The Congress continues to sink musings…

Prominent preservation agitations…
1. Save the Tiger.
2. Save the Ganga.
3. Save the Congress.

I don’t feel sorry for Manmohan Singh.
He signed all the documents.
And for 10 years.
Tomorrow a policeman may allow crime to happen and claim innocence by same logic.

If it’s going to take to the streets for every problem it has, then Congress might as well set up camp on the streets of India 24X7 till 2019.

Motilal became Congress President in 1919 and formally founded the Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty.
Pappu will become Congress President by 2019 and formally end the Dynasty.

Manmohan: Congress is India’s soul.
Truth: Congress is India’s sole.
Puri tarah se ghis gaya hai. Replacement ki zaroorat hai.

You can’t make this stuff up…
The virtual dictator of the most corrupt party in India is doing a march to save democracy and there’s a poster with Vadra!

While addressing Lok Sabha…
I’d like to address this August House.
While addressing Congress strategy meet…
I’d like to address this Agusta House.

2014: Prevent Modi from coming to power.
2015: Prevent Modi’s achievements from being showcased.
2016: Prevent Supreme Leader from going to jail.
‪#‎Congress‬ ‪#‎Agusta‬ ‪#‎NH‬

Nehru ½ of Mahatma
Indira ⅓ of Nehru
Rajiv ¼ of Indira
Sonia ⅕ of Rajiv
Pappu ⅙ of Sonia
Priyanka 1/7 of Pappu
Vadra ⅛ of Priyanka

Just get Sibal to give a press conference and declare…
Zero loss in all scams!
End of story.

One poster had the Nehru Gandhi Vadra Dynasty.
Is it a march for democracy or march for monarchy?

Right now the party is debating who should be the losing Congress UP Chief Ministerial candidate in 2017.

For Congress leaders…
India = Congress = Dynasty.
So they feel that what they are doing is totally right.

We have a right to rule.
We have a right to be corrupt.
You don’t even have a right to question us.

Sonia-Pappu arrested temporarily so then can get a feel to see what it will feel like when it becomes permanent.

What is your strategy?
Congress: Ulta chor kotwaal ko daate 24X7 365 days a year.

Years as MP before being offered PM’s post…
Nehru: 0.
Indira: 2.
Rajiv: 3.
Sonia: 0.
Pappu most qualified.
He has been MP for 12 years already.

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

The Kejri absurdity continues musings…

What have you done?
Narasimha Rao: A 100 new policies.
Chandrababu Naidu: A 100 new projects.
Lalu: A 100 months of Jungle Raj.
Kejri: A 100 baseless allegations.

History repeats itself first as a tragedy (Kejri’s first term in office) then as a farce (Kejri’s second term in office).

Beyond comedy there is farce.
Beyond farce there is Sri Sri Kejri Baba.

Kejri is the only person in Indian politics who is a parody of himself.
You can’t distinguish between his real and spoof handles on Twitter.

Kejri thinks his one Tweet has more impact than an ED/CBI probe or a court judgement.
Welcome to our very own Judge Advocate Twitter General!

I never thought there could be a worse idea than Lalu-RJD.
Then Kejri-AAP happened.

Is he an ad for Communism or anarchy or nautanki?

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

Sonia is cornered musings…

Sonia nahi ye aandhi hai,
doosri Indira Gandhi hai.
1. Indira did Emergency.
2. Indira was arrested.
3. Indira promoted son at party’s cost.

Sonia has surpassed Nehru, Indira and Rajiv put together.
(In terms of number of scams that have come out during her party presidency)

Sonia agitates on roads.
Sonia applies for bail in court.
Sonia gives byes to media.
Sonia marches in sun.
Sonia courts arrest.

1975, Delhi…
Indira watches in disgust as Opposition protests in streets, stalls Parliament and refuses to accept PM’s authority.
2016, heaven…
Indira watches in disgust as her bahu protests in streets, stalls Parliament and refuse to accept PM’s authority.

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

Swamy enters Rajya Sabha musings…

RS now stands for Rajya Swamy.

Main Chairman hu.
Main Deputy hu.
Main House leader hu.
Main LoP hu.
Ab main hi main hu.

The Rajya Sabha “Poke” feature lay dormant for many years, but now Swamy is using it on just about everyone.

Most of Swamy’s allegations end up in court, none of Kejri’s do.
Media verdict: Swamy is a loose canon while Kejri’s the real deal.

Prabhu: I just launched a Jal Doot Express. What about you?
Swamy: I think a Jail Doot Express would be nice!
‪#‎2G‬ ‪#‎NH‬ ‪#‎Agusta‬ ‪#‎Jaya‬

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

The Modi attacks continue musings…

If the ability of the press to attack a Head of State is an indicator, then this is one of the freest regimes of all time.

