Some questions for the Prime Minister

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 25, 2013 03:21 hrs
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It is blasphemous for any prime minister to express apprehension in a public meeting that the elections in the country he governs may be disrupted by inimical elements.

He must have been compelled to make statement to this effect because of the sheer weight of the inputs provided to him through intelligence and diplomatic channels.

The manifestation of this threat was evident during the BJP's rally in Patna in end October this year, wherein half a dozen people lost their lives and about 100 sustained injuries.

Their only fault was that they had chosen to attend the political rally of a leader whom Pakistan and its tentacles in India do not endorse.

From which quarters did the Prime Minister implied the threat?

Was it the Maoists or jihadi groups from Pakistan or both?

Or is it the ISI-jihadi combine of that country?

The same country which the Prime Minister has been indulgent towards despite the architect of 26/11 enjoying political patronage!

The same country which beheads our soldiers and then has the gumption to send its prime minister on a pilgrimage to India?

The same country which dispatched  Prime Minister Nawaz Shariff's advisor to India to brazenly confabulate with the separatists of Kashmir. All these were facilitated by the Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh.

An attack on Indian election process is the ultimate target for the enemies of India.

It is the moral duty of the leader of a country to mitigate and then downplay such threats when interacting with the people.
His admission of the threat therefore is a commentary on the vulnerabilities of the country, whose architect is none other but himself. It also reflects how incorrigible our security planners have become to gravest of provocations.

Why did the Prime Minister make this curious admission? Is it to psychologically prepare the people of India for the possibility of some high-profile assassinations by jihadi elements?

Nothing is unthinkable in a country ruled by intrigues.

This tacit admission by the Prime Minister is in the same vain as that of Nehru when during the Chinese attack on India, he had made the famous remark: "My heart goes out to the people of Assam".

He was obliged to make such a statement because somewhere in his heart he felt guilty about the security vulnerabilities he had created because of his idealism, lack of statecraft and pathological hatred for people in uniform. In that he had a conceited and garrulous associate, left leaning Mr VK Krishna Menon.

In the present dispensation under Manmohan Singh, it is not 'hatred', but the factor of politicization and subversion of the security apparatus and the instruments of governance that has brought this country to this pass.

India is a sum total of its states. Nobody should know it better than an economist Prime Minister who was expected to  dedicate himself to further the cause of nation-building.

But the dispensation he leads at the Center began to bribe, promote, reward and subvert corrupt and anti-national elements in the government of the constituent states', purely for political expediency.

As a consequence  the  economic and security apparatus crumbled. This is has been the bane of India under Manmohan Singh.

The Manmohan Singh dispensation has given an exceptional impetus to the culture of creating crooks, cronies and careerists in the states.

The Prime Minister therefore has no right to bemoan the threat to the election process.

Mr Prime Minister, can you suggest some names of journalists who can be trusted with half an hour informed talk on any subject?

It is a difficult proposition. This is what happens when institutions, individuals and professions are subverted.

Mr Prime Minister, politics under your dispensation has hit such a low that the State has begun to denigrate surveillance as snooping activity on selective basis. The vitiated political culture is destroying the sanctity and anonymity of even married women subjected to sexual crimes in different ways.

If the Indian Express journalist Shivani had been put under surveillance, her life would have been spared.

If an IAS officer persists in trailing a girl of his daughter's age, is it not legitimate to institute surveillance on him and his target victim?

Sustained surveillance is an imperative to obtain details and for the purpose of legal framework against the offender, especially the high-profile ones.

The CIA plant in RAW, Ravinder Singh, was put under surveillance for many months. If the degradation of institutions and professions had not taken place, this shameless and corrupt IAS officer would not have been entertained on television channels.
Mr Prime Minister, do you agree with some of your party colleagues that Batla House Encounter was fabricated? If you do not, will you kindly issue a public statement.

Mr Prime Minister, do you agree that so-called 'Hindu terror' is more serious than 'jihadi terror'?

This contention is attributed to second most important functionary of your party in the wikileaks.

Mr Prime Minister, why did you allow members of the European Commission to descend on Raipur to watch the trial of Binayak Sen?

You must answer some of these questions and then tell the nation who is out to disrupt elections in India and who has created the conditions.

And finally the last question that tests the very basis of modern India:

Do you as a 'selected' prime minister suffer from any  pangs when popularly elected, patriotic and conscientious Chief Ministers of the country you govern are vilified and demonized for being vigilant and prompt in tackling terror?

Also by R S N Singh:

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NEET-PG exam: A weekend fraud on India?

The magnitude of threat Maoists pose

China's strategic thrust In Ladakh

A comparative look at the blasts in Boston and Bangalore

RSN Singh is a former military intelligence officer who later served in the Research and Analysis Wing, or R&AW. He is the author of two books: Asian Strategic and Military Perspective and Military Factor in Pakistan.

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