Ms Mamata Banerjee, the quintessential megalomaniac, had hopped on to a plane to New Delhi, believing that she would be the one to determine who would reside at Raisina Hill. Once her efforts were thwarted (Mulayam Singh taught her a lesson or two in politics) she returned to her “fiefdom” and like a teenager whose tantrums have been disregarded, launched a Facebook campaign to drum up support for ex-President Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Let us not forget that she did not show the minimum courteousness of seeking Kalam’s permission before announcing his candidature to the national media. May be she believed that she was doing him a great favour. An integral characteristic of Ms Banerjee’s temperament is her condescending attitude.
Was this gesture of the TMC supremo ethical?
But how much ethics that Mamata Banerjee keeps on preaching has gone into her own brand of politics?
Let us forget that Ms Banerjee deceived her electorate in the very first election of her life by claiming that she had a PhD degree from aUSuniversity. This claim of hers turned out to be erroneous when it was discovered that the university from where she had claimed to have obtained her degree, East Georgia University, did not exist. This incident proved that she had no misgiving about hoodwinking innocent people to attain her personal gain.
Was this act of Ms Banerjee very ethical?
A member of the Council of Ministers of Government of India has to tender his or her resignation to the Prime Minister, as provided by the Constitution of India. The Brigade Parade Ground is witness to the drama of a central minister announcing her resignation in protest against the Government’s apathy towards her proposal to improve sports in the country. First signs of megalomania!
Was this act ethical?
While with the NDA she resigned from the cabinet to protest the hike in petroleum prices. What is captivating is that she withdrew her resignation after some time without any reason. May be it dawned upon her that, by doing this, she would lose her “power” and become an “ordinary” person! How could she allow that to happen?
Was this act ethical? What “Machiavellian machinations” came about behind closed doors?
In 2001 when she sensed that there was a likelihood of unseating the Left Front government in West Bengal, she did not bat an eyelid before abandoning the BJP-led NDA and joining hands with the Congress. Her dreams fell flat. With Parliamentary elections in May 2004, Ms Banerjee returned to the NDA fold in September 2003 and became a minister without portfolio in the Vajpayee government. What a selfless, noble and ethical act! Here’s a politician who does not care about power and has no aspirations whatsoever to become a minister! Her heart beats only for the manush of this mati!
But was this act ethical?
In August 2010, Ms Banerjee had described the police encounter death of Azad, Maoist chief spokesman, as “khoon” (murder) and wanted an enquiry into it. She had also repeatedly demanded the withdrawal of the joint forces. Now safely ensconced in her long cherished chair at the Writers’ Building, she has forgotten all these. The death of Maoist leader Kishanji, therefore, was police encounter and not “khoon” and therefore did not merit any enquiry. The joint forces have remained exactly where they were before paribartan transpired. Hence, we can conclude that all those statements and promises were nothing more than hot air designed to garner votes from the miserable inhabitants of Junglemahal.
Is this ethical?
What happened to her ethics when the government, of which she is an important part of, was getting embroiled in one controversy after another? Did she hit the streets as is her wont? Did any one hear her murmur anything in protest against these humongous scams that robbed the poor of this country their daily bread? How can someone so “clean and pure” be part of a government that will go down in history as the most corrupt ever?
Mamata Banerjee is now burning Facebook with her daily updates on ethical politics. She is taking the moral high ground and is sermonising others about ethical and clean politics. She, who has never done anything ethical in her entire political life, is advocating the cleaning up of the political system of India.
Has anyone heard anything more outlandish than this?
People out there reading these inspiring posts by Ms Banerjee must be on their guard about her “Machiavellian manipulations”. She has fooled the people of Bengal and has now set her eyes on the chair of the Prime Minister. All she is doing now is with 2014 in view. She now wants to become the Prime Minister of India. Let us all join hands to protect our country from this megalomaniac who cannot think beyond her personal gains.