Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Letter To Prime Minister

I got this forwarded letter in my mailbox from a Mumbai resident whose name I have withheld as I don't know if such a person exists, and if they do, I don't want them to be inundated with unwanted letters/mails/calls. The letter certainly drives a couple of points home...

Dear Mr. Prime Minister

I am a typical mouse from Mumbai. In the local train compartment which has a capacity of 100 persons, I travel with 500 more mice. Mice at least squeak but we don't even do that.
Today I heard your speech. In which you said 'NO BODY WOULD BE SPARED'. I would like to remind you that fourteen years have passed since the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai took place. Dawood was the main conspirator. Till today he is not caught. All our bolywood actors, our builders, our Gutka king meets him but your Government can not catch him. Reason is simple; all your ministers are hand in glove with him. If any attempt is made to catch him everybody will be exposed. Your statement 'NOBODY WOULD BE SPARED' is nothing but a cruel joke on the unfortunate people of India.

Enough is enough. After seeing the terrorist attack carried out by about a dozen young boys I realize that if the same thing continues, the day is not away when terrorists will attack by air, destroy our nuclear reactor and there will be one more Hiroshima.

We the people are left with only one mantra. Womb to Bomb to Tomb. You promised Mumbaikars a Shanghai; what you have given us is Jalianwala Baug.

Today only your home minister resigned. What took you so long to kick out this joker? Only reason was that he was loyal to the Gandhi family. Loyalty to Gandhi family is more important than blood of innocent people, isn't it?

I have been born and bought up in Mumbai for the last fifty eight years. Believe me corruption in Maharashtra is worse than that in Bihar. Look at all the politicians..Sharad Pawar, Chagan Bhujbal, Narayan Rane, Bal Thackray , Gopinath Munde, Raj Thackray, Vilasrao Deshmukh are all rolling in money. Vilasrao Deshmukh is one of the worst Chief Ministers I have seen. His only business is to increase the FSI every other day, make money and send it to Delhi so Congress can fight the next election. Now the clown has found a new way and will increase FSI for fisherman so they can build concrete houses right on the sea shore. Next time terrorists can comfortably live in those houses, enjoy the beauty of the sea and then attack Mumbai at their will.

Recently I had to purchase house in Mumbai. I met about two dozen builders. Everybody wanted about 30% in black. A common person like me knows this and with all your intelligence agencies & CBI you and your finance minister are not aware of it. Where does all the black money go? To the underworld isn't it? Our politicians take help of these goondas to vacate people by force. I myself was a victim of it. If you have time please come to me, I will tell you everything.

If this had been a land of fools, idiots, then I would not have ever cared to write this letter. Just see the tragedy..on one hand we are reaching the moon, people are so intelligent. And on the other side you politicians have converted nectar into deadly poison. I am everything.. Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Schedule caste, OBC, Muslim OBC, Christian Schedule caste, Creamy Schedule caste. Only what I am not is INDIAN. You politicians have raped every part of mother India by your policy of divide and rule.

Take the example of former president Abdul Kalam. Such an intelligent person, such a fine human being. You politicians didn't even spare him. Your party, along with opposition, joined hands, because politicians feels they are supreme and there is no place for good people.

Dear Mr Prime Minister you are one of the most intelligent people, most learned person. Just wake up, be a real SARDAR. First and foremost expose all selfish politicians. Ask Swiss banks to give names of all Indian account holders. Give reins of the CBI to an independent agency. Let them find the wolves among us. There will be political upheaval but that will be better than the dance of death which we are witnessing every day. Just give us an ambience where we can work honestly and without fear. Let there be rule of law. Everything else will be taken care of.

Choice is yours Mr. Prime Minister. Do you want to be led by one person or do you want to lead a nation of 100 Crore people?


The knife said...

your letter writer was being kind...after the serial blasts there were the uncontrolled riots, the train blasts, the Gateway blasts, the rapes in police chowkis, the train blasts, the jack boot beatings...and I am not counting natural disasters like the floods

Scarlett said...

I am as disillusioned with the Government as anybody else is. What makes me even angrier that we just never seem to learn. Instead of trying to prevent such things from happening in the future, we indulge in blame games & go back to our "chalta hai" attitude. Just watch as it happens again.

Trailblazer said...

This letter has been doing a lot of rounds. Some are saying the editor of TOI Mumbai wrote this.

The knife said...

but what do we do? how many of us have the stomach to bring the city to standstill like they did at Bngkok, Tiananmen, Berlin and years back during our independence or the Naxal movement? Those were people like us

Scarlett said...

@Trailblazer - I too heard the TOI Mumbai Editor wrote the letter but I have my doubts b/c the letter was ridden with grammatical errors, something you wouldn't expect from the Editor of a leading English newspaper.

@Knife - This is not the same kind of war as our war of independence. But the rights that democracy accords us are a great tool to bring about that change.

The knife said...

Yes factually it is not like the war of independence but in spirit it is like the 'struggle' for freedom. Weigh the options. You vote Congress out you get LK, Modi. You vote Congress out here you get Udhav/ Raj. You vote CPm out you get Mamata. things will change only when people like us get involved. At least the Milind Deoras and the Shaina NCs strike a chord when they talk. I know a lot of people admired the US process recently. But I know friends there, one a big bank exec, another an academic http://www.blackfunk.org/funk/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=206 who got on the ground and actually worked in the electoral process. I think most people who are similar to backgrounds like you and me don't get really involved in the electoral process