Mr. LK ADVANI & YOUR BJP, YOU ARE DEAD LOSS TO HINDU NATION.
Date: 29 Mar 2009
From an Indian VETERAN.
Subject: LK Advani's visit
it pains me deeply when I read on the subject of our pension and eroding of status, the 'cheapening' of Chakra awards, about editors pushing aside letters addressed to them by senior retired service officers, cheeky articles by the 'Walk the Talk' man, etc, it only makes me more angry and upset. I do not wish to succumb to this feeling.
Today grizzled veterans, who were trained for between 2 and 4 years in their teens to imbibe the physical and mental strength to survive -- to kill before being killed by the nation's enemies, and which then became instinctive whilst they served on land, sea and air for another 35 years and more, are marching the roads in faded suits and fasting at street corners, to plead their rightful dues.
This is not the image of an 'officer and a gentleman' I wish to see in my retired lifetime. If the man in the street has, by now, not taken up our cause, so be it. A nation that ignores its fighting men gets to know one day and hopefully, it won't be too late in our case.
And now, let us not fall for LK A's search for votes!
Nevertheless, cheer up! No need to lose sleep over this; just mull over it.