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June 23, 2006

Should Rahul be forgiven? – The jury’s out!!!

Filed under: My Cup of Socie-Tea — Santhosh @ 10:21 PM

In continuation of my previous post : Should Rahul be forgiven?

The poll results are out.
And the results are not exactly too surprising.

In Bangalore
60% have replied that Yes, they are willing to forgive him, and are also ready to accept him as a leader.
20% say that he can be forgiven, but a definite No to future politics.
11% have voted that they would never ever forgive him. Yayyyyy!!!
9% have replied that they are content to wait and watch.

A look at the other major cities gives a much more startling analysis of the percentage of people who are ready to forgive him AND want him to be in active politics.

Delhi – 70%
Mumbai – 55.5%
Kolkata – a whopping 75% (3/4th majority eh?)

To quote one of the respondents, Meenakshi, “he is neither a terrorist nor a hardened criminal,so he can be granted a full pardon….”
Gandhian school of thought eh?
Well my fair Lady, crimes are supposed to be judged based on the particular action, not on the protagonist.
If Rahul is supposedly so very goody goody, where did the drug abuse come up from?
And by the way i never knew that terrorists were given any special grant to down some Coke.

A major part of the turnaround from public anger to ‘understanding’ and now to sympathy has been the media. The way they have been parading him on the first pages….
Poor Rahul!
‘Just’ roti and dal!
Sleeping on the floor!

Well, what else does one expect in a jail.
Air conditioned suites with water beds and plasma tv’s with digital dolby?

Someone who abuses drugs, who has let down the trust people had on him, gets this sort of treatment. And compare this with the contempt the press reserves for the poor man who steals a loaf to feed his family, or the father who avenges those who’ve dishonored his daughter!

So is it the media who decide public opinion. Rather than project public opinion.

My judgement?
Have a fair trial, bar him from politics, and if that is too harsh, ask him to do some 200 hours of community service if he is to entertain hopes.

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