"The Times", London, August 29, 2000.
The Nehru – Gandhi dynasty hopes for a rebirth.
From Stephen Farrell in Delhi.
India's dynasty-watchers have gone into a frenzy of excitement about the imminent arrival of the fifth generation of the post-independence Nehru-Gandhi family.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the daughter of Rajiv, granddaughter of Indira and gret granddaughter of Jawaharlal Nehru- all prime ministers- set off a flurry of anticipation when she checked into Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital nearly two weeks before her first child is due.
With the maharajas long departed the Gandhis became the nearest thing to royalty in India, dominating the Congress Party. The once powerful party, which carried all before it for four decades, is languishing in opposition to the ruling BJP coalition.
Few are impressed by its current leader, Rajiv's Italian-born widow Sonia Gandhi, with many believing that the party's salvation lies with his beautiful and accomplished daughter.
Still in her twenties, Priyanka never stood for election, instead choosing marriage - to Robert Vadra, the son of a wealthy brass exporter from Moradabad- and motherhood. Campaigning on behalf of Congress over the last two years she displayed a charisma and feel for the public which impressed many, including those perhaps misled by her undoubted love of fashion and frequent appearances on the Delhi social scene. Some were even moved to draw comparisons with their grandmother Indira, to whom physical resemblance has also been noted.
Doctors insisted that the scare early last week was only a routine check-up, with the child not due until early next month. Priyanka’s mother has cancelled a visit to the Millennium summit of the United Nations in America and the hospital is on standby.
The same could be said of the party faithful, who tried hard to persuade Priyanka to contest a seat in the 1999 elections despite her mother's apparent belief that the “right time has not yet come”.
Although a website has even been dedicated to her, headed “a reluctant politician?”, observers feel that title could more legitimately be applied to her brother Rahul. As the male heir he is the natural inheritor, but he has displayed little active interest in politics beyond helping out behind the scenes during the election campaign where his sister was in a far more public role.
The pressure on Priyanka is huge and will only increase. She is dismissive of being an inheritor of a political birthright. She said: “I don’t believe in this than dynasty thing. I believe I have been brought up in a particular way. I have watched people work for the country, work for others and to that extent I have imbibed certain things from them.
Sonia Maino/Gandhi, an Indian Till Her Last Breath?
1. Questions have been raised whether Sonia Maino/Gandhi is an Indian, whether she should be entrusted with heading what she calls the government of "Secular Nationalism" to oppose BJP's government of "Hindu Nationalism/Communalism." She is now the President of the Congress Party and has the ambitions to be the Prime Minister of Inda, she is no longer a private person. As a public person that she now is, she is not beyond the pale of public scrutiny, nor is she immune from uncomfortable questions that might arise about her, from a glimpse into her past life and into her background.
2. Sonia now proclaims that she is "an Indian till her last breath." The striking thing about this crisp announcement is that she made this claim only after she entered political life, as the President of the Congress Party, not before that. Not only that but she married Rajiv Gandhi in 1968 and was entitled to seek Indian Citizenship in five years, in the year of 1973. But she did not seek Indian citizenship in 1973 either, even though entitled, but waited until 1984, when necessity kicked her stern to quickly acquire Indian Citizenship to enable her husband Rajiv Gandhi become the Prime Minister of India, upon the death of his Mother Indira Gandhi. Even in 1984, she was very reluctant to seek Indian citizenship and changed her mind only when Rajiv Gandhi and the other "Bahu" of the household, Maneka Gandhi, pointed out to her that it would be very awkward for her husband, Rajiv Gandhi, as the Prime Minister of India, to have an Italian spouse. Unashamedly and unmistakably, Sonia now is making a righteous virtue (claim of being "an Indian till her last breath") out of something that was sine qua non needed and was purely a dire political necessity of 1984.
3. Was her failure to seek Indian citizenship in 1973 an act of omission or oversight? Neither of the two. It was an act of deliberate decision on her part to retain her Italian Citizenship. Note this that in the year of 1971, during the Bangladesh War between India and Pakistan, all Indian Airlines pilots (except her husband Rajiv Gandhi) were put on standby status, for providing logistic support under the emergency provisions.
