Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Was this really necessary!

REBEL WITH A CAUSE?

Former Indian foreign minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh, right, and Pakistan’s high commissioner to India, Shahid Malik, left, pose at the release of Singh’s book

2 comments:

JSincro said...

I dont really know!
I havent gone to the depth of this issue, but I dont understand why Jaswant Singh is being treated like this, and why was Advani treated differently on a similar matter!
Secondly, " writing and expressing personal views are liberties given to us under our constitution"! Jaswant Singh has been quated as saying that he wasnt given a chance to explain and that the decision of expelling him came over a telephone!! He's a senior leader in the BJP.... I somehow just dont get what Rajnath Singh is upto....and that whole issue going on with Raje in Rajasthan.....Please explain to me if I am wrong in my opinions in any way!

Concerned Indian said...

I am not a BJP worker so will not try to justify their actions. But we need to consider following

- First of all LKA made a comment, he didnot write an entire book and didnot go to all media channels saying Jinnah was a great personality and demonising great personalities like Patel. Second, Advani's comments were misquoted and blown out of propotion by media. Thirdly, even for juust a comment, Advani was also asked to step down from his position. SO it was not as if he was not reprimanded.

- Then on his freedom to write, He is leader of a political party which adheres to certain ideology. his actions should be in line with these constrains. If wants to have independent opinion.

- I refuse to believe BJP has not made him aware of consequences of such a book. Every one knew such a book was coming and I am sure behind closed doors he was made aware of implications.

- Every political who is based on ideology has some laxman rekhas, Jaswant Singh just crossed one of those.