The true injustice…
0% qualifications.
0% achievements.
100% support.
No matter what he does, he will be attacked 100%.

For ‪#‎AdarshLiberals‬, Robert Vadra would be a much more acceptable Prime Minister than Modi.

Bihar Jungle Raj.
Mannu ki?
UP Goonda Raj.
Mannu ki?
WB Bomb Raj.
Mannu ki?
Delhi Garbage Raj.
Mannu ki?
Kerala Violence Raj.
Mannu ki?

So many thousands of fake allegations have been leveled against Modi that if a real one comes, nobody will notice and it will fade away like the rest.

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

Come on Mr Gavaskar, go for a bloodless coup @ BCCI!

cricket-150561_640Under which rock do all our retired legends hide when it comes to taking a tough stand on Indian cricket or when it comes to taking over the leadership of the BCCI? This is an especially important question because never before in the history of Indian cricket have so many former Test players occupied so many administrative posts.

In fact one could well say that the time is right for a cricketers’ coup!

Historically India is one of the few countries where cricketers stayed away from cricket administration. The reason for this is that politics of any kind is dirty in India and cricketers couldn’t compete with two-bit politicians. Even if any ambitious cricketer would happen to enter administration, he would find himself isolated.

So politicians and industrialists entirely took over the BCCI. For example the tussle between Sharad Pawar and N Srinivasan for the leadership of Indian cricket long back was nothing but a battle between a politician and an industrialist.

That is why the rot has set in the BCCI because it has been ruled for decades and decades by non-cricketers. It seems an impossible case where one politician/industrialist merely replaces another politician/industrialist and the underlying system remains the same.

However Indian cricket has changed drastically in the last few years. One finds that unlike the past, in 2016 we have a galaxy of cricketing giants who happen to have picked up a lot of administrative experience. What if they got together and took over the BCCI?

At the head of the pecking order is the legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar. He is by far the most experienced now. He was briefly an ICC Match Referee and also Chairman of the ICC Technical Committee.

He has been an advisor to the BCCI for long and was also interim BCCI President in 2014. He was put in charge of IPL8. Gavaskar is such a legend that the India-Australia Test series is named after him and Allan Border!

His protégé all-rounder Ravi Shastri was temporary coach in 2007 and is currently Team India Director.

Then there’s record breaker Sachin Tendulkar, who’s a Rajya Sabha MP no less and his Bharat Ratna has only added to his status. What if Gavaskar, Shastri and Tendulkar got together and decided to take over the BCCI?

They not only have the clout but also the chemistry to work together. Gavaskar was a great backer of both Shastri and Tendulkar and the latter also look up to him and so they could be a really great team.

They are not alone. Legendary captain Sourav Ganguly has also taken over the Cricket Association of Bengal. Dada also has both the guts and experience to take over the BCCI should the above three show no interest.

Top spinner Anil Kumble was Karnataka State Cricket Association and his Vice President was Venkatesh Prasad and Secretary Javagal Srinath, both Test bowlers. In addition Kumble is the Chairman of ICC’s Cricket Committee.

Former Test player Shivlal Yadav was declared interim President along with Gavaskar in 2014. One can’t remember when so many cricket legends were in administration together and it would be great if they all got together for the good of the game.

In fact there are many Test players who already have become officials at the State association level. 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev was also India coach and has great experience in launching the now defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL). “The Wall” Rahul Dravid has entered the system by becoming India A and India Under-19 coach.

The time is ripe for all our cricketers to take administration seriously like most other countries do.

Test players Colin Cowdrey of England and Clyde Walcott of the West Indies were the inaugural Presidents of the International Cricket Council. Even the Pakistan’s Zaheer Abbas, a cricketing legend, became ICC Chairman.

India in contrast has had the late Jagmohan Dalmiya, Sharad Pawar and Shashank Manohar. None of them are cricketers! Even Pakistan beats us to it in that regard! Ironically when Australia proposed former Prime Minister John Howard for the ICC, India was the most vociferous opponent!

India’s policy seems to be: When it comes to cricket, for us politicians will do, but for you it has to be cricketers!

Down under, both Mark Taylor and Matthew Hayden have been directors in Cricket Australia. Who can forget that Greg Chappell was part of the revamp of Australian cricket a couple of decades back and that led to a long domination by that team in all forms of cricket?

At the end of the day it is cricketers understands problems of cricket and who can bring about a change.

Indian cricket hurtles from one disaster to another and it is only Gavaskar and company who may arrest the slide if they should choose to take decisive action!

Here’s hoping for a cricketer’s coup @ Cricket India!

Nothing less than a Test cricketer becoming BCCI President will do!

© Sunil Rajguru

(This originally came in November 2015. This is an updated version)