However, Rajiv Gandhi, a full-time pilot with Indian Airlines, Sonia Gandhi, and their two children flew off to Italy at the very start of the Bangladesh War. All indigneous Indian Airlines pilots stood by to serve their Motherland. But Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia, and their two children spent the entire duration of the Bangladesh War in far-off Italy, away from the turmoil of India. She abandoned her Mother-in-Law Indra Gandhi and fled from India during the hour of her testing and trial, putting to proof her loyalty and fidelty to India and her people, whom she abandoned. So much for Sonia's loyalty to India and her Phony Claim of "the Indian till her last breath."
4. One more example of the loyalty and trustworthiness of this great "Indian till her last breath." In the year of 1977, the Congress Party and Indra Gandhi lost the elections. Sonia Gandhi, her husband Rajiv Gandhi, and their two children quickly packed up their belongings and sought refuge in the Italian Embassy in New Delhi. It took the combined efforts of the entire Gandhi family (Indra Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi)and several friends to convince Sonia to return to the Gandhi home. Thus even in 1977, Sonia was not comfortable being an Indian and was running to Italy at the slightest provocation.
Record, therefore, clearly establishes that she was more than impatient to desert her Mother-in-Law and her famous Gandhi Dynasty, at least twice. Funnily, it is the same Gandhi dynasty that she now espouses so eagerly and uses and flaunts it as her greatest asset. Because she fled from India in 1971, in the hour of her need, it exposes the hollowness of her claim of being "an Indian till her last breath."
Another case in point of Patriotism of Sonia and her family: Sonia Gandhi's son Rahul is in the US, and is presently engaged to be married to an Argentinian. Her daughter Priyanka Varda has married an Anglo-Indian named Robert Varda. The family have shown their contempt for the vast majority of Indians by distancing themselves culturally from the Indians.
5. The above record establishes clearly and conspicously that this new about-face of "loyalty" on the part of Sonia, bears witness not of a sign and seal of her fervent love for India or her great regard for the Gandhi Dynasty but is her cogitation of naked opportunism and a pragmatic desire to take advantage of a ready-made political situation wherein the Congress Party is in deep deep trouble, and is desperately in need of somebody to bail it out. With her Gandhi name ( along with her white skin, which seizes the mind of the un-educated, unsophisticated voters of India), Congressi king-makers regard Sonia as a humongous political asset which can be used to revive the beat-up/run-down, dilapidated Congress Party, which otherwise has no chance of "getting up" unless drastic measures are availed of. Choice of Sonia is an act of desperation on the part of the big-whigs of the Congress Establishment. It is absolutely astounding that the Congress Establishment could not find a leader, from amongst the India-born persons, whose loyalty and technical competence cannot be challanged, and that the Congress Party is utterly dependent, to keep itself alive, upon the usage of a dynasty (Gandhi Dynasty) name, suitably supported by white skin.
Upon serious scrutiny, it becomes clear that the choice, by the Congress Establishment, of a person of the calibre (as explained below) of Sonia Gandhi, looks like an act of stupor and imbecility, nevertheless, this act of imbecility could still end up making Sonia as the Prime Minister of India. It is said that "Whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first turn him mad". It would be engaging now to watch the ensuing developments, as they unfold, inside the Congress Palace.
The above status/situation, however, does not rule out the possibility that her citizenship, loyalty, and technical qualifications will not be challenged, either before, during, or after the election. They will be challenged, you can count upon that and the consequences of these challenges could be very embarrassing not only for Sonia but for the entire Congress Establishment. One always hopes that God would give some sense to the Congress Big-Whigs but that is expecting a lot. The Congress-Wallas are more interested in their personal interests and political advantages than in what is good for the country. The country could go to hell, for all they care and that is not an exaggeration either!
