oppn parties AIADMK: Disgusting Public Show of Chamchagiri

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  • Trouble brews in Bihar JD(U)-BJP alliance as Bihar police asks special branch officers to keep tabs on RSS activities
  • Trust vote in Karnataka assembly today. With rebel MLAs deciding to stay away after the SC order, the Congress-JD(S) government is likely to fall as it does not have the numbers
  • Amit Shah says the government will identify and deport illegal immigrants from all parts of the country
  • Reports from Pakistan confirm that Hafiz Saeed has been arrested and sent to jail
  • After the SC order, Karnataka Speaker says he will go by the Constitution in deciding on the resignations of the 16 MLAs
  • Rebel MLAs say they will not attend the trust vote on Thursday
  • Supreme Court rules that rebel MLAs cannot be forced to attend the assembly and vote in the floor test
  • Both the Centre and the Assam government have sought re-verification of up to 20% of draft NRC data
  • Pakistan opens its airspace for Indian planes
  • Dilapidated building collapses in Mumbai, killing more than 10 people while many were still trapped
  • Kulbhushan Jadhav case verdict to be delivered today by the ICJ
  • A Vistara flight landed in Lucknow with just 5 to 10 minutes of fuel left in the tank
  • Supreme Court to decide on Karnataka MLAs plea today
  • Karnataka alliance to face floor test on Thursday
  • China says that the next Dalai Lama will be appointed by it
International Court of Justice agrees with India, stays Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution. It asks Pakistan to allow consular access to the accused.
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AIADMK: Disgusting Public Show of Chamchagiri

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Sunil Garodia By our team of in-house writers.
Second rung politicians in India are famous for their chamchagiri and groveling before the Supreme leader. From “Indira is India and India is Indira” to “Narendra Modi is God’s gift to India” right down to a politician in Puducherry carrying Rahul Gandhi’s footwear, there are no limits to which these people can descend to in order to show their loyalty to their respective ‘deities.’

So the news that the Tamil Nadu cabinet met, with O Paneerselvam presiding, with an empty chair and a prominently displayed photograph of hospitalized CM Jayalalitha did not evoke much response as it was a mild show of loyalty. After all, if Bharat could rule Ayodhya with Lord Ram’s sandals placed on the throne, AIADMK mandarins can also do so for their presiding deity, their Amma. It is just a symbolic gesture, meant to assure the fanatic party workers and the Supreme leader both, that no one is going to usurp her rightful place till she recovers or, God forbid, worse happens.

But there should be a difference in eulogizing in party forums or press conferences and such displays in cabinet meetings. Meetings of the state cabinet are serious affairs, conducted to take decisions on governance. Apart from a resolution supporting her and wishing her speedy recovery, the meeting should have been conducted in a businesslike manner. The whole world knows no AIADMK leader has the gumption to even look Jaya in the eye, let alone go against her or stage a bloodless coup in her absence. Hence, the public chamchagiri was in bad taste and should be avoided