Wednesday, 30 April 2014

An Open Letter to Ms Kamal Kant Batra

Dear Ms Batra

Vikram is a hero and I salute you and all the mothers who toil day in and day out to ensure good upbringing of their children. I had this dream to join the Armed Forces but despite all efforts, I wasn't blessed with this supreme profession. I was in school when the Kargil war happened. Being an army school, we were extremely concerned with what happened in Kashmir as many of our alumni were right up there. Nobody joins the Army to get name, fame, money, or Godliness for their familiies. The ones who join are selfless souls who want to live their life serving their motherland. I dare say that Indian Armed Forces is the only institution under the Government that still commands respect and can be example for high moral grounds, ethics, and culture.

However, it deeply hurts me when you facilitate the use of Vikram's name by the Aam Aadmi Party for political gains. I welcome your brave decision to contest polls and do good to the nation. However, don't you think that you should be doing it without quoting that you are Vikram's mother and by speaking about what you can do for your constituency and the nation? Modi only paid tribute to Vikram and it should be appreciated rather than protested (just because protesting is the characteristic feature of AAP). Even if we are to assume that it was a political stunt, it is also a fact that the moment you and AAP decided to use (or abuse) Vikram's name for political gains, the other political parties too get ready for the same.

Narendra Modi said Yeh Dil Maange More, reminiscing Vikram's valor and paying tribute to him. I guess, any mother would be proud of this. But then, this happened just before your party's plans to campaign and ask votes in Vikram's name for you and for them (AAP, like Kejriwal does that Bahut Krantikari with Prasoon Bajpai). Thus, this masterstroke has greatly upset you and disturbed AAP's equations. Is it not so evident that you are being used by the AAP because you are Vikram's mother? Would they approach you if you weren't Vikram's mother or if Vikram was alive? Would he let you join them? How would he feel seeing you join a political organization that wants to separate Kashmir from India, while he laid down his life to ensure that Kashmir remains an integral part of the Indian Union.

Please correct your statement in your open letter. Vikram was NOT killed. He attained martyrdom. Who drafted your open letter? And what you are you asking Mr Modi? To withdraw candidate against you? I am almost One Hundred Percent sure that you didn't draft this letter. You simply can't. You are Vikram's mother and Vikram went there on the battlefield, took his enemies face to face, and fought for the nation until his last breath. He didn't plead the enemies to leave or withdraw. Escapism is the prime characteristic of the AAP and its leaders. I only wish it doesn't brush up on you.

Madam, you must understand that terrorists or anti nationals do not come only from outside. There are internal terrorists as well who are equally harmful to the integrity of the nation. You could have taken a clue from Gen VK Singh joining the BJP, despite being a part of the India Against Corruption movement, rubbing shoulders with Anna Hazare and his associates, including Arvind Kejriwal. You could have looked around to see that none of these guys who started their fight against corruption are with Kejriwal or his party. Kejriwal has no plans to fight corruption. He is only fighting elections (in the name of corruption). Corruption is neither the only problem India faces nor can all problems that India faces be linked to corruption. We all know the problems but we need someone who can speak of solutions.

Why is it okay when AAP uses Vikram's name to campaign for you? I fail to understand AAP's logic in asking votes from people for being slapped, for being a common man (which of course they are not), for having only Rs 500 in pocket (against Rs 2 crores in affidavit), for being attacked, for being victims, etc. AAP should stop presenting itself and its candidates as victims and rather promote leadership traits in the party. Unfortunately, that may not happen because the entire political foundation has been based on the victimization culture.

Bravehearts like Vikram continue to inspire us all our life, no matter what happens. Lastly, I have no points to quote or suggest. After all, I am just one real common man, not the one who proclaims to be so wearing the AAP topi. I can only hope that you and your party stop politicizing a national hero. I welcome you to the political battlefront. I wish you all the very best for the elections and may the best candidate win.

Read Vikram's story at http://www.rediff.com/news/2004/jun/17batra.htm







11 comments:

  1. Oh yes AAP wants to give Kashmir to Pakistan the same way Modi will conquer Pakistna and china for India.
    Affidavit of 2 crore does not mean he has two crores to fight elections. Infact no candidate should fight elections from their own pocket, its morally in correct because then your loyalties stay with urself rather than the people. The same way when modi n rahul contest on big monies of adani n ambani their loyalities stay with them. And you say Vikram would be dissapointed with his mother joining aap ..how do you know? Have you thought of it that being his mother she must have got offers from many parties but she chose to be with AAP, may be Vikram did not approve of BJP's hooliganism and thats why his family is getting offended by Modi'd ghadiyali praise for her son.