6. Sonia's Double Citizenship: Sonia obtained her Indian citizenship (as a Naturalized Indian Citizen) in 1984 but she did not surrender her Italian citizenship. She continues simultaneously to be a citizen of Italy (along with her status as a naturalized citizen of India). This is made possible because the Italian Law does not require her to surrender her Italian citizenship or her Italian Passport. Even if Sonia surrenders her Italian Passport to Indian authorities, Italian government can issure her a new Italian Passport. Simply put, Sonia is a dual-citizen, of Italy and India and is now dreaming of becoming the Prime Minister of India (she could also legally become the Prime Minister of Italy!). She is verily a Double-Dipper.
Since Sonia's citizenship is via naturalization, it is vulnerable to revocation under several types of circumstances such as evidence of wrong-doing and misbehavior, including participation in the Bofors Guns deal. She has been reported to have recently met Signor Quattrochhi, one of the creatures wanted by the Indian courts in Bofors Investigation. Ms Sonia cannot be considered as Ms Clean and her future could also be the four walls of the jail cell. Sonia can try to throw dust in the eyes of the illiterate people of India (with slogans of "Indian till her last breath") and can believe that every one in India can be fooled and that every one in India is driven by selfish interest and personal greed, but this is naive and her dual citizenship stands plainly exposed... and questions are going to be asked more...and more.
7. Sonia's Education: Sonia met Rajiv Gandhi at Cambridge University, but neither she nor Rajiv got any degree from the Cambridge University. In fact, Sonia was not even a student at Cambridge University but went to one of private teaching schools in the city for lessons in English language. It is reported that Sonia was a house-maid in the city of Cambridge and that Sonia hails from a poor family in Italy...however, her fortunes have now changed, she is no longer the White Trash Of Italy, that she once was, and at this time she possesses almost as much money as Bill Gates. It is said she passed the Matric Examination (some have even reported that she is Matric Failed) but regardless she has no college level education. Period. She speaks English with a broken Italian accent. She knows a few words of Hindi and speaks them with an Italian accent. While trying to coverse in Hindi, she often misunderstands the meanings of simple words as she did during a recent conversation with Mullayam Singh Yadav.
Samajwadi Party (SP) has sought to give a new twist to the recent political crisis, by accusing Sonia Gandhi of being unable to understand in Hindi, and because of that they have difficulty in supporting the Congress in government formation. Mr Amar Singh of SP quoted his leader as having told her "Humko hamare dal mein aapke samarthan ko lekar gatirodh hai (Translation:There is a road block in my party over the issue of support to you)''. Ms Gandhi interpreted this to mean that SP will support her as Prime Minister. Mr Singh has sought to explain by adding that she might not have understood what "gatirodh" meant. Mr Singh said that if Ms Gandhi does not understand Hindi, she should keep an interpreter handy while speaking to Mr Yadav. He did not deny that Ms Gandhi and Mr Yadav had a very cordial meeting but maintained that Mr Yadav had never promised her SP's support. ``If she does not understand Hindi, then that is her problem, not mine,'' he said.
The Western press makes a big deal about her knowledge of Hindi and constantly talks about Sonia Gandhi's skill in the Hindi language. This is as false and as misleading as can be. The truth is that her knowledge of Hindi cannot be considered even passable. Her Hindi Handicap gets unmasked when you notice that she barely speaks half-a-dozen words of broken Hindi, before reverting to Italian-accented English! Some countries in the West are happy with her knowledge of Hindi, because the thought of a white woman controlling nearly 1 BILLION BROWN INDIANS, excites their colonial imagination!
Her familiarity with other Indian languages, culture, or Indian History is ZERO. These are strong issues, they are not going to go away and questions will be asked and will require to be answered...certainly from a person who is aspiring to be the Prime Minister of India. The source of her bountiful wealth could also come under questioning. Such questions may come up during a news conference and it would be a "LIVING TERROR" for Sonia. It is said that a sucker is born every minute. Is Congress playing a sucker game?
