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CONGRESS SCORNS HARTALS
New Delhi, November 9
With bandhs affecting normal life the Kerala unit of the Congress on Monday said it was likely to take a decision soon on avoiding such modes of protest. “A decision to this effect is likely to be taken soon,” state party chief Ramesh Chennithala said at the World Economic Forum India Summit here.
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“As a major political party in the opposition in Kerala we are seriously considering not having hartals. Our party committee has discussed it in detail. A final decision has not been taken,” Chennithala said. Noting that as a political party in a democracy the Congress had a right to demonstrate and protest he said people were suffering because of the age-old mode of agitation. “There are other ways in which we can protest. In a few days we are coming out with a decision on not calling for hartals. Personally, I am not in favour of hartals”, he said.(The New Indian Express, Thiruvananthapuram, Tuesday, November 10, 2009)
This is the surest indication that the Congress Party has its fingers on the pulse of the people.
And the party appears to be maturing, and reasserting its faith in principles.
If the Congress can liberate this state from strikes, they will win in the state hands down at every poll. So disgusted are the people of Kerala at the political goons unleashing violence and disrupting normal life in the form of hartals and bandhs.
KUDOS to the New Indian Express, Kerala edition, too for its earnest and dogged campaign against strikes and for sensitizing the political parties into paying heed to the voice of the people for which the paper provided a platform to express their loud and disgusted clamour against bandhs.
Time for the blogsphere to become proactive. While the Congress party is discussing the issue, the blogsphere must speak. It must resound with anti-bandh sentiments, with loud cheers for the Congress party for considering this very very progressive decision.
Every blogger should contribute her/his mite to this good cause which alone can SAVE KERALA.
This is the golden opportunity for the blogsphere which is labeled as the haven for armchair critics to show that it is more than that.
Yes. We bloggers can make a difference.