles on this very platform refer. There the same Corporate and the Government are hand in glove in a big time massive public crime and fraud worth trillions of dollars. Yet, the silence of the Opposition about it shows beyond any doubt what a farce the opposition parties in India are; be it Congress or be it Trinamul Congress! If they took up this issue, the present powerful Modi government could easily be made to eat crow in or outside Parliament, especially since Amit Shah’s own son Jay Shah is at the helm of the fraud and crime as Secretary of BCCI. But no one in the opposition is uttering a word even though the Modi Government lies publicly implicated with absolutely no defense! I reproduce here an independent review of my latest book ‘We the Oodles’ (that chronicles it all) on amazon.in by a responsible citizen:

‘A damning indictment of the system as a whole, how it remains indifferent to – and even generously encourages – a fraud of gargantuan proportions. The mindboggling extent to which Atul Kumar has gone, in his attempt to convince the Board, the Media, the Government, the Police, the Judiciary, of the deep rooted corruption that is really happening in the name of a once noble game, simply reveals how deeply he has researched the entire issue and how completely he is convinced about the fraud. That even the Apex Court of the land – generally highly sensitive to criticism – has chosen to ignore his persistent approaches and scathing censure only confirms there is much more to all this than meets the eye.The book, perhaps, could have been better written and presented, but that’s beside the point. You ignore the explosive contents at your peril.’

 Still everyone is quiet. Haha. So now one should know that what opposition says is all pretension, serving own ulterior motives all the time. It has no interest in bringing down the government; it only wags its tongue and fools itself. Still continuing to sell a fake sport with all its might and shield the government through silence, the Media, including government baiters like NDTV or Indian Express, proves what a farce it is along with the Opposition in India. No one is even remotely interested in people’s welfare. All their actions are just agenda driven!

What about the people themselves! They expect to be served by the Establishment, the Media, and the political leaders in various matters. They enter into never ending discussions on right and wrong. But is it not rank idiocy and self-defeating mentality on their part to expect any fair service in any matter from those very forces that are openly cheating them and making a total fool of them for decades by selling a fake sport as a genuine competitive sport ? How can any action by such a dispensation be in people’s interest? Be it Citizenship Act or Farmers’ Bills! Is it not something like a spouse continuing to expect fidelity from his/her partner who has been having extra-marital affairs before his/her very eyes? How extraordinary!

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