Someone: Not the right time to talk on his allegations. 63  people died across the state so far some are heart attack and some are suicide cases.

Me: How can I be so sure that the person was shocked because of a certain death or any other ailment he had?

To take this further, shocks happen when you have absolutely no clue of the news and you suddenly get that “X” happened. In this case, there was a build-up of a missing helicopter for over 24 hours and hence any shock that someone is dead was not supposed to be a shock. If they were so concerned, they were closely following the news and probably already had the idea that the people are dead. That is not to say that people didn’t really get shocked, but it is highly unlikely. To get media attention, there might have been wrong reports and wrong attribution.

Someone: We are nothing to do with his newspaper and news channel and steel plants rather than some employment to the public.

Me: Why so? There should be a thorough investigation into where the money came from to start up a news channel. I am not able to build a bloody room for myself and people go setting up their own steel plants? If I stopped paying the taxes that is being used in ways I don’t know (leading to Naxalite activities), I could at least think of loaning my own house. That steel plant is profiting from your money. Everyone has the right of question.

This is not just about Andhra Pradesh or this particular incident. This is about how we go about justifying actions about anyone who is dead. Going to the deathbed doesn’t mean you automatically become an angel and escape scrutiny.

We really need to change this attitude – “blah opened up two hospitals and three schools” and so they must’ve been really nice. Come on, you can’t stay in power by just building elephant figures and your own statues everywhere. You have to achieve public work, and almost every politician achieves that by merely following what the bureaucrats tell them to (so that they remain in good books).

I don’t trust media’s conclusions – they are biased, tilted and most of them have a single source, so there’s no cross-verification. That doesn’t mean we all go out in our own chartered helicopters, but that we don’t form any judgments and always remain in this fuzzy state of stupidity where we really don’t know what the exact truth is.

2 Replies to “YSR”

  1. There is no second opinion that YSR was indeed a man with vision for farmers. Most of his work was not idealized by the office babus, instead it was YSR who laid out the plan according to which he was able to get the officers to get going after it. Like there are 2 sides of a coin, which are not known to each other, YSR too had his own personal agenda.

    Building up massive electricity production companies in the name of benamis and there by creating a demand for power by announcing schemes like ‘Free Power’ etc., he definitely had lot of personal motives. You should watch the Devils advocate series with YSR by Karan Thapar made it very clear that this guy was indeed a spoiled and corrupt brat under the mask of reforming CM. In order to prevent any kind of inquiry into all such allegations and the money made by his fellow MLA’s, their party is bringing in his son Jagan into the big picture as future CM.

    Can’t resist these folks amassing huge wealth from no where while the normal folks like us are struggling day in and out to make a comfortable living. Shame on our system which is full of corrupt minds in control of power.

  2. @Mohan: It will take may be a hundred years, but I am sure this system will succeed with the right kind of people running it. To get the right kind of leaders, we first need to fix the followers and that is us. :) That is what will take a hundred years.

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