The work, which was stalled for a while, resumed. This is the inane resolution of our CM to build a war memorial in Bangalore, as if we don’t have any already. Why do we even need war memorials? I think there are more war memorials, statues, and other silly homages than there are Jawans, or at least paramilitary Jawans. I read a Tehelka article where the number of paramilitary Jawans retiring voluntarily is increasing at a dangerous rate (http://goo.gl/ZgI7).
And which war is he talking about? The War of Indian Independence? That was 60 years ago. Please move on, Mr CM. You ought to give some lessons on Nationalism to your Cabinet, especially the golden Babu Bros., vis a vis, social studies in school. Or, is it the 3 Indo-Pak wars which were denoted less than half a page in the Civics textbook (much less than the pages about some idiotic king whose sole purpose in life, I think, was getting more wives than his dad)? You must be more worried about your own state; my political state, not your mental state. Last I heard, our neighbours are feeling confused about the state borders.
There are more pressing issues, and it is unwise to have a leader who bows down to pressure. I am a supporter of the party, and I honestly think that your background is top notch, posing in your RSS chaddi and all. But one mustn’t be influenced too much by his environment, nor his flock. And I am an old-fashioned guy. I think that the position held by a premier/head of government is very honourable. In this fast, endless machine that is India, in which the state is a miniature nation by itself, we need strong, tenacious leaders. Very few qualify, and those who get to sit on the throne, must work for the honour and the duty that is expected, or shove off for the next guy in the line. Because, honestly, they get very little time to do anything up there.