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Why should not we question Rajiv Gandhi’s complicity in Bhopal aftermath Mr. Manish Tiwari? What is ‘unpatriotic’ about it?

Why should not we question Rajiv Gandhi’s complicity in Bhopal aftermath Mr. Manish Tiwari? What is ‘unpatriotic’ about it?

CONgress party is full of too ‘clever by half Lawyers’ of all hues, colors, size and sexes. Manish Tiwari MP from Ludiana, Punjab is one of them. Unfortunately for him he is also spokesman for the party which more often than not, finds self in a soup.

CONgress has been facing flak from all directions for its ‘confirmed’ role in making Warren Anderson escape for good from the law of land. Now since we all know almost every detail about his arrest, flight to New Delhi by MP Govt’s state plane. It is also in public knowledge that the then foreign secretary had arranged a meeting of his (Warren Anderson) with the then President Giani Zail Singh and then Home Minister PV Narsimha Rao. Thereafter he was allowed to fly back to the safe and secure confines of his Home back in USA.

Now all the above are facts which even the CONgress is not denying and so are the sequences of events too are not challenged by them either. Main players are all CONgress men too. Both @ centre and in MP CONgress party was in power. So what and where is the confusion and why responsibility for letting off WA is not fixed? Here it is where CONgress party is in a dilemma.

Dilemma is: How to salvage Rajiv Gandhi’s reputation or whatever is left of that. Because all fingers lead to only one direction – for this all sordid drama around arrest of WA and thereafter   allowed to go free- and that is in Rajiv Gandhi’s. No one is willing to buy that Arjun Singh acted on his own and Rajiv had nothing to do with it. Rajiv had Foreign portfolio too so it is bizarre to think he knew nothing when his own Foreign Secretary was involved? And this I say assuming he didn’t know as PM then!But then, this ‘excuse’ again is not a good reflection on him. If I remember right then he was President of CONgress party too.

To make matters worse CONgress party leaders outwit other fellow CON men by issuing statements of all types of contradictory to others. But most damning one is from one PM (Pranab Muherjee) who would never be PM (Prime Minister). This is a subject of one full blog, some other time. Pranab Da made a statement that Arjun Singh took this decision to send WA out of Bhopal for worsening Law and Order situation in the city. It is laughable even if we believe this was the case. But then India is huge and they could have locked up WA anywhere safe and presented to court.

In short, CONgress and its minions are finding it extremely difficult to sound ‘authentic’ while trying to salvage Rajiv Gandhi’s sullied image. Matters become worse as Madame Sonia ‘Maino’ Gandhi’s pleasure is supreme most for CON men/women/Babas and Babes to ‘survive’ in party and share loot of public money. Hence the frustration. Frustration is more palpable for those who have to appear on 24X7 Nuisance channels as spokesperson for the Gandhi ‘Familia’.

Frustration and confusion is very hard to miss on the faces of Jayanti Natrajan and Manish Tiwari while defending indefensible. This despite the fact that, PadamShris Anchors of 24X7 Nuisance Channels are ‘equally’ sympathetic, if not more to the Madame. To wriggle out of this very difficult situation these spokespersons have resorted to ‘inanities’ of all hues.

Latest one is from Liar Lawyer spokesman of CONgress Mr. Manish Tiwari. 🙂  Mr. Manish says that,

“Those blaming Rajiv Gandhi on Bhopal issue not patriotic”.

Now this is rich, indeed! Since when questing a PM has become synonyms with Patriotism?

Manish says,

“Rajiv Gandhi or his government had nothing to do with it. It is baseless and cheap to insinuate that a Prime Minister, who had to sacrifice his mother just one and half month ago (before assuming his office) and then sacrificed his own life five years later for the nation’s integrity, allowed somebody to escape out of the country under any pressure (from the US),”

Please note,

“a Prime Minister, who had to sacrifice his mother just one and half month ago (before assuming his office) and then sacrificed his own life” 🙂

If this is what are his drafting skills than Lawyer Manish’s clients better be aware. 🙂

Now look at another gem from one All India Women Congress chief Prabha Thakur! In a statement she strongly objected to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi seeking a reply from Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the Bhopal issue.

She says,

“Modi’s move to seek a reply from Gandhi on this issue is a cheap attempt to mislead people of the country… people know that Gandhi had no connection with politics 25 years ago,”

Outright Stupid! Sonia is now the Whole Sole Mallik of CONgress party and it is in this capacity she should clarify her CONgress party and Rajiv Gandhi’s (then PM and her late Husband) role and complicity in whole saga.

