27th August 2011
Don’t taunt MPs, Kiran Bedi. If you can do better, show how it is done
Kiran Bedi said the other day: "India is Anna, Anna is India". Such glorification of anyone is totally inappropriate, and fortunately other members of IAC dissociated themselves with such claims.
Today, it has been reported that:
After meeting Hazare, the MPs [from BJP: Dilip Gandhi, Gopinath Munde and Ananth Kumar] had just begun speaking to reporters. Spotting them, Bedi snatched a towel from a compere on stage, pulled it over her face and compared MPs to newly-wed women who hid their faces behind veils. “Yeh neta ghunghat ke peeche shakal chhupaate hain. Sansad ke bahar kuchh bolte hain aur andar kuchh bolte hain. Inko boliye yeh sansad ke andar jo bolenge hum wahi sunenge.”
Cheered by the crowd, Bedi went on: “Inse puchhiye yeh kal kya kahenge (Ask them what are they going to say tomorrow).” At this, the crowd began chanting “chor chor… go back, go back”. The three leaders made a quick exit.
Om Puri said: “Yeh anpadh hain, inka kya background hai? Aadhe se zyaada MP ganwaar hain… hum dekhte hain TV pe, yeh kaise ladte hain House mein (They are illiterate, what is their background? More than half are rustic. On TV, we see them fighting in the House.”)He then said that anybody who secures less than 60 per cent marks in an examination should be denied a chance to contest elections. “Before giving election tickets to anyone, we should make them take an exam. If they don’t score above 60 per cent, don’t give them a ticket,” he said.“Yeh kya karte hain MP. Paanch saal tak aish karte hain, lootate hain desh ko… main jaanta hoon inko, inke gharon mein kya hai, mein jaanta hoon, aur inke background ko bhi (What do the MPs do? They enjoy the five years, loot the country. I know them, I know what they possess, I know their background).”