The Big Brand of Secularism

Voters in this country in this season of elections are very confused. Basically they have been entrusted to decide as who is secular and who is communal. Precisely, the main task is to decide who is communal. However secularism has always been a funning subject in our country. It has been so funny that even comedy shows would fail to entertain the public as this concept can do! 

At present there are three big brands in market of secularism and communal-ism; namely Rahula Gandhi, Mulayam Singh and Narendra Modi. The pioneer brand these days is Mr. Rahul Gandhi and he is very much worried about influence of ISI on Muslim youth of Muzzfarnagar and he finds RSS and BJP to be the reason for the same. 

NOTA Can Never be a Right Option

These days, intellectuals are so fond of None of the Above (NOTA). They are praising it as panacea of all the problems of Indian political system. NOTA is being said to be an effective tool in the hands of common man of the country to find the solution to non-performing governments and public representatives. But as a citizen of this country, I have different opinion altogether. It is a negative idea itself for a democracy and any democracy cannot afford to be empowered on the foundations of negative ideas. There is need for affirmative ideas and actions to make the government and public representatives more responsive towards people.