A report on NDTV.com -
Addressing a public meeting last night, Chidambaram said he had met Prabhakaran and talked with him for hours. "He (Prabhakaran) was not our enemy. We were opposed to the path chosen by him."
Is he trying to say that basically Prabhakaran is a good guy but the path which he has adopted is wrong hence he should be revered? Would the same thinking be applied by Mr.Chidambaram to all criminals/terrorists/anti social elements?
Is this what we would like to hear from our Home Minister?
This worries me about the garden path that we are being led on.
Another report about the railway accident in which 50 people lost their lives has our Railway Minister stating thus -
"I am suspicious about the cause of the accident," Banerjee told reporters when asked about the circumstances that led to the mishap.
"We have some doubt in our mind. Whatever happened is not casual thing. We will take all strong steps against those who are behind this," she said before proceeding for the accident site.
She feels it is not casual! I mean who would, specially in an accident where 50 people have lost their lives? And if she says she has some doubts, that indicates that she must have anticipated something like this to happen. And if she did, why was prevention not preferred to cure?
In their squabble of power politics how much has the citizen to suffer?
I solicit answers.