Sonia Gandhi, India’s Lady Macbeth?

Reports of Rajiv Gandhi’s memory being posthumously trivialised appeared in the national media.

There are strong reasons to believe that the legend of Rajiv Gandhi is being misused and abused by none other than his widow Sonia, his offspring Priyanka and Rahul and the very party the late PM had headed.

Rajiv Gandhi is dead.

The Congress party is dying.

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Is Sonia Gandhi essaying the role of Lady Macbeth to finish the Congess party off? Has Rajiv Gandhi’s ghost returned to torment the Congress the way Banquo’s did in the Shakespearean tragedy – Macbeth? [1]

Is the event a grim reminder to the DMK on the eve of the swearing in yet another Jayalalithaa-led government on May 23 2016?

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21 1991.

Rajiv’s widow Sonia Gandhi a.k.a. Edvige Albina Antonia Maino, an alleged double agent of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence and the erstwhile external spying agency – the KGB, has used her late politically naïve husband’s legacy for ends that only aid the enemies of India – within the nation’s borders and beyond.

One can easily discern after reading the horrific tale through the link above that the role of the Indian National Congress’s female head is actually suspect in the foul, cold-blooded murder.

One of her Man-Fridays – P Chidambaram has repeatedly and brazenly lied about the slaying. Those lies continue to remain unchallenged!

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is yet to explain why she met one of her father’s assassins – Nalini Murugan in Vellore in March 2008.

Currently, the United Progressive Alliance’s main ally in Tamil Nadu – the very state where Rajiv was killed – is the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam [DMK] headed by Muthuvelar Karunanidhi. Congress won 8 seats and thus is the third largest group in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. The elections were won by the All India Anna DMK monolith headed by Jayalalithaa. The event is seen as the end of Dravidian brand of politics in Tamil Nadu.

The DMK has been having and continues to have a blow-hot-blow-cold relationship with the Congress.

The DMK government was dismissed by Indira Gandhi in 1975 on charges of corruption.

It was sacked again in 1991 by the coalition government headed by Chandrasekhar. [2]

At Sonia’s behest late Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral’s government was brought down in 1998. The reason: DMK’s Murasoli Maran [3] – then part of the United Front coalition regime’s cabinet – wasn’t dropped despite Congress Party’s repeated demands. The DMK’s role in the conspiracy to murder Rajiv was found ‘suspect’ by the enquiry commission headed by Justice Milap Chand Jain Commission.

An operative sentence from a report in The Hindu:

A report by Justice Milap Chand Jain indicted Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam for providing sanctuary to the LTTE, which it said has helped militants plot the crime.

In the 2009 parliamentary elections, one of Tamil Nadu’s Dalit leaders – Thol Thirumavalavan – a staunch supporter of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam – the very organisation that murdered Rajiv Gandhi – was elected from Chidambaram [reserve] constituency with active support from the Congress!

The 2009 elections of the very secretive man named Chidambaram a.k.a. ‘recount minister’ – from Sivaganga constituency – is itself under a cloud! Incidentally he had heaped praises on Prabhakaran! Now, it is the same Chidambaram, who had broken away from the party to form a regional outfit in Tamil Nadu and who cannot win his own seat from the state, is advising as to how the Congress can be revived!

Chidambaram’s heir apparent son Karti lost his deposit in Sivaganga during the 2014 parliamentary polls.

Like some sore loser, DMK apologists have now begun saying Karunanidhi lost the opportunity to rule in Tamil Nadu only because the Congress was gifted away too many seats – seats that the party could not win. The wheel, as the cliche goes, has turned full circle yet again.

 [1]

Operative excerpts from the relevant scene from the Shakespearean play:

Macbeth upon the man who usurped his throne – seeing the ghost of Banquo:

MACBETH [addressing the ghost]

Thou canst not say I did it: never shake thy gory locks at me.

LADY MACBETH My lord is often thus,

 And hath been from his youth.

 The fit is momentary; upon a thought

 [to Macbeth]

Are you a man?

MACBETH Ay, and a bold one, that dare look on that

 Which might appall the devil.

LADY MACBETH O proper stuff!

 This is the very painting of your fear:

 This is the air-drawn dagger which, you said,

 Led you to Duncan. O, these flaws and starts,

 Impostors to true fear, would well become

 A woman’s story at a winter’s fire,

 Authorized by her grandam. Shame itself!

 Why do you make such faces? When all’s done,

 You look but on a stool.

MACBETH Why, what care I? If thou canst nod, speak too.

 If charnel-houses and our graves must send …

[2]

Operative portions from the relevant Wikipedia dossier:

On 30 January 1991, the DMK government which had come to power after winning the 1989, was dismissed by the Indian Prime minister Chandrasekhar using Article 356 of the Indian Constitution. President’s rule was imposed on Tamil Nadu from 31 January. The reason cited for the dismissal was the deterioration of law and order in the state and the DMK’s alleged closeness to the LTTE. The union law minister Subramanian Swamy, cited (among others) the assassination of the Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) office bearers in Chennai on 19 June 1990 by the LTTE as the proof of collusion between the DMK government and the LTTE. The Samajwadi Janata Party government of Chandrasekhar at the centre was dependent on the outside support of Rajiv Gandhi’s Congress, which in turn was an ally of the ADMK in Tamil Nadu. The dismissal followed pressure on the Chandrasekhar government by the Congress and ADMK to dismiss the DMK government. The Chandrasekhar government fell on March 1991 after the Congress withdrew its outside support. Fresh elections for both the Indian parliament and Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly were scheduled for June 1991.

[3]

Operative excerpt from a personal blog on the late MGR:

I heard from my friend, the late Murasoli Maran, the above details. Maran had added tongue in cheek thus: You are supposed to be a wonder-kid investigative journalist. Did you bother finding out why I and my children live separately from the home of my uncle [Karunanidhi] – located just two buildings away? After all, that home is large enough to hold both of our families.

I had replied in the negative.

Maran senior revealed that he had learnt that some of Karunanidhi’s male offspring played indecent voyeurs as his wife Mallika [mother of Kalanidhi and Dayanidhi] took her morning bath when the nephew had stayed with his uncle as one joint family. Maran senior was referred to as the conscience of Karunanidhi. If this statement was to be true, Karunanidhi’s conscience had little respect for him.

Author: haritsv

42 years' unblemished record of being an investigative journalist. Print quality journalist in 3 languages - English, Tamil, Hindi. Widely travelled, worldwide. Cantankerous and completely honest.

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