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India was better off under British rule: Mohan Bhagwat – The Times of India

February 22, 2012 8 comments

What can children do, which Mohan Bhagwat cannot do? Why is the head of India’s largest social organization (maybe even the world’s) feeling so helpless?

Anna and RSS  |  Cartoonist - R Prasad; source-nrisecularvoice.blogspot.com  |  Clik for larger image.

Anna and RSS | Cartoonist - R Prasad; source-nrisecularvoice.blogspot.com | Clik for larger image.

Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said,

“After Independence, the dominance of rich and powerful people in politics and rising inflation have worsened the country’s situation, which is worse than what it was during the British rule.”

Speaking at a function organized by Bhonsala Military School (BMS) to celebrate its platinum jubilee year in Nashik on Monday, Bhagwat said, “All political parties were in power some or the other time during the last 64 years since Independence, but the situation has not improved. Hence, citizens must introspect over what went wrong.”

Stating the importance of imparting education through the mother tongue, he said, “Today, there is an insistence on education in a foreign language (English), instead of education in the mother tongue. As a result, the importance of the foreign language has increased to a large extent in the country.” (via India was better off under British rule: Mohan Bhagwat – The Times of India).

Why the RSS chief feeling so helpless?  What can those children do?  |  Cartoonist Surendra in The Hindu; image source & courtesy - churumuri.wordpress.com  |  Click for source image.

Why the RSS chief feeling so helpless? What can those children do? | Cartoonist Surendra in The Hindu; image source & courtesy - churumuri.wordpress.com | Click for source image.

Defeatist rhetoric

Just what is the logic of making defeatist statements like this, Shri Bhagwat? Forget children, this cannot be said even to adults.

Unless … one has data.

Has concentration of wealth been increasing? There is some evidence to show an uptick in that trend in the last 20 years – compared to the earlier 20 years. Or to some other countries.

But a comparison of the Indian economy during the colonial period and now in terms of concentration of wealth has not been adequately researched or studied.

Simple test

Even without any econometric data, there is a simple way to test the quality of British administrators. If the British were indeed, such great administrators, why is Britain itself in such bad shape?

I wonder on what basis Bhagwat has planted this idea in the minds of school children at Nashik?

If Shri Bhagwat, the head of India’s largest social organization is feeling so defeated, he should shut down RSS. Why is he not activating his cadres to change this. If RSS can support Anna Hazare’s hare-brained ideas, why are they so lost here?

Is Mohan Bhagwat wanting the return of British rule?


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