Raj Thackeray, for the sake of the Marathi Manoos, incites hatred, encourages looting, violence and murder.
Not to be outdone (and to stay in the news, I think) Bal Thackeray comes out in support of Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, one of the accused in the Malegaon Blasts. What? Did he run out of criminals in his own backyard to defend?
Mayawati stalls projects to antagonise Sonia, comes up with ideas for infrastructure that will destroy the Taj Mahal and pushes caste politics to the top of the agenda. In the meantime, UP’s people (including her beloved Dalits) continue to be one of India’s poorest.
The Maharashtra Government struggles to control the MNS, but rejects calls for banning them. Kissa Kursi Ka, definitely. Ditto for the Goa government. Issues be damned. Mud-slinging is the what keeps these netas in the news.
And lastly (this list could be endless): Our esteemed members of Parliament debate for over two years to pass the “Right to Education” bill. Latest news reports suggest that although the Cabinet has just cleared the bill, the Finance ministry is concerned about its implications on India’s coffers. Never mind about those millions of children denied basic education who could have grown up to fill those very same coffers. We’ll always need child labour.
Sleep well, India. As promised in their election manifestos, our politicians are looking out for you.