The Hitjobs BAR:
It started with a mild but failed attack on Smriti Irani and her education few weeks back. Modi must answer the BAR screamed. BAR is the lowest bar in Indian TV journalism (Barkha, Arnab, Rajdeep). Then they turned to Sushma Swaraj and kept up the hit-jobs for a few days. Modi must answer! Then they hit the bounty with Lalit Modi and Vasundhara Raje and they kept up their stupid attacks for nearly four weeks. Modi must answer! Arnab the clown even started demanding resignations and “ordering” the PM to sack Raje as if he was the Pope. The resignation-demanding business stopped after #Arnabgate trended worldwide. In between for spice they added Pankaja Munde. Modi must answer! – No resignation still. Like bowlers who went wicket-less for a whole Test series they kicked and screamed about LM and Raje till this happened:
LM threw a bomb by naming Sonia Gandhi. SUDDEN DEATH! All the media morons went totally dead as dodos over LM and Raje issue. The very mention of SoniaG makes them wet their pants and skirts. Modi must answer, morons? I don’t know why but I estimate media houses must have something to with funding from the West but I cannot be sure. Here’s the best part when LM exploded the Sonia bomb:
So the little cowardni had not guts to talk about SoniaG but says she substituted SG with Vadra. At other times the Congis claim Vadra is a private citizen but Congress defender Barkha “merged” Sonia and Vadra into one entity. Fantastic! And the BAR criminals also raked up Raje’s Dholpur palace property as a scam. Then this happened:
Jairam Ramesh was strutting around and claiming a scam on this. Once it turned out the property was transferred by a court to Raje & Co. the little cowardni from NDTV says it blunts the Congress attack. Thankfully, Modi doesn’t have to answer! She finds no crime in the lies and half-baked claims of J Ramesh and Surjit Bhalla rightly chastises her skulduggery in slyly protecting the Congress. What to do now? Let’s pick up a new thread!
So they pick up the Vyapam scam – an MP govt recruit scam. This has been going on since the days of Digvijay Singh when he was CM. And suddenly the resignation chant came again – this time for Shivraj Chouhan to resign. Remember, it was Chouhan who ordered the STF and later a court ordered SIT to investigate the scam. The BAR claims 40 deaths were connected to the Vyapam scam. Nobody tells you that the deaths supposedly related to the scam were from 2009 onward and half the deaths have happened prior to 2014. Diggy even used a fraudulent document and presented it to the SIT claiming Chouhan was directly involved in some 48 appointments in the scam. This is a criminal act by Diggy and amounts to forgery and perjury. Chouhan had threatened legal action but I’m not sure he is going to go through with it. And despite knowing the document was a fraud, Arnab gladly used it to do hitjobs on Chouhan. I hope the clown at TimesNow never talks about his so called “integrity” again.
In the Vyapam scam 2000 have been arrested of which it seems 1800 or so are people from Digvijay’s tenure. Is that why the man is personally interested in the case? He even went to SC demanding a CBI probe which the SC dismissed. Finally Chouhan has demanded a CBI probe yesterday. Regardless of CBI, STF or SIT the scam warrants speedy investigation and, more importantly, the criminals need to be punished. There are conflicting reports on the related deaths but regardless, those deaths that are murders must also be investigated and criminals prosecuted. Shivraj Chouhan does not appear to be personally involved and has not condoned any of these crimes. He is the one who started the investigations. But there is a severe warning from him – He cannot let MP become a state where goons and criminals operate with such freedom.
And that is what brings us to the core of this post – That criminals in India operate with impunity. They are either protected by politicians or if they are prosecuted, our courts ensure they take 786 years to hear and give out judgements. This is a shameful state of affairs.
On most fronts ModiSarkar is doing quite well and there isn’t much to complain about which is why our media is trying to dig holes and get buried themselves. There is, of course, one important thing Modi said during the LS election campaign – That people not only want to throw out the Congress but they want the corrupt to be punished. This is where GOI appears reluctant to speed up even pending cases. There is Raja, Kanimozhi, Marans, Sonia and Rahul and probably many others. In contrast, they have showed sudden urgency in acting against Lalit Modi. The GOI supporters are also wary and some even against prosecuting SoniaG in the National Herald case because they fear it may gain her sympathy and bring her back to power. They relate the situation to that of IndiraG coming back to power in 1980. This is not only a bogus principle but extremely faulty logic.
Arun Jaitley is on record stating that if Congress returns the money to NH the case can be ended. Not the kind of words that one would like to hear from a Minister in a govt that has promised to prosecute the corrupt. Surprisingly, Congress now claims its running out of money and asks its Karyakartas to donate. And it would take Brahma to visit and convince me all the NH money only went to Congress and not individuals. It seems BJP is as scared of touching SoniaG as much as the media is scared of mentioning the Queen’s name. The comparison by supporters with the IndiraG era is faulty like I stated.
In 1977 the Janata Party (called Khichdi govt by IndiraG) came into majority against expectations. Congress still had a decent number, mostly from the South which didn’t face the brunt of Emergency. This Khichdi govt of multiple parties had many contenders who fought to be PM. There was Morarji Desai, Devi Lal, Chandra Shekhar, Charan Singh and maybe some more. It was Jaiprakash Narayan who appointed Morarji Desai PM and others accepted his decision. Predictably, this Khichdi govt botched up the prosecution of IndiraG and once she was out of jail (she was jailed for a few days) she sang a song to the greedy Charan Singh and promised to make him PM with Congress support. He obliged and withdrew from the Morarji govt. Thus Charan Singh became PM. Few months later IndiraG showed she had fooled Charan Singh and withdrew support and pulled his govt down. Elections were announced in 1980, that’s the year BJP was formed and people didn’t want another unstable, constantly fighting Khichdi. So they opted for IndiraG for stability.
Is that the case with ModiSarkar and current govt? It is the first time in independent India that a truly non-Congress govt has been elected with a clear majority of its own. Even without the NDA allies the BJP has clear majority. And Congress crimes and corruption are now known across India because of media, social media and other forms of communication. In 1980 India didn’t have TV in households and nor was there was SM. News and information travels much faster today than it ever did before. Everyone with a mobile camera is or is a potential journalist reporting from many corners of the country. Neither the Congress nor Sonia have any place to hide. The other parties with corrupt ministers from previous govts also do not have a place to hide. There is hardly a need to file new cases even. If GOI speeds up prosecution of existing cases in consultation with the CJI that itself would be a major achievement. Congress has a history of toppling govts whether 1977 or in the 1990s. This time they don’t see that chance and that’s why their wild, belligerent screaming inside and outside the parliament with lies and half-baked information.
I would never expect a Congress or a Khichdi (like DMK, JDU or RJD types) to prosecute the corrupt. I believe people only expect Modi to initiate this – not even the BJP as a party. And this is one call ModiSarkar must answer and the PM need not answer stupid, belligerent media crooks. I don’t expect any black money to come back and I’ve said that before. But acting against the corrupt is well within GOI’s power. Willing to dare different from all previous govts is what will send the right message.