Asserting that unveiling of statues of two savants by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu was not a "bargain" to solve water disputes between the two states, Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today said it was aimed at good "permanent" mutual relations.Did you get the point? The very same all-smiles Karunanidhi has changed his color as soon as the air of Chennai welcomed him. This is not "a bargain to solve the water disputes". In fact, his statement displays no intention to solve the dispute either.
"The statues' unveiling is not being done as a bargain to solve the water disputes but aimed at good permanent mutual relations. It is being done only with the intention of ensuring friendly relations," Karunanidhi told reporters on his return here from Bangalore where he unveiled the statue of Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar on Sunday.
Tamil Nadu will continue to press for its unreasonable demands, habituated by colonial largesses during the British era and favoritism displayed by the central government as ransom for Tamil Nadu holding (or perceived to be so holding) the central government's stability in its control.
Any "permanent mutual relation" in which Tamil Nadu does not drop its unreasonable demands is not good for Karnataka. Such relations should neither be sought, nor can be reached by erecting two statues.
If you're thinking whether Mr. Yeddyurappa has been naive enough to not expect this from his opponent, the answer is no. We don't belive he is naive enough. The point is - Mr. Yeddyurappa does not want to solve the dispute either. To him and his government and the flawed ideology of its alma-mater (the RSS), the dispute does not even exist. There is lasting peace. The death by thirst of 5.5 crore Kannadigas is a trivial sacrifice at the feet of 'Bharatmata' - that woman with a sophisticated weapon of mass-destruction we talked about earlier.
Pigeon droppings, pigeon droppings, and more pigeon droppings. It would have been better to avoid inflicting such public disgrace on the two poets!