Saturday, October 30, 2010

1.4 lakh crore spectrum scam – India remains silent

"You (the government) have done nothing on the complaint. The nature of the complaint is serious, but the minister continues till today. One year has gone by. Is that the way the government functions?" the court said. Putting the CBI under the scanner, it asked, "How long will it take to complete the probe? Ten years? It's only are dragging your feet." – Supreme Court of India

Read more: SC blasts CBI for dragging feet on 2G scam probe - The Times of India

Going by the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report that the exchequer had lost about Rs 1.4 lakh crore in the spectrum allocation, Union telecom minister A Raja has allegedly presided over the mother of all Indian scams.

Read more: SC remarks on Raja may give grist to opposition in run-up to TN polls - The Times of India

Truth is, nothing will happen to A. Raja, the telecom minister of India. For the government to exist, it needs support of 270 odd MLAs and whenever coalition UPA government cannot take any action on A. Raja. If they do, DMK would withdraw support from UPA and government would fall. This is the irony of this nation. The same goes with Sugar scam done by the agriculture minister of India in return of NCP support.

So, where are we heading?

India is clearly heading towards a civil war. Had this been any other western country, by now, it would have been initiated. But this is India… people here are used to oppression, slavery and lack of respect. As long as corruption is directly not affecting their lives, they would tolerate. If it affects, they would compromise. That’s the nature of Indians. But as we move into global age, younger generations are getting exposed to living habits of different nations across the world. And their dilemma has already begun.

My gut feeling is that, very soon, they they would abandon this ‘ahimsa’ crap preached by lot of Indians and do what Ram did with Ravan.

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