Thursday, February 24, 2005

Idle worship - A post by Amit Varma

I agree with this. Hypocrisy is what bugs me....And I do not understand HOW a temple of a SPENT leader can be important from the "tourism point of view"....

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Some people in Gwalior are opening a temple dedicated to the former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. A gentleman named Vijay Singh Chauhan, a lawyer by profession, is the man behind the project. He says, "The temple will be a source of inspiration for future generations and will be important from the tourism point of view." Vajpayee's idol will be installed in the temple on December 25, his 80th birthday anniversary, after being dipped "in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers". What astonishes and repels me is that, at the time of writing, Vajpayee hasn't yet spoken out against this. Is this how he wants to be remembered, as the idol of an irrational bunch of zealots? On the other hand, he did lead the political arm of the Sangh Parivar for quite some time, didn't he?
amit varma.....................


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