Sonia has lucked out that no journalist has asked her these uncomfortable questions so far but she cannot count upon her luck holding out for ever. Upto this time, Sonia has not given a single interview to the press and has not faced any journalist nor discussed any national issues with them. Her only qualification is that she is a Gandhi and has white skin. But these two entities, by themselves, are not sufficient for Sonia to bluff her way through. There is always a time of reckoning and it comes at the most unexpected time. Can you imagine a situation where a foreigner walks into the highest office of the land, without having to contest the election, in the usual custormary way, without having to face or talk to the media? Is that possible or probable?
8. Even though Sonia lacks the essential qualifications of a politician or of a leader, she does not lack opportunism and ruthlessness. Right now she is using scare tactics to black-mail the voters in India. Sonia is telling the Indian Voters that if they vote for BJP, they will have to face another election in the year 2000; here she is issuing a veiled threat of destabilizing the BJP government, if it gets elected, and forcing another election. Her strategy is to gain control of the government by whatever it takes, by hook or crook.
In a recent show of strength, Sonia demonstrated her power of black-mail during the confidence vote. Reports Mr. Vajpayee that the President had no choice because the opposition (Sonia Gandhi/Congress) demanded a confidence vote, failing which it threatened to disrupt parliamentary proceedings, blocking the passage of the budget, and throwing the country into economic chaos. Though illegal, this threat was serious enough for the President to act immediately. It is reported that, compared with other Congress cohorts, Sonia Gandhi wanted a more aggressive attack on the government (BJP government) and commandeered a demand for confidence vote. Rest is history.
The above example shows that Sonia is absolutely ruthless and unscrupulous and will stop at nothing to have her way. It also becomes clear that she cares nothing for India or its people - as her behavior over Bihar shows.
A question that may be asked is this: Why is Sonia in such a desperate hot-hurry? Is she herself facing threats from someone? Dr. Rajaram hypothesises "that it is inconceivable that a woman of Sonia's economic and social background in Italy suddenly coming into so much wealth would fail to attract the attention of criminal elements. What is the 'external force' behind Sonia, he asks and then explains that this is easy to answer. The methodology, of using blackmail with threats of economic destruction smacks of the Vatican-Mafia. (The Vatican is the world's most powerful Mafia.) Sonia's coup is eerily similar to methods used by the Vatican in Latin American countries, and even Italy."
Because of this, concludes Dr. Rajaram that "the brains behind both threats of economic blackmail must be the same - the Vatican-Mafia. The Vatican's stake in India is simply enormous. It will stop at nothing to subvert it through Sonia or anyone else."
The Italian Mafia (Vatican Mafia included) has had a bad reputation. Even the leaders of the Mafia in the US are mostly of Italian origin; the Italian Mafia in the US is much more sophisticated than its Columbian counterpart and other Johnny-come-latelies. The Italian Mafia has well-stablished political connections which ensures its long-term survival, an art in which the Columbian Mafia is much less sophisticated and has difficulty avoiding capture. The Italian Mafia has a Global reach and it goes wherever there is opportunity of big money and can hardly be expected to miss a fat goose like Sonia Gandhi. One thing is certain: Every member of the Italian Mafia desires to get rich within 6 months or less, not more. Because of this pugnacious track record and the bloody eyes of the Italina Mafia (Vatican included), Dr. Rajaram's hypothesis cannot be considered far-fetched and must not be shoved under the rug. In fact, it behooves us to push the envelope of our intelligence agencies to check the economic activities of the various religious organizations in India.
