Thursday, November 11, 2010
Respectable Tees Maar Khan's of Indian Politics
By Manuwant Choudhary
Is there anything as a `respectable' scam? In India there is....the Adarsh Scam!
A multi-storeyed building in South Bombay meant for the dependents of soldiers killed at Kargil were taken over by politicians and their family members and even a former Indian army chief Deepak Kapoor.
Ashok Chavan is out...and Prithiviraj Chavan is in as Chief Minister of Maharashtra. (Mahascamrashtra)
But god knows who will remain in the Congress Party since Sushil Kumar Shinde and Vilasrao Deshmukh all figure in this scam for moving files and benefitting some of their relatives.
The flats were given to the relatives of the politicians at throwaway prices, building and environment norms overlooked.
Its hard to believe that a hyperactive environment minister Jairam Ramesh who can stop a Vedanta in Orrissa had no clue about this major violation in Navy Nagar.
A Right To Information activist says even a relative of the Information Commissioner has got an apartment in the Adarsh Housing Society and hence the Commissioner refused to give any information.
And then there is `Spectrum Raja' who says he will never resign although the charges against him are that the excehquer lost 1 lakh 80,000 crore rupees by way of revenues in the 2 G auction because he sold them at 2001 rates in 2008!
Has Indian democracy become a Con Job and our politicians are just Tees Maar Khan's?
Catch me if you can. catch me if you can???