Monday, November 08, 2010

Unadulterated loyalty

[Three Bengalis from M.J. Akbar - Author and Veteran Journalist - Oct 25, 2010 2:04 PM In Third Eye: India Today Column November 1-7, 2010
Subhas Chandra Bose was undermined by Mahatma Gandhi with a rare pious savagery. … The Marxists inherited the Bose mantle, because Bose’s party withered in the absence of his charismatic leadership. … The baffling anomaly is that the CPI(M), a party that has ruled Bengal for more than three decades through a thesis that reconciled the antithesis between Marx and religion, stopped its pre-eminent Bengali leader, Jyoti Basu, from becoming India’s first Bengali Prime Minister.]

[Is India a 'Hindu' State? Rising Kashmir - 23 Oct 2010
Even Jaswant Singh of BJP has absolved Jinnah and holds Pandit Nehru responsible for partition. In any case, the partition could have ushered in peace and ...

[SP leaders welcome Azam's return to party Times of India - Nov 7, 2010
ALLAHABAD: The district president of Samajwadi Party, minority cell, ... SP district general secretary Mohd Israel said the return of Azam Khan would boost ...]

Jaswant Singh is back in BJP and Azam Khan in SP, but such luck is unlikely for Somnath Chatterjee. This is an admirable stand on the part of the CPI(M) as far as ideology and loyalty are concerned.

The Heehs imbroglio, likewise, has put the faith and devotion of the followers of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo to test. Their teachings are amply clear on how to act on such occasions. [TNM] 

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