PM Narendra Modi, seems to have given a rousing response while addressing troops at Ladakh last week. Not just to the expansionist designs of foreign powers, but also to tweets in Social Media, not befitting leaders and statesmen.
A few days ago, at the height of the Galwan skirmish and standoff, Rahul Gandhi had very uncharitably tweeted Narender Modi or Surrender Modi.
One supposes that one of the best ways sometimes is not to respond directly, but fly high as the eagle. Above all the barbs and mud slinging.
Hans at the Gates
Hopefully Rahul Gandhi may remember and learn from Jesus Christ’s words, “Render unto Caesar, what is Caesar’s and unto the Lord what is the Lord’s”. In Rahul’s case, the above advice could be interpreted as follows. May each one do his or her job sincerely with respect to the specific stakeholder. As a leader of the opposition, Rahul needs to ensure constructive criticism. But also support the nation, armed forces and its leader when the ‘Hans‘ are at the gates.
Forgive the Brahmin for he remembers knows not the Bible
Are we being needlessly critical? Raul Gandhi as a very devout Hindu (a Brahmin wearing the sacred thread, no less) may be forgiven for not remembering much of the Bible, however erudite, he may otherwise be. Regular chanting of Sanskrit slokas has long been believed in India to help build a strong memory. It may not just be the language, but also the consistent chanting in a sing song musical manner. This is being scientifically established of late. So all hope is not lost, even if Raul Vinci is more comfortable with Italian than Sanskrit!