Shashi Tharoor of Congress Party used a few words of praise for Narendra Modi, now the Prime Minister of India, with the result that it has incurred the annoyance of Sonia Gandhi, the Congress Chief, against him and there is every likelihood that axe falls on his head and that he be put to task for the crime he so committed. What’s that much wrong on his part? The whole country is all praise for Narendra Modi for his radical approach to the issues both when he was not in power at the Centre and after he took over the charge as the Country’s Prime Minister. She is joined by her son Rahul Gandhi in initiating action against Tharoor. People talk of honesty in approach but was it not honest enough for Tharoor to innocently admire Narendra Modi quite in a good faith? A woman, it is said, does’nt relish if some one else is admired as against herself and the areas for the purpose very much include politics. One interpretation of Bhagwatgita is that dishonesty in thoughts is equally a sort of corruption and one who indulges in it is supposed to be guilty at par with others. Thinking good is in a way more important than physically doing it. Be honest when you admire some body and equally be honest when you have reasons to oppose a person and approach in both the cases has to be without any wilful malice. This is not merely a sermon but something that practically holds good in routine day today life and it very much includes politics. Shashi Tharoor is a well recognised intellectual and needs no body to point out to him that he is in politics as he himself knew it well while admiring Modi but he preferred to go by the voice of his conscience, a slogan once promoted by Indira Gandhi herself. Admire or oppose but do it with reasons and honesty.
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