A man of Indian origin has become Prime Minister of Ireland. Dr Leo Varadkar became Taoiseach (Prime Minister) a fortnight ago. Varadkar was born in Ireland to an Indian father an Irish mother.
Dr Varadkar is the first person of Indian ancestry to become leader of a European country. Those of Indian stock have been the premiers of other non Indian nations such as Trinidad, Fiji and so forth.
Is this the start of the Indianisation of Europe.
Leo Varadkar attended an elite school and then Trinity which is Ireland’s top university. He qualified as a physician before entering public life.
Varadkar is a self acknowledged homosexualist. He lives with his boyfriend who is also a medical man. The good doctor publicly announced his orientation a few years ago but says that it is not especially important.
Many Mumbaikers celebrated one of their own ascending to the second highest office in Ireland. The highest office is president. But would these people all be so enthused to see a gay person become Prime Minister of Bharat? Methinks not. The late Bal Thackeray of unhappy and inglorious memory would have had some stern words for it. Gay men are denounced as bum bandits in India. They are still criminalised. Many in Bharat says that homosexuality is Something that only Pakistanis do that.
Leo is only 38 years Young. He served as Minister of Health for several years. The economy is doing well. There are no major problems on the horizon. Brexit looks like it will be handled smoothly so as not to cause ructions along the Irish frontier. There is an election in the offing. There is every chance that Varadkar’s Fine Gael Party (Irish Family) will be returned to office. It is highly possible that the parliamentary arithmetic will compel them to speak allies in order to command a majority in Dail Eireann (the lower chamber of the Irish ¨Parliament). If Leo is astute he will call an election imminently while his honeymoon lasts.His party has so far obstinately refused to contemplate sharing office with the far left ultra nationalist populists of Sinn Fein. However, it may be high time to discontinue this Policy of keeping Sinn Fein out in the cold.
Now that Dr Varadkar is the Head of Government in the Republic of Ireland will India forgive Ireland for the death of Savita Halappnavar?