Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Burning Republic

By Manuwant Choudhary

I know politicians would not like to remember the eve of India's Republic Day but television footage of a burning additional collector Shri Yeshwant Sonawane in Mahrashtra is shocking - he was burnt alive simply because he was preventing oil pilferage.

Who did it?

The Oil Mafia.

Are the oil mafia private individuals only?

No. The oil mafia includes private individuals, government officials, oil company officials, politicians and governments.

Ever wondered why there was a fire in Jaipur Oil Depot, or just sometime ago in Bombay !

The inquiry reports are guarded secrets.

Kerosene at subsidized rates almost always go into the wrong hands - they are even smuggled out of the country.

Who pays?

The taxpayers. The poor never get kerosene.

This Republic Day we should pause and think whether we have really entrusted our great country into safe hands.

Not just Shri Sonawane, they burn India.

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