The Scam & its Silent Partners
If it were only plundering of the state resources, it might be forgotten as history in due course, but this is torturing millions of poor farmers, usurping what is due to them. That it went unnoticed for 10 years with the Opposition’s connivance exposes the pathetic state of our administration and governance.
Refer to ‘This is why Farmers Cannot Afford Fertilisers’ by G Vishnu, 6 October. Refer to ‘T Parties Brew A New Storm’ by TS Sudhir, 6 October.
It is sad that daily newspapers have screaming headlines of new scams or corruption charges against some ministers. What is more unfortunate is that there are no reports on how many people have been convicted of the crime. It is not surprising that people are referring to India as Scamistan or Corruptistan. I wonder if corruption would ever end in India. Interestingly, despite all the corruption, the nation is on the path of progress.
M KUMAR, ON EMAIL
Agitation over the controversial Telangana issue has become the norm now-a-days. The Congress is responsible for sparking the fire on this issue, and now it has come back to haunt them. The Congress promised Telangana without taking stakeholders After the corrupt practices indulged in by the Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh, the BJP has no legs to stand on as far as attacking the Congress-led UPA at the Centre is concerned. The BJP- led state governments are equally, if not more, corrupt than the Congress-led Central government. Refer to ‘The Importance of Being Mulayam Singh Yadav’ by Brijesh Pandey, 29 September. With Mamata Banerjee’s pulling out from the UPA government, Mulayam Singh Yadav is playing his cards close to his chest, by distancing himself from the Congress and fuelling speculation on political realignments by joining the bandh called by Opposition and Left parties. This gives enough reasons for Congress to worry over his moves, given Samajwadi Party’s political uncertainity and flexibility. The Congress needs to work on its image makeover
AMIT MANUVIRAJ, ON EMAIL