Sethusamudram – VHP is Going to War!
”We want to save the Ram Setu. We have waged a religious war. For that we need workers. From the October 12 to the 26th we will be inducting workers. We have recruited a lot of people during the Ram Lila and Durga Puja programmes,” said Venkatesh Abdeo, All India Joint Secretary, VHP.
What this essentially means is that we will be seeing more heart-wrenching stuff from the VHP sleuths in the next one year. That again translates into loads of entertainment for the political drama enthusiasts. So what if states lose crores of rupees due to the bandhs, rasta rokos and what not? The common man has long been forgotten. This is now a full-blown effort by the BJP and co. to get back to power; if not at the centre at least in the states. No other issue, however grave or politcally juicy it is, matters. Crores of rupees meant for the Tsunami victims have been siphoned away by government officials. But that is too small an issue.
A passing thought occurs: Ram’s vanar sena (monkey army) built the bridge and VHP’s monkey army is now going to ‘protect’ it. Andrew Symonds has been subjected to monkey chants by the Indian spectators. Delhi’s deputy mayor was killed while fighting monkeys two days back. This truly is turning out to be the year of the monkey for India!