The constitution cannot be limited to the whims and fancies of a single individual.
Hyderabad: The Constitution cannot be limited to the whims and fancies of a single individual. It is an instrument that can define an institution – an institution that can bring together the people, government, administration, judiciary, law enforcement agencies and the media. Everyone has the right to perform their duties and exist without undermining each other.
The current situation in India contrasts with the traditional attempt to protect the Constitution, where the Prime Minister announces economic policies without consulting bodies such as the Reserve Bank of India. Cabinet ministers give wrong information to the Parliament. ED, CBI, I-T have been turned into political tools and governors walk out of assembly or hold press conferences against chief ministers. This is an insult to the public and this biggest democracy.
The interesting thing is that BJP is a remote controlled organization which can go anywhere with wrong facts and well planned propaganda for its benefit. A recent example is the horse-trading case of MLAs in Telangana. Within 24 hours of the three accused being caught red-handed, the BJP reached the court demanding a CBI inquiry.
Interestingly, the three accused were not made parties in the case. On the contrary, BJP put the complainant MLA in the dock. While many shocking facts began to emerge, the BJP vehemently defended the mastermind behind it, its top leader BL Santosh.
Chandrasekhar Rao is within his rights to hold a press conference to tell the country about the dark side of the BJP. His actions have not violated the Indian Evidence Act in any way. BJP has forgotten the views of the Supreme Court on the reporting of Rafale by the media. When the Government of India argued that issues related to national security should not appear in the media, a three-judge bench comprising the then Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justice KM Joseph and Justice SK Kaul held that it was the duty of the government to Disclose details in public interest. The Right to Information Act, 2005 mentions that a public authority allows the general public to obtain information.
It is understandable that the BJP is trying to counter Chandrasekhar Rao to save face and is questioning the BRS supremo for releasing the evidence. Politically, the issue of horse trading has become a hot topic of discussion. From Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to elected representatives, citing the efforts of the Telangana BJP in video-audio tapes, they have warned against falling into the BJP’s trap. The BJP has made a similar effort in Delhi as well.
It will be interesting to see the first and historic public meeting of the Bharat Rashtra Samithi to be held in Khammam on 18 January 2023, with Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab CM Bhagwant Singh Mann and Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on the dais along with Leader of Opposition from Uttar Pradesh And former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will also attend. CM KCR will preside over the rally. This is certainly going to be a turning point in the coming together of strong voices and like-minded people who have proved their mettle to stand against Modi’s anti-people policies.
Jan 18 public meeting of BRS will prove to be a turning point in the country’s politics
Story first published: Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 19:23 [IST]