Sethu, Ram and all that jazz

That is there is no Ram. That Ram is fictional. He is mythological and not possible to prove historically. Saying that there is no Ram need to hurt Hindus. Ram is God to believers. You don’t need to believe God walked the earth. Doesn’t his existence as a higher spiritual entity do? After all you can’t get on a much higher plane that God.

That is no connection between Ram and the bridge. The bridge seems to be a natural formation. But it would be great if the bridge proved that Ram did exist. Doesn’t yet look like there is conclusive proof on this.

ASI had no business submitting that affidavit. That was a wrong move. Any attempt to connect Ram and the bridge should not have been addressed. Besides whether an archeological body has the required expertise to say that Ram doesn’t exist is itself is in question.

MK has no business saying Ram does not exist. As a political leader, he need not have been so vocal about his thoughts on the matter. If MK was blogger it would have been all right, but he is the CM. He could have kept his big mouth shut.

By saying that Ram was a drunkard and all that, MK has practically ensured that the project doesn’t take off. Probably forever. This was a political gift to the BJP.

If there is an alternative alignment available at no higher a cost, project designers should have always go ahead with that alignment instead of demolishing the bridge.

Last of all, the people of the country don’t need this debate right now. Especially on a project whose potential to damage the environment is high. The debate should have stayed there.

10 Comments so far

  1. cde (unregistered) on October 5th, 2007 @ 7:33 pm

    No one can stop it,If problem continuous,it can take alternate path.once polling in gujrat is over,no one will talk about this issue.


  2. Dilip Muralidaran (unregistered) on October 5th, 2007 @ 9:58 pm

    Dont bother too much. Sottayan is gonna die of eye cancer in a few days and DMK is cooked forever.


  3. who (unregistered) on October 6th, 2007 @ 1:11 pm

    He believes in Kannagi but not in Ram that itself proves that he does all these only for politics! The end of DMK is nearing I guess.


  4. sks (unregistered) on October 6th, 2007 @ 1:14 pm

    Anything can be said and done and get away with it easily if you have 40 MPs on your side and the “Kudumi” of the center in your hand.


  5. ragu (unregistered) on October 6th, 2007 @ 2:32 pm

    If a beliver says that he is hurt when a non beliver says that there is no god, similarly it is the right of the non beliver to get hurt when a beliver says there is god.
    Betterment of the people living currently is greater than any other beliefs.


  6. Arasu (unregistered) on October 7th, 2007 @ 1:08 am

    You cannot fool people all the time. BJP should resort to some rational policies if it wants to appeal to all sections of people and win in elections. Whipping up religious fanaticism – Ram, Mandir, AntiMuslim etc, has already failed to evoke positive response and in fact led to their loss at the centre.


  7. Arasu (unregistered) on October 7th, 2007 @ 1:08 am

    You cannot fool people all the time. BJP should resort to some rational policies if it wants to appeal to all sections of people and win in elections. Whipping up religious fanaticism – Ram, Mandir, AntiMuslim etc, has already failed to evoke positive response and in fact led to their loss at the centre.


  8. Ram (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 8:45 am

    Will MK or someone clearly detail the benefits that will accrue to Tamil Nadu and its people by the Sethu Project? Will it be for all those in Tamil Nadu or only those in power and the contractors? Incidentally no one objects to the project, but all they say is investigate anyone of the alternates and implement it.
    Nandhu, did you ever notice that you have a Ram in your name too – SundaRAM


  9. S. Krishnamoorthy (unregistered) on October 8th, 2007 @ 4:31 pm

    The debate has crossed all boundaries. It has become senseless and irrational.
    Veeramani can talk nonsense; but the CM cannot.
    The CM represents both the believers and non-believers.
    It is said that wisdom begins to whither when the age ripes. Seems to be true


  10. regu (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 10:51 am

    To those who qestions the viability of the project, there have been n number of studies made for the past 150 years on this project. There will be always few who questions the viabilit of any project. There have been people who questioned the survival of india when india got independence.
    If a project needs to be satisfied by everybody in the 1 billion population of india, then the country cannot implement any projects.
    the project started with the good intentions and after careful study.
    People who question the project started with the Religious issue, then they talk about economic viability and tomorrow they will talk about environmental imapct. Thier main intention is to stall the project for political reasons.



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