Idiocy of the LadyThakur is amazing! She says,

“They are now politicising the issue, which is like applying salt instead of balm to the wounds of the victims. People know Modi’s politics of baking bread on the pyres.”

May I ask these CONgress spokes person one question? What is to politicize? These stupid parrots each time when u ask them ‘Do not politicize issue’. Be it rising prices, foreign policy blunders, ministers corruption, farmers suicide, subversion of democratic institutions or/and anything which is directly related to public and affects them, These worthies have a stock reply ‘do not politicize’. What to politicize then, Idiots? Yours or my ass? Huh!

Her reference to Narrender Bhai Modi as

People know Modi’s politics of baking bread on the pyres.”

Her own rhetoric Boomerang on her and CONgress. It was CONgress party PM and CM who traded tragic death of 15000 INDIANS by setting free A FOREIGNER who was and is principally responsible for their deaths. Sonia led CONgress had let go Italian Mr. Q too.

Country has a right to know WHY and for HOW MUCH CON party’s PM and CM traded off 15000 dead Indians keeping the interest of Foreigner Businessman’s interest over dead INDIANS.

Sonia ‘Maino’ Gandhi will have to answer better sooner than later.

If questioning Rajiv Gandhi is ‘unpatriotic’ so I am unpatriotic like billion plus others. I do not need a certificate from a MORON like Manish Tiwari Huh!  Period.

PI.

Ps: Meanwhile CONgress spokespersons keep making fool of selves please. 🙂

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Dow shall be liable

Dow shall be liable

The year 1984 has been a year full of unfortunate happenings affecting the trajectory of India adversely for long time to come.  The year was most bloodiest since 1947.

Just a look at 1984 the year it was.

June 3-6 Operation Blue Star.

The most sacred place of Sikhs, Golden Temple was raided by Armed Forces to hound and hunt Jarnail Singh Bhinderwal – a Frankenstein of Indira Gandhi’s  own creation to outwit Akalis – resulting in Huge loss of human lives both Civil and Army Jawans; massive destruction to the Temple Complex and very wounded psyche of otherwise brave and patriotic Sikh Community.

Nov. 31th. Indira Gandhi Assassination.

Then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was brutally murdered by her own Sikh Guards.

Nov. 31st to December 4.

Following Indira’s assassination, Cong party goons brutally dragged Sikhs out on streets and were set on fire. I saw this with my own eyes on Delhi streets. Over 3000 Sikhs who had nothing to do with Indira’s murder were burnt alive, only because they shared religion with those who killed Indira!

All this happened under Rajiv Gandhi’s watch.

Till date no one has been punished instead some of those who led Mobs and directed killing of Sikhs were rewarded with Minister Ship by Rajiv and subsequent Congress Governments. Sic!

Intervening night of 2 and 3rd December. Bhopal.

On this fateful night over 15,000 men/women/ children and countless cattle /birds/animals breathed Poisonous methyl isocyanate while asleep and never woke up again. One of the biggest Industrial accidents it was.

Now, I recounted all above mentioned incidents/accidents because in all above there is a common link and that is: Congress. Indira Gandhi had popularized ‘Foreign Hand’ theory in about almost every thing where and when she wanted to deflect people’s attention from her own follies. It is the same party’s HAND which is visible.

Now, although Bhopal Tragedy wasn’t Congress made/engineered but the disaster management post Gas leak was a disaster of its own magnitude. Right from relief to investigating to apprehending culprits to even filing court case and bringing culprits to book- the HAND of Con party is all too visible.

Be it for Political reasons/gains or Monetary, Con party had/have no compunctions in shortchanging interest of people – so called Aam Adami – it claims to represent.

If CHACHA Ji’s singly minded pursuance of ‘his own tryst with destiny’, led to partition of Bharat. Then Indira’s cynical and manipulative politics of up man ship led to not only her own gruesome end but to most Horrendous Massacre of Sikhs. Prime Minion of Sonia calls Gujarat Post Godhra riots as Holocaust but keeps mum on this! Sic! (Read this please)

Rajiv Gandhi then Prime Minister not only presided over the Killings of Sikhs by party goons but justified it too. All those who led mobs to kill Sikhs were rewarded with Ministerial berths, Governors etc. 26 years has passed since but not one Culprit has been punished! Sic!

