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Time Bomb Ticking in Delhi?
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The political grapevine of Delhi is buzzing with talk of allegation, rumour, innuendo, and leaks that are yet to come emanating from the 2G Spectrum scam. It is like a political time bomb waiting to explode. Time will tell whether the bomb is lethal or a dud. Never has every segment of India’s ruling establishment been so enmeshed in one single scam resulting in such bitter infighting. 
           
The world is leaking. No plumber can permanently fix it. This is the price of technology. Technology will continue to grow. It will continue to tempt. Human nature will continue to be curious and intrusive. We might well be witnessing a major transformation  in the history of humankind. The world is moving towards total transparency.

- From "Life in a Leaking World"
According to official sources the raids on former Telecom Minister A. Raja’s premises yielded incriminating evidence related to the 2G scam. According to the grapevine the raiding party seized diaries listing names of those who received kickback payments from the scam through two hawala operators parked respectively in Chennai and Delhi. The names in the diaries include leading politicians of the BJP and the UPA alliance.
           
The corporate world also is in the midst of an ugly slugfest between two tycoons, Ratan Tata and Rajeev Chandrasekhar, accusing each other of hypocrisy and affiliation with political parties related to the 2G scam. Madras High Court Judge R. Reghupathi is embroiled in a fierce controversy with former Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan about whether or not the latter suppressed a letter proving that Raja had tried to influence the judiciary. The Neera Radia tapes that have already mauled sections of the media are expected to expose many more journalists who conversed with the lobbyist.
           
Circles close to the Congress are freely naming the top leaders of the BJP who will be exposed in the 2G scam. Meanwhile former cabinet minister Subramaniam Swamy on November 24th wrote a letter to the Prime Minister regarding the 2G scam demanding swift action. The letter was acknowledged by the Prime Minister’s Office.
           
A part of the letter reads:
"According to my information, two sisters, Anushka and Nadia, of Ms Sonia Gandhi had received sixty percent of the kickbacks in this deal that is Rs.18, 000 crores each. The frequent travel of Sonia Gandhi and her immediate family to Malaysia, Hongkong, Dubai and parts of Europe including London requires to be probed under the law. What requiresyour special attention is the mode of the travel, not by commercial airliners, but by jets provided by the corporate sector which itself is illegal under the DGCA Rules.”
Strangely, there has been until now only deathly silence on the subject of the letter. The letter is already making the rounds on the Internet.
           
The politicians, the judges, the journalists and the businessmen are all at each other’s throats due to the 2G scam. Never has the political establishment been in such turmoil. How will it all end? Like a deadly bomb blast or as a damp squib? Who knows, if the bomb explodes Incredible India might well become actually credible!   
 
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Transparency and the Internet
10-Dec-2010
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Article Comment Thank you for this post.

Also, the same silence follows Mr. Swamy's declaration that Rs. 40,000/- crores of the CWG money went to Raoul Vinci aka Rahul Gandhi.
A whole lot of people and foreign govts know everything; the rest of us live on conjecture.
seadog4227
12/11/2010
Article Comment This blog reminds me of the poem I wrote about 25 years ago on one of my many visits to Delhi during my professional life. It was during Rajiv Gandhi’s regime. Since then my impression has not changed. The place has a genius of its own – it attracts only thieves and freebooters and breeds only a perverse political culture. It lacks real culture that enriches human society. That poem has been published also in boloji. Here it is –

Banga Bhawan

I had been to that deadly city
In sunless December cold ---
Sleepy before sundown the deserted roads
Lined with ghostly trees and haunted steads
Not a single soul abroad ---
I felt myself desolate and completely out of place
Where the infantile regent holds his demented court
With his courtly cronies and jesting clowns
The freshly severed head of a fool
Fallen from grace in momentary whim
On public display
Reminding others not to grow too bold
To threaten the jealously guarded throne
And in the dark dungeon the regent’s next of kin
With eyes gouged out in agony groans
In the hushed harems the eunuchs and omraos –
Those adventuring birds of similar feathers –
Constantly conspire for a coup
To plunder more and for a bigger booty
In its midst, by that parlour of perversity,
Outwardly poor you modestly stand
Banga Bhawan, my home away from home,
Rich in love, compassion and care
To welcome me warmly in your motherly arms
In that outlandish macabre world.
TagoreBlog
12/10/2010
Article Comment Nothing will happen. All the thieves will sit together, find a way out to defuse the situation and start doing these things again as usual. This is nothing new.
TagoreBlog
12/10/2010
 
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