Sonia Gandhi -A Blot on the Nation by Mark Tully
Sonia Gandhi - A Blot on the Nation
by Mark Tully
Sir William "Mark" Tully, OBE. He worked for BBC for a period of 30 years before resigning in July 1994. He held the position of Chief of Bureau, BBC, Delhi for 20 years Padma Shree, KBE, Padma Bhushan, one of the most respected journalists in the world, writes on Indian Politics: An eye opener account, not known to most of the Indians.
"I can say without the shadow of a doubt that when history will be written, the period over which she (Sonia Gandhi) presided, both over the Congress and India, will be seen as an era of darkness, of immense corruption and of a democracy verging towards autocracy, if not disguised dictatorship, in the hands of a single person, a non-Indian and a Christian like me. Truth will also come out about her being the main recipient for kickbacks from Bofors to 2G, which she uses to buy votes."
The sun has already set; darkness is just about to start. Do you blame it on bankruptcy/blindness of Congress or country's misfortune. It is both. Now read the complete analysis, which follows. THE TRUTH & THE HIDDEN FACTS. I was surprised when the Congress party gave me a Padma Shri – I am the only foreign journalist to ever get it. For, in my forty years of political reporting in India, I have always been a vocal critic of the Nehru dynasty. Someone even called me recently: “a vitriolic British journalist, who in his old age chose to live back in the land he never approved”.
It started with Operation Blue Star. I was one of the few western correspondents who criticized Indira. As I have said since then numerous times, the attack on the Golden Temple and the atrocities that followed the army operations, produced in all sections of the Sikhs a sense of outrage that is hard today to alleviate. I believed then that the large majority of Hindu India, even if politically hostile to Indira Gandhi, openly identified with – and exulted in – her will to overwhelmingly humble a recalcitrant minority.
As everybody knows, Indira Gandhi helped my fame grow even more, by wanting to imprison me during the Emergency she clamped and finally throwing me out of India for a short while. But the result was that the whole of India tuned in, then and thereafter, to my radio’s broadcasts, ‘The Voice of India’, to hear what they thought was ‘accurate’ coverage of events.
When Rajiv Gandhi came to power, I first believed that he was sincerely trying to change the political system, but he quickly gave-up when the old guard would not budge. I criticized him for his foolish adventure in Sri Lanka, although I felt sorry for him when he was blown to pieces by Dhanu, the Tamil Tiger.
Thus I always made it a point to start my broadcasts by proclaiming that the Indian Government accuses Pakistan of fostering terrorism», or that “elections are being held in Indian-controlled Kashmir”…As I was so popular, all the other foreign journalists used the same parlance to cover Kashmir and they always spoke of the plight of the Muslims, never of the 400.000 Hindus, who after all were chased out of their ancestral land by sheer terror (I also kept mum about it).
As for Sonia Gandhi, I did not mind her, when she was Rajiv Gandhi’s wife, but after his death, I watched with dismay as she started stamping her authority on the Congress, which made me say in a series of broadcasts on the Nehru Dynasty: “It’s sad that the Indian National Congress should be completely dependent on one family; the total surrender of a national party to one person is deplorable. You have to ask the question: what claims does Sonia Gandhi have to justify her candidature for prime-ministership? Running a country is far more complicated than running a company. Apprenticeship is required in any profession — more so in politics”.
I heard that Sonia Gandhi was unhappy about this broadcast. Then, after President APJ Abdul Kalam called her to the Raj Bhawan and told her what some of us already knew, namely that for a long time, she had kept both her Italian and Indian passports, which disqualified her to become the Prime Minister of India, she nevertheless became the Supreme leader of India behind the scenes. It is then that I exclaimed: “the moribund and leaderless Congress party has latched onto Sonia Gandhi, who is Italian by birth and Roman Catholic by baptism”.
