Biggest joke of the year, at least until now -- Yogi Adityanath's government completes 100 days in power in UP, and he himself evaluates his governance and gives 100/100 for himself!
What did improve in UP than shutting down slaughter houses and stopping 'bapujis' of government offices from chewing beetle leaves and spitting around?
Working in a media firm, I hear at least a couple of reports of gang rapes or someone getting killed in broad daylight in UP by cow vigilantes. I'm not saying UP has become worse after Yogi but if this was the situation even before, what did actually improve there if the women, children and some men just because they belong to Islam by faith are not safe in that state still?
And one of the highlights projected by the Yogi was the success of the unofficial (maybe official) anti-Romeo squads for the protection of women in the state!
Ever since then we've had more and more YouTube videos of some unruly uncouth gangs of guys brutally beating up unsuspecting teenage couples whiling away their time in public places like parks and other places, while even married women and even minor girls are getting abducted and gang raped in broad daylight!
And when the walls of government offices are being washed off the stains of beetle juices of 'bapujis' there's no one to question the walls of railways stations and other public places getting stained by the blood of people who are killed just in the suspicion of eating or possessing the meat of "holy cow."
I know for one thing that Adolf Hitler was a staunch vegetarian himself and he was a fundamentalist to the core and if I'm not wrong, most of the Nazis followed his principles.
And as history would have it, there's no doubt Hitler was one of the most powerful person in the history of human race and so was Saddam Hussein, Mummar Gaddafi, Idi Amin and the likes -- they were all very powerful people in their own times and had great fan followings too. How else could they have held a whole country under their thump?
But is just being 'powerful' the sign of a successful leader?
I don't think our history teaches us that just 'chest thumping' is the way to being a successful leader.
Leaders will come to rule us but we have ourselves to survive...