9. It is unrealistic, even senseless, to expect that the big boys of the Congress Pary would realize these perils in their present mood of desperation and demoralization. They are ready to grab any life-line, that is thrown their way. Because of the Imbecility of the Dumb-Dumb Congressites, Sonia might one day become the Prime Minister of India, with concomitant step up of Christian Missionary activity in the guise of protection of minorities. She is a foreigner and a Roman Catholic, slowly she will convert all of India. Vatican (and Vatican Mafia Dons) have a special interest in putting into effect their well-announced program of Christianizing India by the year 2000. Already Christian aggressivenss, due to the political ascendancy of Sonia Gandhi as the President of the Congress Party and prospect of becoming the Prime Mininster of India, are in evidence and need to be strongly countered, with robust force, by Hindu activities. The rise of Sonia Gandhi is a powerful factor in Indian politics and Sonia symbolizes Christian power in India. In the coming months, the pitch of her actions against the Hindus will rise. Conversion is a strong issue in the Indian politics and Sonia is part of that issue and her capturing of the political power has only widened the chasm of this political problem and vigorous actions are called for to stem the tide of conversion that seems to be building up with the rise of Sonia's political power. Simply put, it is a war between Rome-Raaj and Ram-Raaj (or between Rome-Rule and Home-Rule, as some of us put it). No body should have any doubt what is in the mind of these Christian fanatics, Sonia and Mother Theresa (a great friend of Sonia... Sonia visited Theresa frequently and planned combined strategies with her for the Christianization of India) included.
NOTE: Sonia is like Mother Teresa. Like Mother Teresa, she is the Vatican's representative in Bharat.
Senior BJP leader L K Advani suggested for the Congress to seriously reconsider the party president Sonia Gandhi's candidature for prime ministership because of her foreign origin. Speaking to reporters here, the APCC spokesman G Muddukrishnama Naidu contended that "Advani himself being a migrant to India from Pakistan (Sind) has no moral right to question the nationality antecedents of Sonia Gandhi."
Besides Naidu, how many other people in India, cannot distinguish between an Advani and a Sonia and who have prostituted their intellect to such low levels?
By equating Advaniji's citizenship status with that of Ms. Gandhi, Mr Naidu has not only brought disgrace to the party he represents but also insulted the patriotism and sacrifice of millions who died in the sad partition of our nation and millions of those who had to flee their country where they had lived ever since the dawn of humanity.
Mr. Naidu and the Congress owe an apology not only to Shri Advani but also to the nation, to the sacred soil of Sindhu Desh and Punjab, and to those who lost their lives and their homes in the partition of India.
The Italian-born Gandhi, 52, a top prime ministerial candidate, is almost deified in the slogan "Bring Sonia and redeem India" of her Congress party which was led by her husband's family for most of this century.
The Truth, however, is something else. The truth is: SHE IS A DEVIOUS FOREIGN AGENT!
The formerly reclusive Gandhi has been compared by the Indian media to La Gioconda or Mona Lisa, the enigmatic Italian noblewoman. The opinion polls in India, for and against Sonia, vary all over the place.
"Apart from being a person of foreign origin, what is her experience inside or outside parliament, asks Vajpayee?" The former au pair (Sonia Gandhi) has spent the major part of her life as a housewife.
"What is her contribution to politics? This is dynastic rule which shows lack of national awakening," Vajpayee said.
WATCH OUT, HINDUS: THE SELL OUT OF INDIA TO VATICAN CHRISTIANS IS WELL UNDERWAY!
10. Hindus have spent better part of the last several centuries digging with spade than killing with guns and are not psychologically tuned towards the violence of war and are oblivious of hidden dangers to their security and survival. Imagine a foreigner knowing top-secret information, knowing all the secrets about Research and Analysis Wing(RAW), nuclear programs, space programs etc. She could easily pass this information to Western countries, who are waiting anxiously for her to get into harness. A total compromise of top secret information could result and civil war could be the outcome if she becomes Prime Minister.
One key of defence secrets locker will be with the prime minister if Sonia becomes PM. The US/Europeans are happy at this prospect because there is a rumour that she will disclose these secrets to them.
The Congress Big-Whigs of today just do not understand or do not want to understand this potential problem. God seems to have driven them mad and robbed them of any sense or knowledge.
11. Roman Catholicism has always lived with terror and conflict and has engaged in violent military campaigns for the conduct of conversion to Christianity, for centuries. This has been the daily work-out of many Christian family units. Against this crowd of fanatic Christian followers, Hindus by and large are passive and are irreversibly seized with Sonia's white skin. It is the same attitude that led to India becoming a slave of Britian.There already is a chaos in the political system of our country. Last thing it needs is a bunch of foreigners ruling us all over again after 50 years of Independence. Let's Hindus not forget this recent history.
