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Old 4th March 2021, 10:32   #166
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Can anyone guess the reason behind this sudden move.
Someone whose desperation for publicity is well known...now wants ECI to do this.

Oh sorry, the ECI is just doing its job. Gotta keep our mouths zipped.

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Old 4th March 2021, 11:11   #167
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Someone whose desperation for publicity is well known...now wants ECI to do this.

Oh sorry, the ECI is just doing its job. Gotta keep our mouths zipped.

Cheers,

Jay
Well, from what I hear he has COVID certificates to replace all this. I actually think the opposition did a mistake here. Some pics like the one attached were going viral.
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Old 6th March 2021, 21:18   #168
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- He did The threat of licence revocation for something that's protected under the constitution is a crime and should infact be investigated.
My 2c is that one should be able to call another a buffoon to the face, if asked.
If someone walks up to you and calls you one, you can do as you deem fit, knowing that a battery/assault charge is one lapse of judgement away.

But threatening the livelihood of individuals at the pump when people barely have enough going around - I shudder to think of what will come of this place. I come from a lineage of armymen - though my knees held me back, I cannot help but ask whether the whole country today reduced to authoritarianism where blackmail and unilateralism is getting the better of the so-called democracy and constitutional rights?

I've seen worse - I've seen people done in for way less in life.
You've all read of that teacher who was shot cause she asked someone to not honk, whilst on a rikshaw!
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I cannot help but ask whether the whole country today reduced to authoritarianism where blackmail and unilateralism is getting the better of the so-called democracy and constitutional rights?
Yes. Yes, it is.

Anybody who says different is kidding themselves. Having some famous 1 percent talking heads appear on news media and scream against the government isn't "freedom". People say "Look, THEY get to say whatever they want about the government and their policies, HOW can you say there's no freedom? Can anyone do this in CHINA?!"

Yeah well, most of those have massive social media presence, journalists on speed dial and possibly even private security. Can the common man do the same? Without fear of being lynched or worse, harm to his loved ones?

The fault also lies in our esteemed opposition. In a healthy, vibrant democracy, the opposition plays an important role, supportive when the people in power do good for the country's populace and like a sharp watch dog when they don't. Here though.. *sigh*

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Yes. Yes, it is.


The fault also lies in our esteemed opposition, though. In a healthy, vibrant democracy, the opposition plays an important role, supportive when the people in power do good for the country's populace and like a sharp watch dog when they don't. Here though.. *sigh*
Couldn't agree with you more! I always wondered why the Opposition never stands up for the victim. And this was during the previous governments as well, not just this one. I would go so far as to say that many issues created by the previous governments have to be blamed on the opposition - they have the authority to prevent those in power from misusing their office. Much of what is happening now is misuse of power. Also, note how they cheerfully colluded to create electoral bonds.
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I always wondered why the Opposition never stands up for the victim.
The sad thing is that here, the "victim" is the entirety of India's middle class. It's always been the easiest to gently squeeeeze the life out of the hardworking, aspirational common man 'for the greater good'.

Who's greater good, you ask?

Oh no no no. That won't do. Don't be seditious.
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