The ill-conceived suggestion of Dr. Johl, to field father of Moosewala as consensus candidate for LS by-election, sounds utterly atrocious

Bir Devinder Singh

Bir Devinder Singh

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Tragic death of Sidhu Moosewala and our politicians

The ill-conceived suggestion of Dr. SS Johl Former Vice Chancellor and the quick endorsement of the half-baked idea of Dr. Johl by PCC President Mr. Amarinder Raja Warring, to field Sidhu Moosewala’s father Balkaur Singh as consensus candidate for the Sangrur Lok Sabha by-election, sounds utterly atrocious.

Nothing could be more indecent and painful than such a suggestion in the given situation. It could only be described as the manifestation of sublime stupidity and furthermore the illustration of the misplaced nuance of political philosophy; that lacks rationale and political wisdom.

No sane person could come up to make such an inappropriate and absurd suggestion to the inconsolable family, that too, at a time when they are miserably shattered and grieving for the unfathomable loss of their only son.

It is seemingly an unpardonable transgression to drag the family of Sidhu Moosewala, in to any political controversy, while they are still sitting on Saf-E-Matam (A mat on which the family members and close relations of the dead person sit to accept condolences) and passing through the gloomy period of mourning the tragic death of their only son.

It is too early to discuss politics or political nuance with the family that stands thoroughly ravaged. I wonder which culture or sagacity permits such an unkind transgression into the solemnity of pain in the family.

The political parties should rather respect and understand the gravity of the pain the family of Sidhu Moosewala is enduring, rather than callously looking for political dividends out of the devastation of the family.

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Bir Devinder Singh

Bir Devinder Singh

The author is a former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha, and a politician celebrated for his grasp on legislative affairs.

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