Is Shinde fit to be the Home Minister of India?

3 Mar

Sushil Kumar Shinde - Home Minister of IndiaThe Indian democracy has given our country a lot number of elected representatives who have done nothing for the people and have simply added shame for themselves and for the country. There are many ministers who are holding important offices in the country but fail to recognize their responsibilities and duties for which they have been elected. To a larger extent we people are also responsible for electing ministers who in no way qualify for the roles, but then what can be done also, do we Indians have any choice? Do people in big cities actually go out and vote? Do people who go to polling booths have knowledge about the candidate’s background and misdeeds? Anyways that’s a different subject all together about which any of us can write forever.

We are here to discuss about Mr Sushilkumar Shinde who is currently our Home Minister, responsible for maintaining India’s internal security and our highly respected Indian police force comes under his ambit. Apart from many good qualities, a person leading India’s senior most office like Home ministry is expected to possess at least one basic quality which is “he should be aware of what he is speaking”. Looks like our current Home Minister highly lacks that quality. On March 1, 2013, Sushilkumar Shinde during his speech in Rajya Sabha unknowingly disclosed the names of three minor girls of Bhandara in Maharashtra, who were allegedly raped and murdered recently. As per law, the name and identity of victims of rape that too minors should be kept a secret as per Supreme Court guidelines. Shinde did realise his mistake but it was too late as he had already disclosed the names, this mistake can sound silly for him to be picked on, but in an environment of rapes happening all around in the country how can a home minister forget this basic thing. Clearly proves that his old age has taken the better of him or he is just like those senseless ministers who simply read out a piece of paper without actually bothering what’s in it. How can our home minister be so dumb?

There are many such incidents which raise question marks on his ability to hold an office in Indian Ministry. Here are some more of such incidents:

1. Shinde served as Power Minister of India from 2006-2012. During the 2012 northern India power grid failure(a major blackout), Shinde deflected criticism by observing that India was not alone in suffering major power outages, as the United States and Brazil had both experienced similar blackouts within the previous few years. Invariably he told the world that we are behind US and Brazil so what the heck if we have power failure.

2. In august 2012 he taunted actor-politician Jaya Bachchan by saying “This is a serious matter. This is not the subject of a film”. Clearly proves that he forms opinion about people based on their profession, he should not forget that he started his career as a constable in Maharashtra State Police, if we go by his theory of identifying people then we can very well ask him if he was made a home minister with a constable and Sub-Inspector background?

3. In September 2012 Shinde remarked, like the Bofors scam even the Coalgate Scam will be forgotten. A proof of how serious these major corruption issues matters to him.

4. In december 2012 Shinde referred Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed in Parliament using honorifics like ‘Mr’ and ‘Shri’. He said “Mr Rehman Malik, interior minister of Pakistan has been telling us repeatedly that he had arrested Mr Hafiz Saeed thrice and that on each occasion, he was let off by the courts for lack of evidence. We had been given to understand by the interior minister of Pakistan that Mr Hafiz Saeed had been arrested on the charges of being a part of the conspiracy for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. When we pursued this matter, they have given us papers pertaining to the detentions of Shri Hafiz Saeed in 2002 and 2009″. For those who don’t know who Hafiz Saeed is, he is the mastermind behind 26/11 terrorist attack in India which took life of 168 innocent Indians. Clearly this incident shows total lack of common sense in Shinde.

5. In December 2012, Shinde gave one month deadline for Centre’ decision on Telengana but backed out as the deadline approached. A court in Andhra Pradesh even asked police to file a case against Shinde for deferring the decision of separate statehood of Telangana. Once again a proof that Shinde is definitely not a man of his words.

6. On January 20, 2013 during an All India Congress Committee(AICC) meeting in Jaipur, Shinde went a little too far while trying to impress the Congress leaders and said “Reports have come during investigation that BJP and RSS conduct terror training camps to spread terrorism. Bombs were planted in Samjhauta express, Mecca Masjid and also a blast was carried out in Malegaon. We will have to think about it seriously and will have to remain alert.” Clearly proves that Shinde can go to any level for flattering his bosses.