Arjun Singh as CM of Madya Pradesh then in 1984, personally ensured that Warren Anderson comes to no harm and was safely escorted out of country even when his complicity in Bhopal Tragedy was apparent to all. The same fossil minded Arjun Singh not long ago had called all Sikhs as murderers of Indira! Sic! (Read this)

Yesterday Bhopal court pronounced a judgment in the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. Expectantly it is ‘too little too late’. Why I say ‘expectantly’? Is because the case filed by CBI was diluted and filed under not so stringent laws, so this judgment was on expected lines, why blame the Judge? Blame lies elsewhere in Con party’s hand.

I am disappointed with Courts too. Had they wanted they could have expedited or minimum would have asked Government /CBI to file under stringent laws? After all Judiciary has every now and then shown their fangs what is called as ‘Judicial activism’!

I am not ranting against Con Party, but I write all this to make you realize how bad the things were and still are. This all I write in utter frustration as nothing has improved since then. And new government ‘allegedly’ led by Prime Minion of Sonia  is no better than earlier Con governments if not worst.

Deeply Anguished.

PI.

Noose waiting for Ajmal Amir Kasab and Afjal Guru

Noose waiting for Ajmal Amir Kasab and Afjal Guru

Finally the verdict in ‘26/11 Mumbai Mayhem’ has pronounced Lone Paki Terrorist arrested as guilty of massacre, waging war against nation etc. Honorable Judge has in his considered opinion sentenced him to death.

Ajmal Amir Kasab: To be hanged by neck till death. He has been awarded Four death sentences which is unprecedented in Indian judicial history.

But then, unprecedented was ‘Mumbai Mayhem’ too. Its sheer magnitude, planning and nos. of people butchered were second only to what happened in USA on 9/11.

After nearly 17 months Indians have got justice through a marathon legal process. Investigation agencies, prosecution and Honorable courts deserve some praise for delivering justice.

Though it is very much expected for the relatives of victims and/or fellow citizens to express some ‘satisfaction’ or ‘relief’, yet celebrations are bit too immature. NOT at all that I have any soft corner for the ‘Butcher of Mumbai’! No not at all. But simply because he is just a ‘symptom’ of a ‘Malaise’ which is so much deep rooted that it cannot be ‘cured’ by treating ‘symptoms’ alone. It needs a major surgery – and I mean major one.

Problem with most of us is we either do not want to call name of this ‘malaise’: which is ‘Islamic Terrorism’. Islam apologists simply deny this by mouthing platitudes such as “Islam is religion of peace” or our political correctness blinds us to see through it as what it is. Further- especially in democratic world- Muslims sheer no’s and their tactical voting patterns forces the Political parties – lest they lose Muslim votes- to look away from real problem and start looking for alleged ‘root causes’. Huh!

For knowing the root causes of ‘Islamic terrorism’ you need not do anything else but go and buy two books, The Quran and Hadith. Any dumb ass will know where the ‘root causes’ lies. Period. But this is not going to happen any time soon, so let us shift our focus back on ‘symptoms’.

Yesterday, most of us heard ‘bleeding hearts’ all over the 24X7 Nuisance Channels splitting hair over the deterrent factor of Capital Punishment and/or how capital punishment is against ‘Human rights’ and blah! Blah! Blah!

Let me start by saying that this blog strongly believes against killing any one for any reason. But at the same time also feel that ‘bowing against terror is inviting more terror’. Anybody who has killed ‘mercilessly’ men, women, children for no other reason but  ‘She/he’ believes in some obscure ideology and in pursuit of 72 virgin Houri and Kohl eyed boys- Is not a human in our eyes. And those who are ‘Killing Machines’ cannot be humans thus deserve no sympathies.

Nevertheless, we are a Nation ruled by law and the Fair Trial has proved that we are neither a ‘Banana Republic’ nor our courts function as ‘Kangaroo Courts’. Free and Fair verdict has been pronounced after giving Kasab all the time and chance and based on legally sound proofs. Now it is time it is ‘executed’ too.

Congress is better warned that Kasab and Afjal Guru are potential time bombs sooner we get rid of them better for all.

And yes one last thing, any attempt by Govt to identify both Kasab and Afjal with Muslims of India would be gross injustice to Muslims alone.

Hang both Ajmal Kasab and Afjal Guru by neck till they are dead.

PI.

