Chaudhry's Visit To Home State Of Haryana, India
The People of Haryana (in the home state of the deposed Fijian PM) are saying , “Chaudhry, carry on your struggle, we are with you.” It’s no longer just a Fijian struggle but their own struggle, a Haryana struggle, reports Rohit Kumar ‘Happy’.
The Chief Minister of Haryana Mr Om Prakash Chautala has instructed every sarpanch ( Village Head) to collect a rupee from each person in the state and donate a crore and seven lakh ( More than NZ$1/2 Million) to Mahendra Pal Chaudhry.
The Deposed Fijian PM is getting help from absolutely unexpected quarters, and far more generous than he had expected.
While seeking sympathy for his cause, he won far more than that in Haryana State alone. Within 24 hours of his arrival in India, he had won the love of a Million people in Haryana, and has support from Chautala's Haryana government and several other political parties in the state. Indeed the Haryana people themselves were completely bowled over by the deposed Fijian PM.
Retired generals from Haryana also avowed their support to Chaudhry and the rest of the Indo Fijians. If necessary, they offered to send the army to Fiji to - help him too.
Before Chaudhry’s visit to Haryana the Chief Minister of Haryana sent a special message to Indo Fijians during the period the deposed PM spent in captivity. He showed his deep concerns.
Bharat-Darshan, a Hindi literary magazine from New Zealand played a vital role to bridge between govt of Haryana and Mr Mahendra Chaudhry.
The editor of Bharat-Darshan visited Fiji to cover the Fiji crisis where he interviewed deposed PM Mahendra Chaudhry and gave him the message Om Prakash Chautala the Chief Minister of Haryana.
Mr Chaudhry told to Bharat-Darshan during his recent visit to New Zealand that he would definitely visit Haryana, his home state, but wasn’t sure if he would meet the Chief Minister.
Haryana has since shown its total support to the deposed Fijian PM and assured him of all sorts of help.
A few weeks’ ago, the Indo Fijian women from 'Girmit Centre' Lautoka sent Rakhi to CM of Haryana and asked him to help Fiji.
Rakhi is the tying of the delicate cord of protection by the sister to the brother is elevated to the national and universal significance.
On this day, a Rakhi is tied to all Hindus to signify the bond of protection between the individual and the society. On this day, a man considers it a privilege to be chosen as brother by a girl who ties a rakhi on his wrist. He, in return, pledges to give her his protection.
The villagers sent Rakhi to some other people including Indian PM Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee and NZ Foreign Minister Mr Phil Goff.
According to Indian history, the queen of Mewar, Maharani Karmavati, had to face the threat of Governor Bahadur Shah who laid siege on her kingdom. Unable to fight the army, she sent a rakhi to the Mughal king, Humayun.
The Muslim emperor who under normal circumstances would not have preferred to help a Hindu ruler, decided to protect her from the threat.
Humayun reached Mewar at the nick of time when the queen was preparing for self- immolation. He chased Bahadur Shah and his men and restored the kingdom back to the queen of Mewar.
It seems like Chaudhry Om Prakash Cautala, CM of Haryana and people of the state will keep the honour of Rakhi and help Fiji.