Sunday, 20 May 2018

‘Prisoners of War’ in 21st-century in India


‘Prisoners of War’ in 21st-century in India

In India, political parties are perennially engaged in political wars to get control of political, caste and religious groups. In these wars, the main fear is disloyalty of own soldiers who may defect to the other side for better prospects. Here ‘killing’ means ‘poaching’. When a political party apprehends that its opponent will poach its elected representatives ahead of a crucial voting – e.g. for floor test to ascertain which party or coalition has majority or when members of the upper house are to be elected – it makes its own elected representatives ‘Prisoners of War’.



The ‘Prisoners of War’ are transported to a secret sanctuary
         





                    By plane                                or                                     by buses



                                    

The sanctuary may be a luxurious resort or hotel where they enjoy



                                     
                                                                  



Fresh air                                 and                                           delicious food


But


 

Not allowed to escape



They are released only


After a decisive victory or defeat



                                                                                                                             Devendra Narain