What the CAG and BJP are afraid of
- IPL spot-fixing case: Net widens, police watching 3 more players, other bookies
- IPL 2013: Imperious Brad Hodge powers Rajasthan Royals to four-wicket win
- Sonia Gandhi, PM Manmohan Singh slam BJP for disrupting Parliament, stalling bills
- IPL spot-fixing: 'Bookie' Vindoo was close to BCCI chief's son-in-law, say cops
- Jessica Lall case: Shayan Munshi to face perjury trial
It escaped media attention that CAG report states only a part of Rs 1.86 lakh crore could have accrued to the exchequer. That is not likely to be more than 10 per cent
The more you dig, the murkier it gets. Something strange is going on. The government is on the mat for misallocations of coal to the private sector. Based on the sensational and sensationalising CAG report on coal, the prime minister, who also happened to be the then coal minister, Manmohan Singh, has been asked to resign for aiding and abetting corruption to the tune of something like Rs 1.86 lakh crore.
Curiously, the BJP, which is the token leader of the No Dialogue Allowed NDA, believes, nay demands, that the CAG report tabled in Parliament cannot, must not, be debated in Parliament; that the PM has to resign first, and that in asking for a false moon, the BJP is actually serving Indian democracy and leading the fight against corruption. At least that is what their erstwhile "intellectual" leaders are saying is their motivation for their beyond undemocratic demands. There is a simpler explanation — the BJP is afraid that if the CAG report was discussed, the rot within the report will be revealed to the Indian voter. Then all basis for the CAG's credibility, and the demand for removal of the PM, will sound hollow, insecure, and false. Better to leave people in wonderment about the holiness of the BJP, than to have a debate and remove all doubt. The CAG and the BJP have a huge common interest in not having the coal report discussed in Parliament. That is why we are not seeing any debate, and most likely, will not see any in the future. The rot runs deep.
I believe that there are solid grounds for the dismissal and removal of the Sonia Gandhi-Manmohan Singh-led government. Surely, the most corrupt and inept government in Indian history, and considerably more incompetent than any modern-day democratic government in the world. Surely, these are grounds for dismissal and the advent of mid-term polls. But the corruption and incompetence cannot be gleaned from the CAG reports, and that is the problem with the no-debate BJP. So much for preamble — now for some facts that both the CAG and the BJP do not want discussed.
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