She never forgave me for that. Yet, today I can say without the shadow of a doubt that when history will be written, the period over which she presided, both over the Congress and India, will be seen as an era of darkness, of immense corruption and of a democracy verging towards autocracy, if not disguised dictatorship, in the hands of a single person, a non Indian and a Christian like me. Truth will also come out about her being the main recipient for kickbacks from Bofors to 2G, which she uses to buy votes, as the Wikileaks have just shown.
Finally, I am sometimes flabbergasted at the fact that Indians – Hindus, sorry, as most of this country’s intelligentsia is Hindu – seem to love me so much, considering the fact that in my heydays, I considerably ran down the 850 million Hindus of this country, one billion worldwide. I have repented today: I do profoundly believe that India needs to be able to say with pride, “Yes, our civilization has a Hindu base to it.” The genius of Hinduism, the very reason it has survived so long, is that it does not stand up and fight. It changes and adapts and modernizes and absorbs – that is the scientific and proper way of going about it.
I believe that Hinduism may actually prove to be the religion of this millennium, because it can adapt itself to change. Hindus are still slaves to MUSLIMS and CHRISTIANS On the name of secularism, lots of facilities and cash incentives are given to Muslims and Christians. Hajj subsidy is given to Muslims for Hajj Yatra, wages of Muslim teachers and Imams are given to Muslims are given by looting the Hindu temples. No such subsidy is given to Hindus for going to Hindu religious places or any wages to Hindu religious priests or Hindu teachers. In fact congress secular government creates many obstacles for Hindus for going to Amaranth Yatra.
Even after 65 years of independence reservation is given on religious grounds while it should have been abolished by this time. If at all reservation or subsidy is needed, then it should be purely on economic grounds rather on the grounds of minorities. Such reservations affect the quality of work. Congress party giving various kinds of allurements to minorities to buy their votes with Hindu money. In the government, many people are with Hindu names but in fact many are Muslims and Christians with Hindu names (**) to fool Hindus and to show in the government, majority people are Hindus.
** The obvious reference is to Digvijay Singh, Ambika Soni etc
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Subject: Octboer 2, THE ANTI HINDU Gandhi's birth day
October 2, THE ANTI HINDU Gandhi's birth day
History is a great teacher. Only when its lessons are forgotten or overlooked, as the saying goes we are condemned to repeat it.And that is happening to day in India.
For instance consider this.
In Mujaffarnagar following lust jihad, when two Hindu youth who rose to the defense of two Hindu sisters, they were brutally put to death. Riots followed. Samajvadi government headed by A Yadav who always sports a Skull cap muslims.and relatives of Hindu youth arrested while at the same time releasing number of Moslems arrested by upright police. Furthermore all honest police got transferred or suspended.
In a speech following above incidents in a public meeting attended by Moslem legislators of all parties one Moslem leader vowed to kill Hindus and Hindu children.
Instead of getting arrested, he is now treated as state guest by the same Samajvadi government being brought to a peace conference in a private plane with all trappings of a VVIP.
What Mr. Yadav and such secular parties including ruling party Congress at the center are doing now in the name of secularism have their origins in similar measures adopted and practiced by Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi in the name of 'non-violence' which was nothing but craven submission to Islamic fanaticism and appeasement to no end.He was born on October 2,to day in the year 1889.
Surely to day his birth day will be officially and non officially celebrated in India and elsewhere, recalling many well known events associated with his journeys to England for study and South Africa for practice of law and to India to lead Indian National Congress. What is then , even now missing is refusal to learn any lessons from his own experience, disastrous consequences that followed. He himself had admitted that he has committed 'Himalayan Blunders' and even confessed to Mahadev Desai, his chronicler, that he [[ THE GANDHI ]] 'could be held responsible for betrayal of Hindus'.
So when Samajvadi party in Uttar Pradesh indulges in such appeasement noted above,or when Congress in Delhi started looking for Hindu terrorists when Bombay was burning on 26/11/2008 due to attacks by Mujahuddin trained and sent by Pakistan,then they are simply repeating same Himalayan Blunders and Betrayals. Thus one does not need to be more Gandhian than Gandhi to overlook these blunders and betrayals ,while keep chanting 'Mahatma, Mahatma'.
