Straight from the Heart…
To express one’s views is a fundamental right under democracy and I respect it.
Democracy means to accept one’s views in spite of not agreeing with them. This is the true culture of democracy. The above adage is applicable to the common man as well as politicians alike.
The media (electronic, print and others) acts a bridge between us politicians and people who convey our message to the masses. They do their job efficiently and at times put their life in danger while doing so. It is worth commendable but mistakes happen and to err is human. Many a times what happens is we politicians say something and the media interprets it in wrong way. Once our ‘wrongly interpreted’ message reaches across to the masses they are not in a mood to judge the ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ of it. I, myself have suffered at the hands of such callous behavior.
Aftermath of 26/11 I had uttered these words ‘badi badi shehron mein chhoti chhoti batien hoti rehti hain’. But what followed was misinterpretation of my statement as only a part of it was shown which was politically incorrect. On ethical grounds I resigned.
These bitter-sweet experiences left me contemplating a road less travelled. I want to be able to communicate directly with the masses and the media without anyone interpreting my views. This blog will serve the dual purpose of conveying my thoughts to everybody. Whatever will appear on the blog will be solely my opinion and my views. Technology has no vested interests, no censors and is not in the human race. Technology gives us a clear picture and not a distorted image.
Through this blog I will sincerely try to communicate with you regularly. The media can take my words for granted as I will be directly responsible for what appears on the blog. The blog is also for the masses to exchange their views and opinions with me.
To go back in the era of Shivaji Maharaj I will not hesitate to refer to my blog as a modernized version of ancient ‘Taam patra’.
‘Jai Hind! Jai Maharashtra!
Home Minister, Maharashtra State