Today our media in India is chock full of 2 stories-
The BJP Ex-President, forced to relinquish his position that he wanted to latch on to ,till death did him part. He was forced out of office because of his poor management of cooked books in his companies, set up with slush funds- and obviously he is still smarting from the turn of events. Such is the arrogance of this character, that he had the audacity to go on national media to challenge the IT (Income tax) department officials to wrap up their investigations and provide their evidence to the courts in the next 6 months, failing which he promised to ” take them to task” after he comes back to power ( He has been gazing into his crystal ball for the past few days it seems!!)
This is a classic description of a TOADY INDIAN POLITICIAN!! (literally …just look at his pictures and you will understand what I am talking about!)
This is a story of a Commissioner of Police touching the feet of a politician in the state of UP!! For those of you in the US who wont understand what the fuss is all about…in India, touching feet of elders is a mark of respect; here the police officer is younger than the politician!! Now do you get it…this is the reality of our public servants , their inseparable relationship with their political masters, and their subservient , nepotistic attitude towards those in the seats of power in India.
This is our national shame, especially when another politician uses crappy logic to explain that there is nothing in our law ( or whatever thats left of it here in India) to prevent a “dutiful” , “respectful” police office to touch the feet of a “respected” politician , and that too in Uniform!!!
There you go folks…go figure where we are as a democracy after 65 years of rule by our political class!!