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    1. Gaurav, of all the martyrs families, why the Batras? BTW, Ms Batra has already said in an interview that she was approached only by AAP. May be, other parties did not want to politicize or take mileage from a national hero's mother. Mr Adani has clearly stated that he hasn't given a single rupee to any political parties (I know you'll say he is lying because you are Satya Harishchandra's follower, that's okay). And yes, nobody knows who is funding AAP. Just giving out a list saying Ram 500, Shyam 3000, Ajay 1000, Vijay 6000, Sanjay 300, etc doesn't mean the common man is funding them. Anyone can log on to the AAP website and make a payment in anybody's name. The Bajajs and the Jindals seem to very excited about AAP. How do you explain that? Allegations as far as funding are concerned are too many (https://www.facebook.com/drsubramanianswamy/photos/a.118146701658320.18858.107229389416718/399685420171112/?type=1&theater). Care to answer rather than just question and compare and taking the escape route.

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  2. I really liked the language of your blog post. Respectful yet scathing. Except for the part where you suggest Ms. Batra to join BJP, I loved every word of it. I hope our politicians adopt this type of language in giving rebuttals and during debates to put across their points.

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    1. Aniket, thank you. I want to clarify. I said, she should have taken clues from Gen VK Singh joining BJP and deserting Kejriwal & his team. The clue is that there is something wrong with them.

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    2. U r right.Like VK SIngh she should have made numerous statements about being apolitical & used Anna's platform & then joined BJP. And maybe she should also have got chastised by the SC for remembering her true date of birth on the verge of retirement. & then she shd have joined BJP as there is everything right about them: from scam tainted corrupt politicians to porn watching MLAs

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    3. Neha, firstly, I don't think anyone of us can comment over someone like Gen VK Singh. I don't know if you know that he is former Chief of Army staff. It takes great courage, effort, dedication, honesty and hard work to reach that stage in life. Secondly, like a true AAPtard, you don't seem to do a bit of study over what you write/speak. You should do a little effort to find out whether all that Mr AK49 tells you is truth. Gen VK Singh is a highly decorated officer and the first Indian Armed Forces officer to be inducted into the United States Army War College (Class of 2001 graduate) International Fellows Hall of Fame. The world doesn't run by spitting venom on others as the AAP seems to believe. Such things get only a moment of TV space for you. After all, there are equal (or more) wrongs (like the criminal candidates of AAP, Ilmi's statements, AK49's lies & twists, etc) that is there on your end and we could keep endlessly debating on them. Not worth the time. Try to tell the world why you are better and what good can you do, rather than repeatedly speaking what bad others have done.

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    4. you dint talk of Surinder singh ( a soldier who fought in kargil war, who shot 2 terrorists in 26/11, lost his listenening power and retired from army, he ran from post to poles for his pension for 19 months, AAP took his cause and got him justice). He is an MLA from Delhi for AAP. so was he wrong in joining AAP? is he antinaitonal as people say AAP is?? was Kanchan Bhattacharya(First women DGP of india and 2nd women IPS officer after kiran bedi) was AAP candidate.. is she also wrong in joining AAP?? you are totally biased towards AAP. you talk of funding for AAP, but dont talk of funding of BJP which runs into 1000s of crores. please keep an open mind. and kamal kant batra is the mother of a martyr. she knows what to do and what not to do. you talk on negative points of AAP, i agree with you there are many but compare it with others the congress and BJP are far worse.. you dont see the AAP manifesto they struck on the basic needs of the people, the positive points.. they wanted to bring an honest govt in place and development will come on its own with people's efforts.
      but yeah now Modi ji has won, i hope he fulfills his promises. he makes Indians proud. but still i believe you must have an open mind to judge all parties on the same scale.

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  3. Puneet, Rightly said and hard hitting. How can a mother do this? I guess people are again and again proving "politics is the last place for ....."

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  4. Puneet, that was a fine forensic analysis of the issue.... Appreciate your simple yet logical approach... Ur blog is already streaming high on the social media...

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  5. Fine piece of writing. Precise and to the point.

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  6. faadu. to the point

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