Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Silence means acceptance
It is surprising that neither Congress President Sonia Gandhi nor the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh even hinted at their action against their allegedly corrupt party leaders in AICC meet. AICC met during the time when charges of corruption against Party Chief Minister, MP and a minister in the Congress-led UPA government have been rocking and shaming the nation. Their silence at corruption in their AICC speech clearly reflects that they are accepting the charges against party leaders. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan must have given the message to the nation through party workers and leaders of their determined effort to root out corruption by acting against the party office bearers and CMs against whom there are charges of corruption. These charges of corruption are of serious nature, which are shame for any nation. Adarsh Housing, CWG and 2G Spectrum scams are haunting the nation. But no top leaders of Congress Party made any mention of corruption as if they treat it as their hallmark. Though entire national polity is indulged in corrupt activities, Congress Party is in power at the Centre so it is primarily responsible to tell the nation what action it is going to take against corrupt leaders. AICC meet has failed the nation. Undoutedly, Congress is the oldest party of the nation. It has led the freedom movement from the front and won it for the countrymen. It has also ruled the country more than 50 years out of 64 years of indepence. It is also the only political party which is in every nook and corner of the country. The Congress has also given great political leaders to the country, who have done tremendous job for the nation. But presently, no political party is in a position to be called clean on the front of corruption and nepotism. The matter of the fact is that Congress also leads them in this shameful act. Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai Colaba area was primarily meant for Kargil heroes and martyres. But the Chief Minister Ashok Chavan allegedly changed its bylaws to allot flats for his relatives, bureaucrats and top brass army personnel. And this could only be possible by the nexus of politicians, bureaucrats and top brass army personnel. Though nexus among politicians, criminals and bureaucrats have been formed all over the nation, participation of top brass army personnel in this nexus as allegedly evident in Adarsh Society Housing Scam is very worrisome for the nation. After the Adarsh Society Scam broke out, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Ashok Chavan came to explain his position to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and tendered his resignation to her. But Sonia Gandhi adopted the delaying tactics over the issue of corruption by entrusting Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister AK Antony to look into the Adarsh Society Housing Scam and submit the final report to her. This has clearly given the message that she wants to let the charges of corruption against her party chief minister subside. AICC should have given the message to the nation that party would award stringent punishment to corrupt leaders.