Letter to Congress…

Posted: August 24, 2011 in Being +VE :-)


Congress Members,

Along with me and my friends, we were planning to protest against corruption and support Annaji for his anticorruption movement, on a day when Prime Minister visited our campus for the convocation ceremony. We refrained from doing so because of some or other issues of nasty politics, which are prevalent in our country. I am writing this letter as common man with great pain, anger and frustration. Perhaps this is the reason why so many people out there on street supporting the Anna for his campaign on fight against corruption. Because of current happenings my mind is with full of thoughts and restless like never before. Since we recovered from the economic slowdown in 2008, you had very nice story to tell, the story of growth, India shining and what not. All of a sudden we are talking about so much on corruption which is in existence for many years, Land acquisition, Farmers killing, Terrorism and many more issues which are detrimental to growth as well our vision of becoming developed by 2020,  set out by my beloved former President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. I am writing this letter to you because you being servants of this country, I seek answers to some of the questions that as common man we have.

The movement of Anna for the fight against the corruption has very good connection with me personally, my family and my country as whole. First of all let me tell you about myself and my family background. I am perusing my post-graduate studies at IIT Kharagpur. I come from Middle class family and from small village called Dighanchi in Maharashtra. I started following politics at very early age since my grandpa and my uncle are active political leaders and holds key positions in local government bodies. Why I and my family supported the congress? There are several reasons to this question, one among them is the congress has emerged from the freedom struggle that we had. People believe that it’s because of the congress leaders that India has got the freedom. My grandpa who is almost 75 years old was personally known by former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and freedom fighter Mr. Vasantdada Patil. There are many like my grandpa who trusted for congress for so many years because of the great leaders like him. Now the time has changed and people have changed, there are no more freedom fighters active in politics who led our country to freedom. During elections old people from the villages still see the symbol of hand and vote for the congress in spite of the candidate. So the party line voting is everywhere in the country. There is no choice to the people of this country and as Anna said we really need electoral reforms to change this system. When the first time UPA-I came in to power I said myself, wow! look at the cabinet. I felt like we are having one of the finest of the government, that we had. And today I am very critical to the congress because of the series of the events that has happened in past few years.

Your government has totally failed in addressing the corruption, inflation and many more issues. You guys have ruled this country for so many years. Dynastic politics are prevalent in the country. When Sonia Gandhi entered in the politics you endorsed her for the Prime Minister post. Is there anywhere merit, is it just because she is a widow of the Late Prime minister Rajiv Gandhi or the daughter in law of late Mrs. Indira Gandhi. You endorsed Pratibha Patil as presidential candidate just because you wanted to create a history to have a first woman president. She was having serious corruption charges against her but still you supported her. Does she carry the legacy left by the former President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam?  You increased the reservations for OBCs after the 64 years of independence and based on the 60 years old report. My question is that, is there in scope for the merit? There are some nonsense people from you party who are endorsing the Rahul Gandhi as future PM, just to appease the high command and getting the media attention. I think that, the day Rahul Gandhi will become the Prime minister of this country; it will be the worst day in the history Indian Politics. Look at the chain of events that happened over a period of last six months. After 2G scam Anna raised the issue of Lokpal bill which is in discussion for almost 43 years in the parliament and has never been passed. It’s only after the Anna’s first fast you brought the first version of the bill which literally is Jokepal bill and is very ordinary in preventing the corruption. It’s only after the honorable SC judges intervened 2G scam you CBI started functioning. You used every possible way to crush Anna’s movement by calling Anna corrupt, this movement has foreign hand or funded by the US, it has backing of the RSS or BJP, and what not. I can only say shame on you. You crushed the Baba Ramdev’s fast against the black money in the middle of the night by lathicharge on the people, who were peacefully sleeping. Anna is on fast from last 8 days but still you are discussing and urging him to end his fast. Even though he is Gandhian, you should understand that he has served the Indian Army and I am very sure that he will fight till; the Jan-Lokpal bill will be passed by the parliament.

I believe that what India has achieved today is because of number of young people, talent and geography of this country and hardly because of the policymakers. People understand that what you do when you are in power. Common people have become more mature over the period of time. They understand what is wrong and what is right. So I only urge your government to understand the pulse of the people and be accountable. Get your basics clear and present the Anna’s bill in the parliament. We are in so much pain and full with anger because of series of corruption events. Economists say that we are losing almost 0.5 % of the GDP owing to only corruption. Preventing currption has wider impact in improving the lives of the people. We really need a strong Lokpal bill which will prevent the corruption. I understand this is not an ultimate solution and just a small step in preventing the corruption. But somewhere we have to start and this the right time to do that.

Bharat Mata Ki Jai!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vande Matram!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May this movement continue for betterment of our lives…………….

  1. Shashank says:

    Dear Pradip,

    Excellent view point , not because it matches mine ; but because whatever you have written , you have written it in a very logical manner. Whenever congress has ruled the country it has given us stability , but at what cost? Stability in corruption? Stability in unemployment? or stability in division of society on the basis of cast and religion.???

    • Pradip More says:

      Shashank Sir,

      Very few good people are in power. By looking at recent developments one can say our democracy is still evolving. I feel like we are on right track. Only change is constant. Lets wait and watch for more…

      Thanks For your Views….:)

  2. Smiti says:

    Hi Pradeep
    This is the nice step

  3. mpsays says:

    Good going Pradip… Keep Writing…

  4. Mangesh says:

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. amit says:

    nice yar……….

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