Rahul Kanwal of Headlines Today seems bent on being bracketed with the likes of Barkha Dutt, Rajdeep Sardesai and their clan. How else does one explain his stupidity in questioning Baba Ramdev on his assets on his program ‘Centrestage’ on HT (Feb 23). If at all he did ever want to question that, why did it take an 'Erring Barkowitch', oops Ninong Ering, the Arunachal MP, or gutter-mouth Digvijay Singh to rake up the issue? Hmmm! Looks like a Bloody Indian Dog is behind the story.
First, it has been reported that Erring Barkowitch called Ramdev a ‘Bloody Indian’ and a ‘Dog’. Well, get used to it Ramdev, many foreigners have used that tag for Indians and Erring Barkowitch may still not be happy at the idea of being Indian. Why? Because Ramdev chose to question the black money affairs of the nation and the Congress. Sometime back I wrote the piece ‘Digvijay Singh–Wag The Dog’, so it’s natural for job-less DS to have jumped into the dogfight.
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We are used to barking dogs, but what makes Rahul Kanwal and DS bark ? First, because he questioned the Congress’ black money business Digvijay states the assets and donations to Ramdev’s trusts should be investigated. So Rahul Kanwal picks up that ‘bone’ and questions Ramdev. Only one problem. Who should be looking into the assets of Baba Ramdev? DS seems to repeatedly forget that he is part of the Congress-UPA non-government at the centre. It is the government’s business to look into disproportionate or illegitimate assets of any individual or entity. So what stops the government or its IT department from investigating Ramdev’s organisation? Of course, we all know by now DS's utterances come from his own special 'spiritual' handbook.
And then this moron, Rahul Kanwal, from HT has this great question for Ramdev: “Aren’t you mixing spiritualism and religion with politics”? Why? Because Ramdev chose to question the black money dealings of the Congress. Now what in the world makes Kanwal believe that a spiritual or religious leader does not have the right to question the Congress or any political party. Is it the exclusive privilege of the medicrooks? And then in the face of such questions Baba Ramdev shows up documents supposed to be balance sheets of his organisation explaining assets worth 1100 crores. Never mind that. DS comes up with an even greater suggestion: Ramdev must certify that every donation received by his organisation isn’t black money! Isn’t that rich? Is that Ramdev’s job or is it the government’s job to verify and ensure no black money has been transacted? And instead of questioning the stupidity of Digvijay’s remarks Kanwal keeps asking about the assets of Ramdev. Bravo Kanwal, welcome to the Mediacrooks Elite Club!
Another statement that DS makes is that Ramdev had used his non-political meeting to make political statements. Really? It was Kanwal’s job to remind this DS that citizens are free to make political statements and ask political questions at any public forum. After all didn’t DS’s protege seek a meeting in a University hall in Chennai for a political meeting? And I had defended Rahul Gandhi’s right then. And jerkowitch Kanwal, even as a supposed newsman, forgets that Baba Ramdev has already floated an Anti-corruption party called ‘Bharat Swabhiman’.
Both Kanwal and DS need to learn that any Indian citizen has the freedom to raise any issue concerning India anytime, anywhere in any public forum, even political issues. This is not a privilege limited to media crooks and political dogs. As for Baba Ramdev’s assets it is none of Kanwal’s or DS’s business. If there is any illegitimate money involved it is the business of the IT department and the government. And may be the IT Dept. should investigate the Congress too. So DS can eat his own shit and go complain to the IT department. He might even get a reward!
As for Erring Barkowitch he is just another 'hand'-man with utter contempt for Indians. The scams, the corruption, the black money are all indicators of how much the Congress really cares about India and Indians. I don’t know if he feels like he is a ‘red’ Chinese, but I sure know what a ‘red-Indian’ dog looks like. And Rahul Kanwal can save his bark for better issues. Barking dogs seeking sound ‘bites’! That would be a new one!