In an NDTV panel debate on the failure of the Central Government in saving Sarabjit Singh’s life, BJP’s Tarun Vijay and Congress’s Mani Shankar Aiyar clashed.
At one point, the ex-diplomat Mani Shankar Aiyar told Tarun Vijay, how similar Sarabjit Singh like incidents had happened in Indian jails as well. Aiyar shared with the audience an incident where two Lashkar-e-Taiba inmates in an Indian jail were brutally attacked by the inmates.
The moment Tarun Vijay heard this, he said: “So now You want to compare Sarabjit Singh with the terrorists? Tell you, the citizens of India will not forgive Congress for this comparison!”.
To this Aiyar said, “Are you out of your brains, is it alright for terrorists brutally attacked in Indian jails?”.
Never make Tarun Vijay of BJP Arbitrator in Your feuds
The manner, BJP and its spokespersons, try to raise passions, by donning the role of the lone spokesperson of 120 crore Indians is remarkable.
Remarkable because, the BJP spokesperson’s have the audacity to speak on behalf of that many humans. Don’t know whether, Mani Shankar Aiyar’s above statement will invite the wrath of 120 crore Indians (This simply means the 120 crore Indians not voting for Congress in 2014 Lok Sabha Polls; and a lesser number of Indians not voting for Congress in upcoming Karnataka Assembly Polls).
But one lesson can be learned for sure from the above incident.
The Lesson Learned:
If you ever get into some feud, and have the option to choose Tarun Vijay as your arbitrator, then never make him defend you. As he may act as that third party to a feud, who tries to raise passions of the feuders, for self gain. That apart, the moment the arbitrator starts making generalizations and unsubstantiated assertions; the party he defends risks getting beaten by the opponent. He’s not fit for arbitration, as arbitration requires pacifists and not rattlers.