BY A STRANGE COINCIDENCE, my post ‘Top RSS and Modi Supporters in Congress‘ came almost on the day of Rahul Gandhi’s diatribe against ‘dynasty rule’ in Telangana.
The post, which carried a picture of the entire Gandhi dynasty and their dog watching lotuses (the BJP symbol) bloom in a lake, was about the dynasty devotees in Congress helping Modi to obliterate their own party for ever — repeating on national level what M. Bhaktavatsalam did in Tamil Nadu.
Everyone in the picture was a claimant for the Prime Minister’s throne – including the dog in which the dynasty devotees would have found extraordinary powers and abilities if all others opted for power without responsibility, as Sonia Gandhi did. The criticism of
INDIA, LIKE ALL COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD, had its days of monarchy. The memories of kings and autocratic rulers are still in the of minds people. Some seniors alive today were born in the days of ‘Maharajas’ and ;Nawabs’. But by then these were mere titles devoid of real power.
Power they did not have, as the British were the real rulers, but even after Independence the Constitution of India bestowed on them privileges and privy purses till 1972 as The Constitution (26th amendment) Act was passed only atthe fag end of 1971.
Diwan Jarmani Dass, who was a Minister (Diwan) of Kapurthala and
Patiala kingdoms, wrote a book in the ’70s, The Maharajas, which gave a graphic picture of the lavish life of perversion, orgies, debauchery and pursuit of pleasure these ‘kings’ enjoyed , especially in Punjab and the North, in return for allowing the British to rule the country.