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No to the days of Catherine De' Medici and Borgia
by V. Sundaram Bookmark and Share
 
Every actual State is corrupt.

Good men must not obey the laws too well. What satire on Government can equal the severity of censure conveyed in the word POLITICS which now for ages has signified CUNNING, intimating that the State is a trick ' Ralph Waldo Emerson (Journals-1865)

The Congress party today is an informal party of eunuchs, by eunuchs, for formally organized criminal eunuchs at the top. This simple categorical conclusion can easily be drawn from the manner in which Natwar Singh, former External Affairs Minister of India and a known Noble aristocrat (!) in the feudal Congress Party like Nizam-ul-Mulk of the Deccan in the decadent days of the Mughal empire, has spoken out for the first time against Sonia Gandhi ' her sordid political moves, maneuvers and machinations against everybody in her own party excepting herself, her son, daughter and perhaps her son-in-law.

Let me summarize what Natwar Singh said against Sonia Gandhi two days ago. He said that she was behind his recent problems with the Enforcement Directorate in the Iraqi oil-for-food scam and attacked her foreign origins. Natwar Singh fears that he and his family might be jailed and harm can come to his family members including his grandsons. 'Everything that the government did against me was on Sonia's direction. I will not blame (Prime Minister) Manmohan Singh,' he told Star News, a release issued by the channel said. The charges by this 75-year-old career diplomat-turned-politician, a Nehru-Gandhi family loyalist for long, comes close on the heels of Sonia Gandhi's attack on him in a TV interview three days ago. Natwar Singh was apparently referring to the setting up of an inquiry authority to go into allegations against him and his son in the wake of their names figuring in the Volker Report on the oil-for-food scam and the ED questioning them in this connection.

In response to Sonia Gandhi's accusation of her being betrayed by him, Natwar Singh rejoined, 'Betrayed is a strong word and according to Indian culture such words are not used for a person older than her 15 years. Those who are born in Indian soil will only understand the country's ethos and culture. Others will not'. Natwar Singh resigned as External Affairs Minister in November 2005 and was suspended by the Congress from its primary membership in August 2006 for bringing 'disrepute' to the Congress Party.

He asked, 'Why don't they sack me from the party if I am guilty?' making it clear that he will not take attacks on him lying down like other Congress sheep in sheep's skin. He also said, 'You see, I know a lot of things about the Congress Party and the leadership. I am capable of creating trouble for the party and Sonia Gandhi, and I have many things up my sleeves'.

When he was asked about his future political career, Natwar Singh said, 'I have many options which I will exercise when the time comes. But let the Congress leadership decide about me first.'

Regarding Sonia Gandhi's assertion that she had only nominal 'working relations' with him, Natwar Singh said: 'She had invited me and my wife to her daughter Priyanka's wedding in 1995. No other Congress leader except Sheila Dikshit was invited. I am saying this to emphasize that my ties with the Nehru-Gandhi family have been and are more than in the nature of working relations. I stood by her during former Prime Minister P V Narashima Rao's tenure. I am the victim of a conspiracy that Sonia Gandhi was aware of and I would like to express my fears that my kin could also be targeted, apart from me and my family. Even my grandsons could be harmed. Anything could be planted and I could be sent to jail. Whatever has happened, has happened before the eyes of Sonia Gandhi and only with her full permission. Any intelligence agency may put something in my house, a file or a document, or anything. I had been in the government; I know their tactics... I hope nothing of this sort happens. But we have decided that we will face whatever happens.'

Are we going back to the dark days of Catherine De' Medici (1519 - 1589) and Lucrezia Borgia (1480 - 1519 ) in 16th century Italy? If the former External Affairs Minister of India can be treated like a petty criminal because the Congress High Command wants it that way, then what are the chances of honest survival of ordinary and insignificant citizens in India? Are we going back to the dark days of Stalin and Hitler? Or imbued with pan-Islamic fervor, is the UPA Government going back to the days of Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan and Timur?

