Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) members on Monday attacked state Samajwadi Party chief Abu Azmi inside the legislature after he insisted on taking his oath as a legislator in Hindi. His insistence, am sure, does not stem from his love for the national language but from a deep rooted desire to be in the limelight at any cost. Yet, the incident is nothing short of shameful and disgusting.
Street violence has ousted democracy. Is nothing sacred? Politics has been redefined by the neo fascists. Linguistic chauvinism has scaled new heights and the credit goes to Mr. Raj Thackeray and his bunch of goons who dare to call themselves ‘Ministers’ in our Legislative Assembly. Their being there reflects sorely on our educated electorate who did not bother to come out and vote and assisted in the gradual demise of democracy. If there is no participation of the citizen in elections it is not democracy.