21st November 2011
Advani, India's medieval nautanki, is such a joke.
After doing his standard routine of a "rath" across India (an automobile, actually, pretending to be a "rath"!), he now pretends to be an honest man:
Accusing the government of "lack of political will" to fight graft, Advani said the only route to end corruption is through public awakening or a change of government. [Source]
Does he mean to say that when BJP was in power it did ANYTHING to remove corruption? I never saw it EVEN ONCE. And I was Commissioner in Meghalaya at that time – and knew literally ALL of BJP's policies.
Indeed, I had particularly close access to Advani's government through Ashok Saikia (my ex-boss and good friend, and Vajpayee's favourite Joint Secretary).
Vajpayee, Advani, Yashwant Sinha, and a few other ministers attended a major NE event in the Pine Hotel in 2000, located just opposite my house. Ashok Saikia spent considerable time during the bulk of their political deliberations.
Later in the evening I organised a cultural event for these VIPs (since I was Commissioner for Arts and Culture). I met Ashok Saikia at length in the PMO, later, trying to suggest to him some ideas like the negative income tax which I had been circulating to everyone who counted in that government.
The point being that I knew most of BJP's policies when it was last in power. And in relation to corruption, it has a total of ZERO policies.
From 1999 to 2004 these BJP people had FOUR YEARS to do something on the corruption (or policy) front. They did NOTHING.
(The ONLY thing they did was to create riots and problems for everyone.)
So who believes this JOKER, Advani, now? He should go home.
As I've discussed frequently, BJP doesn't even know that corruption begins with socialism – which is its economic stance. Swadeshi, socialism – both go hand in hand.
Therefore, BJP's economic policies ENCOURAGE corruption. And it ACTIVELY partakes of corruption. Of that I have information from the horses' mouth (both from Ministers in Meghalaya and from BJP supporters).