Ms. Jashoda Ben is the third Lady of India. (First Lady, President's wife, Second Lady Vice President's Wife, Third Lady Prime Minister's wife). Throughout the world, wives of Prime Ministers get great respect. They accompany their husbands in their foreign visits. Occasionally, they lay foundation stones for some projects / inaugurate some plants. In India Today, even petty film actresses (not petty male actors) inaugurate malls, jewellery shops. But, why the Third Lady of India is neglected? Reasons are not known. Here is a recent news report dated from Telegraphindia.com (The Telegraph newspaper, published from Calcutta), issue dated 12th June 2015 contains a contribution from Shri Basant Rawat, from Ahmedabad, dated line 11th June 2015.
Click to go to Telegraphindia.com/1150612/jsp/nation/story_25267.jsp
1) Namo Sea, a fan club of Shri Narendra Modi arranged a seven day event in Surat. 2) Its second day was June 4. 3) Ms. Jashoda Ben, dharma patni of Shri Narendra Modi was reported to have arrived at the place as a guest at the social awareness event. 4) Surat BJP President and two of its MLAs were said to have asked the organisers to close the event straightaway, five days ahead of the event. 5) BJP National President is said to have rapped the organisers over phone. 6) Ostensible reason for closing the event was, of course, not Ms. Jashoda Ben. But it was use of BJP symbol. The Namo Sena has no official link to BJP.
But the social awareness event was for the support of Centre's Beti Bachao, Beti paDhAo, for girl child's welfare. Till Ms. Jashoda Ben arrived, the event progressed well. Since it was stopped soon after her arrival, the brake seems to be her arrival.
Quote from the Telegraph Report:
Back at the venue, Jashodaben expressed a desire to address the gathering. "But by then we had received the summons and sensed trouble. We dissuaded her and she agreed not to speak," Goswami said.
At Pranesh's office, the organisers "were threatened and pressured into ending the function", Goswami said.
"When we demanded to know the reason, the city BJP chief asked Pathak to talk to Amit Shah over the phone. Shah scolded Pathak and asked him to leave Surat at once. He left for his home in Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh)."
Pranesh refused comment. Surat mayor Niranjan Janjhmera claimed ignorance about the incident, as did almost every city BJP official or MLA this newspaper spoke to.
For those who wish to read a Hindi news report, here is a link from Hindi.news24online.com.
Click to go to hindi.news24online.com/jashodaben-at-a-event-party-rushes-to-shut-it-19
"...'द टेलीग्राफ' की रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक नमो सेना संस्थापक और संघ-वीएचपी कार्यकर्ता संजय गोस्वामी ने बताया कि बीजेपी अध्यक्ष अमित शाह ने भी फोन पर उनपर कार्यक्रम रद्द करने का दबाव डाला। हालांकि गोस्वामी ने बताया कि ना ही प्राणेश और ना ही अमित शाह ने जशोदाबेन का नाम लिया। उन्होंने बस बीजेपी के सिम्बल का इस्तेमाल करने पर आपत्ति जताई। क्योंकि नमो सेना का पार्टी के साथ कोई आधिकारिक संबंध नहीं है।
गोस्वामी ने बताया ये कार्यक्रम बेटी बचाओ और बेटी पढ़ाओ अभियान के लिये लिये किया जा रहा था। जो दो दिनों तक आसानी से चला। लेकिन जसोदा बेन के आते ही उनके आने की खबर स्थानीय नेताओं तक 2 मिनट में ही पहुंच गयी। कार्यक्रम में जसोदाबेन ने बोलने की भी इच्छा जताई पर तब तक कार्यक्रम को बंद करने के आदेश आ चुके थे। परेशानी को समझकर उन्होंने बोलने से मना कर दिया।..."
The News24online.com also has quoted the Telegraph report as their source.
ybrao-a-donkey's humble views वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వ్యక్తిగత అభిప్రాయాలు
I am unable to trace this news from any other source on the entire internet, particularly the newspapers, and TV channels from Gujarat. It is not clear why this particular news has been suppressed? Our newspapers and channels allocate great space and time, for Obama and the American First Lady, the Grand son and newly born babe Grand daughter of Queen Elizabeth, the affairs of Mr. Hollande, French President, Imran Khan, Pakisthan's Opposition Leader, so on and so forth. If Salman Khan and Lulia Vantur come closer or move apart, it becomes a great news item for them. But why the Third Lady of India is neglected by the Indian Media? Can't she be allowed to talk in a small social event intended for saving Girl Child in India?
I also greatly appreciate the COURAGE of Mr. Basant Rawat, the news reporter of Telegraph, Calcutta, who sent the report.
Incidentally, I find that it is normally difficult to get email addresses. For those who wish to know the email addresses of journalists in Gujarat, here is a blog link: Click to go to jansatt.wordpress.com.
For those who wish to know the Twitter address of Ms. Jashoda Ben: @benjashoda. But this may (may not) be a genuine Twitter handle of the third Lady of India. More verifications are necessary. Everybody knows the Twitter handle of our beloved Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi @narendramodi. భారత్ యొక్క తృతీయ మహిళ శ్రీమతి జశోదా బెన్ గారి ట్విట్టర్ అడ్రస్ @బెన్ జశోదా లాగా కనిపిస్తున్నది. అయితే ఇది అసలుదో నకిలీదో తెలియదు. ఇంకా కొంత పరిశోధన చేసుకుని ధృవపరచుకోవాల్సి ఉంటుంది. మన ప్రియతమ ప్రధాన మంత్రి శ్రీ నరేంద్ర మోడీ గారి ట్విట్టర్ హాండిల్ అందరికీ తెలుసు.
(To continue सशेष ఇంకా ఉంది.).