I have never been a fan of Communists but what has happened in the last week is atrocious!
It is the complete shallowness of Indian psyche and utter dementia on part of the masses and the known.
This is precisely why I had started this blog. To find what was the real story and then put in as clear terms as I can such that at least on one forum people will find things in perspective.
When Jyoti Basu died, there were millions out there to pay tribute. Everyone who had any name was going all out to make him into a God. If that is not sad, I am not sure what could be. As Ashok Malik explains very well, the reason which alone is enough to place Jyoti Basu in political hell is the complete destruction of West Bengal and its heritage.
How successful was Basu in village Bengal? The state has 18 districts; 14 of these are among India’s 100 poorest. Inequality – the gap between supposedly pampered Kolkata and the hungry hinterland – was the Left’s war cry. As economists Bibek Debroy and Laveesh Bhandari emphasised in their paper ‘A Story of Falling Behind'(2009), “Uttar Dinajpur, which is West Bengal’s poorest district, has a per capita SDP that is only 33.6 per cent that of Kolkata [the richest district]. For all its talk about equity and removal of inequalities, the West Bengal government hasn’t been able to improve the lot of the people in the worst-off and backward districts.”
But of course, this wasn’t enough for someone as anti-national as Basu was. So he tried his best to destroy the country by siding with China. Here is a letter to editor by Ashok Row Kavi, an incisive analyst (at least from what I have seen of his writings) of the Indian political milieu. I think its fairly telling! Congratulation to the Ashoks (Malik and Row Kavi) for being honest amongst the who crowd of dishonest scoundrels!
Jyoti Basu – Never Rest in Peace (NRIP)
Congratulations to Ashok Malik for writing the ugly truth even as the sycophants and sinecures laid it on thick on the last corpse of the last communist in India, Jyoti Basu. ( A Place Time Forgot’, TOI, Wednesday, January 20,2010). No human being so destroyed his people and pushed them back into the dark ages as Jyoti Basu tried and did. But mercifully he couldn’t do much damage to Mother India though he tried very hard indeed.
With B.T.Ranadive, he was one of the first card-carrying members of the CPI to propound the theory that India was a conglomeration of “nations” and laid out a thesis for the disintegration of the entity called the Janapada of Hindustan as recorded in our Puranas and histories. The Ranadive thesis was laid to rest ruthlessly in Telengana by the then Home Minister of India, Vallabhbhai Patel, who is justifiably hated by the Marxists and Muslims too.
For along with the core politburo of the then CPI, he supported Jinnah in his disastrous theory of a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia and thus laid the seeds of Pakistan.
Worst still, after the Chinese invasion, Jyoti Basu, along with Ranadive and others, called the Chinese adventure a “war of liberation” and split the CPI with an open call for treachery against the people of India. The double standards he exhibited as recorded by Malik, in his abuse of the Bengal Governor Dharmavira by day and drinking scotch with him at night in the Raj Bhavan is what finally led to the hypocritical hyperbole of the CPM which finally found a fitting reply in Lalagarh and the Maoist calling the CPM’s bluff.
A visit to Kolkata shows the land Time forgot with every opportunity lost to the dogs of dogma and theoretical terror. Basu was the architect of the agony that Bengal must learn to forget if it has to ever progress into the future.
What an irony that his body has been donated to an institution that he hounded to nearly leave Hinduism as a umbrella of indic theological thought; for was it not Basu who closed down many institutions run by the Ramakrishna Mission by using strong arm union tactics on the hapless monks even as he allowed the Christian Theresa of Albania to disobey even the Minimum Wages Act in her Asha-Daan. Ultimately, his body came to rest in its mortuary and autopsy room.
May god forgive him for the people of India must not.
Ashok Row Kavi
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