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Navjot Sidhu 'Missing'

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu is missing. At least that is what a police complaint filed in Amritsar says.

Sidhu, a BJP MP from the holy city, has not visited it ever since he got elected in May this year. That has prompted rival Congress activists to put up posters saying that he was 'missing' and also file the complaint.

That is a novel way indeed of protesting against politicians who forget about the people who vote for them, to resurface with folded hands and false promises when it is time for elections again. Sidhu's vanishing trick may have got publicised but the hard truth is that there are many politicians who use the democratic process only to multiply and flaunt their power and wealth.

The people of India clearly need to do something more to make their representatives more accountable.

2 comments:

Sagarone said...

I am sure if anyone had taken the trouble, he would surely have been found on one of the TV channels, making some moolah for himself. At least that is a more honest way of making a living.

I remember someone in the US being asked his reason for standing in an election and the answer was 'because i have a contribution to make'. If the same answer was asked to an Indian politician, the honest answer would be 'because I have a fortune to make'.

Vinod_Sharma said...

You have hit the nail on the head. That is what politics in India has become. A get-rich-quick scam.

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