Free Indian hostages in Myanmar; Modi vs fractured Opposition; Guv-CM spat in Kerala

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Free Indian hostages in Myanmar     

Three hundred Indian IT professionals are being held hostage in Myanmar and forced to work as cybercriminals, and the Indian mainstream media, particularly television, remains busy in cockfight over silly political theatrics is a sad commentary of the day.

The Times of India begged attention of the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is heard by the powerful leaders on the world stage, but still Myanmar dares not to get the Indians freed from the clutches of the criminals.

For the ruling Myanmar Junta, it should be a work worth accomplishing in minutes.

The daily stated that these IT professionals were lured with job prospects in Thailand, but they landed in the nets of the cybercriminals in Myanmar. The Indians have been transported to the Myawaddy region, where the writ of ruling Junta doesn’t run in Myanmar, the daily stated.

But this must be too bogus a claim to entertain, for lives of 300 Indian professionals are far more important, and the government must either ask the Junta to carry operations to free the Indians or take the job in its own hand.

The ruling Myanmar Junta by all accounts is a thug propped up by the Chinese, and India must not waste time to give an ultimatum to the military rulers of the rogue nation.

Modi vs fractured Opposition

Opposition unity is a sand dune that attracts political commentators too often to delight in its charm.

The Pioneer has revisited the theme of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, and the Opposition players bracing up for their own versions of alliance against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The daily bluntly puts it out that the Opposition is clueless. The backdrop for the Editorial is conciliatory tone of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Since Vice President elections, or rather from the time of the arrest of her number two, Partha Chatterjee, Mamata Banerjee looks ‘politically tamed’.

The Pioneer explained for simple souls that Mamata Banerjee is essentially bluffing her way by saying that the CBI, ED don’t come under Modi’s watch, that is the PMO. The daily further simplified by saying that Mamata Banerjee’s language actually is that of a BJP worker.

The daily rightly infers that Chief Ministers K Chandrashekhar Rao (Telangana) are Arvind Kejriwal (Delhi) walking their own paths.

The Pioneer noted that nobody in the Opposition knows how to go about the unity plank for the 2024 polls.

Congress by all accounts is a key player in the Opposition space, and until the Sonia Gandhi-headed outfit walks out of the grave where the party is comfortably lying and begin sprinting straightaway, the fate of the 2024 polls is already sealed.

Guv-CM spat in Kerala

Arif Mohammad Khan knows no virtue of moderation in expression, and the Constitutional post of Governor can also not keep hi silent, for he was one who had given the tongue lashing to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on Congress’ moral bankruptcy on Shah Bano case.

Khan is on a familiar territory in Kerala. The ruling Left parties in the state gives him enough fodder to lash out at Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

The Indian Express in its Editorial has called for truce between the officer of Governor and Chief Minister. Both held separate pressers to charge against each other, with no holds barred accusations.

The daily reminded Khan that he is holding a Constitutional post, and there is a decorum to protect.

The spat indeed is on account of several reasons, but principally and immediately over the extension of the tenure of the Kannur vice chancellor Gopinath Ravindra. Khan was allegedly also heckled at the Indian history conference hosted by the university.

Khan is a contrarian on Indian history, and rabidly anti-Leftist. On top of that, he is a political veteran, who knows that there are too many fault lines in Kerala politics for him to expose. Besides, the office of Governor, as shown by Jagdeep Dhankar in West Bengal, is not necessarily to accept only the bouquets.

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