The cartel of convenience has taken its fight to parliament as the Winter Session kicked off. It has put on a farcical show of fake concern for a non-existent intolerance. The fact that the cartel is just a bunch of spin doctors and that their message is unsubstantiated and largely untrue, has been proven again and again. This is not yet another article to expose their hypocrisy, bust their myths and disprove the lies they peddle. Frankly anybody with half a brain and access to the internet can find that out for themselves. This is about how they used this opportunity to go after General V K Singh, one of India’s staunchest patriots once again, only because he has always been in the cartel’s bad books.
The intolerance farce gave us an insight into how well organized, coordinated and resourceful this self-serving cartel of convenience really is. It isn’t just made of India’s grand old party and Nehru Dynasty Television. It is made of several political entities that seek to enrich and empower themselves while keeping India backward, large sections of the mainstream media who have enjoyed several perks at the behest of these entities, halfwits who have been accorded the status of ‘intellectuals’ from these entities and projected as credible opinion-makers by the mainstream media. Members of the cartel have been given positions of power in educational institutions so that indoctrination may continue and the tribe may increase. Funding to keep this ecosystem running isn’t generated exclusively from their loots of the Indian treasuries, but also from several international organizations tasked by their international masters not to let India rise at any cost. The cartel is such a tight-knit unit that when one of them is under attack, the cartel in its entirety stands up for them. V K Singh, our righteous general once spoke his mind, and the cartel has been after him ever since.
When he called them presstitutes, the man was calling a spade a spade. The Modi government has not been as indulgent to the mainstream media as any other government in the past. Previous governments footed bills of media-persons when prime ministers travelled abroad, several media-persons enjoyed expensive government accommodation in Lutyens illegally, and as it is emerging now, some media houses were fronts for dubious financial transactions. The effects are evident: mainstream media has been reduced to an opposition platform these days. If governments actually pampered them and looked away when they were up to no good in exchange for them assuming the role of the government propaganda machinery, then the general hit the bull’s eye. But nobody likes their bluff to be called, especially from a no-nonsense military man in a no-nonsense manner. And so the cartel has been tracking his every move, misquoting him, misinterpreting and twisting what he has to say and conveniently ignoring his deeds.
General V K Singh took over as the deputy foreign minister and the deputy North-East region minister (independent charge) when the BJP stormed into power last year. Across the spectrum, there remains little doubt of the fact that the foreign ministry has been by far the best performing ministry in the Modi government. Also there remains little doubt of the fact that the foreign ministry has never been as competent as it is today. As the cartel is afraid of a resurgent India in which their shenanigans stand exposed, it is interesting to note that they went relentlessly against Mrs. Swaraj at one point too, but to no avail thank god. It is clear that the prime minister considers foreign policy as one of the key elements in his agenda and that a lot more thought is being put into it than before. Today the foreign ministry responds to and helps out stranded Indians via Twitter, and to be honest, none of us thought this day would ever come. But the general’s contribution goes much further than just being a competent deputy when it came to streamlining the foreign ministry. General V K Singh was on the ground in Yemen personally, coordinating the exit of all Indians stuck in the war-torn enclave in what became one of India’s most successful rescue missions. He was in Bali, sitting with the Indonesian police as they arrested India’s second most wanted man. Can you imagine Shashi Tharoor or any other former deputy foreign minister leaving the comfort of their Lutyens home for such honorable adventures? And what he has achieved as the North-East region minister, although he doesn’t hold that job anymore, is commendable too. He has laid the groundwork to connect a region which has been relatively isolated with the rest of India. Work on massive highway projects and several rail lines has begun.
The misinterpretation that took place after General V K Singh ‘s ‘dog’ comments was not just unfair, it was plain perverse. A link was drawn out of nowhere, a link which the entire cartel ‘perceived clearly’. A non-existent entity was turned into a tool to divide people on the lines of caste in an election state. The cartel has always been an expert at this. After all, manipulation such as this has been one of its lifelines.
The prince of the cartel took this manipulation to parliament, spoke about equality and rights, and alleged that the general had challenged the constitution. The forty five year old with no credentials except his surname, will soon take over a party that gave India the emergency. This is the party which introduced corruption and communalization in India, and almost single-handedly carried the baton of both through Independent India. A man who has served in the army and risen the ranks until he held the highest job needs no certificate of anything to do with the Indian constitution from another who symbolizes entitlement and might be a British citizen in all probability.
As usual, with most things wrong in India, one comes to the same conclusion: crush the cartel. These parasites have been a blot to India and their very existence is detrimental for the country. How long do we want corruption and division to prevail? How long can we afford to let bold and competent men like General V K Singh be dragged down? How long can we be ‘tolerant’ to hypocrites discriminating against a visionary because he sold tea and doesn’t fit into their Ox-bridge circles? It’s time to curb this menace.