They just go on insulting the society and yet form a Samajwadi Party?
Mulayam, who is known to be one of the most cunning politicians in the nation, had also courted controversy in January 2012 when he said that his party, if voted to power, would ensure government jobs for rape victims. He might have thought something similar this time as well. But what sort of politics is this?
Just a couple of days back, we heard another senior SP leader Azam Khan making shocking remark politicising the Indian Army. He said it was the Muslim soldiers who earned the country a victory in the Kargil War of 1999.
In October last year, another senior SP leader Naresh Agarwal held the victims responsible for rape. "They should pay attention to their clothes," he said.
The government of Akhilesh Singh Yadav also drew ire in the past for naming victims of rape in Muzaffarnagar, where deadly riots took place last year.
We have also seen how an honest woman IAS officer was targetted by the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh after she began a crusade against illegal mining. And earlier in 2013, another SP leader named Raja Bhaiya was accused in the murder of a senior police officer.
Women, soldiers, lawkeepers, bureaucrats are targetted
So, though called a Samajwadi Party (party with a socialist cause), Mulayam Singh Yadav's party actually doesn't do much for the improvement in our social life. By targetting soldiers, women, bureaucrats and lawkeepers, it has actually proved itself to a be a party of feudal minds which has maintained its political health just by mobilising social groups on lines of opportunistic gains.
But why Jaya Bachchan is silent?
However, one feels surprised to see the defeaning silence of party MP Jaya Bachchan, wife of the nation's one of the biggest icons, Amitabh Bachchan, on these repeated cases of human rights violation. The same Jaya Bachchan was seen expressing her extreme emotions when riots broke out in Assam or Nirbhaya was raped in Delhi but has anybody heard a word from her when her party 'stalwarts' go berserk with their lose vocabulary?
Does a convenient conscience stop Jaya Bachchan from speaking out against SP?
More than the insensitive feudal lords of parties like the SP, it is the convenient conscience of people like Jaya Bachchan which is a bigger threat to India's developing society. It becomes a big worry when the class comprising people like the Bachchans get identified with a political party/ideology/culture and behave as per the selected conscience to avoid personal hassles.
Mulayams are desperate for survival but same for the 'sensitive' elites?
Mulayam Singh Yadavs are at the fag end of their career which only saw shameless practice of opportunism and their reckless words tell how much desperate they have become in a changing India where Uttar Pradesh doesn't remain an isolated pocket of social experiments. But what about the elites? Do they also feel sorry about the decline of people like Mulayams?
It is the more important question at this moment.