Saturday, September 24, 2011

Chidambaram - The Unartful Dodger

September 24, 2011 Update: Following the case against him by Subramanian Swamy and recent revelations on the 2G scam PC simply has to quit. The man who simply romanced power all these years has reached his nadir. The sooner he leaves in grace the better for him.. That's all I have to say!

All the years of carefully cultivated poise, smooth-talking and intelligence can be brought down in a few minutes of insanity. P. Chidambaram is now feeling the heat from the fire he had hoped would never come to singe him. Congress spokespersons have repeatedly dismissed A. Raja’s allegations against PC and the PM as those of a man accused of a crime and cannot be taken seriously. So what should we take seriously? The utterances of people like Digivijay Singh and P. Chidambaram? Wait, Raja didn’t make these statements to NDTV, CNN-IBN or Headlines Today whose everlasting love for both DS and PC is unflinching. He made those statements in a court of law in his defence.  The court is not a place for allegations but a place where facts would count. If it were a media courtroom PC would have been already declared not guilty. Raja may be crooked and that implies he is smart enough to know what he is throwing around. The bad news for PC is that Raja also happens to be a lawyer himself and should know what perjury means. This is the same Raja that the PM had so strongly defended for a long time.

So what is PC's response? He finally gets the inspiration from his one-time adversary Digvijay and delivers the answer that would make DS proud. He invokes ‘saffron terror’! So after almost a year PC pulls the ‘saffron terror cheap trick’ again.

"I think they know that there is no connection to the so called scam in 2G. I think they are targeting selected ministers for other reasons in this case. What I suspect is that we have quickened the investigations into a number of bomb blast cases where right-wing fundamentalist organisations are involved. We have quickened....we have persuaded the court to hear two Ayodhya cases on a more or less day-to-day basis" he said. Oh yeah, we can all, of course, see the very clear connection between the 2G scam and right-wing terror cases. Don't we? His statement to Times Now some days back was delivered in quite an agitated tone. The artful dodger finally ran out of artful defences and smooth-talk. This was now the unartful dodger at work.

Did we know all this before? Many have written about it but the mainstream cacophony media circle believed in continuously glorifying a man who kept building his own grave. Where do we begin? Let’s start with Radiagate itself.

In the post Radia Tapes, PhoneTapping - Chidambaram Must Come Clean (December 2010) I have quoted Subramanian Swamy’s serious allegations against PC. Any other man with any self-respect would have dragged Swamy to courts over these allegations. Response from PC – nothing! That post also mentioned: “Spectrum shares being resold to a mid-east company called Etisalat should have raised the eyebrows of anyone concerned with national security. But any word ever from PC? Not to my knowledge. I am confident some story about Etisalat will soon be out in the open.”

There is still no case or charge sheet against Nira Radia. I wonder why not. Let’s go back again to another post UPAGovt. May Not Have A Case Against Nira Radia ... (December 2010) This is what that post stated: “…..The phone tapping was started precisely for that reason – spying… can safely assume the complaint to the then Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, on the basis of which the phone tapping commenced might as well be fabricated. Else, Chidambaram can and should reveal who the complainant was. That is neither a matter of national secrecy nor a matter of grave danger. I wonder if the complaint was signed by anyone or was an anonymous one.” Well, the media still isn’t asking that all important question – who filed the complaint based on which the phone tapping was ordered? PC can surely tell us if it was a person, an organisation or an anonymous complaint. That little piece of information may well hold great secrets.

What next? In an alarming revelation Subramanian Swamy has now alleged PC has received 5000 crores in an interview with Asian Tribune (July 26). “I think he got Rs. Five thousand crores as a cut from Mr. Raja.” said Swamy. (In another 2G related development, the Enforcement Directorate has slapped a Rs 7,000-crore penalty on Etisalat-DB for alleged FEMA violations.) PC sent a legal notice to Reliance for remarks made by K R Raja (RIL employee) to corporate lobbyist Nira Radia which suggested that Chidambaram was a beneficiary in the 2G spectrum scam. RIL promptly apologised. Being a business unit RIL would hardly like to cross swords with the Home Minister or his government. Quite understandable! But the allegation by Swamy is similar and even puts a number to it and is far more serious. No response yet from PC. Wait and watch!

In another case concerning Intelligence Bureau, although unrelated, R.N. Kulkarni, who served in the IB for over three decades and retired as joint assistant director, has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Karnataka High Court questioning the agency’s legitimacy. Outlook magazine reports on that development that the IB, RAW and other Intelligence agencies are not accountable to parliament. They’re practically extra-constitutional. Not surprisingly politicians use these organisations for political purposes. I didn’t say that. That these agencies are being used for spying on political rivals comes from none other than former Home Secretary G.K. Pillai (IndiaToday). Guess who is in charge of the intelligence agencies? And make another wild guess what our intelligence sleuths might be overburdened with rather than crime and security issues.