It may be interesting to note how this title 'Mahatma' got applied to him .Following his call for non-cooperation movement there was nationwide mobilization of nationalist and patriotic forces,most notable Satyagraha, involving non cooperation was enacted in coastal town of Chirala in Andhra, organized by Duggirala Gopalakrishna. He made people of Chirala not to pay any taxes to British government.And when the authorities came to confiscate and auction properties, there were no one to bid and buy them either .People left their homes and spend time in wilderness.This went for one whole year with British administration paralyzed. He had implicit faith in Gandhi. He called him Paramatma, said that if British did not leave India, then Gandhi will reveal his true form and drive them out. But Gandhi did nothing of the kind, instead meekly surrendered when the movement was about to succeed with British at their wits end, Gandhi called off the movement. Disappointed Gopalakrishna ruefully admitted that Gandhi was no Paramatma but just a Mahatma. It was thus a somewhat of a put down. Nevertheless became very handy for propaganda by Nehru who himself got his post as Prime Minster only due to Gandhi's intervention against all democratic norms another Himalayan Blunder.
There are thus many more events from which one can learn from the past, from Gandhi's disastrous failures in policy and practices and apply gainfully to day committing ourselves to say 'never again'.Instead the false euphoria generated by propaganda of vested interests that have much to profit from use of brand Gandhi in politics will not permit any such introspection.
Here below is one of many Himalayan Blunders of M.K. Gadhi for which country is still paying, heavy price.
Finally even though as the oft quoted saying says, history gets repeated when its lessons are forgotten, it is also true often history gets repeated as a farce. Fortunately India to day is much stronger than any time during last 1000 years even after partition which by itself was another betrayal by India's tallest leaders including Gandhi,and is a different story.
And India that withstood both external and internal threats , will not permit another partition , instead those who want to inflict one will find themselves broken to pieces like what happened to Pakistan in 1971. India to day or people of India to day are not the same as during Moghul, British raj days not even same as during Nehru's license permit raj.
GANDHI’S TREACHEROUS NON-VIOLENCE OR AHIMSA
V.P.Bhatia October 1995
According to Gandhi,
1 . if Hindus allow themselves to be killed by Muslims, without offering any kind of resistance, then it is a practice of non-violence, which he used to preach to the Hindus. Non observance of this type of meekness, made Hindus as anti-Muslim in the eyes of Gandhi. K. M. Munshi writes in the book (Pilgrimage to Freedom, Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Page 75-76) that “Next day I wrote to Gandhiji………that Hindus should not be prevented from defending themselves even by resorting to violence, when their womenfolk, children and homes were the victims of planned communal frenzy [[ MUSLIMS ]]………/ He advised me to see him…..However, he advised me that, if I felt so, I should do so by going out of the Congress.” (Cabbages & Kinds by V.P. Bhatia, ORGANISER dated December 31, 1995). It was because of this view of K.M. Munshi, that Gandhi considered him as anti-Muslim and unfit to be posted as the Governor of West Bengal. And it was because of this perverted thinking of Gandhi, that he addressed Moplas, the killers of Hindus, as “My brave Mopla Brothers”, because they had followed their religion Islam, by killing Hindus the “Kafirs”.
2 . Thus, Gandhi had two sets of standards. One for the Hindus, and another quite opposite for the Muslims. He even went to the extent of saying that “It did not matter, what was being done to non-Muslims (ie. Hindus and Sikhs)in Pakistan…..(Delhi Dairy Page – 57, Gandhi’s Prayer speech dt. 7-10-47). One can see, too dangerously treacherous Gandhi was for the Hindus and India.
