Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Digression is Transgression

It was 13th July when there happened yet another Mumbai bombing. This was when the 2G Scam drilling was at its peak (really!!) and hazar Hazare's were evolving. I was telling Arpita that there is all chances that this could as well be a political set up to shake the  public attention on the on-going 2G Scam, if it is not, then there is certainly something bigger coming up to suppress the 2G Scam. Now with all the BASELESS (in exact terms 'mindless') chants about 'I am Anna' I can't stop thinking that this is indeed the bigger DIGRESSER.

There is this wonderful saying "past is past". Well, we are too good in taking it to our heart (and mind). We have forgotten everything right from Kasab to Warren Anderson to Kalmadi and now started off with 'Anna Hazare'. Who actually turns the table every time? It’s the media, a bunch of sporadic wannabe patriotic mushrooms and all the citizens of India (why? because we all are lending to it). Whoever called it a "channel", infact they are channelizing the people (mind) and it’s not the other way round.

Why do I say that the 'Anna Hazare' could be a staged one? cos we have lost track of the other on-going matters/issues. Who knows there could be 10 more people sailing in to the country while the coast guards are starving (in support of Hazare) or perhaps watching the news channels about the DEVELOPMENTS between Anna and the Government. If you did not notice, the 2G spectrum has switched on it indicator already, it is turning to the wrong direction with a wrong indicator (Anna Hazare).  Mr. Raja, Ms. Kanimozhi are now counter arguing that 'there is no scam or fraud or forgery or whatever' if we prove that the Government is not at loss. Who will they prove this with? The Prime Sinister, the then Finance Sinister, the now Telecom Sinister (oops read as Minister). Wah! what a game!! A bribe is not often a loss to one of the parties. Consider this example, I need my passport processing to be quickened (I am not using Thatkal cos I can't spend for a day's returns) so I bribe the local police personnel to quicken the verification process. I regard (carefully chosen word) the police personnel with Rs 200 and my job is done. Now let’s do the calculation. The Government is not losing anything cos they are still getting the passport application fee. The Police are not at loss (obviously) and I am saving my Thatal money. So can I claim that there is nothing illegal here? This is exactly what is happening at the 2G case now. Who cares about the possible money that they Government would have made had this short cuts were unavailable and Thatkal is the only way.

We are still not in our high school (at least not the entire nation) to just think that the Government is not at loss. The Government has LOST a GAIN. Coming back to the 2G game, First of all, the aforesaid honourable Gentlemen decided that the Government will not auction 2G instead it will allocate licenses to the ELIGIBLE (for what???) operators. And hence they did it. So where is the corruption? Where is the loss to the Government? Now let’s dig deeper, one of the vendor [Malaysian based Maxis] was ALLOCATED licenses even before receiving the payment for it. How and Why? Because the company pledged to pay (in business terms invest) Rs 6,00,00,00,000 (shows the magnitude. That is 600 Cr. Rupees) in to their own business. What were the deals? 1. The licenses will be issued (free will) 2. They will buy a mobile company (may be at a throw away price) who originally did not budge to invest nor was allocated any license. Had this not happened and if the 2G licenses were auctioned may be the Malaysian company would have invested Rs 6,00,00,00,000 (even a percentage of it is Rs 6,00,00,000) to the Government and possibly provided a competitive infrastructure too.

We can’t afford to forget the past anymore. All the wrong doings are dwelling based on this featured character of ours. May be that’s whey they rightly coined us as a country with 'Unity in Diversity'. We can be fooled as a one single unit.

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