Our latent slavish mentality for the white skin has brought this woman to the fore front of our country's destiny. Is she committed to India or her people? Not at all! Remember: Sonia Gandhi has stayed in India for only 16 years since she took Indian citiizenship.
12. Sonia Gandhi talks of her husband's murderers. But she never talks about 500,000 Kashmiri Pandits who have been murdered and evicted from their homes by Allah's soldiers. She never talks about the thousands of non-Christians who have been moved out of Nagaland and Mizoram by her co-religionists. What about the thousnds of these innocent Hindus? Why does she NEVER talk about them. Who were the people behind THEIR deaths? Why does she regard Hindus as expendable?
Why did Sonia Gandhi meet O. Quottrechhi (a fugitive from Indian Law) recently? Does she have a free licence to meet any fugitives from Indian law ? It has come to light that Sonia Gandhi was involved in a so-called "restoration of art" in Delhi, during which she spirited away (Translantion: STOLE) to Italy many PRICELESS pieces of our heritage? Another question that has never been asked is the source of money of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation ? Why no body has asked about this "Wonderful Non-Sense?" It is stated that vast tracts of peoperties in prime areas are held by this Foundation? Vatican Mafia Dons, with their champagne haze, would certainly be interested in some of this easy money!
One might ask that if Congress is so desperate for a dynasty name such as the Gandhi Dynasty name, and if the Congress party wants nothing but a Gandhi, then why don't they recruit Maneka Gandhi. She is at least an Indian. Why do they go in for an ignoramus like Sonia Gandhi? The answer is easy. Maneka lacks what Sonia has, a white skin and this is not a Mickey Mouse factor either in Indian Politics.
13. The Congress party contends that Gandhi, who wears Indian sarees, speaks Hindi fluently and has spent 12 more years in India than she has in Italy, is Indian at heart. Her connections with Italy, however tenuous, have drawn criticism.
Never mind that she smears her forehead with a "Tilak"and also wears a Sari. She is no more Hindu than the other Christian Missionaries in India who are posing as "Swamis." Christians are busy changing their tactics and are assuming the posture of "Secularism," as an indigneous Indian faith (Christianity) and not an alien faith. They are using a variety of strategies to put forth their new secular image. Some Christians, mostly Catholics, are building chapels in different parts of India, whom they name as "Ashrams." The Christian Clergy even dress like Hindu Swamis, knowing fully well that a Swami is a title of great distinction and veneration amongst the Hindus. But what these Christian Swamis teach and preach in these Christian Ashrams is not even remotely Hindu or Indian.
The Christian Ashram Scheme is an attempt to give Christianity the Indian face and the lavish title of Secularism, without changing any of the basic doctrines of Christianity. Smart Hindus do not fall for this facade but lot of dupes and unsophisticated Hindus fall for this Christian wickedness and fraud. Christians constantly tout that Christian God is the only true God for the salvation of the Hindu. Christians suffer from the illusion and delusion that Christianity has a monopoly on truth and has a divine command to go in for the soul of every Hindu in India. It, therefore, repeatedly changes its tactics, regroups and returns with new assaults upon Hinduism.
Christian techniques and strategies change but never the basic objective, which is the extermination of Heathen Hindu India. In North-East India, where Christians are in a majority or are in substantial numbers, the Christian governments over there are openly telling the Non-Christians that "this is a Chrsitian State and that Non-Christians have no business or domicile here. Either they get converted or they will be eliminated or kicked out." Needless to say, the Christan Ashrams are not needed in North-East India and, therefore, are not being built over there.
14. CONCLUSION: SONIA'S TILAK AND SARI ARE JUST AS PHONY AS A THREE-DOLLAR BILL, JUST AS PHONY AS THE DRESS AND OUTWARD APPEARANCE OF HER CHRISTIAN CO-RELIGIONIST SWAMIS!
And her claim of being "Indian till her last breath" has the same measure of Phoniness.
-Courtesy: "Hindu Rakshak".