Tajmahal controversy – Would it help in deriving political capital

Tajmahal controversy – Would it help in deriving political capital


After we elect any party to govern the state or centre, the primary demand or objective of ours is to seek better job opportunities, find avenues in career making, ensure better life standards and would always want that life of a common man becomes comfortable not cumbersome and the education and consummable commodities are cheaper.

But if any government or political leaders of a particular party believing in playing with the passions of the people on religious lines or say trying to distort or refurbish the history just because majoritarianism gains an upper hand or the passions of the majority community could be aroused than those who’d voted to bring such parties or party in government for creative reasons, not for such fanatic fundamentalist logics, would definitely feel hugely betrayed or decieved.

What’ s happening in Uttar Pradesh, sounds not only ridiculing but shocking and anguishing as well and more concerning is the fact that the media is according so much of mileage to such news of no relevance except that they amount to arousing the dubbed passions out of a non issue. When several hundred children die in a hospital due to the utter negligence and shocking ignorance and complacense of the health department of UP than leaders like Som don’ t come on camera to accuse or rap their ministers or leadership of such blunders rather a sin but when opportunity to flare up passions of the majority community out of a non relevant issue comes to the fore, they loose no time to raise the controversy to the core.

Now, after the Akhlaq controversy, historical facts about the seventh wonder of the world Taj Mahal which raises the prestige of India internationally, around the world, is being challenged for no reason and with the ulterior motive of deriving maximum political advantage out of it. What makes things even worse, when educated, highly literate people, intellectuals and those who call them progressive maintain their conspicuous silence. India got independence 70 years ago and since then billions of litres of water have flown into the Yamuna, hundreds of heads of the states have visited this marvel and Atal Bihari Vajpayee ruled for full term but never ever was this issue raised.

Now, why all this fuss unnecessarily inviting confrontationist statements from another community which may allegedly possibly amount to souring of communal passions. After all why? Similarly, the issue of Ram Temple despite being subjudice for being in the court of law, our political masters are trying to exploit the situation to their fullest advantage, politically, perhaps to divert the peoples’ attention from the core issues.

The matter is fully subjudice and awaiting decision from the honourable apex court of India. It would be better and in the fittest interest of the nation if instead of touching on issues of religious and historical significance our political leaders at the helm concentrate adequately and entirely on issues of socio economic, educational, medical, scientific, cultural, industrial, agricultural, environmental development n significance .

This would not only keep the communal fabric of the country and states intact but will also ensure our faith in the democratic and constititional institutions of our great nation. What’ s your take friends?