Devil’s Advocate:  LKM, IPL & ‘Scary Clowns’ behind curtains.

LKM, IPL & 'Scary Clowns'.

LKM, IPL & 'Scary Clowns'.

It has been a week but the sordid IPL drama refuses to die down. What started as a Minister caught with his hands in jar and subsequently made to quit office has taken a bizarre turn.

My brief notes on some key issues.

1. It is stupid to equate Shashi and Modi as MSM has been trying to.

Shashi being MOS is accountable to citizens and since it is reasonably clear that he misused his office to benefit his lady friend is guilty in public eye. As for Modi, well he is accountable to authorities concerned if he has done some murky dealings.

If Modi is corrupt- if only for argument sake and since he doesn’t hold public office too – how does it absolve Shashi, who has misused public office!

Shashi had to go and did eventually, but he could have salvaged his reputation by resigning voluntarily. As for Mata Ji and Prime Minister Minion of Mata Ji’s stand on corruption is concerned- do not kid me please :). Not long ago Prime Minister Minion of Mata Ji had felicitated fellow ‘country man’ of Mata Ji to flee away with slush money.

2. IPL issue rocks Parliament.

Raising IPL issue in Parliament would have made sense only if Shashi had not resigned. Then it would have been legitimate for MPs to question Shashi and his presence in the cabinet. But now it was a sorry spectacle to see MPs of all hues splitting hair on something which is anything but a matter of National Interest. Speeches by Laloos and alkies made Parliament and MPs look stupid not only to all Indians but to the entire World.

3. Media. Twists and Spins.

MSM legitimately has every right to highlight any issue which has element of public interest involved. IPL as a national attraction and Shashi as a minister both warranted attention and scrutiny of MSM. And to be fair, MSM did a good job and hope shall continue to put the entire IPL under microscopic scrutiny without sparing anyone.

BUT then here is the cliché. MSM would just stop short of naming anyone which/who could prove embarrassing for their favorite party and threaten this Govt.

NO. I am not making any wild allegation against the Main Stream Media. I am stating a fact please read on shall elaborate after couple of sentences since I am trying to make my arguments in a structured manner.

4. Hounding Lalit Kumar Modi.

a.)  Soon after Shashi was discarded to the dustbin of history, MSM and their political masters  shifted focus and their collective wrath is unleashed on LKM. LKM made the Govt it’s enemy by making public MOS Shashi’s ‘dangerous liaisons’ and ‘sweat money’ deals for ‘sweetheart’. It was LKM’s major folly. Although LKM drew first blood but he grossly misjudged CONgress party’s vendetta politics.

b.)   MSM too has joined this cacophony for two reasons. One- MSM know the public interest in IPL and Two- since MSM by hounding LKM need to justify and earn their Padam Shris they were awarded in advance  by Mata Sonia ‘Maino’ Gandhi.

5. Well! Is LKM a Saint?

I have no reason to believe so or otherwise till all facts are out in public domain. And no way am I defending him either. I am just making notes as I see things are unfolding. BUT it would be injustice to LKM if we ignore his efforts and enterprising skills to make IPL a leading Global Brand. Being a student of management, I salute him.

I believe if IT and ED do their work unbiased and without any malicious intent, he might come out clean. BUT then key words are UNBIASED, without any Prejudice and malicious intent.

Will it be so? 🙂 Come on! None of us is so naïve.

6. How will the whole controversy end?

ONE basic fact.

IPL is too big a money machine for all, Cricket administrators, sponsors, cricketers, politicians, MSM, franchise owners and fans too. So IPL will stay as it is in the interest of all. I believe IPL also benefits many fringe players like Hospitality industry, Tourism, Travel and many many more. In short it does give an opportunity for everyone to benefit directly or indirectly.

MY PREDICTION.

You need not be a ‘Political Pundit’ to figure out how will this whole drama end. I stick my neck out and predict…

@ 1.)  Govt would unleash all its might on BCCI (as Pranab announced) and in matter of no time will have thick enough dossier on everybody especially Sharad Pawar and Prafful Patel .

@ 2.) Outside public glare (but with complicit MSM quoting ‘secretive sources’ and leaking ‘selective disinformation’) these dossiers would then be used to blackmail and to force LKM being thrown out. Thus Mata Ji avenged. MSM pleased. BCCI Honchos back to business.

