Friday, May 13, 2011

Proposing new flag for India

Those who have keen interests in politics have been closely watching outcome of the Assembly elections that took place in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal and Assam in April 2011. Timing of this election was very interesting. It came in the backdrop of much fanfare on various scams that put India on back-foot on international stage such as 2G spectrum allotment scam, Adarsh land scam, Common Wealth Games(CWG) scam, ISRO band allocation scam. BJP was predicting to open an account in Left bastion Kerala as per Speaker of the Opposition Ms. Sushma Swaraj. Unless you took her seriously, the outcome was not unexpected, nevertheless disappointing. No, its not disappointing because Hindu nationalist BJP could only manage 3 out of a whopping total of 824 assembly seats of all 4 states combined. It is not only because "real red" Mamata Banerjee will replace the 33 year old Marxist rule in WB. Many political pandits have described her as "far-left" leader. It is also because Kerala again has gone to UDF(United Democratic Front) which is Pro-Sharia law alliance led by INC(Indian National Congress). Assam has gone to Congress too. Not just that Congress won, BJP came down to 3/4 from 10. There, as Guwahati based friend on twitter(@rajudasonline) mentioned it was a choice between corrupt BUT performing Congress and corrupt PLUS non-performing AGP(Assom Gan Parishad) which is an ally of BJP. Gist is, anyway you look at it, Hindus are routed from political scene in all these states. If we extrapolate these trends well up to 2050, here is how our new national flag could just be :) Cheers!