Saturday, 5 September 2009

High Profile Political Deaths in India

YSR's death is being discussed and covered like that of a national leader. The media now a days is very successful in creating a high class suspense thriller out of a terrorist attack or a politicians death. People love to watch the high octane drama, even though later on they may criticise the same.

But we are not here to look at the functioning of the media.

I made list a of the premature & untimely deaths among the Indian political leadership. The scales are tipped heavily on the side of congress.

The list :

Congress : Indira Gandhi & Rajiv Gandhi (Assassinations); Rajesh Pilot, Dr. Shrikant Jichkar (Road accidents); Madhav Rao Scindia, O.P Jindal & YSR (Air crash).

BJP's share has not been alarmingly high in Pramod Mahajan (Shot) & Sahib Singh Verma (Road accident).

The scales seem to be clearly tipping in the side of the congress.

Is it because they are the major political party and in power mostly and hence its leaders were targets of assassination attempts and that they get to travel by choppers and chartered flights?

Or is it because of some mysterious orchestration by destiny?

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