@ 3.) Govt would then Publicly announce some committee or other and probe would go on till cows come home- then soon a new issue would replace this one for ‘Tweepple’ to Tweet and for me to Blog.

Ps: Well, I think LKM too would be accommodated one way or another, after all he is too important and know really too much. But at the same time I am really worried too for LKM as he ‘really knows too much’. Politicians and vested interests do not really like those who know too much about them. This is most ‘scary part’.

PI.

Hello, Friends and Critics.

I m going with family for a vacation to Punjab, Himachal and Chandigarh. Some thing I look forward to every year. You Know meeting with old friends – even think about – is so exciting. And well we all are. 🙂

Shall be back by a week, with you and among you all. Till then, Bye and here is where WE are heading  for. 🙂

Have Enjoyable Summer Vacations.

Regards,

PI.

Perfidious Media’ v/s Narrender Modi

Perfidious Media’ v/s Narrender Modi

Hate Modi is an industry and many have benefited from it (except State Congress). MSM Maharathis have earned selves ‘Padam Shris’ from Sonia ‘Maino’ Gandhi for defaming NaMo and for spreading lies.Some NGOs made a carrer out of it. But then truth has a habbit of surfacing and here too it surfaces, once again. Need we trust ‘Perfidious Media’ again?

Narendra Modi’s open letter to the nation about SIT’s summons to him and NaMo’s alleged non compliance as ‘propagated‘ by ‘Perfidious Media’.

Full text of letter is as follow.

My beloved countrymen,

Namaskar,

I am constrained to write to you with a deep sense of anguish. Since last eight years, canards have been spread against me. For the past one week, if we analyse the allegations leveled against me, then the truth will become evident. Truth cannot be suppressed. It is now my duty to place before you the facts that brings out the importance of understanding what the truth really is.

After the 2002 Godhra incidents, I had categorically said in the Vidhan Sabha and in public that no one is above the Indian Constitution and the law, even if he happens to be the chief minister of a state. These are not mere words. My actions have reflected this statement in its true spirit.  I assure you that this will be my stand in the future.

In spite of that, some vested interests, without losing a single opportunity and with malicious pleasure and without bothering to ascertain the truth based on mere whims and fancies, have been tarnishing the good image of Gujarat, my government and me.

Recently, there has been a systematic campaign to defame Gujarat through propagation of false reports titled ‘Special Investigation Team (SIT) summons Narendra Modi’; ‘Narendra Modi did not appear before SIT’ and ‘Modi has shown disrespect to Supreme Court and SIT’. Such baseless allegations are being leveled once again against me to defame Gujarat.

I am therefore compelled to place the facts before my countrymen.

FACTS:

As soon as newspapers began reporting that Modi has been summoned by the SIT, the government spokesperson immediately said that Shri Modi is bound by the law of the land and the Indian Constitution. He has always extended his cooperation to every procedure of law. And he is committed to do so in the future.

It is a matter of grave concern and needs investigation as to why and who started spreading lies that ‘SIT summons Narendra Modi on March 21, 2010’.

The purveyors of untruth failed even to think that March 21, 2010 happens to be a Sunday and a public holiday.

These purveyors of lies even did not once bother to check whether the key SIT officers, who are appointed by the Supreme Court, were present in Gujarat on March 21, 2010.

SIT had not fixed March 21, 2010 for my appearance. To say that I was summoned on March 21 is completely false. I shall respond to the SIT fully respecting the law and keeping in view the dignity of a body appointed by the Supreme Court.

The date of 21st March 2010 was invented by some vested interest and as a part of their effort to interfere in the due process of law. They wanted to paint me as a person who refused to respond to the SIT. This country has in the last twenty four hours witnessed a campaign of disinformation in which a section of the media became an instrument of the disinformers. I hope this section will now take corrective steps.

My beloved countrymen,

The people of Gujarat and this country have identified those who are defaming Gujarat continuously since 2002. But I want to tell the truth; spreading falsehoods has only one single purpose and that is to instigate people. It is a sinful action which will harm the working of a democratic state.  Seen in the backdrop of events in the last 24 hours, it shows that there is a nexus among the vested interests in spreading lies against me, in order to defame me. This machination has come unstuck and the people have seen through this charade.

The government of Gujarat has always honoured and cooperated with the investigative agencies, commissions and Supreme Court looking into Godhra and post-Godhra incidents.  And that is why I never thought of giving a public statement on this issue.

