Narendra Modi as India’s Prime Minister?
Many people do not want him there, and there are many people who want him there. This post is not about that.
This post is about the anglophiles, and anglo subservient people at the top in India. They think that SPEAKING ENGLISH is a skill which is essential in life. Typically upper caste, well educated, some exposure to Oxbridge, these guys can speak on a lot of topics – but had not done much.
For them ‘Cannot speak English’ is not just a disqualification, it MEANS such people should not hold any post of significance. All this came from Nehru (Anglophile Grade 1), Jinnah, etc. and has done a lot of harm for the people of this land.
Go back to the 1970s. Cricket was played in Bombay, Madras, Bangalore, and of course Delhi. Commentators like Talyarkhan, Vijay Merchant, etc. would speak in the Queen’s English and I am not sure if SM Gavaskar would have been chosen if he did not have a degree from St. Zavier’s (or equivalent).
Then came a guy named Kapil Dev. No English, only cricket. Got selected, Hindi commentary was introduced. So suddenly a person who could not speak the Queen’s English could captain India, AND win the world cup.
SO WE WENT HINDI and conquered the world.
Then the flood gates opened. Today cricketers do not consider lack of English as a big stumbling block to their international success.
I hope Na Mo does that to Indian politics.
We need somebody who would put all out bureaucrats, judiciary, journos who flaunt English as a knowledge qualification and hide their lack of subject knowledge. It is time we got rid of the anglophiles and anglo subservient. We must be the only country agonising over electing a PM who does not know some other country’s National Language. I am sure Russia, Germany, China, Japan – would not even understand what are we cribbing about.
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