In the worst pasting anyone would have recently given PC, Ram Jethmalani writes a mini biography of the man. In a piece in The Sunday Guardian titled “Friend, father & philosopher of black money is Chidambaram” Jethmalani showers an honour on PC that no politician would ever want. After chronicling what would appear to be a political career tainted throughout, Jethmalani ends on the following note:

Chidambaram's record as Home Minister has been disastrous. Neither has he made any impact on internal security, with the worst massacres of his own paramilitary forces taking place in his time, nor on terrorism, which carries on in complete complacency because there are neither effective preventive or punitive systems in place, nor political will and national legislation to combat terrorism…….What a laughing stock we must be before the world. It is almost as if India is determined that it shall not combat terrorism, shall not have enabling legislation as enacted by the US, such as the Homeland Security Act 2002, and the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 of UK and similar legislations in European governments. India is determined not to have an effective national agency on the lines of the Homeland Security Department of the US. The ramshackle National Investigation Agency showed itself as a complete failure during the recent Mumbai attacks. Understandable, because its only mandate appears to be to investigate "Hindu terror", the last refuge for failed and hopeless Congressmen like Chidambaram. The CCTNS, JIC, ARC, NTRO (presently in another scam), and NCTC remain effete, scattered and unmonitorable, even by the Home Ministry. With such an unequivocal determination by the UPA government not to address terrorism effectively, I can only grieve for my country.”

I’m too optimistic to grieve for my country yet. But I do grieve having such a former Finance and now Home Minister. He’s been reduced to an ‘unartful’ dodger.


  1. I once read in Wikipedia that Diggy Raja is a converted Christian. But that piece of information is removed now in Wiki - dont know why.

  2. p chidambaram has been smiling and smiling for a long time - shakespeare in one of his epics said 'he smiles and smiles and yet he is a villain '- well pc's smiles have been wiped out,his accent gone and his desperation shows - his next destination is jail

  3. I cant put my finger on the amount PC may have alleged to have taken. But,is the amount important or the principle?
    One by one, cong ministers are getting trapped

  4. Every one , including media and and opposition talks of personal integrity of Singh. I have no doubts, Singh is not just mute spectator but he is also active participant.

    First PM blamed wrong informaiton on CVC issue. Then he was backing A Raja and now takes a U turn and says he was not aware, whereas Raja has stated in court and we have enough documents that Raja had written almost nine letters to PM. Even SC had chided PM.

    Then few days back the news of "at arms length"

    Today we have CAG report indirectly raising fingers at PM. PMO is under control of PM. Now media will try to show PM as great man with integrity and PMO did not function properly. Are we fools to beleive PMO is not under the control of PM directly?

    Everybody talks of opposition trying to do things, in case of BSY , to gain brownie points. Well, I can agree. But congress is shameless so much that it even does not act for the sake of brownie points. It is possible with only a arrogant and fascist party.
    BJP atleast acted on the report submitted by the lokayukta appointed by the government of BJP. But what does congress do? Get its minister cleared from another lokayuktas report.

    There have been allegations against PC and now doubts on Singh. Do they care to morally own up and resign and let come back after their innocence has been proven, specially now that their integrity is at question.

    In this discussion, Tiwari says, CAG is transgressing. Wow! So stating the facts and presenting them in the report is transgressing. What does he want? CAG to turn blind eye just like his PM? How can we forget, congress is known to cut down democratic and constitutional institutions to size and make them loyal dogs of whoever is in power.

    Padgaonkar is another idiot who talks about BSY instead of CAG report. He accuses of oppositon of trying to score brownie points. Well, that is what opposition parties always do, score brownie points, show they are with poeple so they can come to power next time. Does he expect opposition to support government mistakes and be seen as equally wrong in public eye??

    Padgaonkar goes furthur and asks the quesiton, it has been played out in media, court and now in parliament. Where will the decision come from?

    It seems he is not only and idiot but also a lacks starting level of IQ. Court will legally decide, ofcourse. But parliament is the house of elected representative of people in a democracy and the elected representative have all rights to question and raise issues on behalf of people Just because matter is in court does not mean it can not be raised in parliament. How naive of him.

    Media has not done full justice. Court will only examine the evidences, which can be tampered by the government. Parliament is the place where opposition to gain brownie points will go to any length. The resuslt can be only truths and facts comming out. How can padgaonkar quesiton the "Manthan" ?

  5. Just wanted to add to my post. I am ashamed of youth of this country who sit in the studios with all their idiotic comments and opinions. Are they selected based on how comfortable they make the anchor and congress with their questions?


    Frankly, I am sure, If ever I will be allowed into those programs. If they did, i would doubt if i will even get to raise the point at all.

    Damn! these well orchestrated debate circus. Now I understand why media and congis are scared of internet.