Despite unbearable pain, I decided to maintain silence in the belief that the due process of law would take its own course.

But now, as the lies reach a crescendo as never before, I am compelled to bring the facts before the countrymen. I also consider it my humble duty.

I hope the truth is not twisted by the purveyors of untruth to misguide the investigation. And I expect that the media would bring my deep pain and despair to the notice of the people.

Thanks,

Narendra Modi

Smiling Sonia Tamed MMS

Smiling Sonia Tamed MMS

It is the worst kept secrete that big names of Indian polity, Industry, Top Bureaucrats and Even Media Persons have stashed billions of Dollars/Euros/Francs etc in those Swiss Banks numbered accounts.

Corruption flows from top and trickles down to lower rung. Arrest corruption at top and no body at lower level can dare to get corrupt. BJP in the run-up to the elections 2009 had made claims to retrieve the ill-gotten monies of Indian stashed away in the safe lockers of Switzerland. BJP lost elections and so the issue died.

I fail to understand why BJP is quite on the Connection between KGB, Monies and Madame Sonia ‘Maino’ Gandhi. Why does BJP not take cudgels on the behalf of Billion Indians? Why are they silent even when there are ample proofs of Sonia’s involvement?

May be writer is right “The government remained silent. But so did all the opposition parties! Why? Are the opposition leaders themselves also vulnerable and compelled to maintain discreet silence? Draw your own conclusions.”

Now that the Sonia’s Prime Minion would do nothing which might harm His Master neither the 24X7 Prefidious Media would ask her any uncomfortable questions lest their ‘Secularism gets diluted. In any case these MahaRathis of MSM has already been bought over by awarding Padama Shris and Bhushans.

But  why the Hell BJP being the leading opposition party is silent on this? BJP needs to answer and answer it soon

PI.

Dr Swami some time back had said this. See the Video here.

Now Outlook has published this story here– reproducing in full which leaves none in any doubt.

Is Sonia Above Questioning?

If the BJP is serious about fighting corruption there is no dearth of issues. Take the case of ‘payments in US dollars to the family members of Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, namely Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Ms Paola Maino, mother of Sonia Gandhi’

Rajinder Puri

The BJP has taken up the secret Indian Swiss bank money issue. Does it seriously contemplate recovering the money? Or is it just a poll gimmick? Recall the party’s somersault on the Indo-US Nuclear-Deal. If the deal destroys national security, why have Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha not resigned? Are they political opportunists? Do they or don’t they really intend to deliver results on the Swiss money? If the BJP is serious about fighting corruption there is no dearth of issues. Take one glaring example.

On August 15, 2006 this scribe wrote: “Dr. Yevgeniya Albats is a Soviet journalist who …was appointed as member of the official KGB Commission set up by President Yeltsin in 1991. She had full access to secret files of the KGB. She authored a book, The State within a State: KGB and Its Hold on Russia …. Dr. Albats disclosed in her book that KGB chief Victor Chebrikov in December 1985 had sought in writing from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), ‘authorization to make payments in US dollars to the family members of Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, namely Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Ms Paola Maino, mother of Sonia Gandhi.’ CPSU payments were authorized by a resolution, CPSU/CC/No 11228/3 dated 20/12/1985; and endorsed by the USSR Council of Ministers in Directive No. 2633/Rs dated 20/12/1985. These payments had been coming since 1971, as payments received by Sonia Gandhi’s family, and ‘have been audited in CPSU/CC resolution No. 11187/22 OP dated 10/12/1984.’

“In 1992 the media confronted the Russian government with the Albats disclosure. The Russian government confirmed the veracity of the disclosure and defended it as necessary for ‘Soviet ideological interest’. The Hindu of July 4, 1992 carried this report….In November 1991 the respected Swiss magazine, Schweitzer Illustrate, published a report alleging that Rajiv Gandhi had 2.5 billion Swiss francs, equivalent roughly to two billion US dollars, in numbered Swiss bank accounts….Surely, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi owes herself and the nation an emphatic and effective rebuttal of the Albats charges?”

On November 8 2006 I again wrote: “…Until now there has been only deafening silence from Mrs. Gandhi and the Congress party….If the Albats allegation published in a reputed research book is false, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi should promptly deny it. Otherwise, her silence could be perceived as assent.”

The government remained silent. But so did all the opposition parties! Why? Are the opposition leaders themselves also vulnerable and compelled to maintain discreet silence? Draw your own conclusions.