This news item left me baffled. It quotes someone I have met, corresponded with and think of as a friend, the RSS ideologue and now BJP spokesperson Tarun Vijay. In the wake of the melodrama over KS Sudarshan's pronouncements about Sonia Gandhi, Vijay says this: "We are giving a stern warning to Congress that if it continues with its violence and anarchy inspite of all clarifications by BJP and the RSS ... we will launch a nation-wide agitation to expose Congress on 2G Spectrum, Adarsh scam and CWG issues."
What's an outsider like me to make of this "you-scratch-me-I'll-scratch-you" pronouncement?
I mean, does exposing the misdeeds of people involved in these scandals really depend on what the Congress does or does not do in an unrelated matter? Surely there should be a "nation-wide agitation" on the 2G, Adarsh and CWG issues anyway? Is Vijay really suggesting that his party will only raise those corruption issues if the violence "continues"? What if he judges that the violence has stopped, will he then not launch his nation-wide agitation?
As ever, it's nuggets like these (and others) that help me form my own opinions about some things. They're not always particularly high, those opinions.