Congratulations to the Rationalist Gesture!
Congratulations to Hon’ble Mr.K.Siddaramaiah on his becoming the Chief Minister of Karnataka State with the mandate of Karnataka people and the Cadres and Legislators of his party!
Mr.K.Siddaramaiah is a rare Indian politician who wears his Humanism and Rationalism on his sleeves. His gesture of taking oath of office as Chief Minister by solemnly affirming to bear true faith and allegiance to the Indian Constitution, is noteworthy . His style must be emulative to others who are assigned with the role of discharging constitutional responsibilities in the secular country. On the contrary many politicians , when they take oath of office of any nature, they affirm in the name of god and the respective religion. Such approach negates the secular fabric, enshrined in the Constitution.
It would be apt to recollect the pioneering as well as model role played on earlier occasions by eminent statesmen. C.N.Annadurai, affectionately called as ‘Anna’, who formed the DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) Ministry, at the time of taking oath of office as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu(then Madras State) in 1967, he affirmed in the name of truth only without any reference to god and religious sentiments.
When Kalaignar.M.Karunanidhi, took oath of office as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time in 2006, not only himself , his cabinet minister took oath of office in the name of truth and conscience. Such rationalist culture was inculcated by the Father of the Dravidian Movement and social revolutionary Periyar E.V.Ramasamy.
True to the letter and spirit enshrined in the Indian Constitution, Mr.K.Siddaramaiah has taken oath of office as the head leading the cabinet. He has proved himself as typical leader representing the entire population of State of Karnataka, belonging to various castes, religions and other social groups including atheists.
The Modern Rationalist wishes Mr.K.Siddaramaiah to bring success ,with his rich experience in public life, in the assumed role and make many precedence to add value to the secular , social justice fervour expressed in Indian Constitution. Greetings to Hon’ble Mr.K.Siddaramaiah !