Business Insider has a short feature, “Meet The 23 Richest Politicians In The World“, and Dr Manmohan Singh’s boss, Ms Antonia Maino aka Sonia Gandhi is listed as the 4th richest with wealth estimated between US$2-19 billion. This must have given Kapil Sibal and Digvijaya Singh the conniptions, and I am sure that it lends more weight to Dr Subramanian Swamy’s charges against AM aka SG. I am of course thrilled and here’s why.
I am thrilled because the day of reckoning for the most corrupt and the least principled is drawing near. India’s kakistocratic government’s days are numbered. It was a different time and place when financial malfeasance of such staggering proportions could have been kept under the wraps. Then them interwebs came into being. And with it came the revealing of secrets.
Indians did not get much of a clue about Rajiv Gandhi and the Bofors’ kickback, to take an old example from hundreds of others like it. In those days the sources of information was very successfully tightly controlled by the government. Now of course, retarded lowlifes such as Kapil Sibal and Diggy Singh try their best to throttle the internet but too bad for them, they are unable to succeed in their fascist plans (even though their boss does have some connection to fascism through her dear daddy.)
My guess is that the Indian TV and the English language newspapers will studiously avoid the topic of Sonia Gandhi featuring in that list — because they know what’s good for them. The Congress party too will avoid bringing attention to that Business Insider report.
A couple of years ago, some NRIs in the NY-NJ tri-state region had published an ad in the NY Times about Sonia Gandhi which got the Congress supporters’ knickers in a twist. They sued in some NY court and the judge threw out the case. (I will dig up the details later.) The reaction to the ad predictably drew more attention to the ad.
Fact is that if the Congress were to challenge the report, people will start digging into the question: how much wealth does Sonia Gandhi and her family actually have, and where is it now? It will only help in narrowing down the estimate which ranges from between two to 19 billion US dollars — that’s too wide.
Good things are going to happen.