22nd November 2010
Congress and BJP are equally corrupt
Not that this is news, but the point made by the compromised Times of India (below) is valid. [Why is TOI compromised? See here].
Indeed, both sides of Indian politics are not only TOTALLY CORRUPTED but their policies are dangerously HARMFUL to India's well-being.It shocks me to see so-called "lovers of freedom" who are also "Friends of BJP" and who believe that people like Narendra Modi are good for India. (Modi is definitely not good for India!).
BJP has always been as corrupt as the Congress. The are both made of the same clay. They both represent the worst that India has to offer.
Indeed, corruption is the LEAST of India's problems. Misgovernance and bad policies harm India hundreds of times more dangerous than "mere" corruption. Corruption is the creation of bad policy, any way. It can be quickly stopped – if there is a will.
So the only issue for India to consider is this: who is ready to deliver good policies to India? And the answer is that there is ONLY ONE SOLUTION for India – to have its best leaders join the Freedom Team of India (http://freedomteam.in/) and lead India to freedom and good policy that generates health, education, and prosperity.
== TOI comment ===
"The BJP did well to up the ante on corruption and force the Congress to remove its chief minister in Maharashtra and the IT and communications minister at the Centre. Now, it's time the BJP looked within and ensured its leaders too measured up to the ethical standards the party has demanded from its political rivals.
"In this season of scams the new man in the limelight is B S Yeddyurappa, who heads the BJP's only government in south India. The opposition in Karnataka has just released documents that accuse chief minister Yeddyurappa of favouring his family members and associates in land deals. The alleged beneficiaries include the CM's two sons, state BJP president K S Eswarappa, home and transport minister R Ashoka and IT minister Katta Subramanya Naidu. Land meant for public projects and industry were denotified and distributed by the CM, despite bureaucrats pointing out that his orders were in violation of rules and regulations. Yeddyurappa's defence against charges of nepotism and irregularities is even more shocking. The CM said he only followed his predecessors. To back his claim and, perhaps, to silence his opponents, Yeddyurappa said the government was willing to consider a probe into all land allotments over the past 10 years. The defence is untenable. Corruption in the past can't be cited to justify current actions. By all means probe previous out-of-turn land allotments and take remedial action. That, however, should not come in the way of clearing the present mess in Karnataka. A clean-up there is urgently called for."