Thursday, March 06, 2008

Vajpayee 'Bhishma Pitamah' of politics: Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday his government was seeking the "broadest possible consensus" on a contentious nuclear deal with the United States. I didnot realize that this would include flattery also.

Mr.  Singh invoked Mahabharatha in the Rajya Sabha to entice BJP to support the deal. He said

Bhishma Pitamah of Indian politics Atal Bihari Vajpayee should listen to his conscience and let national interest prevail upon narrow politics

In such situation Lord Rama would have been a better Person to invoke as he was a better example for carrying out his Raja Dharma. He even denounced his wife on the altars of Raja Dharma. Unfortunately, Mr. Singh might be limited by the choices of Epics he can invoke. Its only long since his Government trashed the Ramayana and Lord Rama as figment of Imagination

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