Today I heard in the news that Babubhai Bokhiriya sitting water resource minister convicted for illegal mining in one of the India's most water scare state. Belonging to the cabinet of Mr Clean & solution to every problem in India. It becomes more contrasting when he is sentenced in Porbandar, a place where MK Gandhi started Dandi march, his first successful mass movement. A land that once gave 'ahimsa', the concept of non-violence agitation to the world.
Sabarmati was the place where MK Gandhi established his first ashram to preach non-violent and selfless human values. Ironically Sabarmati was the name of the ill fated train that was burnt in Godhra that let to state wide pogrom.
Gujarat again, Amit Shah ex-home minister who controlled the police and intelligence in the state allegedly conspired with police to kill its opponents in fake encounter. 'Jab rakshak hi bhakshak ban jae, to janta kahan jae'.
For some reasons political ironies are more common in Gujarat. Maya Kodani ex-minster for child and women welfare was convicted for conspiring to murder of women and children during riots of 2002. Her shameless master who appointed her as minister, filed affidavit against her to save himself.
From Gujarat to UP, where Raja Bhaiya minister of Jail was allegedly involved in murder of two village pardhan and when a brave investigating officer was about to corner his goons was also eliminated. Isn't it an irony that minster of Jail is in Jail.
One parlance if not irony, Khalid Mujahid died in mysterious circumstance in UP police custody recently. Human rights activists are claiming it a murder by police and are agitating for the arrest of involved police officers and labeling deceased as a martyr. Same Jab rakshak hi bhakshak ban jae, to janta kahan jae' scene here too. But irony lies in name itself as the word 'Khalid' in Arabic means Glorious and 'Mujahid' means Martyr. Only time will tell if he was one or not but literally his the name does.