#Kartarpur: What is India's stand with Pakistan, Modi seems confused
The only thing that matters to Narendra Modi other than winning every single election, is leaving a legacy. And, for that, he is ready to work 24*7, announce grand schemes (without their execution plans in place), do as many photo ops, and take joomla-filled turns and U-turns. Sometimes he is right, and often times he is not. Today, we will decode his controversial decision of breaking the Berlin wall - the construction of Kartarpur corridor.
Swamy says no government official should go, and we agree
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Subramanian Swamy is of the opinion that no government official should attend the stone-laying ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor on the Pakistan side. "No Indian minister should go to the other side of the border until Pakistan stops cross-border terrorism," he said. For the longest time, our jawans have been killed, innocent civilians have suffered at the hands of Pakistan. And, Modi has built his entire career echoing the same sentiments. Then why this sudden U-turn? Politics over motherland?
Take a lesson from US: The difference is stark
As India mourns 26/11 attack, our politicians have decided to lay the peaceful stone. Irony died a million times, and took grief with it too. In contrast, 6 Americans were killed in the barbaric attack, and US has announced a reward of $5 million for information on preparators.
Lest we forget, just last week Amritsar was attacked
To recall, just last week, a Pakistan-made hand grenade was thrown on the followers of the Nirankari sect when they had assembled for a prayer meeting at the Satsang Bhawan complex in Rajasansi area of Amritsar. In the terrorist attack, three people were killed, and 15 got injured. A peaceful prayer meeting, and a hand made grenade from across the border - let that sink in. So, no we don't want Aman ki asha, we don't want dialogues, we wanted a 56 inch clarity whom we had elected.
Credit where due, Capt. Amarinder deserves applause
We don't live in a hunky dory world, we know that the first job of a politician is to do politics. In this case, perhaps, this is Modi's way to appease Sikhs. But, if any untoward incident happens because of his myopic vision, that blood will be on his hand. In comparison, Punjab CM deserves applause for standing his ground. Despite being a Sikh and knowing the religious value Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib holds, Capt. Amarinder refused to be a part of this peace-loving troupe.
Cricketers can't play, actors can't come. No rules for Modi
Modi pretends to emulate the principles of Sardar Patel, but in his single-minded focus to win the Nobel Peace Prize, he seemed to have lost the plot. In 2015, he took a literal U-turn when his chopper proceeded to the then Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's Raiwind residence in the outskirts of Lahore. In our country, Pakistan cricket players can't play, actors can't promote their movies, Congress' Navjot Singh Sidhu can't tom-tom about Pakistan, which is all right by the way, but Modi can make his own twisted rules.
Is this Lahore Bus 2.0?
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me! In 1999 when tensions were high between India and Pakistan, the peace-loving man that Atalji was, he started the Delhi-Lahore bus service. In less than 4 months, Pakistan intruded Kargil. Atalji was fooled by devils, why is Modi repeating the mistake?
A normal Indian has clear thoughts, politicians do cheap politics
A normal Indian loves his country, and he doesn't need to do chest thumping to show his patriotism. It reflects in every action of his. A jawan protects his nation, and he doesn't have the urge to ask others who disagree with him to go to Pakistan. He only cares about India and its countrymen. It is only the politicians who make a mockery out of it. They have to say it out loud, 'desh nahi mitne doonga.' Not us, never us.