As far as the memory goes Suresh Prabhu is the first person to act as Railway Minister of India. All others were railway minsters for their states dishing out sops like we do at temples to beggars crying in chorus for alms. Once a politician gets elected he becomes Maharaja.
For those who don’t know MINISTER in Latin means “ministere” an attendant or a servant. Once we elect these servants they become Masters and we are looked down upon as if we are their servants. This leads to these worthies dishing out sops in the form of Railway budget or Union budget every year. Nothing can be more shameful than degeneration of Indian democracy where the elected treat the electors as servants.
IT IS IN THIS CONNECTION THAT ARNAB’S CRUSADE AGAINST VIP CULTURE GAINS IMPORTANCE.
Out of sheer jealousy Rajdeep Sardesai once lamented about Arnab that had he not mentored Arnab “who kept coming to Rajdeep’s house seeking help” Arnab today would have been nobody. Arnab had come up on his own merit and hardwork and this is hitting below the belt of TimesNow hero.
Nobody is interested in what Rajdeep does while India watches Arnab at his best. There is a passion and a zeal in him for making politicians behave properly and dutifully. Let me say this about Arnab. Commitment of Arnab to his work is unmatched compared to the likes of Rajdeep who titillate more than in making India a better place to live.