  6. Must read : Ram Jethhmalani slams Chiddu, strips him bare.

  7. Chidambaram is a shameless creep. As for Manmohan Singh, he's even more shameless sitting on th PM's chair and letting UPA looters loot the country left, right and centre. The shameless PM does that and still tries to cash in on that oft repeated meaningles term 'PM has high personal integrity'. I think the most shameless are all those spokespersons of the Congress that still dare to equate personal integrity and the PM.
    The PM has lied time and again. The lying PM said that Mani Shankar Aiyar had expressed concerns of an 'ideological nature' about CWG and Suresh Kalmadi. The PM also claimed he had not known facts about the games before. When leters show up on TV channels, he asks the TV channels to send him copies of letters originally sent by Aiyar to the PM! Does he not read the letters sent to him regarding crucial matters like dishonesty at ministerial level in organizing games? If he doesn't read these letters, why is he sitting on the PM's chair? If he reads the letters and gets amnesia about their content (thinks it's ideological instead of factual), then too he needs to go on grounds of being mentally unfit for prime minesterial office. If he reads the letters and still needs TV channels to explain the content, then he needs to go for incompetence. Same story with letters he received regarding 2G. No one with even a little shame would have continued as PM after so many scams have come to light. He needs to admit he's a fool and step down or admit that he allowed thieves to steal and step down. Makes me want to puke when I hear 'personal integrity' and 'PM' being talked of in one sentence.


  9. Harvard defends Swamy's right to freedom of speech

  10. Right from his beginning PC had proved that he is a sweet tongued but silly hearted. He married a leading high court judge's daughter for his selfish end and therefrom his luck mercury had been soaring. His scams are like classic frog boiling which is by virtue of his caste. He artfully managed to get contract on his son's name, the logo of canara bank and re do it for a whopping amount of 700 crores.

    Truck loads of jewells and money were carried while Putta parthi Baba was sick and when police intercepted at Bangalore stated that he prevailed upon the police and the said consignments have disappeared and the case has gone waned as that of Dada Expres gang rape.

    It is further grist that thanks to his wife being well acquainted with some BOB's top echelon's wife, amagamation of five banks AB, IOB, U.Co Bank and Syndicate bank with BOB is on the anvil and their share is yet to be ascertained.

    Even though he is a defeated candidate in the last general election, the election official was under duress of threat from MK and his son hence declared elected and the matter is in Madras High court but the trial has not started thus so a powerful in UPA for, in addition to four buffoons, he is also one to allow the premier of the party they are associated with to loot and they get loots

  11. Hi Ravinar,

    wonderful writing i must say... I have recently come across your blog and have since spent the entire last two weeks reading through all the archives!!!! Although i don't agree with you on all your points i whole heartily support your fight against the biased MSM.... Some things really make u sit up in your seat and listen....some revelations are so imagine this non stop loot of the country. All the best in this endeavor to make information available to those who seek it!!!

  12. Thanks Anjana,

    Would hv been nice if you shared where exactly you disagree, would help us all...

  13. I want to see him drowning in Cooum !!!

  14. Hey what about the role of PC's family in fake currency notes' scam. Please right about it. That guy is a crook of the highest order, and needs to be in Jail, Chakki Peesing, Peesing and Peesing, and Pathar Thoding, Thoding, and Thoding

  15. The Law of Karma is immutable.The parinam of Chidamabaram’s duskarma of raising the false issue of Hindu terrorism for acquiring the Muslim votes and diluting Islamic terrorism; committed at the behest of the queen, Sonia has at last come to take its toll on Chidambaram. Sooner or later he is going to behind bars for his complicity with Raja in the 2-G scam.Remember the fate of Hemant Karkare the X-Ats Chief of Mumbai who was falsely claiming a Hindu hand behind the malegaon blast. Also remember the fate of the mischievous advocate petitioned for the opening of the vault of Shri Padmanav Swamy temple.

  16. We must remember that it is not merely Chidambaram alone but Congress which has been exposed, and such an expose too has happened for the n'th time!

    If Raja misappropriated money with a lion's share for Chidambaram then we are sure that Chidambaram too must have given a tiger's share to Congress and Sonia.

    The shameless schoolboy Manmohan Singh has overseen all this squandering of money. Since Congressmen have shamelessly stick with Congress, they deserve destruction and not merely a defeat.


  18. Damage has been done to Indian brand name for business, forcing business leaders in co-operation with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry to promote the credibility of doing business in India.

    This government just keeps hitting new lows.

  19. Diggy says Chiddu is being targeted because he was strict with "safforn" terrorism.... man does he really think Indians are fools to beleive some safforn terrorist planted the note? Comeon! the note was from finance ministry under Pranab Mukherjee.. so is Pranab Mukherjee a safforn leaning terrorist???


  21. When the politicians who respect court verdicts if they are favourable to them are countering in the streets for what Raja told in the court, they are also to be treated as contempt of court since they indulge to the matters which are subjudice.

    When Mukerjee says the matter is subjudice, then from which dictionary the corrupt cong pick up to counter in streets for what Raja told in the court?


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