Lack of commitment and vague assurances are pretty common in the world of politics, the political manifesto is nothing more than a marketing leaflet for many of the politicians, with one exception, the general marketing brochure can be used for challenging legally for any deviation or lapse, whereas the political manifesto has the immunity over such obligations.
Such immunities and many other no obligatory statuses make the politicians more irresponsible and insensitive. With this insensitive mind set of they tend to show their arrogance and unjust attitude through thought less statements. Such attitude prove nothing but the insensitive and arrogance of one self.
The recent controversial remark from a senior politician Mr Mani Shankar Aiyar, against the BJP leader Narendra Modi; in the back drop of Mr. Modi’s reference to his own socio-economic background at rallies. Modi has said that the people ruling at the centre “don’t know what poverty is all about, but I know it”. The Gujarat CM has said that he was born in a poor family and lived in poverty. "I have sold tea at the railway station and in running trains ...those selling tea in trains know more about railways than the minister," Modi had said at a rally in Patna. When he was six years old, Modi helped his father sell tea to passengers whenever an odd train came into the small Vadnagar station in Gujarat, according to a book titled "The anatomy of Narendra Modi--the man and his politics"
Aiyar had mocked Modi's Prime Ministerial ambitions and said a place will be identified for the Gujarat Chief Minister to distribute tea here. "I promise you in 21st century Narendra Modi will never become the Prime Minister of the country. ...But if he wants to distribute tea here, we will find a place for him," Aiyar had said at the venue of the AICC meeting.
The Congress leader later refused to apologise but clarified that “if the media had reported the whole of what one says we needn’t have any controversy”.
“I said that Modi has demonstrated after being named the BJP candidate that he knows no history, that he knows little economics that he has no knowledge of the Constitution that he does not know the law of the land and that his economic model for Gujarat does not include the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the minorities. So what does that leave him with? He keeps saying make me Prime Minister as I began life selling tea. Fine if that’s his main qualification and he wants a stall here, we can let him sell tea here.”
Earlier Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal had also made similar remarks, saying that a person who sells tea cannot have national perspective.”Narendra Modi wants to become a PM, Someone rising from a tea shop can never have a national perspective. Like if you make a ‘Sipahi’(solder) as ‘kaptan’ (General), he can never have SP’s approach but will have that of constable” Agarwal has said in Hardoi in UP.
Such cheap thinking and in sensitive people are the one call themselves netas who with no thought hit below the belt and retracts from what they have done.