Sonia Gandhi thinks and acts like any other third grade politician in India in her Private Limited Company called the Congress Party, inherited by her from her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi who in turn inherited it from Jawaharlal Nehru. It was Jawaharlal Nehru who was the founder of the commercial fortunes of this family. It was Nehru who consigned not only the shattered mortal body but also the soul of Mahatma Gandhi to the flames at Rajghat on 31st January 1948. He had taken particular care to transfer the patently sacred word 'Gandhi' into sacredly patent word Gandhi in perpetuity in interminable succession within his family because he knew that it would serve as a magic wand symbol of patriotism, selfless service and sacrifice. Nehru was very proud of calling himself the last Englishman in India. In this self-embracing capacity, perhaps he derived his inspiration to create a private company for his family called the Congress Party after independence from Lord Macaulay who wrote in 1835:

In politics, as in religion, there are devotees who show their reverence for a departed saint by converting his tomb into a sanctuary for hereditary and perpetual crime.

Sonia Gandhi thinks that by stopping up the chimney in her degenerate private limited company ' I mean her party ? she can stop its smoking. In respect of Natwar Sing's case and the Volker Committee Report she tried to drive the smoke back through the doctored Pathak Commission Report. Now Natwar Singh, having learnt a few political tricks from the mafia (you know which?) at the highest level in his own party, has now exposed the solidly criminal foundations of the Congress Party today which is out to kill or shoot or put in jail any political dissenter.

Ever since the UPA government came to power in 2004, there has been an orgy of corruption in our public life? indescribably vicious and brazen. By questioning the conduct of Sonia Gandhi, Natwar Singh has covered himself with glory, not as a former Cabinet Minister in charge of External Affairs but as a self respecting Indian citizen of natural origin unlike the cosmetically planted exotic Roman Catholic citizen of foreign origin.

The Congress style of politics under Sonia Gandhi consists in trading with Indian masses? in hoodwinking and swindling them. Sonia's working motto seems to be 'There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to me as a cabinet minister just because he is a scoundrel'. That was her attitude towards Natwar Singh when he was in her government. That is her attitude towards Lalu Prasad Yadav, Shibu Soren and many other 'Honorables' in UPA government today.

On 9 June, 2006 I had written an article under the title 'Never to the Deadly days of Catherine De' Medici (1519 -1589) and Lucrezia Borgia (1480 -1519)', two of the greatest criminals in Italian history. In this article I had observed as follows: 'Between Catherine De' Medici and Borgia, hangs the shattered body and soul of India today. When I review the two year sordidly sinister record of the UPA government in New Delhi, I cannot help recalling the treacherous times of Catherine de' Medici (1519-1589), Queen of France, daughter of Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino. Likewise, the none-too-civil, bordering on politically criminal, dismal record of the UPA government in dealing with vital national matters during the last two years, brings to my mind the life and times of another political criminal in European history called Lucrezia Borgia (1480-1519).

Such are the pseudo-secular, anti-people and anti-social programs and policies and initiatives of the Congress party in power in New Delhi The surrogate and surreptitious UPA Government under the dynastic stranglehold of an Italian woman is trying to treat the masses of India as impotent pawns in the dastardly chess of Indian politics, blessed by the Pope in Rome and aided and abetted by the pseudo-secular intelligentsia in India today .'Unlike the mad Caligula, who killed in insane pleasure, or Nero and his predecessors, who killed for political gain, the Borgias killed not only for pleasure and political gain, but also for personal wealth. Lucrezia Borgia: the very name has become a slur. It conjures up images of unspeakable corruption in female form. Her reputation for foulness has achieved mythic proportions. They were not bound together by blood ritual, but by genes. Don't we have a magnificent parallel in India today?'

Edward Gibbon, a great historian, said that history is little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind. The elemental truth is that GOD is in the facts of history as truly as He is in the march of the seasons, the revolutions of the planets, or the architecture of the worlds. All history is but a romance unless it is studied as an example. No one can dispute that history is a voice forever, sounding across the centuries, the Laws of Right and Wrong. Opinions may alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the MORAL LAW is written on the tablets of eternity. The UPA Government cannot imagine that it is exempt from the operation of this Moral Law.     

5-Nov-2006
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