3 . Gandhi butcherer of Cows:-Gandhi said that “Cow protection is the gift of Hinduism to the world. And Hinduism will live so long as there are Hindus to protect the cow…..The cow protection which can bring one moksha (i. E. salvation) must, from its very nature, include the protection of every thing that feels……”(ORGANISER dated Feb.9, 1997). Gandhi often spoke against cow slaughter, and associated it with freedom struggle. At a meeting on the occasion of Gopashtmi in 1921. He got a resolution passed which stated that if cow slaughter is not banned by law, there will be non-cooperation with the British government throughout the country. This meeting was held at Pataudi House in Delhi, and among those present were Hakim Ahmal Khan, Dr. Ansari, Lala Lajpatrai, Pt. Moti lal Nehru and Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya, besides other Congress leaders. After this “Gauraksha Sammelan “began to be organised along with Congress sessions. Cow Protection was projected as a precondition for independence. (see an article “Will Rishi Dayanand Saraswati’s warning come true ?- by Ramashankar Agnihotri, ORGANISER dt. Feb.26, 1995). But this was all drama by Gandhi to fool Hindus to become his followers.
4 . Soon after 15th August 1947, lakhs of letters and thousands of telegrams were received by Gandhi, requesting him to ban cow slaughter. Gandhi, castigated Hindus. That cow slaughter cannot be stoped by letters and telegrams, as ban on cow slaughter will mean injustice to the Muslims.
5 . In his prayer speech on 4th Nov. 1947, while opposing ban on cow slaughter, he again said” – was Union (i.e. India) to be theocratic state and were tenets of Hindus to be imposed on non-Hindus? He (i.e. Gandhi) yielded to non in his devoted worship of the cow. But that devotion could not be imposed by law. “(page 139-40 Delhi dairy). Here one can question, why he was threatening the British government to impose ban on cow slaughter by law? Were there no Muslims in India at that time? Certainly he was not sincere in making demand for ban on cow slaughter, but was saying so, only to make Hindus as his followers.
6 . Thus Gandhi was no different from the present corrupt politicians, who make false promises and attractive slogans to fool the people.
7 . Here it is worth nothing, that during the British rule, no beef or meat of other animals was exported from India. Cow slaughter was done on small scale by local Muslims and Christians for their own consumption. British government also did not encourage cow slaughter. But after 1947 Gandhi’s GEM – Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru made special efforts to boost up meat production. More and more slaughter houses were been given the status of an industry. Such patronage to slaughter of cows was not given even by cruel Muslim rulers like Aurangzeb.
8 . At present there are 18 big mechanized abattoirs and 36000 small slaughter houses, in which 3 crore cows and buffaloes, and ten crore smaller animals like sheeps and goats are slaughtered every year.
9 . The entire sin for this crime against innocent dumb poor animals and cows, goes to Gandhi, Nehru, their followers, supporters and all those who vote for the Congress.
When a number of Hindu organizations RSS, Arya Samaj, All India Anti-Cow slaughter Committee started agitation and created public opinion in favor of ban on cow slaughter. Nehru made a statement in Parliament and said “I will resign but not give in to banning cow slaughter.” On April 2, 1955, he thundered in the Lok Sabha. “ I would advise the State governments not to bring the cow slaughter prohibition law in the Assembly nor allow it to be passed. “ In February 1955, The Health Minister in Nehru’s Government wrote to various state government regarding preparation of drugs from different parts of cows and bullocks etc. and made arrangements for opening slaughter houses in Delhi and Bombay. (See ORGANISER dated Feb. 26, 1995).
Many followers of Gandhi blame Hindus, that they do not accept any cooked food from Muslims, and treat them as unclean. Hindus very correctly do so. Muslims slaughter cows inside mosques, specially on Bakr-Id days, and consider it to be auspicious. There was a big mosque in front of our house in Kulachi-a town in District Dera Ismail Khan (N.W.F.P.) before partition, There cows was slaughtered inside the mosque on Bakr-Id. How a civilized person could keep social relations with such savage people; much less the Hindus who have been the victims of Muslim atrocities for more than one thousand years. That has been the Hindu tradition that even touching a cow with foot was considered to be a sin. Naturally, Hindus consider Muslims to be unclean community.