news Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | August 12, 2014 | 9.22 pm IST Birthday’s are time of celebration. But for near and dear ones of the birthday person, not for a whole city. Clearly, Chief Minister Sidaramaiah’s supporters in the ruling Congress party din’t realize that putting up Happy Birthday posters in half the city (only a mild exaggeration) counts as inconsiderate behaviour.  So this is how the Congress celebrated their leader's birthday: Ok, let’s excuse the inconsiderate behaviour. A lot of us are often inconsiderate. But most of us are at least law abiding, especially when the High Court says you can't do something. Being the ruling party, one wonders how the Congress can try and enforce the law when they themselves break it. Two years ago, the High Court said very, very clearly, that leaders of political parties must be made responsible when their supporters put up unauthorized hoardings on the roads. The court said: “Make political leaders whose photographs are printed on the posters and banners put up illegally, as co-accused in the criminal cases book for disfigurement of public places, then automatically their followers will fall in line.” So where do we go from here?
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