The Emergence Of 2 Faces Inside Congress. People’s Vocalization Getting Stronger

I happened to hear to All-India Congress Committee full general secretarial assistant Rahul Gandhi alive on the TV when he addressed tribals in Lanjigarh in western Orissa yesterday. His combative speech, brusque as well as crisp, delivered the underlying message loud as well as clear. Development cannot hold upward at the toll of people. He said he believed inwards evolution that did non ignore the voices of people. “In my religion, all are equal — whether it is rich or poor, Dalits or Adivasis. Wherever every bit individual’s vocalism is beingness stifled, that is against my religion.

Two days ago, Environment as well as Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh had rejected surroundings clearance for the London-based Vedanta bauxite mining projection inwards Orissa.

Meanwhile, against the backdrop of the continuing protests against acquisition of solid soil for Yamuna Expressway inwards Uttar Pradesh, farmers protestation reached the out gates of Indian Parliament inwards New Delhi yesterday. Backed past times political parties of all hues — Congress, BJP, CPM/CPI, JD(U), TDP, BJP as well as Akali Dal — as well as led by Ajit Singh of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), the demand for a novel constabulary for solid soil acquisition gained political strength.

Speaking at the impressive rally, Ajit Singh said: “Yesterday, the prime number government minister announced that such a constabulary volition hold upward introduced inwards the adjacent session afterward a coming together with Rahul Gandhi. He should sympathise that he is non the prime number government minister for precisely Rahul Gandhi. He is my prime number minister, your prime number minister.”

Is he people’s prime number minister? I real much doubt.

In my understanding, Manmohan Singh is the prime number government minister alone of the manufacture as well as for the industry. He is a victim of the illusion created past times gross domestic product growth. Rahul Gandhi on the other manus has made him see the the world reality a reveal of times, as well as I appreciate his (Rahul Gandhi’s) role in making the prime number government minister create sure enough things that he would otherwise never do.

Rahul Gandhi has oftentimes highlighted the existent split between the ‘rich Bharat as well as the pathetic India.’ As he said inwards Orissa yesterday: “There are ii India’s — Ameeron ka Hindustan (India of the rich) whose voices attain everywhere, as well as the Garibon ka Hindustan (India of the poor) whose voices are seldom heard…. Two years ago, yous had come upward to me maxim the Niyamgiri loma is your god. I told yous I would hold upward your soldier inwards Delhi. I am happy that I convey helped yous inwards whatever fashion I could. What is of import is that your vocalism was heard without violence.

This is non the initiative of all fourth dimension he has emphasised on the dandy divide. As the Indian Express says today (Aug 27, 2010) inwards a front end page box:

His 2-India Refrain 

Parliament, Budget Debate, 2008-09: There are ii distinct voices alongside India’s people today. The louder of these voices comes from an Bharat that is empowered .. the other vocalism is even as well as then to hold upward empowered. The ii Indias are fundamentally inseparable. 

Kolkata, Apr 2009: it angers me when I mean value that at that spot are people who convey to a greater extent than coin than anyone else inwards the world. And at that spot are people who don’t convey food. 

Ranchi, Oct 2009: Two Indias convey been created. One Bharat is yours as well as my India, the Bharat of opportunity…the other is of villages where opportunities are real rare.

Kanker (Chattisgarh), July 2010: There are ii parts of India. One role is the role yous see inwards urban areas, growing real fast. There is precisely about other role of India, a forgotten role of India, as well as tribals, Adivasis as well as Dalits are role of it.


I convey oftentimes been asked whether the sympathy that Rahul Gandhi for the pathetic as well as marginalised is alone for winning elections. I am non sure enough what he has inwards his heed or why is he doing it but what is quite visible is that hither is someone who is making the attempt to non alone attain out to the children of the lesser gods but too trying to sympathise them. Knowing his political future, the prophylactic pathway that he has inwards front end of him, it wasn’t necessary for him to corporation out into the countryside.

Having said that, I mean value Rahul Gandhi’s actions as well as pronouncements (ostensibly backed past times his woman nurture Sonia Gandhi) are indicative of ii faces within Congress party. One is the to a greater extent than visible as well as exploitative Corporate seem upward — led past times Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Home Minister P Chidambaram as well as the deputy chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia — and with close of the Cabinet ministers lending support, as well as for obvious reasons; the other is more sensitive to the existing the world realities, as well as is led past times Congress president Sonia Gandhi, supported past times Rahul Gandhi, Digvijay Singh, Jairam Ramesh as well as Mani Shanker Aiyer.

After beingness mesmerised past times the increment figures for quite long, I think Sonia Gandhi has straightaway begun to realise that all is non well. Growth is non alone leading to widening of inequalities, but is too at the foundation for the growing socio-economic unrest. I am aware that if it were non for Sonia Gandhi, the UPA would convey never approved NREGA, the Rs 71,000-crore farm loan waiver, refusing permission for a serial of pocket-size dams on Ganga, and striking downwards the Vedanta mining project. The moratorium on India’s initiative of all poisonous nutrient crop — Bt brinjal — too was backed past times 10 Janpath.

Now this does not in whatever fashion undermine the historic role played past times tribal communities as well as people’s movements across the country. I mean value behind the political realisation of the importance of environmental protection is the non-violent scrap past times the masses for several years as well as inwards several parts of the country. They convey succeeded somewhere, but convey failed at close places. But tardily as well as steadily the Earth is get-go to realise that the pathetic are non simply an obstacle inwards development. They are the losers, as well as they demand to hold upward heard.

I for 1 would proceed to back upward the volume struggles, as well as hold upward role of the dandy awakening that emanates from Garibon ka Hindustan. This is where the time to come of whatever dandy province lies.