You don’t need great imagination to wonder what the media would have done if any other politician, especially from the Opposition, was allegedly involved in a rape incident. Yes, they would have fallen over each other in ‘Breaking News’ and the story would have been headlines for 10 or even more days. So why is there a complete silence on the issue of Rahul Gandhi being allegedly involved in a some incident concerning a woman named Sukanya? The story is not new to many who have followed such reports on the net but now there is a court in Allahabad which has initiated some action in this strange and secretive case.
This from the Economic Times online on March 1: The Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court today issued notice to AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi on a petition alleging that a girl and her parents were illegally detained by him since 2007. Justice Shri Narayan Shukla passed the order, seeking Gandhi's reply, on a habeas corpus petition filed by Kishore Samrite, a former Samajwadi Party MLA from Madhya Pradesh, on behalf of Sukanya Devi, her father Balram Singh and mother Sumitra Devi. The petition alleged that the petitioners -- Sukanya Devi and her parents -- were in illegal detention of Rahul Gandhi since January 4, 2007. It has sought direction to command the Congress leader to produce the girl and her parents before the court and set them at liberty.
The petition doesn’t refer to rape but it refers to something just as sinister. ‘Illegal detention’! Now why would a court accept such a petition? We all know there many trigger happy petitioners wanting to file all kinds of cases against prominent people in society. This, however, is something that has been dragging since January 2007. The first story about the alleged case was carried by Hinduunity.Org on a website and this was followed by a supposed legal notice for defamation by Rahul’s lawyers. Intellibriefs still carries that story.
Has the media played judge, jury and defendant and decided there is nothing in the case to report about? One can understand that. It is safe to assume that if there is truth in these allegations and the court gets into the process fully then it may well be the end of Rahul Gandhi. Now, that is what would hurt the media. An entire media industry, with the exception of some outfits, built around its servantile relationship with the Congress (I) would be doomed if these reports were proven to be true. And if indeed Sukanya and her family do exist, where are they? Why will nobody in the mainstream media even dare to talk about the whereabouts of this family?
This can no more be treated as a rumour or malicious campaign by someone, although it may well have started out as one. And it is time Rahul Gandhi spoke out and made a statement himself. Silence will only fuel more suspicions. Now that a court is involved the media silence once again proves how corrupt and crooked our mainstream media is. I can only repeat what I’ve said before. In this tech-age you have no place to hide. Neither Rahul Gandhi nor a crony media. If there is actually someone called Sukanya it may do well for both Rahul Gandhi and the media that she and her family be traced.