One Yoga baba (Ramdev) and the gang of Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan, Anna Hazare and Kiran Bedi have determined between themselves to bring the Government on its knees by fair or foul means. They have employed the methods of the classic Nazi propagandist Goebbels that you tell a lie so many times that it appears to be the truth. Or better still you throw so much mud that at least some of it will definitely stick.
The object or rather the target of their guerilla attack is none other than the Prime Minister himself. And the strategy is simple but deadly: cut off the head to bring down the body. Now I completely agree that the Prime Minister has not been at his best the last three years and maybe the time has come when he should consider a change in leadership so that a fresh, young and vigorous mind is in charge of the affairs of the country. But does that mean that like a pack of hunting hyenas, Ramdev and the gang of four deploy deceit, deception, half truths to spring on prey and start tearing at the Government to make a meal out of it.
Make no mistake about it that ever since these destabilizing factors have been injected in the Indian polity the Indian success story has been besmirched. Ever since these people have expanded their sphere of influence everything seems to be going wrong with the country. We have now begun to doubt everything, we have lost confidence in our own abilities to move forward and everywhere we smell scams and corruption. The bureaucracy has stopped functioning, foreign investors are packing their bags and like maddened dogs many within us are prowling around ready to put to stake those accused of corruption. In short the singular contribution of this group has been to doubt every decision making apparatus in the country, sow seeds of suspicion and make all of us suspect the Government, each other, practically everyone.
Okay some of this would have been acceptable if the credentials of these scam hunters had been credible. Let us talk about them for a change. Anna Hazare is a man who makes a mockery of Gandhiism because he regularly flogs people in his village for drinking. There are also reports that he might have been an army deserter. Prashant Bhushan has supported activists who have sworn to dismember the country and destroy the Constitution. Arvind Kejriwal is one of the most foul mouthed individuals you can meet but his real claim to fame is managing a trust that has been accused of collecting public money illegally. And that leaves Kiran Bedi who keeps touting her police service career but fails to give an explanation that being part of the central services how come she was never posted out of Delhi to tough postings like Mizoram etc with the same frequency as her other batch mates. And Ms. Bedi perhaps chooses to ignore that the fudging travel bills in both the Government and the corporate sector is a serious offence.
And finally Rasputin. Baba Ramdev very much like the notorious Russian evil monk and not unlike his predecessor, Dhirendra Brahmachari, could perhaps be the worst of the lot. The Enforcement Directorate is already looking into enormous malpractices that came into play in the making of his empire. But it is the sight of this bearded thug that gives me the creeps.
Honestly this entire lot would not survive a single day if the media stops building them up for their own ratings. But that of course is a different story which should be told some day.