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Rahul Bajaj: Harvard graduate, Padma Bhushan, business tycoon and now an anti-national!

“if you think those who suffer after taking on BJP are just victims of coincidence and their wretched deeds coming back to haunt them, just list down the number of criminals who have been atoned of their sins after taking a dip in Ganga that runs through only the BJP camp"

Rahul Bajaj questions Amit Shah

Shivam Singh

At 81 years of age, Rahul Bajaj has seen enough of life to be afraid about anything. In his brave public interaction with Amit Shah, he alluded to how he has already given up the reigns of his business empire to his sons. For all reasons if anybody should be worried it’s them. The very fact that I used the adjective ‘brave’ for a mere question and you didn’t raise a brow, adds a lot of weight to his point –there is no space for dissent in this government. If you ask, you suffer.

Not sure enough yet? Log on to Twitter, search ‘Rahul Bajaj’. While it’s okay to support your favourite party, what is not okay is this.

 

And while you read this one, just remember that it’s an 81 year old Padma Bhushan this gentleman is talking about.

The obvious defence is that these are not people from the government. There words shouldn’t be taken for as that of the government. True, paid trolls are not the voice of government, well, officially. But perhaps, that of Finance Minister is? Nirmala Sitharaman believes that his statements can hurt national interest. Yes, a man with a spine, rickety but still intact can hurt but not national interest rather the people who are not used to criticism.

Modi government appears to be a strong believer in manipulating public perception. Anything that comes out against this version of ‘national interest’ is quickly squelched by paid trolls or organized attacks from government machinery. You see Bajaj making headlines again in newspapers in coming days, just tell yourself ‘the old man was right’.

The government wants you to confuse ‘nation’ with government. It helps crush criticism. They want you to believe the top 2 can do no wrong. They don’t apologies, they don’t correct and they don’t let others point it out. The government is behaving like a revengeful brat with loads of ego.

Arvind Kejriwal had dared to reduce BJP to 3. Over a dozen of his MLAs were put behind bars in the next few days. NDTV is doing something seriously wrong. Its owners are not enjoying the best of affection from the government these days. God help Shiv Sena and Sharad Pawar. And if you think those who suffer after taking on BJP are just victims of coincidence and their wretched deeds coming back to haunt them, just list down the number of criminals who have been atoned of their sins after taking a dip in Ganga that runs through only the BJP camp. Here’s a starter, Gopal Kanda was sent a chartered plane by BJP. If you have been living under a rock, just search him on Google. Of course, after enormous public outrage the idea to include him in the government was dropped. But what if there was no outrage? Whatever happened to conscience!

The ones being targeted are mostly media channels and political parties. They are cogs of the checks and balances system that keep the nation stable. They are ‘opponents’ confused as enemies but what about you, the common man? Perhaps, the only reason you don’t feel the grip is because your voice is not as significant as theirs yet. Imagine this government doing something, bringing some policy that directly destroys you (they have already done that with demonetisation), do you really think the government would listen? Good luck!

P.S: I am not a Congress or AAP guy. I am in no way related to Pakistan, none of my forefathers migrated from there and I stand at national anthem at movies!

 


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