14 November 2005

Of Natwar Singh and Other Issues

Much water has flown over the cooum and ganges since Volcker came out his report. However there are a few things which i feel i uneasy about.
Firstly, there have been reports going around from as far back as late 2002, about a certain Indian's involvement in the Oil-For-Food scandal. Secondly the volcker committe is just a fact finding misson. It has nothing to do with pointing fingers or accusing people of bribery, nepotisim or whatsoever. It just mentions that hey, these things have happened. It is upto the countries to take action as appropriate. Now before we take a look at what has happened here, we shall first note that Russia has dismissed the report to be fabricated and is acting uniformly in that manner. France has gone about aresting all the people invovled and relieving them of their responsibilities.
I find this independent yardstick that is happening here prety amusing. What is the independent yardstick ? Well before i get to that let me first state that the report clearly also states that the congress party is a beneficiary and most importantly it was headed at that time by the venerable madame sonia { no i will *not* address her using her married name ! It is no doubt an insult that man }. Oh ok all the details i have are gleaned from the media and none the less.
Now it has also been established that Natwar was at best a intermediate, a conduit carrying a letter ! It is of course true that he has questionable links with the company in South Africa, which have also been named in the report. So assuming that as a person holding a high office, he should not continue in it to maintain the reputation and prestige. So far so good. Now here comes the other side of it. Why is madame still the president ? Judging by the fact that the same volcker committe has also questioned the party's role, should'nt she accept moral responsibility ?
When she can relinquish the prime minister's office and gain the "goodwill" why should'nt she step down now ?
In all this the prime minister is being embarassed to a large extent. An intellectual to the core, he is being made to play some dirty politics ! While is unable to defend Natwar singh, he is forced not to question the actions of madame when she herself is in the dock. There is another dimension to this whole episode. I feel that the congress party, by sacking natwar singh has actually suceeded in diverting the attention of the public from the larger issue, the involvement of madame herself in this whole mess ! And sadly the spineless morons in the party seem to be least intrested to question it ! When the same morons could bay for natwar's blood, why not demand the removal of madame herself ? There is also another point to note here that none of the allies, notably the commie bastards are voicing any kind of opinion. Why not ? is it because madame is involved ? And finally there is absolutely no reaction from the media demanding madame's removal, with of course the exception of Indian Express. One cannot help but pity natwar in this different yardstick that has been applied here. He has been used as a scapegoat, a collateral, to divert attention from a far more serious issue.
As a citizen of this country i think i am being fair in demanding that madame must immediately step down and use the same yardstick that had been used for natwar singh.

Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 10:25 AM


  1. Blogger ada-paavi!!!! posted at Monday, November 14, 2005 at 6:50:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    shyam, first, if the foreigner steps down, the family has to work for their bread and no member of the nehru clan has done that remember?? ellam living off the taxpayers money, apporam the foreigner has attained staint hood by relinquishing her post of PM to Manmohan, u cant question a saint can u?
  2. Blogger kakkoos posted at Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 5:19:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    So would you also use the same yard stick ask your favourite 'Amma' the queen of corruption step away for ever from politics . You dont need a Volcker Report Do you ?
  3. Blogger K.Shyam posted at Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 10:21:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    kakkoos: good question. The point here is not about stepping down or whatsoever.the point here is in being fair.if you wanted to say the report is trash, then both should continue.If the report is credible, then both should not ! There ends the issue

    and on a different note i am not sure if you have had a tour of any of tamilnadu's districts and interiors.amma might be corrupt, but one has to accept that for a state that was nowhere to become the second urbanized state and to lead in power generation and also to become the manufaturing hub, it does need lots of spunk.
    and most importantly, sonia is a person who refused citizenship.
    it is better to compare apples with apples, not apple with that rotten apple sonia

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