Use of 'Gandhi chashma' doesn't mean India is changing, Gandhian thinker Subba Rao slams PM Modi
Gandhian thinker Dr. S N Subba Rao has criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's way of working saying that the Central government is fooling the people by using the spectacles of Mahatma Gandhi. According to him, the country cannot be changed merely by using images of the Gandhian spectacles.
Rao said that people are running away after committing corruption but the government is doing nothing to nab them.
Commenting on the debate of Jinnah's portrait in Aligarh Muslim University, Rao absolved Jinnah of the accusation of being the architect of India's partition. He said that Jinnah is not responsible for India's partition, he was a secular thinker and the first mention of two countries was made by Veer Savarkar in his book 'Hindutva', where he had conceived a theory of separate nations for Hindus and Muslims.
He said that when Jinnah's portrait was hung in the AMU student union hall even the name of Pakistan had not formed in Jinnah's mind, but Veer Savarkar had already discussed the two-nation theory in detail in his book in 1924. So Jinnah cannot not be called the architect of India's partition.
He also said that the crimes against innocent young kids should stop immediately and the government should take strict action against anyone accused of such crimes as this tarnishes the name of the country. He said that every man has to change his thinking and intolerance should not be allowed to proliferate in this country. The way people are being killed for petty reasons all over the country, it does not go well with its image as Gandhi's India.
He said that Gandhi had thought of a violence-free and alcohol/drug-free India where nobody sleeps hungry and the citizens are happy and satisfied, but this India is just the opposite of what Gandhi had envisioned.
Supporting prohibition on alcohol, Rao said that since ban on alcohol has been made effective in Bihar, the condition of the state has improved a lot and crime has also gone down. He demanded that alcohol be prohibited in the entire country.
Rao had arrived in Agra to attend the 123rd birth anniversary of Gandhi thinker and first MP of Agra Seth Achal Singh.