Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The use of Kalawati’s donot extend beyond speeches

The plight of Kalawati Bandurkar, the poor widow whose name was evoked by none other than crown prince Rahul Gandhi is an ideal example of use and throw policy. At one point of time she was the icon of UPA’s nuclear agenda, now she is not even being allowed to stand for an election, primary rught of an Indian citizen!

Kalawati was named to contest the October 13 polls from Wani in Yavatmal district as Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJS) candidate. In fact, so strong was her determination that inspite of bad health she travelled in an ambulance to the office of the returning officer to file her nomination papers.

But now in a dramatic U-turn, she has decided not contest the polls. Her mentor, Kishore Tiwari, president of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti, which has fielded her for the poll says she was pressurized to withdraw from election.

Bindeshwar Pathak, head of the Sulabh International who had committed to deposit Rs 30 lakh in her bank account , wrote to her in a two-page letter asking her in no unclear terms to withdraw from election.

I would like to suggest you that dont take a headlong plunge in politics

As Rahul Gandhi rightly said she do represent million of havenots in india are used and thrown everyday by high priests of India society. I think someone should file a complain against Sulabh head for obstructing democratic rights of an Indian citizen.

I guess the only power which Kalawatis of India can expect is from electricity.

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