A very interesting discussion came up while cycling today with my friend, normally our conversations are circled around movies or food or females and their behaviour patterns. My friend like me is a true fan of the female ways and we absolutely love them. He is probably an even bigger fan of the opposite kin !!!! Anyways before I digress lets come to the main point, we rarely discuss politics et all… but before we go to the story, a lil background about this friend of mine, he is a Maharashtrian by caste but has taken birth in Gujarat and has grown up here. This friend of mine got really annoyed at Anna Hazare mentioning corruption in Gujarat !! His argument was there are so many places with so much corruption, infact Maharshtra has so much corruption why the heck should Anna Hazare poke his nose in Gujarat, there is so much development here and hence if some bit of corruption is there it is fair and in his opinion there is very little corruption at lower levels in Gujarat. He again is a staunch Narendra Modi supporter. My friend was like, “Aapda Gujarat nu corruption ma koie Naam nahi levanu !!” (no one has the right to name Gujarat with regards to corruption)
I couldnt reason much with him, I tried to reason with him that its in our benefit if even the lil bit of corruption that you feel is there would go wouldnt it.?? I even tried to tell him, although an Ideal state may not be reached, we must constantly strive towards it !!
Another argument he had was that our minister is getting so many industries in Gujarat and although I strongly opposed saying that too much land is being alloted to industries and even the circumstances in which this land is given is suspicious to say the least. Imagine 1100 acres of land was alloted in a blink of an eye to the NANO project. Lots of allegations are flying everywhere that the land was alloted at throwaway prices. Add to that our environment in Gujarat according to my opinion is not going to be worth living in another 20 years time and that we would all have to migrate to Himachal in a few years with so many deadly plants coming it. Any industrial plant that doesnt get permission in any state in the country will find easy access in Gujarat, this argument also didnt go down well with him.
I didnt know how to influence my friend and another word against Narendra Modi more by me and I would have probably faced his wrath… Sigh… !!!!