Friday, June 03, 2005

'Deep Throat' Revealed

Finally the great mystery is over and we know who 'Deep Throat' was(is).When Watergate scandal broke,Mrs Gandhi was riding high from victory in Bangladesh war,opposition decimated,ruling India with socialist ideology .Supported by Left who were part of the Goverment.We had no clue what the fuss was about.Breaking into opposition party's office was no big deal from India's political standards.It was an era when there was no Television in India.Our source of information was occasional news item or Editorial in English language paper.The story continued for almost 2 years and I used to eagerly await my copy of TIME to read new developments.It was like a mystery thriller serialized it was topic hotly discussed in our hostel.What amazed us was that President of USA had to resign for authorizing criminal activity,abetting it and lying to American Public and Congress.This was in stark contrast to what was happenings in India and in Communist world where politician never spoke the truth.In such a situation JP's call in 1974 for mass movement againt Mrs. G's corrupt and repressive government and 'Total Revolution' was new ray of light and we felt that if President of USA can be forced to resign than its possible to change the corrupt govt. of Mrs.G. We removed Mrs. G from power but had to face 18 months of Emergency excesses and goonda raj of Sanjay & co. Did it bring good,corruption free governance? You must be joking.Two leading lights of JP's movement of 'Total Revolution" are Lalu Prasad Yadav and Narendra Modi !!

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