Blog | Politics Misusing Social Media

MisuseThis is from 2008 – When UPA-I was in the Chair.
But this will always be true : To spread a scandal, tell your rumour to an ignorant mind.

I say this after seeing random people so blindly ‘sharing’ the bite about Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s knee surgery when he was the PM. Though I have enormous respect for the man – perhaps the only respectable man in BJP, in my opinion – the piece of news being spread is pure nonsense!!The whole thing is about some people uploading pictures of the former PM with this description following it..

“जब अटलजी देश के प्रधानमंत्री थे, तब उन्हें घुटने में कुछ प्रॉब्लम था और देहली के एम्स के डोक्टरों ने उन्हें अमरीका मे इलाज कराने की सलाह दी थी, तब अटलजी ने साफ मना कर दिया और कहा की, “मैं देश का प्रधानमंत्री हूँ और विश्व मैं देश को रिप्रजेंट करता हूँ अगर मैं ही

अमरीका जाकर इलाज करूँगा तो पुरे विश्व में यह सन्देश जायेगा की भारत मे अच्छी चिकित्सा सुविधा नहीं है, अत: मै भरत में ही अपना इलाज करवायुगा”

और अटलजी ने मुंबई के ब्रिज्कान्द्य हॉस्पिटल में अपनी सर्जरी करवाई …

यह है देश के सम्मान के बारे मे सोचना………………….

और दूसरी तरफ , कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष सोनिया गाँधी ने अमरीका में जाकर अपना इलाज करवाया ,, (with 18 Lakh per day room rent )

वहा रे सोनिया कि देशभक्ति !”


Now my word on this might not taken to be right by many people, especially the ones posting and sharing such stuff.. so just go and read this

Truth is, Mr. Vajpayee was on a tour of the US during his tenure. A visit to Dr C.S. Ranawat, a doctor of Indian origin working in New York  was included in the travel plan. After the doctor catered to him, he advised him surgery and because it was the PM of a country he was from, he obliged to come to India and do the operation – AFTER the PM asked him to do so!!

Mr. Vajpayee did not “refuse to go to the US” to make his country proud. His PMO made the doctor fly to India from the US!! Surgeries are personal decisions and one would always want the best resources that could be made available to a person. Given that he was the PM, Mr. Vajpayee chose to get a doctor working in the US to abandon his work temporarily and come attent to him.

Had you been in his place, you probably might have done the same. Its a question of life and death in some cases – so why would people want to take risk and not get the best service available? Is that a crime?? And when Sonia Gandhi does that, is she wrong??

And yeah, “with 18 Lakh per day room rent”..?? Which hospital in the world charges that?? And who can ever pay such a sum?? I request the people who have posted this thing, to share their source for the same!! The name of the hospital alone would do.As far as I know – and I am quoting the Discovery Channel on this one – the cost of stay at the costiliest hotel in the world, Dubai’s Burj Al Arab, begin at $14000 a night which would be a maximum of rupees 7 lakh a night. I humbly request you to use your own brains to guess which HOSPITAL would ever charge more than a SEVEN STAR HOTEL??

When somebody tells us something bad about our friend, we do everything to find out its true. But when someone says something about our country and its people, we instantly believe what we WANT to believe. Without even bothering to find out the truth!! Shame! Lots of such stories being spread by many people to make the government look bad. Before believeing them blindly, just check the facts.

Don’t be a blind fool!