Thursday, June 24, 2021
Home Editor's picks Dear Shashi Tharoor, today a 'chaiwala' is the Prime Minister, not because of, but...

Dear Shashi Tharoor, today a ‘chaiwala’ is the Prime Minister, not because of, but despite Jawaharlal Nehru

Shashi Tharoor's remark is just the reflection of deep-rooted casteist, elitist mindset Congress nurtures while masquerading as a socialist, liberal political party. 

Congress leaders have time and again taken digs at the humble beginnings of Prime Minister Modi. It all started five years back when Mani Shankar Aiyar in January 2014, just a few months before the country voted in 2014 general elections, said, “Modi can never become PM, can sell tea.”

The then BJP’s prime ministerial candidate took this opportunity to make it part of his campaign with widely popular ‘Chai Pe Charcha’, where he held talks and connected with citizens over chai. Aiyar was left to gulp down his words, as a few months later, not only did Modi become the prime minister, he did so with a thumping majority.

But the elitist comments from Congress didn’t stop. In fact, Mani Shankar Aiyar himself upped his game and during the run-up to Gujarat Assembly elections last year, he called PM Modi ‘neech’, a lowly, casteist slur.

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad too has made a casteist statement on PM Modi by referring to him as ‘Gangu Teli’ (Modi belongs to the Teli caste). Congress leader Jairam Ramesh referred to PM Modi as ‘Bhasmasur’, a mythological demon, during the 2014 elections.

Not to be left too behind, Congress President Rahul Gandhi himself had once referred to PM Modi as ‘khoon ka dalal‘ after the surgical strikes.

Yesterday, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor commented that it is because of Jawaharlal Nehru, the patriarch of the entitled dynasty that has believed India is their family business, that a ‘chaiwala’ has become a prime minister.

Amusingly, Tharoor’s remark comes just months after another senior Congress leader and a staunch Nehru-Gandhi family loyalist Mallikarjun Kharge had said that a ‘chaiwala’ could become a prime minister only because Congress ‘preserved democracy’.

This comes from a party which out of 71 odd years of Indian independence has been in power for 55 years. Of these 55 years, someone from The Family was the prime minister for 37 odd years. Narendra Modi winning elections with a thumping victory in 2014 was a proverbial slap on the collective faces of the slaves of the dynasty.

A man from humble beginnings, with no fortune to spend, no surname to back, has become the prime minister and the elitist Congress leaders cannot digest it.

Shashi Tharoor’s remark is just the reflection of deep-rooted casteist, elitist mindset Congress nurtures while masquerading as a socialist, liberal political party.

So, no, Shashi Tharoor. It is not because of Nehru that a ‘chaiwala’ has become a Prime Minister of India. It is despite Nehru and his progeny that have believed themselves, heirs of the coveted chair, that he has become the Prime Minister of India.

As an aside, the timing of Tharoor’s comment about the Prime Minister being a ‘chaiwala’ is eerily similar to Aiyar’s comment. If history is anything to go by, Congress should be careful of the ides of March.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Nirwa Mehtahttps://medium.com/@nirwamehta
Politically incorrect. Author, Flawed But Fabulous.

Related Articles

Trending now

From cover up to conspiracy to murder: Some unanswered questions about Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s death in Kashmir

Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee had died mysteriously days after he was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir for entering the state without permission

Former IFS officer Lakshmi M Puri sends legal notice to Congress supporter Saket Gokhale for misleading allegations against her

Alleged activist and Congress mouthpiece Saket Gokhale made baseless allegations against Lakshmi M Puri, wife of Hardeep Singh Puri

Ever Given: Ship that blocked Suez Canal has since been held by Canal authorities, they wanted 916 million dollars

After demanding 916 USD initially, the canal authorities had later lowered the demand amount to 550 million. A final settlement is expected to be reached soon.

Trinamool MP Mimi Chakraborty duped by fake IAS officer’s fake vaccination drive, one arrested

Mimi Chakraborty was reportedly duped by a man who claimed to be an IAS officer and requested the TMC MP to be chief guest at a COVID-19 vaccination drive organised by him.

Telangana: Woman working at Christian priest’s home dies in police custody, officer suspended

Mariyamma, who used to work as a domestic help at local priest Father Balaswamy's house in Govindapuram village, breathed her last on June 18 after cops allegedly assaulted her.

Kanpur: Hindu families put “for sale” signs outside their houses after being forced to convert to Islam, SP MLA accused of shielding the goons

10 Hindu families in Rail Patri colony in Kanpur live under constant fear as they have been threatened either to covert to Islam or leave the area.

Recently Popular

‘Is your father a mali or chowkidar? I will cancel your license, H*r*m*zade’: Maneka Gandhi threatens vets in viral audios

The Indian Veterinary Association in a letter have condemned the unruly behavior and unparliamentary language used by Maneka Gandhi against animal doctors.

Ravish Kumar appears massively frustrated as India administers 85 lakh COVID vaccines in single day, this is why he does not make sense

Ravish Kumar goes on a ranting spree to hate on PM Modi by camouflaging propaganda as 'criticism' over COVID-19 vaccination

How Venkatesh Prasad is winning hearts with his ‘Sanghi’ posts, one tweet at a time

Venkatesh Prasad demonstrated the Surya Namaskar for his followers, performed in deference to the Sun God.

After being slammed by Bombay HC for lack of evidence, Mumbai police names Arnab Goswami as an accused in second TRP chargesheet

Republic TV had submitted before Bombay HC that Mumbai Police have deliberately not named Arnab Goswami in charge sheet to keep the investigation open

Oxfam says reporting rape cases harms black and marginalised people, blames ‘privileged white women’ for root causes of sexual violence

Oxfam says that fighting against sexual assault legitimises criminal punishment, which harms black and other marginalised people
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
555,544FollowersFollow
24,400SubscribersSubscribe