Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
As an Indian I feel ashamed that a man like Manmohan Singh is ruling my country as the Prime Minister.
He is the man who changed economic priority of India from socialism to capitalism. This change has pushed us into such dire straits that the opiates of the masses like the free mid-day meals, almost entirely subsidized rice/wheat, and food security legislation etcetera have become unavoidable to stop starvation deaths which could have become ubiquitous in whole of the country. Obviously, these opiates are contrived and used to preempt a mighty revolution that majority of Indians perishing under stark unemployment and slow starvation would certainly have raised to destroy the empires the rich have established in free India by burying the dreams of our freedom fighters and martyrs in satan’s graveyards governed by affluent’s avarice.
He subjected India to such international treaties in the name of globalization that the strength of the Constitution of India is rendered inconsequential.
The strength of the Constitution is its Preamble. The purpose for which the Constitution is created is depicted in it in its entirety. It declares:
“WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
and to secure to all its citizens:
JUSTICE, social, economic and political;
LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
EQUALITY of status and of opportunity;
and to promote among them all
FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY
this twenty-sixth day of November, 1949, do
HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES
This Preamble is the fountainhead of all the provisions of the Constitution. The entire Constitution is addressed to this Preamble and all the provisions of the Constitution are meant to serve the purpose of the Preamble. Amendment in any provision, addition or repletion in the Constitution is provided only for serving this purpose.
Had it been possible for Singh and his team to delete the Preamble, they could certainly have done so. But, when the Parliament was not totally infested with self-seekers and criminals except a handful, every chance to tamper with it was done away with after enshrining in it, finally, the purposes of our freedom struggle. When any Article and / or provision in the Constitution of India can be amended in the prescribed process, the Preamble of the Constitution cannot be amended.
So, it was impossible for Manmohan at that time to amend or repeal the Preamble. Therefore, under his scheme, the country was treacherously pushed into international trade treaties that were designed to clamp capitalism on India in total contravention of and disregard to the Preamble.
And, resultantly India has become divided to two Indias:
(1) India of mere 7,734 Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) individuals with 109 billionaires in the highest tier and 7,625 millionaires in the lowest tire (Wealth X report, 2012-13) and;
(2) India of the rest 1.27 billion persons excluding the agents of the UHNW individuals in the four estates of democracy, their lobbyists, and followers who benefit in the system controlled by the ultra rich.
This division of India into the two such Indias is made by Manmohan Singh, who never as yet has said that he repents for the harms done to the motherland.
The treachery he played against India in the matter of nuke deal with USA is never seen anywhere in the world to have been performed by any Prime Minister of any democracy. There are many exposures on this nasty deed in these pages that visitors may easily peruse. At this juncture, it would suffice to say that President (as he then was) Bush’s most prominent partner in policy framing, Senator Joe Lieberman had declared that the Indo-US nuclear deal was contrived “Clearly in the interests of the United States” (Reuters, August 14, 2007). It was a “bonanza for U.S. Firms” (Reuters, August 25, 2007). Thus it is clear that Manmohan had acted for the “interests of the United States” in signing the nuke deal. This was laid bare in my posting in ORISSA MATTERS on August 25, 2007. People of USA knew that the nuke deal was so much against Indian interest that even if Manmohan signed the deal, any future Prime Minister would like to quash it in national interest. So, they were eager to make it absolute by making the Indian Parliament “agree” to the “text” of the deal. In approving the Henry J.Hyde United States-India Peaceful Energy Cooperation Act of 2006, after a series of revisions since Bush and Manmohan signed an initial agreement in July 2005, the U.S. Congress made it mandatory that it must be a “must” for Indian Parliament to agree to the text. (The Indian Parliament must agree to the text.) But Manmohan never placed the “text” before the Parliament and with the help of Speaker Somanath Chatterjee hoodwinked the country and through horse-trading succeeded in his role in the nuke deal to the total satisfaction of the Americans. Are the members of the Congress Party really unaware of this?
Even the corporate media as well as rightwing politicians that have been exposing mega scams taking the cue from Comptroller and Auditor General of India, hold UPA-2 responsible for these scams, not UPA-1. It is not that while leading UPA-1 Manmohan was a man of different character. He was the same Manmohan Singh at that time as he is now. But UPA-1 had no such scam-scars, because the Communists and co-leftists in ally with UPA-1 had kept him on leash. After the Left withdrew its support, there was no leash on Manmohan. There was no more any barrier in carrying out the scams. Therefore, UPA-2 is so full of scams and corruptions. The country is drowned under corruption. The country is divided into two socio-economic countries as noted supra and majority have been made dependent on alms, which the government is giving in form of mid-day meals, lowest-priced rice and wheat, and food guarantee.
If any member of the Congress has an iota of patriotism, should he or she not rise against putting the people on opiates of the masses like free mid-day meals or lowest-priced cereals instead of generating for them the necessary environment for higher earning and fair living? When Manmohan’s economic policy and practices, instead of development of all, have brought abject poverty for majority of Indians, whose lives thrive only on official alms – the opiates of masses as noted above – is it not the duty of the Congress members to condemn Manmohan Singh for the damage he has done to India and force the Government to rip off its pro-Ameracanism cocoon and implement the purposes of our freedom movement as epitomized in the Preamble of our Constitution?
The Congress members have given India a Prime Minister whose office has become a hub of scams and whose supremacy over the subordinates had made the ministry of coal a grazing ground of mafias, where files are missing to remove the corpus delicti of crime, when he is the Prime Minister!
Coalgate is just a sample. The CAG has offered many samples. Media have been focussing on many more samples of scams and corruption that UPA-2 stands synonymous with.
Are the Congress members not ashamed of themselves for having given India such a Prime Minister? Are they really not ashamed of Manmohan Singh?