Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The 'SLAP' on Democracy

Yes, i am talking about the recent slapping incident which took place in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.A few MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) legislators were involved in the shameful violent incident with Abu Azmi as he decided to take oath in Hindi.

We do have a few 'educated' people also who follow and believe in the ideology of Raj Thackeray and MNS.I am just wishing for them to come up and try to defend about what happened, as there are a few questions that we would really like to have answers for.

For starters, how is speaking in one language an insult to another? And why should such an incident happen with someone who was speaking in our national language.? Not that we would get answers to this questions as we all know its more to get into the news more than any kind of love towards the state or its language. Cause Mr Raj Thackeray surely is unaware that being a north Indian staying in Maharashtra from last 24 years i can speak better and fluent Marathi than many normal maharashtrians and the other Marathi people staying outside the state. Are we included in the segment of population the MNS loves cause we know the language?

For those who have rejoiced for the victory of MNS as missing a few basic facts. Yes you did manage to grab 13 seats in your first year which Shivsena couldn't manage and took more than 10 years to get to double figures but was it not more cause you had a settled Marathi vote bank which the Shivsena had created? Did you not just steal the food to eat which was cooked by someone else? And yes you did get 13 seats but have we considered that fact that MNS was also the second largest party with candidates who lost their deposit in the elections. More than 65% candidates lost their deposits. Does it really mean Victory?

MNS won 6 seats in the Mumbai region i.e. half of its total seats won as Mumbai is the region most hit by migrating population. So unless the whole of Maharashtra faces this problem for 20 years after the problem starts i do not foresee the MNS coming into power. And mind it that the chances of the whole state facing this trouble are very bleak. Now i am sure Victory in 13 has started looking a little less.

And though the ideology of MNS is debatable , what surely is not is the way they want their demands to be met. The Slapgate in Mah Assembly is surely a slap on our democracy and a clear signal that this politics of language is not going to help them move ahead. Cause when things are forced people would surely retaliate. A few did by taking the oath in English and a few like me who would avoid use of the language.

We all know what politics is Mr Raj Thackeray but what you would surely wish to know is the way to power. And last but not the least, we all know you are a builder so please assure that from now on all the workers in all your construction sites are "Marathi' speaking. It would help your cause. As the few educated people supporting you would soon find out the double standards.