Congress using “Jai Ho” for political gains

Posted: March 20, 2009 in politics
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Earlier, the Congress wanted to take political mileage out of Gandhiji’s memorabilia and now, it wants to take advantage from a Hindi flick. It is all set to take political gain from Slumdog Millionaire’s child artistes and take credit for the success of the film. This is not the first time the Congress is using popular films to its gain. Last year, it used “Chak De” song and now they have altered the “Jai Ho” song to “Aam aadmi ke badhte kadam, har kadam par Bharat buland… Jai ho… Jai ho…”

Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire's child actors Rubina Ali and Azharuddin showcasing the creation of designer Ashima Leena at the Wills Life Style Fashion week in New Delhi

Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire's child actors Rubina Ali and Azharuddin showcasing the creation of designer Ashima Leena at the Wills Life Style Fashion week in New Delhi

Azharuddin and Rubina with designers Ashima, left, and Leena Singh, after walking the ramp during the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, Autumn Winter 2009, in New Delhi

Azharuddin and Rubina with designers Ashima, left, and Leena Singh, after walking the ramp during the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, Autumn Winter 2009, in New Delhi

The Congress during its several decades of rule created lakhs of slums so that they can be banked upon as vote-banks. The dwellers have been continuously kept in abject poverty and lured with money, liquor and clothes during elections. It is these politicians who created slums and slumdogs!

Child  actors Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail and Rubina Ali prepare to enter Indian Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi's residence along with designer Leena Singh in New Delhi

Child actors Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail and Rubina Ali prepare to enter Indian Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi's residence along with designer Leena Singh in New Delhi

Slumdog child actors Azhar and Rubina sang “Jai Ho” for the Congress rally, besides personally meeting party chief Sonia Gandhi. They were given Sonia’s pictures to be displayed during the election campaign. Is it not an offence to use child artistes for election rallies?

The wrong images projected by filmmakers, based on a half truth, are exploited by our politicians and others. Some have exaggerated India’s social problems like caste system, poverty, child marriage, widow system, sati and now, slums! Some organisations encash showing these films to the West and our politicians try to garner votes for their parties.

Stardom of any kind cannot change the lives of these slum children. They go back to their normal lives once the limelight is not on them. The Congress or any other party for that matter should try to rehabilitate these less fortunate kids. They should make sure that they finish school and graduate. Rehabilitate their parents and guardians so that the kids are not under the pressure to work. Make India a slumless country.

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