Alive - - Editorial -

Who are fi­nally con­victed by the courts re­cently? One ver­dict is about the 2G Scam and other is of Ma­ha­rash­tra’s Ex-CM Ashok Chavan. The first was a Rs. 1.72 Lakh crore scam while the other was of sell­ing off the Adarsh Hous­ing So­ci­ety flats in Mumbai to big shots il­le­gally while they were made for the mar­tyrs and their fam­i­lies. These two scams had ac­tu­ally doomed the prospects of Congress in 2014 as it was rul­ing in Ma­ha­rash­tra and in the cen­tre. Peo­ple chose to oust Congress and elected Naren­dera Modi as the Prime Min­is­ter. Now, the court ab­solves all the ac­cused in the 2G Scam and in the Adarsh So­ci­ety Scam case, the gover­nor’s sanc­tion to pros­e­cute Ashok Chavan was abol­ished by the Bom­bay High Court. What all these ver­dicts show ac­tu­ally? Ei­ther the scams like 2G and Adarsh So­ci­ety were purely bo­gus or the gov­ern­ment didn’t do gen­uine ef­forts to make it reach to a con­clu­sion!

Both ver­dicts dwarf the stature of CBI. In both cases, the CBI put up too week ar­gu­ments and ev­i­dence and got the ver­dict favour­ing the de­fend­ers. The CBI is said “caged par­rot” of the cen­tral gov­ern­ment; and this time the par­rot dam­ages its own mas­ter’s rep­u­ta­tion – the BJP gov­ern­ment. In 2014, pub­lic had voted against the Congress, mired with cor­rup­tions.

If the PM Modi is re­ally the most pow­er­ful, he should pu­n­ish the CBI officers who ei­ther car­ried out a false case in a bo­gus scam or weak­ened the case to pro­tect big shots. The call to make CBI autonomous like CAG be­comes a need of the hour. The judge says the pros­e­cu­tion didn’t pro­duce sub­stan­tial ev­i­dence then why the judge kept sit­ting over the case? Why the judge didn’t or­der the CBI or the gov­ern­ment to pro­duce more and sub­stan­tial ev­i­dences?

The pub­lic has a rea­son to doubt that all the po­lit­i­cal lead­ers are hand in glove in or­der to pro­tect each other in the time of cri­sis. Some­times, re­gional politi­cians like Chau­tala, Lalu and Madhu Koda are caught by the law of the land.

It seems the po­lit­i­cal lead­ers are taken as the great and pure per­son­al­ties in In­dia. They even spend time in jail in lux­u­ri­ous ways. Re­cently, con­victed in the Rs. 950 crore Fod­der Scam case, Lalu Ya­dav com­pared him­self with Nel­son Man­dela and Martin Luther King when headed for jail in Ranchi. How boast­ful and self­ish such politi­cians are! They got con­victed due to plun­der­ing the peo­ple’s wealth; but would chant the names of great hu­man be­ings for a po­lit­i­cal har­vest. If as­sessed gen­uinely, the po­lit­i­cal lead­ers need to be awarded dou­ble pun­ish­ment as they live in the so­ci­ety en­forc­ing max­i­mum fear.

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