Monday, January 6, 2014


I had earlier blogged about AAP’s tunneled vision (Read tailpiece of  ). My worst fears have come true. Prashant Bhushan has reiterated AAPs view about India. The talk of referendum for every aspect is a show of weakness as a nation and as a mature democracy. This is the second time in last few months Prashant Bhushan has come out with his views on Kashmir. He says that there should be a referendum on Army’s presence there in Kashmir. Tomorrow these AAP people would demand referendum on Kashmir itself. Prashant Bhushan had earlier said this. When people started criticizing the stand, the party did a quick U turn just to save its image. This is an old trick. Make a comment, if people gulp it develop it into an issue, if people reject it make a U turn and say that it was misquoted.

In contrast this is what a mature party should do - Soon after Abraham Lincoln was elected to the presidency in November 1860, seven southern states seceded from the Union. In March 1861, after he was inaugurated as the 16th President of the United States, four more followed.

The secessionists claimed that according to the Constitution every state had the right to leave the Union. Lincoln claimed that they did not have that right. He opposed secession for these reasons:

(a)  Physically the states cannot separate.

(b)  Secession is unlawful.

(c)  A government that allows secession will disintegrate into anarchy.

(d)  That Americans are not enemies, but friends.

(e)  Secession would destroy the world's only existing democracy, and prove for all time, to future Americans and to the world, that a government of the people cannot survive.

Referendum in Kashmir when its demography is skewed shows corrupt thinking of AAP leaders. For a one year old party, AAP is graduating fast towards self-destruction and if this is their stance and people support them then there is a danger to sovereignty of our country.

AAP - The self proclaimed crusaders of anti corruption plank are now indulging in a higher form of corruption – Corrupt thought, which is far more harmful than monetary corruption. Populism should not be exploited so much so that it starts hurting the core of our Nation - integrity.

No comments: