Mohan Murti writing in Business Line of May 31 asks “Is the nation in a coma?” I think so. The nation’s leaders are dishonest, corrupt, venal, and criminal. Yet the citizens don’t seem to know or care. The most telling fact is that Dr Manmohan Singh, the prime minister of the country, is an astonishingly dishonest person. But he enjoys a reputation of being clean. Dr Singh presides over a collection of the most heinously dishonest bunch of criminals ever to have walked the earth and yet there is no outrage among the citizens.
Mohan Murti’s article is an exception to the fashion that holds that Dr Singh is a nice man. I have been saying for a while that Manmohan Singh is a despicably dishonest person. Wake up, India, and see the rot that infests the nation. The greatest enemies of the nation are those who rule the country and they are stealing your and your children’s future.
Here are a few excerpts from Murti’s article, which is a must-read:
One German business daily which wrote an editorial on India said: “India is becoming a Banana Republic instead of being an economic superpower. To get the cut motion designated out, assurances are made to political allays. Special treatment is promised at the expense of the people. So, Ms Mayawati who is Chief Minister of the most densely inhabited state, is calmed when an intelligence agency probe is scrapped. The multi-million dollars fodder scam by another former chief minister wielding enormous power is put in cold storage. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chairs over this kind of unparalleled loot.”
An article in a French newspaper titled “Playing the Game, Indian Style” wrote: “Investigations into the shadowy financial deals of the Indian cricket league have revealed a web of transactions across tax havens like Switzerland, the Virgin Islands, Mauritius and Cyprus.” In the same article, the name of one Hassan Ali of Pune is mentioned as operating with his wife a one-billion-dollar illegal Swiss account with “sanction of the Indian regime”. [The Indian regime presided over by Manmohan Singh -- AD]
A third story narrated in the damaging article is that of the former chief minister of Jharkhand, Madhu Koda, who was reported to have funds in various tax havens that were partly used to buy mines in Liberia. “Unfortunately, the Indian public do not know the status of that enquiry,” the article concluded.
“In the nastiest business scam in Indian records (Satyam) the government adroitly covered up the political aspects of the swindle — predominantly involving real estate,” wrote an Austrian newspaper. “If the Indian Prime Minister knows nothing about these scandals, he is ignorant of ground realities and does not deserve to be Prime Minister. If he does, is he a collaborator in crime?”
The Telegraph of the UK reported the 2G scam saying: “Naturally, India’s elephantine legal system will ensure culpability, is delayed.” [Emphasis added.]
It is worth recalling why Manmohan Singh is the prime minister. He is pliable, as he lacks a backbone. He follows orders without questioning, since he lacks any sense of decency, ethics, and morality. His master gives him orders and he meekly goes about doing what he is ordered to do. He’s a rubber stamp. Anyone else with even an iota of shame and humanity would long have quit that dishonorable position. But not he. He is blissfully unaware of the low status he holds.
Not one but scores of mega scams pass unnoticed by him. Corruption is so rampant in India under his “leadership” that people have become inured to it and the next multi-billion dollar scam does not even evoke the mildest surprise. Practically all the news channels and agencies in India drink deep from the well of corrupt money that the politicians have. They are complicit in the rape of India that Manmohan Singh and his cohorts are engaged in.
But this cannot last. As Lincoln said, you can fool some of the people all the time, and all the people some of the time, but not all people all the time. The Italian and her Indian lackeys will pay a price for the rape of the land. It is up to us to see that the day of reckoning is not too far.