When I was Young, there were Stories of the Police escorting wrong doers, and at times, the Policeman might tell the fellow to stand there and go away for a few minutes himself, and the Wrong Doer WOULD be standing there when the Policeman returned. The Police had that much Respect.
Some Years ago, in my Village of Thanneerpalli, in Karur Dt. of Tamil Nadu, an Elderly, Well Respected Man had gone to the police station in Kulithalai with some complaint. He got a Very Rude Reception, and was Chased Off, with the Words: ‘Go Away, Or We shall Charge You for the Possession of Drugs.’ They had threatened that they would file a False Case against him! The police have become SO Friendly Now. Incidentally, that Gentleman is still alive.
It is Not only I. I Fully Believe that the Citizen, the Common Man and Woman of India, Want People who will Stand Up for them, Stand with them, Fight for them, etc.
SOMNATH BHARTI DID EXACTLY THAT.
Except for the AAP, MOOOOST people join political parties and even Fight to become ‘ministers,’ do so Only to get Commissions for Contracts, Bribes for Favours, etc. These ‘professional’ politicians have Developed a language all their own, which is Butter Smooth, Never getting Angry Except when they are SURE they can get away with it, etc. Even then, they would get angry Only for their selves or for their party, NEVER for the Welfare of the Citizen.
India is seeing a New Generation of Politicians coming Up, Who Speak Up Straight, with No Regard for themselves. But Arvind had already said that the AAP would Change the Face of politics!
And the regular politicos Do Not Like This! All this furore to Malign Bharti, and asking for his Removal or Resignation, is Just for this.
In all this, One Fails to Understand the Eagerness of the Media to side with the ‘run of the mill,’ ‘common,’ politicos. …They, the Media, must be receiving Largesse indeed.